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Old 04-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Drove the 93 to work today. It was fine all the way to the dog-sitter. Went to start the car to leave the sitter'* house and go to work:

CLANG. Shut down. CLUNG.
Start it again. CLANG. Shut down. CLUNG.
Start again and let it idle. CLATTER CLATTER CLATTER!



I so did NOT need this right now! I have two members showing up tomorrow for the weekend to work on THEIR cars. We were going to have a little fun with the Zilla, but now I'll have to BABY it.






And it was ON THE LIST of things I WANTED to replace soon, but only because I KNEW it was old, even though it had no cracks or tears yet.

Didn't I just do this in July to the OTHER CAR??????
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prolly good it went now instead of when you were having "fun"....
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Look on the bright side. Better now then at 131 on the salt flats.
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I wouldn't trade my putting on an ICM connector gasket for that job.

Bring a 12 pack to your local shop guy. It'* a thousand times easier and quicker on a lift w/air tools.

Recently pulled one on a motor w/o heads myself. took seconds for the gun to rip that pulley off.
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HB pullers never work as quickly as you hope they would.

Take pics of the sensor rings, while you've got one in hand, I'm working on something...
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A harmonic balancer is EASY. It'* only a 4-beer job. It'* still SORT OF a Pita, and expensive too.

I wouldn't pay a shop to do this if I only had one arm.
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A harmonic balancer is EASY. It'* only a 4-beer job. It'* still SORT OF a Pita, and expensive too.

I wouldn't pay a shop to do this if I only had one arm.
that'* why you bring the 12 pack to a friends shop dimwit.. You'd end up drinking 11 of them anyway.
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I HAVE TWO FRIENDS COMING TOMORROW! An opportunity I'll miss.

Funny, both were here in JULY when I did the LAST balancer.

It won't be happening this weekend. Too much going on with John and Shadd'* cars. It'll have to wait until at least next weekend, so I'll have to nurse it along.
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does it tear all the way around when it fails?
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Yup. You can see it in that pic above from the 95 (pic with the plaque).

I might be able to shoot a pic in the parky lot today of the current one on the 93.
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