My wonderful weekend
My weekend started out with a (so far) successful UIM/LIM gasket job. A few vaccum lines need to be replaced, but all appears to be fairly well in order.
That'* when it all started to come apart...
On the way home from my in-laws garage (where I did the work) I lost the smooth SC idler pulley (the one by the mount). Belt was running on the remaining metal. since the belt was shot, I cut it off and continued home NA. this afternoon when I go to the car to leave for my folks house I notice, to my horror, I had left the windows open and it rained ~3" last night. the cupholders and map slots in the doors were full of water. After shop vacc-ing what I could get out and driving to my parents, I notice a very rough engine idle between 500 and 1000rpm when warm (200F). dash boost gauge reads about -6-7 at this point (I assume that'* PSI?).
I have 4 questions
1) what type or brand do you recommend for new vacuum lines? can I just run a series of rubber hoses and avoid paying thru the nose for the OEM parts at the dealer?
2) is the rough idle just a side effect of not having a SC, or indicative of another problem with the UIM/LIM job aside from vacuum leaks?
3) how difficult is it to replace the smooth SC idler pulley? how much should it cost for a mechanic to do it? I've already used up most of my "work on the car this weekend" karma with the MRS.
4) how do I take the seats out? see upper line about "work on the car this weekend" karma.
I hope I don't curse anyone who'* reading this with my wonderful luck. Everything I've touched in the past 24 hours has broken. I'm afraid to go take a leak now...
1996 SC Bonneville