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What Have You Done to your Soobie lately? (Please post in here and keep it going)
Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:05 PM
Now for the rest of the car!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:52 PM
Right on!!! Lookin good!!!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:08 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:54 PM
and another pic of behind my fuse box, i was poking around and realized that the owner before be spliced in a inline fuse.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:12 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:42 PM
Funny story related. I got my legacy with a bad engine, swapped in another engine that turned out bad. Swapped in another engine, that turned out bad. And finally take that out to swap in the current engine. I always thought the crossmember was black, you know, to match the car. WELL, I somehow scraped some goo off by accident, and it was grey underneath. I thought I managed in scratching it to bare metal. NOPE! It's actually grey!! I had no idea...
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:50 PM
Still not done, it started to rain
Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:08 AM
I finally got around to cleaning the engine bay,
Still not done, it started to rain
I thought there was a law of nature or something where it starts to rain when you wash the car. Just leave the hood up next time .
Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:17 AM
Nothing! Which is a miracle!
Ok, not entirely true. I had steam come out from under the hood last week, discovered I needed to tighten down the clamp for the hose/thermostat housing.
Added some oil.
...other than that, though, nothing!
Oh, and I need to swap out my snow tires this weekend.
I spoke too soon. On the way home tonight the motor started making funny noises and blowing clouds of steam. I got to an exit and she died as I rolled around the corner, about 200 feet from a huge pull-out. It is safe to say she overheated .
I almost took her home (called a wrecker), but ended up dropping the car at Shawn's shop instead. I hope you don't mind, Shawn!
I did check my oil, it was way full. Drained it. No water (that I could see) in the oil. And no water in the motor, either. I poured in d*n near a gallon once it cooled down. The engine turned over and started, but I let the truck still take me as I suspect the whole thing would just happen again, and my water supply was limited. There was water running down from the side tanks of the radiator, and seeping from what appeared to be either the intake or top-of-the-head gasket on the driver side. Not sure if it was a hose, gasket, or just heat inspired expansion that will go away once things are good again.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:28 AM
Modification: detach and reattach seat belt anchors.
Theres also all that space designed to hold the seat belt reels for a passive belt..
So plenty of room to hide things.
Probably a few screws to hold things in place. My elbow likes it so far..
The challenge as usual is to always have a unmucked original part ready to put back if things dont work out.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:50 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:54 PM
Went from this:
awesome! looks good, did you remove the old paint and rust or just a scuff pad?
now all you have to do is the rest of the air filter body!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:05 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:47 PM
but every cloud has a silver lining(gunmetal in this case).. heres my new wag!
its a 91 loyale 4wd auto with 142k
scored this beaut for 800. with a parts 94 wag to go with it.
runs good shifts good but it needs a new fpr to be reliable and an oil change as the oil is more gas than oil..
Edited by AKghandi, 25 April 2012 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:48 PM
do you guys have any tips on how to install a ball joint boot. cause this little bastard has taken up about an hour of my time, and i cant get the boot on the ball joint! :banghead:
If they are Moog, there is a plastic ring inside the lip of that boot. I could not get the boot over the BJ either. I decided to crack the plastic ring, and then it popped on nicely. Plus its not gonna move around or pop off once installed.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:03 PM
I supposed if I had no other option, I would also go that route.
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