I have re-named this thread because I need to get more views than has been so far..please see the post about the ECC blinking below ...
If you have not done this to your car, please read about my problems and LEARN from them..............
I tore it apart 2 weeks ago and today I started to put it back together again, only I had a few problems or set backs what ever they are called.
1. I took the new EGR tube I bought from Bill and I installed it by memory, (that was not a good Idea) after I screwed it up I found the web thread that says to
and using the stock EGR pipe as a sleeve, drive in the rd pipe with a rawhide or rubber mallet.
, yep, I screwed up, I pounded the EGR tube without the old one as a sleeve and never noticed what I had done until I had installed it and ready to drop the UIM on it.
I managed to find a socket that was a tight fit with the ID and I vise clamped it, than using a small crows foot bar I was able to twist it out almost to where it was ment to be.
2. Next stupid mistake was I dropped a UIM bolt between the Alt, Belt tensioner and LIM. It fell so perfectly down a small opening that no matter how hard I tried to get it out with a telescoping magnet I couldn't get it. What made matters worse, the end magnet unscrewed and it too fell into the same opening. I went off to the local Ace Hardware store and bought a couple or replacements.
3. Some how I must have broke a connector that is attached to something under the where the thermostat goes. It is below that area, and has a heat shield that looks like an aluminum foil hose. I didn't break the electrical conection or the snap on the wire connector to it, I broke the snap receiver attached to the part that goes into the head. I am tired and I don't want to look it up in the manual yet to find out what the name of it is.
Other than those problems, everything looks good, the L tube gave me fits but eventually went together. I filled the rad up with water until it came up to the thermostat opening to ensure I had removed most air bubbles. I will check the oil tomorrow to see if there is any water contamination, if there is, then I did something wrong.... I hope not.
I will then get the airbox hooked up, double check all connections, fill the rad up to the top and hook the battery up.
Once that is done, how do you pressureize the fuel system?
Is there anything else I need to do when the computer gets power to it?