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> Today I did an oil change, and I changed out the
transmission fluid.

That's always an interesting job to do.  Doing it the first
time, you never know what you might find.

> It was brown, really thin and just plain nasty.

I put some (most likely OEM fluid) in a test tube and
watched the layers form.  It was really disgusting stuff.

BTW, how did you get the new oil in there?  There ain't no
room to tip the bottle.

> You know, my timing chain cover still weeps oil after I
put a new
> gasket with a thin bead of RTV on it. What gives?

Are you sure it's the timing chain cover?  Could it be an
o-ring for a cam shaft cover?  Could it be a leaky main
pulley seal?  Could it be leaky casting plug behind the
water pump?  I have never been one to add RTV to gaskets.
On occasion I have used Permatex Form-a-gasket in both the
hardening & non-hardening varieties.  The biggest problem
with putting any goo in there is that it lubricates the
gasket allowing it to pinch and slide out.

> Someone is sending me an ASI repair manual. How cool is

Ice cold.  Someone needs to make an electronic copy for
online distribution.

> I have a front wheel bearing that I'm going to replace.

Hey, I just successfully repacked one.  The rotors had to be
cut, and when I pulled the hub off, the bearing came apart
with it.  It was stuck on there so well that I had to rent a
hub puller to get it off.  Then I needed another puller to
get the rest of the bearing off the axle.  Luckily the
sleeve behind it gave me something to grab onto or the inner
race would have been bent to hell.

> My new bullet-proof, teflon-whamo-dyne lower speedometer
cable should
> arrive any time now.

Who did you get it from?

> Lastly, my master cylinder blew so I get to replace that

Some emphatic words of advice: get a new one.  Rebuilds

> I can't
> seem to get to stuff like the windshield or the interior.

I'm just now getting around to putting inconel TABs on my
car.  While I'm in there, I'm adding another ground cable.
This one goes from the bolt on the trailing arm bushing
(where the negative battery cable goes) to one of the
muffler brackets.

> I'm going
> to be embarassed to bring this car to P/F.

If it's any consolation, I still have a gray door panel when
the rest of the interior is black.  I've got little odd jobs
like that to do all over the car.  But okay, yeah, I can
hear you already saying that you started with a POS.  Hey,
you said it, not me.  Imagination is a grand thing.  ;-)


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