mt999999
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October 15th, 2015, 1:55 am #21

DesmondGhostRider wrote:Changed oil and idle was a lot steadier.
changed trans oil and added 24oz of lucas transmission treatment.
1st and 3rd gear are a lot smoother and stronger now, but 2nd gear doesn't do anything but slip. :/ I've got 2 spare auto transmissions so I'll just swap it out when I get a chance.

Didnt get anything else done on it. My back gave out on me for the day :c
Wow! I can understand about your back... you've sure been busy.

Looking great! :thumb
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DesmondGhostRider
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October 15th, 2015, 2:59 am #22

I've got a bad back, 1 bulged vertebrate and 4 herniated disks so I usually have to take some breaks between doing this kinda work :s
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mt999999
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October 15th, 2015, 12:50 pm #23

DesmondGhostRider wrote:I've got a bad back, 1 bulged vertebrate and 4 herniated disks so I usually have to take some breaks between doing this kinda work :s
Ouch! :(
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Stubby79
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October 15th, 2015, 6:06 pm #24

DesmondGhostRider wrote:
My cat, just cuz
You should cut that out and put in a straight pipe. ^o)
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October 15th, 2015, 6:15 pm #25

While you work on the geo I'm working on this.
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October 15th, 2015, 11:10 pm #26

That's Porsche took three hours... I typical windshield takes about 45 minutes....
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October 16th, 2015, 5:09 pm #27

The benefit of working on the metro is oily hand marks and a few scratches don't matter lol

Yesterday she got taken on her first real run...and overheated the whole time.

Had to keep stopping to let it cool down.

Coolant is clean, rigged the fan to stay on when it was overheating and it didn't really help.

That leaves 3 possibilities

1. Bad alt/water pump belt (it is tightened up as tight as it will go so prob)
2. Bat water pump (got a few spares so lets hope not, but can be fixed if so)
3. Thermostat is locked up. It did sit for a long time so maybe.

I'm gonna go get started on figuring that out.


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Decided to leave the carpet out for now. The whole inside if filthy and I want to be able to attack all the panels and such with cleaners to get them clean again. Theres mold spots on the ceiling so I'm probably going to try bleach. I don't want a carpet all covered in bleach marks, but don't GAF about the seats since they will get seat covers anyway.
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October 16th, 2015, 6:18 pm #28

Sounds like you have it in hand. Good luck.
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October 16th, 2015, 10:21 pm #29

Now that my week at work is over its my turn to start cracking down on it.
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DesmondGhostRider
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October 17th, 2015, 12:47 am #30

its the water pump. Went and picked up a spare and gonna swap it out tomorrow. :D
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