Hello all. Been browsing the forum the past couple days. Nice setup and nice people here.
Here'* the scoop. I'm about to pick up a 1995 SSEi this week with 84 k on the clock. Green with tan leather. Car'* in great shape, engine runs really strong, pulls VERY well, and the tranny shifts like a dream in both normal and perf. shift modes. I've done a visual inspection of the motor and found it to be in average condition, I'm assuming. Looks like I've got a slight oil leak to deal with right off the bat, not a big deal though. It appears to be coming from the valve cover gasket.
I do have some kind of rattle that happens basically whenever it feels like, at aprox 2000 rpm or so and goes away after about 2300-2500. I'm thinking the SC coupler possibly. The seller is very uneduacted in these cars apparently and told me that it'* the alternator bearing
. Could this possibly be the SC coupler? Is there any way to verify this?
My other quick inquiries are, what should I do first of all in terms of preventive maintenance? I already plan on doing a full oil change, tranny filter and fluid change, check the cooling system, and do the front brakes soon. What else should I check out? I've read about flushing the SC oil or something along those lines. Is this a recommendation at 84k miles? And if needed, how hard is the coupler job and aprox. time for someone who can work on cars? And lastly, should I do the 180º T-stat right away too? Is this mod strictly for preventing the intake from cracking due to heat, or does performance get any gain from this little mod as well?
There'* probably a link or thread somewhere about all of this but I looked and seem to have missed it.
Thanks for you help in advance.
Everyone have a nice 4th of July weekend.