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Old 08-15-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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hey everyone

my 92 SE is coming out of retirement. needless to say im totally hyped about it.

She has been sitting since June 06. By october this year i plan to have the engine running. I know our engines can be repaired but i wanna take one out and drop a new one in and its relativly cheap so im buying an engine with 60,000 miles on it. Series 1.

anyway im wondering if there is anything i should look out for when i get her back on the road. tires will be new, waxing the paint, and service my transmission. other than that i cannot think of anything

im gonna clear them corners too.
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how much you getting the motor for? are you installing it? definately do a full tune-up on the new motor.

check those brakes before you get going 70 mph on the highway and you are not able to stop
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haro... motor is $200 i get the bodyshop discount. uncle and a few mechanics and i will put it in. ill probably just hold the flash light

The tune up sounds like a good idea, and the brakes...should i just look at the pads or what?
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pads and rotors, yup.
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Pads, rotors....brake lines.. master cylinder and when then car gets running..you pump those brakes 100 times or so before you move the gear selector. Make sure it holds.

Being that it'* sat this long. Drop the trans pan for a filter service.

While the motor is out.. clean the engine bay. Also clean the new motor.
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check cv boots for dry rot. Easier to do when engine bay is empty.
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all sounds good. its probably an october/november or even over christmas project. im just trying to build a savings fund for it all.

ill post pics when the thing starts. until then i cant wait.
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