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      Common, Harbor Freight hydraulics? Nothing to go...

      Common, Harbor Freight hydraulics? Nothing to go wrong there.

      It's better to not have anything under the car. If anything should happen while you're under there, you will not remember a thing.
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      Especially with a high HP clutch plate.

      Especially with a high HP clutch plate.
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      Thrust bearings are important but the rare...

      Thrust bearings are important but the rare occasion I did see a failure, the crank was worthless.

      If I did find a time that the clearance was off with new bearings, I would suspect the crank to...
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      Patch the old one up. Make a mold of that piece....

      Patch the old one up. Make a mold of that piece. Fix the mold of all the issues from the one you copied. Make one from fiberglass or carbon fiber.
    5. I used to be that monkey in the back that got...

      I used to be that monkey in the back that got paid bananas. Let me tell you what happens a lot in the back.

      Customer brings in the car and says it just stopped running. I go out there and find out...
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      For the engine to run? No. It will run. The most...

      For the engine to run? No. It will run. The most important thing you can do is clean the ring lands without scratching the land surfaces. It can be hard to do.

      If you are 'rebuilding' it, replace...
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      Glad to know it is robust unit. It's surely...

      Glad to know it is robust unit. It's surely simple to use.

      As for tuning, I want to play with it but the Volvo Lambda is in the works [I cannot find my Jetronic module]. I have never used a wide...
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      I'm not certain what the stock size is but the...

      I'm not certain what the stock size is but the one I took off was 1.5" which is the same size in the picture.
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      I do not know when Interstate was a good battery....

      I do not know when Interstate was a good battery.

      When I first started wrenching, it was about 4-5 years and a battery was considered bad/worn out. Now, I see batteries go 7-10 years. I recently...
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      Anti rattle clips should be installed. They...

      Anti rattle clips should be installed. They prevent the pads from moving around and making noises. It will still stop if you do not put them on.

      The red anti sequel brake paste is not suppose to...
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      Get a TDi automatic starter if you want an engine...

      Get a TDi automatic starter if you want an engine to crank over fast.

      We used to 24v Mercedes engines that did not want to start cold.
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      Today, I installed the wideband sensor. The bung...

      Today, I installed the wideband sensor. The bung was already welded to the downpipe so all I had to do is hook up the controller so I can see how good/bad it is. This controller is a Innovate LM-1...
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      I recently had to repair my Bosch starter after...

      I recently had to repair my Bosch starter after hearing a weird noise while driving. It ended up that the starter drive would not return back so the drive gear was rubbing against the ring gear. The...
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      Everyone knows Gorilla Glue is the the go to...

      Everyone knows Gorilla Glue is the the go to adhesive for floor pans.:P
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      All I know is that I replaced 2nd gear syncros...

      All I know is that I replaced 2nd gear syncros twice and not had much luck. I will be taking apart the transmission again and this time I have a few more parts to throw in. I can see machining errors...
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      Those are the stock shaft differences. You can...

      Those are the stock shaft differences. You can modify the original shaft [trim the gear thinner] so the crank/rod does not hit it. Timbo's page...
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      I agree you should not overthink things but I'm...

      I agree you should not overthink things but I'm pretty good at it. What goes on in my head is pretty scary.

      One thing for certain as time goes by, information is lost and questions come up again....
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      Yesterday, I had time to play with the wastegate...

      Yesterday, I had time to play with the wastegate and replace the compressor housing gasket [I tore it while clocking it]. I called my trusty Mercedes Jesus and he told me that it's about 1 turn for...
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      The only intermediate bearing that I've ever...

      The only intermediate bearing that I've ever installed that needed a ream was in the early 80's. I suspect nobody makes them now.

      I would think twice before installing that engine with a tight...
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      If it's an automatic transmission, the front...

      If it's an automatic transmission, the front wheels must not be turning. Do not forget, if you elect to keep all the wheels on the ground, make certain the steering wheel is unlocked and the...
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