got 'er a new heart
Changed the oil. It's really nice to do regular maintenance stuff instead of rebuilding this and replacing that.
I'd like to find a fresh new front bumper for her come spring, since the one that's on there is kinda rough. Now that she's running nice, I'd like to get her looking as pretty as possible (luckily, all the rust is underneath).
Will post pics in the springtime after a good wash and wax!
Tore the front end off the car to do the timing belt and exhaust manifold gaskets. Glad I'm doing both even though the car could be down for week due to time constraints.
IMG_2974 by TheHarley, on Flickr
Might not be able to see it, but the belt has seen better days.
IMG_2968 by TheHarley, on Flickr
Front gasket was blown out and causing a ticking sound. Also having to replace the front and rear top exhaust manifolds studs. Will be glad to have the ticking sound go away.
IMG_2967 by TheHarley, on Flickr
Well I bought my 93 90CS FWD on tuesday night. froze my ass off on the hour ride home. pulled it in the garage. tore out the glovebox and pulled the blower motor. come to find the tumbler fell off of the shaft. got it put back together and now i have heat. then last night I replaced the passenger front shock. talk about a P.I.T.A. and then my gauge cluster lights just went out.
what did i do today? bought my coupes older twin brother who had a hard life on the streets...
so what needs to be fixed?
Here is the "current" list
2 window regulators
door cards/handles need attention
a through cleaning
Heater core(currently bypassed)
find out why blue painters tape is holding on the isv
re-key, the key only works in the ignition and apparently there is no door key.
drivers seat needs a make over
new steering wheel, this one is the type you can drive with handcuffs on....
The car actually runs REALLY good, it turns over in half a second, you can tell it doesn't want to die yet.
So over the next few weeks we'll start reconstructing this one... it isn't as nice as the red coupe i found, but it does run and i don't have to swap an engine into it, so that is a plus.
I swapped everything under the timing covers tonight with new replacements and replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets too. Had it disassembled already as seen above. Assembly should be pretty straightforward from here. This engine compartment really needs some heavy degreaser love. Too bad it will have to wait until it's warmer out.
img_2980 by TheHarley, on Flickr
img_2981 by TheHarley, on Flickr
Last edited by minimotos95; 02-06-2011 at 02:26 AM.
I have rightclick and i was reading the instructions once before i missplaced them.
I contacted with them, they said they will email me the pdf, but still nothing.
Can you give me some hint what did you do, how did you start, any tricks?
(i have a good mid skill for low volt things)
So please give me some details. (Just dont remember what wire should i cut, etc)
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