I did the front brakes on my GF'* sisters Z34 today. She has been running on bad brakes for a while and didn't have the money to fix them. So today I did it for free (I just like tinkering...lol). They also wanted to see if I could check out why it was leaking power steering fluid so bad. Well, found out that the main line was craked and al the fluid was leaking out there. Since the fluid was all leaking out, and this has been going on for a month, the pump went bad too. You know a new GM pump is $700 for that car?!? Well, I found a good ued one for $29 that I am getting tomorrow.
But now where it gets interesting is when I check out everything else. Trany fluid is brown, I mean cardboard box brown. Probobly hasn't been changed in years. That'* not the big issue though. Next I go to look at the coolant... or atleast what is left in the resevoir, which is barely anything. So I fill up the resevoir of what I have left. I start the car to see if any of it gets sucked into the cooling system. Guess what I find. There is a slight lopey idle going on, and it is in sync with the little bubbles floating up in the coolant reevoir. Can you say intake leak?
Well, at least I have some good news. The oil looked really good. Tooo bad i was down a couple quarts.
Anyone want a cheap Z34?
PS: we are now fixing it just enough to sell it/