Well, I'm finally done installing my new 3.5 pulley and the tensioner pulley with it as well. I took it for a spin and let me tell ya...I can FEEL the difference.
I ran into a problem while installing the pulley, though. I and my friend Scott work together on it. I found that the M90 pulley puller was a *$%#@& to get all three screws started. I actually filed down the edge(read:rims) on my stock pulley just enough so we could get it secured on the pulley. For those of you who have the older Bonnies this probably wasn't an issue. Perhaps my puller (the horseshoe part) was a bit too small?
Anyway, I had no other choice. I either had to file a groove so the last screw could get into the hole, or pack it up. I just wanted you to know what I went through so you can be informed as to what happened. The stock pulley is a 3.8" The pulley is still fine to reuse if needed. It just has a groove around 1/8 maybe a bit more in the rims so the screw could line up with the hole.
Anyone else out there had this problem?
Also, you may want to unbolt the radiator overflow tank. You don't need to undo the hose connection, just the bolts. It will give you more room to manouver. Also be careful of the red box next to the fuses there on your left side....it'* right about where you will have your rachet or breakerbar.
There is live voltage there and you may arc out on it even through the plastic cover if you push on it too hard with your metal tools! Trust me on this one!
Lastly, there is a piece of pipe, I believe it'* to the ac and it is always in the way. Since my friend was over it wasn't too bad cause one of us could hold it down. Just FYI
As a footnote, I want to say that zzp'* tensioner pulley went on fairly well and gave me a nice tight(not too tight) fit.
My next project will be the Ac Delco 41-932 spark plugs and the 180 stat. I'll probably wait 'till spring for the stat since winter is comming and the Cleveland area is one cold mother during the winter.
Question to all you northerners(both Americans and our Canadian neighbors) Those of you who have a 180 stat, do you change your'* out back to stock for winter? Is your heater warm enough for those of you who don't take your'* out?