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This is my Corsar CD 1987 (Quantum)
Greetings from Mexico City.
Today my autotradgic started to slip in 1st and grumble in second, I'm stuffed. i'm leakin trans fluid. quoted transmission rebuild = 1,500 and if he finds that my final drive is out...well then its 27 hundo.
Oh, and I have only 76 thousand!!!! original miles. life is soo sad.
I put in a new thermostat and fan switch in the QSW and played around with it a bit more. I have her running OK now but she'll eventually need new brake lines bent in and she definitely needs an alignment and some strut mounts. I'll be taking her to work tomorrow for the first time ever. Fingers crossed!
Oh yeah, I also set the shifter alignment so that I have 1st and 2nd. The shop that screwed up the clutch job screwed that up too. If I hadn't had my shoulder surgery last year they would never have had the chance to touch it...
OK, so yesterday I replaced yet another hose on the Coupe (pump to hard cooling pipe) after it split and gave up the coolant all over the road. I thought I might have killed it as I did drive it a bit to get it home. I'm swapping the engine anyway, but after replacing the hose and doing an oil change with castrol syntec, it runs like a champ again....I cannot kill this engine!
I then tackled the running hot problem on the QSW and the fan was the culprit. Very strange as there is nothing outwardly wrong with the fan. I always see the bearings fail in these fans and they end up locking up. This one turns freely and makes no noise whatsoever, but 12V to it just sparks. No worries, finally found a use for a brand new German made fan I picked up a while back. Makes almost no noise when it's running. Nice. Now I'm waiting for her to cool down to do an oil change with Mobil 1. Might check if a different coolant temp sensor (the thermo time one) will help the cold start. She has a fresh tank of 93 in her now with a dollop of Lucas injector wonder oil.
Next on the list is the timing belt and water pump and probably the oil seals just in case. Then I need to get her new shoes...a set of RML 15" Snowflakes should be in order. They offered me a deal to throw them on the car for the shows.
Checked out a QSW yesterday... It was running but needed all sorts of "this and that" repair. Broken door locks, broken a/c fan, leaky radiator and oil pan, holes in the floor, body damage galore... I could go on.
You guys got room for a token noob that's gonna ask all sortsa dumb questions? I have big aspirations for this car to be an off road beast but the mechanical skill set is definitely lacking.
Any words of wisdom are much welcome and appreciated
Yup, I am the one who bought the OG ALLRD from Tilden... It's such an awesome car and I am proud to own it. He did a really good job keeping it running the way it should and giving it some extra character. Sorry about your get together... You guys are welcome to come hit some trails with me if you're ever in Colorado...
(yesterday) Pulled the headlight/turns/grill/trim out of the new Coupe and boxed them up for their trip to Germany with the other 2 sets and extra parts. Gotta find a set of later model lights to throw in there. Drove the other coupe to work today and gotta figure out the clutch issues with the QSW to make it a daily...hat damn shop really screwed it up.
Ive always wanted a Quantum wagon... soooo bad. it's definitely my next car.
there's my input on the Quantum forum, I know the Fox guys don't belong in here haha