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    1. Its up to you to do the chains or not obviously. ...

      Its up to you to do the chains or not obviously. They can run that way a long time, but if something bad happens, it could ruin the engine. It might just be the upper chain or just the lower or...
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      Good to hear you found the issue. If you...

      Good to hear you found the issue. If you overtorque them like a mechanic did to mine you can end up with this:

      http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b111/a_riot/Strut%20Bearings.jpg


      and this:
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      If you don't install them correctly they can bind...

      If you don't install them correctly they can bind on the bushing and then start to have problems. You can usually hear the rubber friction sound going lock to lock. The bearings should last a good...
    4. There seems to be high variability in parts these...

      There seems to be high variability in parts these days. I wonder if you got some bad parts or something. That grade of oil seems a bit thin for these engines too, depending on where you live. I...
    5. If you get something like this you can probably...

      If you get something like this you can probably narrow it down some. The only other thing I can think of is if you didn't get all the correct parts when you did it. What oil do you use?
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      What are you referring to here? The only venting...

      What are you referring to here? The only venting I'm aware of is the reservoir cap.
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      You can open it up and clean it out. Test it off...

      You can open it up and clean it out. Test it off the car and if good, reinstall.
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      Foreigners hold less than half of our "debt". We...

      Foreigners hold less than half of our "debt". We owe most of it to ourselves. So the hysteria surrounding it is usually more about reducing public services than a concern about the debt. The debt...
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      The cooling system overpressurizing is the...

      The cooling system overpressurizing is the evidence. How else is pressure building up in the cooling system to make the reservoir cap relief valve open? That pressure has to be coming from...
    10. Thread: Gearbox oil

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      I flipped the first two around. You don't want...

      I flipped the first two around. You don't want to open the drain plug before the fill plug, in case the fill plug doesn't come out. It will drain faster with it out, but if you can't get it out,...
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      Well then I would guess the starter and ring gear...

      Well then I would guess the starter and ring gear are colliding, making the grinding noise.
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      I would guess either ignition switch or the...

      I would guess either ignition switch or the starter itself. Have you tried tapping the starter with a hammer when it fails? Or put the car in gear and moved it a little bit? This will often...
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      Are you releasing the key too late? If not, the...

      Are you releasing the key too late? If not, the starter gear sounds like its not retracting properly. Perhaps the solenoid is bad and not allowing it to retract quickly enough so you get grinding...
    14. Sounds like chain guides to me. Did you replace...

      Sounds like chain guides to me. Did you replace the tensioner at the same time with a good one? Bled it before installing? If the tensioner is putting too much tension on the guides, it won't take...
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      How many miles on the engine? When my head...

      How many miles on the engine? When my head gasket was leaking, the only coolant loss I had was from the reservoir cap relief valve when the pressure got too high. The coolant would overflow and...
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      Sounds like the cap is fine. Have you ever...

      Sounds like the cap is fine. Have you ever replaced the head gasket?
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      Did you grab the pressure switch too? If so, can...

      Did you grab the pressure switch too? If so, can you post a picture? I want to see if the Jag accumulator and pressure switch will work on our Teves 02 systems.
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      What is the symptom you are looking into? The...

      What is the symptom you are looking into? The relief valve is supposed to open at 17.4-21.8 psi.
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      A cat doesn't restrict that much noise, plus it...

      A cat doesn't restrict that much noise, plus it will prevent your car stinking and making the rear bumper dirty. If you drive a very loud car with no cat, you are a cop target, and the fines are...
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      Ha! There were a number of cars, Jags, Rovers,...

      Ha! There were a number of cars, Jags, Rovers, that used the same or similar system. Did you get a part number off it? What insert are you referring to?
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