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Old 05-25-2006, 02:33 PM   #31
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Mmmm I can get a better real life pic of that spring tonight if anyone wants...

Couple 3.8'* laying on the floor at Dan'* the Mechanics shop.
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That would be cool,,i'd like to see how big that spring is
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Oh..been there..already know I................................................. ................................ I

bout that long it actually fits inside the metal looking piece on the end #75
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how big of coils tho,,pretty beefy???
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Uhhhh, I think I might have switched the spring and the rod... judging by that pic I had the timing cover off two years ago. I think I put the spring towards the filter adapter. Jesus... but I don't recall the pressure dropping at the same time.
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If it helps any John, the gasket is about $2, and you can access the area pretty well through the wheel well.
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What problems could that cause?

I already have the gasket.
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Man...i would be tearing into that sucker ASAP..............
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We know what John is doing after work today
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It'* been that way for two years, if I did indeed put it in backwards. I just remember trying to figure it out, and I think I put the rod into the timing cover than followed with the spring.
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