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Old 08-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #20021
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None of the telltale signs of blown head gasket other than the ugly brown crap on the dipstick.
Good news: received reservoirs today. Will attempt test fit on sick Green after work.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:58 PM   #20022
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Just a thought here... to do the head gasket you have to pull the timing cover off anyways. Maybe you'll get lucky and find the leak before the head has to come off.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:14 PM   #20023
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Just a thought here... to do the head gasket you have to pull the timing cover off anyways. Maybe you'll get lucky and find the leak before the head has to come off.
Why would you need to pull the front cover? There is no need to do that. You can use a bungee to hold the timing gear to keep tension on the chain. Alot more work if you don't need to do the chain.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:42 PM   #20024
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I guess you don't need to pull the cover. Disregard my above post.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:18 PM   #20025
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Replaced my spark plugs Sunday morning. Between extra large gaps (center electrodes were little nubs) and leaky injectors, starting was no longer occurring. At least she will now start, next up is to address the injectors - after checking for codes and whatnot. I'll likely be replacing all of my vacuum lines while I'm at it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:04 PM   #20026
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Damn driver door lock stopped unlocking/locking with the key. My guess is the plastic piece that connects the cylinder to the lock mechanism is broken.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:25 AM   #20027
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I fashioned a wedge to hold timing chain against tensioner, tied a loop of wire to yank it out.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:01 AM   #20028
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Installed new driver side torsion bar and boots. Installed new driver side upper and lower control arms and ball joints.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:18 AM   #20029
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Damn driver door lock stopped unlocking/locking with the key. My guess is the plastic piece that connects the cylinder to the lock mechanism is broken.
Yep. At least its a simple fix!
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:49 AM   #20030
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I replaced the other screen on my canopy and spent the day organizing video gear and supplies for my trip to the Olympics. I'm taking the Teal Terror to Trap Pass to be ALONE and shoot videos. Story HERE. Wish me luck. No worries on the 'views'. It means zip. Any new post goes out to more than 800 followers automatically with full content by email. Most view it there. I linked it with my 400+ personal followers at Quora. If Quora staff members pick it up, it will go out to thousands more.

What does all that crap mean? If I don't check back in by Monday, you should report me as a missing person.

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It's hard to explain. So I won't. Let's just say I need a vacation in the worst way and summer will be ending soon.
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