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Old 07-14-2018, 12:07 AM   #91
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too fkin hot here to do anything.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:53 PM   #92
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I feel you man. I've mostly just been working on my racing sim setup, but even that I only do past 8pm with a bunch of fans going all through the garage. Miserable hot.
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Cadillac, friendly word of advice: Get a spare belt tensioner to keep on hand. I've read that before but didn't want to spend the money because they ain't cheap. Swapped in a 150A alt and the threaded rod broke. Replaced just the rod because the tensioner looked good and the belt started squealing next day. Damn tensioner had one last half-a-fuck to give and went out on me while at a friend's house. Trying to tighten it to see if I could get it to hold so I could drive home stripped the threads on the rod, so that added $20 to the tab because I had to buy another. Coulda saved about $60 had I bought it from my preferred parts house rather than the local spot that charges a bit more plus tax, but I needed it done ASAP because the car was in the homie's garage. Wish I purchased it long ago and sat on it for such an occasion. Also make sure the strut is compressed on the tensioner when you install the damn thing or you'll be redoing most the job. It's a fucking stupid design.


Waited til the sun went down to work on it so as to not be miserable AND frustrated, got 'er dunn, and washed the car on the way home. BS German early serp belt tensioner had me really hot, but the car is pretty cute and made me smile after she got cleaned up.


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good word of advice. my belt squeaks when the car shifts LOL


it needs a belt for sure. then i saw how fuckin dumb the belt system was designed. so the belt hasnt been changed................yet.
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You definitely want to have one ready if the belt is squeaking. Didn't think mine was on its way out because I've removed the belt a few times for various jobs and everything was cool. I'm an idiot. You can also convert to the M104 tensioner, which is updated and similar to any normal damn car with a serp belt. Requires a new AC compressor and bracket and I think water pump and PS pump need to come off. Could get it done for about the same cost as replacing with the same POS part that's gonna fail again in the future (the shit even comes with a date and mileage sticker), but it's a lot more work that I wasn't in a position to do at that moment.
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i ordered a new blower motor. without the fan wheels, the motor was 25 bucks. with the wheels, it was over 150. fuckers. it is an epic pain in the ass to get those wheels off without breaking them. i bought two new ones i gotta send back to rockauto because they were too wide.


and the blower resistor had been bypassed. the plug was burnt on the end, so instead of replacing the resistor, some dickhead bypassed it and put it on a toggle switch. i know why now........a bosch resistor is over 500 bucks. wrong answer my friend...........i got one made in china that is identical to the bosch one for 25 bucks.


what sucks is i ordered the resistor last sunday. and they sent the son of a bitch via fedex smart post, which is the cheapest shipping service on the planet. the package sat in statesville NC for three and a half days. i am hoping i can intercept it at the post office tomorrow while i am there when that shit comes in so i dont have to wait until monday afternoon to put it back together.
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