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Old 06-15-2017, 04:26 PM   #151
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I spy trailer hitch bolts that should be snagged.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:49 PM   #152
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Damn man, Seeing the state of that yard makes me appreciate my groomed, and graveled yards over here. How do you get under any of those cars??
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:52 PM   #153
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Damn man, Seeing the state of that yard makes me appreciate my groomed, and graveled yards over here. How do you get under any of those cars??
They forklift the cars onto stand thingies.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:15 PM   #154
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The cable snapped at the end, so now I need a new block and rubber thingy..

EDIT: Found part numbers. $60 for the hunk of metal alone.. Can I just install a cable without the damper or would the clutch suck without?

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Old 06-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #155
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So the car is on stands with no wheels right now. I plan on replacing the clutch cable as well as doing everything I've been putting off. Should be a fun first week of summer. Listing everything so I don't forget.

-Clutch disk
-Clutch cable
-Replace drier and adjust expansion valve
-Gas tank
-Trailing arm bushings (Already have poly)
-Fuel filter
-Ball joints
-Front brake lines

Right now I'm fighting the oil supply at the block for the turbo. I took it off to replace the stock switch with a sender, which is threaded into the back of a banjo bolt, and I just can't get it to stop leaking. I replaced the washers and used thread sealant. Still pisses oil. I took the turbo off to fix the oil leak at the drain, which covered the entire underside and tailgate in a film of oil making it hard to see out the back since the back washer is another thing I've been putting off fixing.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:22 PM   #156
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Little update. I put in a colder fan switch and I'm happy with how the efan works now. Temp needle stays smack in the middle and it kicks on and off at idle. Replaced turbo drain hose and redid the turbo feed. Hopefully that's the end of my oil leaks, but I suspect the turbo itself might be leaking oil if that's possible..

Put in poly trailing arms recently. I've noticed, maybe, a minor change in the bucking at low speeds, but it's still definitely there. Also ever since I did that there's been a weird whining noise that changes with speed. In addition to that, there's a loud clunking when revving up the engine, pretty sure that's the exhaust hitting the underside.

Also got the AC working pretty well. Had to JB Weld a couple spots, but it seems to be holding the charge so far. Might wanna open up the expansion valve a bit, but it gets more than cold enough for me.


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Old 06-27-2017, 07:09 PM   #157
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Best I could do with so many of the trim clips broken.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:27 PM   #158
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Mostly back together. Drives exactly the same as before, right down to the slight clutch slip in 4th. Will this go away as the clutch breaks in? I'm at low boost right now too.



So far no drips under it. Ended up ripping out the old leaky condenser so I gotta fix up the AC again.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:27 PM   #159
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They let you drive cars without hoods in CT. ?
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:35 PM   #160
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:52 PM   #161
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They let you drive cars without hoods in CT. ?
Well, I dunno. I drove past a cop and he didn't seem to care.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:47 PM   #162
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Update: I broke something again.

110psi on cyl 4 and smoke out of the catch can. 160psi on 1-3. Hasn't made any weird noises other than the ones I'm used to. What do I do? Rip off the head and look? Keep driving until it explodes more and swap the engine? Oil looks fine but smells like gas. Not burning oil, at least not bad enough for me to notice so far.
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:19 PM   #163
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This is normal right?
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:19 PM   #164
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:04 AM   #165
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:07 AM   #166
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What's the word? Obviously you've pulled the head. What did you find?
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:47 PM   #167
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What's the word? Obviously you've pulled the head. What did you find?
I believe the issue was the head gasket. Waiting on a new one.
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:11 PM   #168
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I believe the issue was the head gasket. Waiting on a new one.
One of the issues with being in a small market is not having the standard issue items readily available at the parts store, i.e. head gasket. My 245 being my DD, fortunately I haven't been stranded by the car (says a few holy words to Thor) but always know that for any project I have to order all the bits and bobbles to cover my ass in case it swarms on me.

Looks like you are well on your way to fixing the issue.
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One of the issues with being in a small market is not having the standard issue items readily available at the parts store, i.e. head gasket. My 245 being my DD, fortunately I haven't been stranded by the car (says a few holy words to Thor) but always know that for any project I have to order all the bits and bobbles to cover my ass in case it swarms on me.

Looks like you are well on your way to fixing the issue.
I live like 10 minutes from an eeuroparts warehouse so I can pick stuff up there, they just don't have any head gaskets.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:27 PM   #170
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So I was told that this thing had a cam in it. It does, it just happens to be an M cam.
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So I was told that this thing had a cam in it. It does, it just happens to be an M cam.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #172
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Welllllll, it's just the same as before except now it has an actual drain with AN fittings since my JB welded tube with heater hose broke. Still idles like crap and ****s all the oil out of the breather. Goddamn it, I really can't see what the issue could be. Valves would cause low compression, but not oil spewing. Bore looked perfect. Rings?

But look at how pretty my valve cover is.



And how pretty my crankcase gases are in the headlights.

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:13 PM   #173
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:30 PM   #174
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I'm not a doctor, but that doesn't seem to be running right.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:07 PM   #175
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looks sounds like one of the following : Massive vac leak, Ect Failure, timing off a tooth, Wrong injectors (idk), It almost sounds like its in limp mode (when the MAF is disconnected).

I was generous and reread your thread, which I recommend you doing, BC it seems like you have a long standing unresolved issue/s. Im guessing you have wiring/ vac issues under the dash...

-start by plugging the vac lines that run into the cabin
- Verify timing (which Im sure u have already)
-Check ECT resistance (bc if fouled it will constantly think its cold and add enrichment)
-Double check plugs
-The biggest thing I can see being an issue is your chipped ECU. Granted ive never had one, but LH in general needs to learn for a while, and i think even more so with chips.

It might be worth making a vac smoke machine tester or paying ~100 to have someone do it.
It would help not only me but you and others if you made a mod list of everything as it stands.
The more info you provide the more helpful I can be.

**** while ur at it rent a compression tester from a parts place.
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