A vehicle from Arizona with about 140,000 miles, and all original when I bought it, this 1987 GL EA82 is carburated and has a dual range transmission.
The first thing I did was install aftermarket voltage, oil pressure and temperature gauges so I could keep an eye on things.
The second thing I did was tear out that Hitachi/miles of vac line and install a Weber. It fired up on the first crank.
I drove it for a few months like this but something ominous was happening. In the middle of winter, the temp dropped well below 0 degrees F, the coolant froze and the engine overheated on my way to work. Since then, it had ever increasing white smoke out the exhaust. To confirm this, it also ate coolant fairly quickly and there was white sludge in the oil fill tube and ventilation pipes from the valve covers.
I also noticed that cylinder #3 (passenger side rear, I think?) was only firing once in a while when the engine wasn't fully warmed up. I decided to rebuild the entire engine for the hell of it.
Here is a list of what I'm planning for this vehicle and what has been done:
-sachs clutch kit
-Felpro Permatorque head gaskets
-rebuilt lifters by Mispah Precision Machining
-new OEM oil relief springs in pump and cam carriers
-valve stem seals
-blocked off egr ports on intake manifold
-block off egr port on top of passenger side head with 16mm x 1.25 oil drain plug
-blocked off air suck valve ports on heads
-yellow engine enamel on pulleys, ps bracket, ac/alternator bracket, valve covers, hard coolant pipes, oil pan, upper strut brace, thermostat housing
-reseal oil pump seal/gaskets
-new water pump
-OEM thermostat and oil filter
-plane the heads. (Victory Machine in Cortez took off about .006")
4" lift (SJR - not yet purchased)
5 29" AT tires on Mitsu***************i Montero steel rims (craigslist for $150!)
A pictorial guide to my shop time: http://picasaweb.goo...feat=directlink
Edited by kanurys, 26 August 2010 - 01:30 AM.