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Old 03-21-2016, 10:51 PM   #31
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Car looked great, perfect if compared to the GTP POS, it rides well, just a small occasional click or something that I feel when turning, it is barely noticeable though.
I did notice a little rust on top of the front strut mounts, nut they struts themselves were fine.
I'll still replace them ASAP.
Only thing I did not like is the look of the coolant in the reservoir, so I am going to flush the coolant, and get all new coolant in it, I may get a shop to do it since I really don't have a safe way to dispose of the antifreeze.

I did have one issue, I paid the loan for them, went in the bank and gave the guy the money, I made sure the bank knew I was buying the car/paying off the loan.
I signed a bill of sale that they had, and the one I had, they signed both as well, and we both got copies.
I have to wait for the bank to tell DMV the loan was paid, and they will request the title to be sent to the sellers, they are sending me the title as soon as they get it, so I cannot drive it for a few days..
That will give me time to go over it well.
I was hesitant to go the route I had to go, but I have enough to take them to court if they try to screw me..
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Congrats on your new ride! On the coolant- I had the same issue on the 2005 SLE I bought last fall. Was a result of a leaking lim gasket and/ or leaking elbow. I replaced the overflow tank and flushed the coolant three times- still a lot of gunk comes up in the radiator. If I was to do it all again I would of looked at replacing the radiator and running a hose directly through the heater core.

As for coolant disposal- I am told it is safe to flush down the sink....
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BTW- the guy already deleted the ad from craigslist. Post up some pics- I forgot what it looked like.
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I also look forward to photos William, congrats on a new ride!
I think it wont be long before you have it in clean running style!
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Thanks guys, I thought the LIM Gaskets after 2005 were all aluminum framed?
I know there is only one non aluminum framed one listed on RockAuto, and it is a Victor Reinz or whatever.
I could replace the LIM Gasket if need be, but I want to get my FSM first I have all torque specs and what not on hand, I could get them from a site on here I know of, but I'd feel better with the manual.
I was really hoping by getting a Series III motor put in a 2006 that I'd not have to worry about the LIM Gasket.

I'll look into getting a new res.
And look at the radiator, I am hoping not to have to replace it, as I need to use what money I have left to spend on taxes, title, etc, as well as anything it needs to make sure it passes inspection in July.
I considered having a shop do the flush for me, as I am worried about getting fluids in the driveway, my landlord flipped out the last time I changed the oil, a few drops got on the gravel... lol

I'll get some pics ASAP, it was not really clean when I got it, and I have not had time to detail it, looks like it will clean up nicely though.
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Still needs a polish and a waxing, but it looks like it will clean up nicely, the paint is not perfect, but for 143k it looks good.
Let me find somewhere to host the pics, the site won't upload them, ffs....

This should work.
In the first pic I accidentally clicked on the windshield with my pencil tool, dohh!!

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Debating on whether or not to order parts do do the LIM Gasket, I am going to removes the cover on the motor tomorrow, and get my multimeter and see if I can touch it to the edge of the gasket and see if there is continuity, if not I'll go ahead and get the parts, and plan to change it.
I may as well do plugs while I am at it, and change to the aluminum coolant elbow.
I am half tempted to get a new water pump and throw it on there while I am at it, as it would be easier to do while I have the LIM and all off.
I already need to have the coolant flushed out really good, may replace the thermostat while I am, doing that.
I hate to throw money into things that are not broken yet, but at 143k I am betting a few of these things are about due to be replaced anyway.
After I do all of that top it off with a supercharger oil change.
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Did some research and it seems 2006 -2008 got the aluminum framed LIM Gaskets for sure, some 2005'* did as well, and I think very few 2004'*....
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I have a question, pretty sure I know the answer, just want to verify.
I really don't want to start a new thread just for this question, so I'll ask it here.

My transmission is the The 4T65E-HD (code MN7) right?
Pretty sure all L32'* have this, and not the regular 4T65-E'*, just asking to be sure I get the right one when I order my transmission filter.
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Yes, the supercharged applications should have the HD transmission, but I didn't think they use different filters, it'* just a bit beefier in the differential and output areas I though.
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