I drove past it... still there waiting for a stupid exhaust pipe...
I replaced my leaky valve cover gasket. While I had her open I checked the torque specs on the bearing caps = (15 ft lbs on 10V 2.2L gas engine,for those without Bently)
While the cover was off I sanded it down and did a paint scheme that came to mind. The black section is still the OG patina. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
I'm pretty sure it added 10hp.
Quote, originally posted by the-vwjedi » I'm pretty sure it added 10hp.
Yeah, right. Everyone knows the only way to add horsepower is with stickers and the biggest wing you can fit on the back....sheeesh. Doesn't anyone here belong to the Church of Diesel?
Not today but within the last week... Replaced the fuel filter, air filter, emergency brake cables, sandblasted and powdercoated the tb cover, valve cover, block breather tube, and the rails for the valve cover.
I wish I had a before picture to compare, but everything was rusty as hell and now it's all new (got the new stuff at the JY) and fresh satin black! It's going to llok good all back together.
Unfortunately I broke my injector puller tool trying to get injector #3 out. Injector #1 left the tip shroud inside and I can't get it out! These stupid injectors are KILLING ME. I took the lines and injectors out of a 5000 at the JY with a flathead screwdriver; they came out no problem on that car.
I'm trying to give the car the love it deserves but it's fighting me every step of the way!
I drove mine to work... some (insert bad words here) parked over the line into my assigned space. So I had to squeeze in and could barely get out of the car. Added a new ding to the offender's truck with my door.
No reason they had to park poorly either, there were no cars in any adjoning spaces and the lines were just painted this summer.
water would work this time of year (and less permanent)
Any how on topic, I went and visited my Q, it's in the shop again. Final drive is whining loudly. tried an oil flush(with more redline D4 ATF) no good, so it's going to get a heavier weight dino gear oil today, since we found no signs of mixing.
Last night I tried again to remove the exhaust manifold and downpipe.
1 bolt broke off and 3 were missing nuts or loose!
I managed to get the starter out but haven't been able to get to all the exhaust manifold or DP bolts yet.
Some of my new parts arrived - lower injector inserts and o-rings, new exh man studs etc.
FINALLY got the dp off tonight. What a crappy job that was.
But better than removing the exhaust manifold - still haven't gotten it off yet. Have to get the engine mount out of the way first and I know those allen head bolts are just dying to strip out on me.
The dp is in great shape except for the flange - and the flange doesn't come off. I'm going to have to see if it's too rusty to go back on the car. Same thing with the cat.
made it start in sub zero temperatures. kicked over fine, made some nasty noises for a few seconds but it ran none the less. CIS-e is nice when it works. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Quote, originally posted by InSaNeBoY » made it start in sub zero temperatures. kicked over fine, made some nasty noises for a few seconds but it ran none the less. CIS-e is nice when it works. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
tried to start mine today at -5 degrees...no dice
-18 started fine, though if it gets much colder the battery may become an issue. figured out the funny noise, power steering pump is unhappy when it's cold. took a mile or so before it worked. must be thick fluid and an old pump...
forgot the one.
Modified by InSaNeBoY at 11:03 AM 1-16-2009