[DMCForum] Re: And the list goes on...
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[DMCForum] Re: And the list goes on...
- From: "cruznmd" <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 13:13:34 -0000
You guys always know how to make me feel better.
Re: weeping oil: I replaced all of those seals when I re-did the head
gaskets. I've checked. It's all coming from the lower half of the
timing chain cover. I think I should clean up the engine really well
and check again to see the exact spots to make sure.
Re: Trans fluid:
I bought 4, .97 liter bottles the size and shape of motor oil
bottles. Castrol. They fit in there well. I was able to completely
Re: Wheel bearings:
I can't believe you had to go through all of that. I don't feel so
bad now. Having replaced half my bearings, I'm just going to buy the
other 2. I'm not going to try and repack them.
Re: Teflon lower speedo cable:
I got it from DPNW. (Toby P's new joint)It should arrive today.
Supposed to be stainless steel braided too. That's why it meets the
submarine-tough criteria to be called "whamo-dyne". ;) They have a
Re: Master cylinder:
I agree. Toby P. sells a rebuild kit but every hydraulic piece I've
ever rebuilt just leaks. Either I'm a crappy mechanic or they are
just beyond a rebuild. (No comments please). This is supposed to be
new- not rebuilt. I meant to ask, didn't you have some real trouble
getting all the air out? Do you recommend bench bleeding or was that
part of your problem?
Some fellow recently sent me photos of his re-done headliners. He
actually had them done in some sort of leatherette material instead
of fabric. It was unusual, but looked really good!
--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> > 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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