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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Doing 2.5L Phase I head gasket job myself...

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#51 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 08:11 AM

Yes the rear rotors can be turned if needed.

#52 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 09:21 PM

I bought new rear rotors and pads today. They went on easily. I topped off the coolant and tranny fluid. I also adjusted the parking brake.

It runs great. I was unable to make exhaust bubbles appear in the overflow tank. (Sigh of relief)

I don't know how long the repair will last. The heads were straight to within 0.001", so I see no reason I shouldn't get another 120k.

Next the struts.......

Thanks to all that contributed!


#53 Guest_2002LegacyGT_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 10:07 PM

These rear rotors have the built-in drum for the parking brake, right? I don't think they'd turn well on any lathe I've seen. Anyone successfully turn rotors of this type?

#54 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 10:14 PM

Yes, they have the drum style parking brake. I don't know enough about brake lathes to comment. The disc part of the rotor seems to wear nearly as much as the pads, so I thought new ones were a good idea. The brakes feel much better.


#55 Guest_TinyClark_*

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 11:53 PM

I had mine turned with no problem.

#56 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 06:14 AM

Everyone done with this? I'll put it in the archives in a day or so if no one has anything further to say.

#57 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 10:40 AM

Again, thanks to everyone who contributed. The car runs like new.

#58 rjp98outlook


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 02:11 PM

RodA2003 (or anyone): Can you please explain how you were able to change the valve shims without the "special tool" as described in this thread? I would like to do the same.



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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:45 PM

I live in Rochester and am going through the same thing at this time. If you still get this, send me an email with you final thoughts on this project. My email is cia.usgov@gmail.com


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