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milosz87 said:
so you dont have to drive far??
I'm not afraid to drive... There's a car or bike show every weekend down here from Lewes to Ocean City when the weather is warm. It's just a great area with a lot to do at night, good streaches of highway at the coast for crusing and I know all the police here if someone gets out of hand with driving.

... and I don't have to drive far.
 

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I completed the serpentine belt replacement today for 2.6 without removing radiator. Just one tip, both the accessory belt tensioner pulley (smooth one) which I replaced and the idler pulley (grooved one) which I replaced have a plastic cap that covers the center bolt (same cap is used for both pulleys). The location of the accessory belt tensioner pulley make it very hard to get your hand in to force the cap on, but if you heat the cap with a hair dryer, it goes on with little force. Nice not to hear any noise from the front of engine.
 

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Dusty`NZ said:
fitted mudflaps to the car , look a bit agricultural , but so does the cow poop.
those mud flaps look kool , whered u get them?
 

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Cool Thread yet not much activity - Bump.

Today I decided since the next major deal is putting in a new heater core, I would go after what I thought was the hot water inlet valve. I thought I might just tear it down first and see,,, what a joke. That thing has not turned in quite some time. All gummed up.

Turns out it is the Hot Water REcirculating Pump on the return side. This thing sits on the fender well below the Window Washer Tank.

Manual says it runs constantly any time Heat is called for. mmmm I always thought the Water Pump just pushed it through.

So, for now it has been by-passed, no make that eliminated. I just used the stock hose coming off the water pump and it made it all the way to the steel heater tubing.

Once I get the Heater Core in I will see if it is really needed in Southern California. I have not had any heat to speak of for mmmmm 3 years or so. :)

Dan
 

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i ripped half the motor out for the umpth millionth time....
 

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talk about old skool stereo.
 

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Yeah, bobs an old skool kind of guy.

Where as im rocking some modern art shit in my 16vlv. He and i will have completely opposite cars. haha.
 

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Kynyption said:
Yeah, bobs an old skool kind of guy.

Where as im rocking some modern art shit in my 16vlv. He and i will have completely opposite cars. haha.
true, true I was even thinking of putting the stock 15" wheels back on. I'm on the hunt for some OEM rear speaker grilles and a center console right now since that ebay Arschficker dicked me over. Can't find the grilles that came off the '90, don't remember what they looked like anyway...
 

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They are the small 4" squares, you sohuld have told me a week or two back i just hucked mine. Ill look and see if i got another set, doubt it tho.

As for the rims do the 16" Evo I 15holes. They look stock but with a more aggressive stance.
 

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I washed mine, with dish washing liquid.
And noticed i need a new hood pad, The one in at the moment is complete, and no tears, but if you touch it, it crumbles in your hand.
 

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OK,,, What I would like to do today. I too have a 1991 Signal Red 2.3 and I want to paint the grill black. I can't tell from the pics if you guys are using Gloss or Flat.

There's an E55 AMG ( nice ) across the street. It is Black and the inner grill is Gloss.

So,,, Gloss or Flat. I think a Dark Gun Metal Grey or Gun Metal Charcoal or almost Black would look nice as well.

Dan
 
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