Rebuilt/repaired/replaced by Blue Ridge MB (jhodg5ck):
- Distributor 2009
- Flex disks 2009
- Alternator 2009
- Full Transmission rebuild 2009
- New Timing Chain and tensioner 2009
- Brakes rebuilt all 4 corners 2009
SLS rebuilt 2008 by Alex Automotive
Passenger side T-Boned.
AC on the Fritz
The car runs and is drivable, (160k miles)I don't think it would be possible to fix the body, however the mechanical apsects are in great shape. Just trying to figure out what to do with her. Pics soon. She was beautiful before the accident.
Update: Well went to get her from the Garage. She'd been sitting for year not started at all. One tire was low and the battery was dead. Jumped her and put some fresh gas with some water remover and after a few turns she started up. Purrring. Then out of nowhere my GF starts yelling at me, and pointing. "Is that normal?" she says? I say what and look where she's pointing.
Gas is spraying out from near the fuel pump! Run turn her off and crawl under to find out my filter to fuel line(fuel delivery hose, #19 in the diagram, 07.3-275) has 2 pinhole leaks.
Off to the parts store. It's Saturday and nothing is open.
I'm a big fan of MacGyver, so with a little brain power I figure to get some kind of tape and sealant. I found "Seal-All" Contact and Adhesive and "Magic Mounts Self Fusing Rubber Tape" at Pepboys.
I just needed to stop the leak long enough to get her to her new home.
The Seal-All is resistant to "oil, gasoline, alcohol and most solvents" and this stuff dries quick. Use rubber gloves. I coated the fuel hose with one coat, waited 5 minutes for a film to develop then applied another coat. Let that dry 15 minutes, then applied the Self Fusing tape in an overlapping way from metal line to rubber hose. Then applied two more coats on top of tape.
Let cure 24 hours. Came back then next day and that patchwork was solid hard and looked good. I started her up and no leak. Nothing. Nada zip!
Anyway she's home and now I need to replace the hose and figure my next steps.
P.S. It was a huge Ford Expedition running about 35mph when he hit me.