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Old 03-28-2016, 04:44 AM   #21
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Screw it, I may as well invest and do it right, I'm going to do the LIM Gasket, Valve Cover Gaskets, plugs, wires, replace thermostat, and water pump, and hope the radiator holds up for a while, I really do not want to have to replace it also.
I am pretty sure with all I have to do it is going to take me more than a day, I think once I get all the plugs out I should do a compression test, and see how healthy my motor is.
I'll also be doing a transmission pan drop, and a filter change, the gasket is supposed to be reusable, I hope that is the case.


I already have a new radiator cap, and will be flushing the radiator out a few times.
I'll also replace the coolant res.

My current parts list to get me the rest of the stuff I need is as follows, and I hope it is all I'll need as I have went 100.00 into money I was saving to get by till I find a job.
Oh yeah, I'll still need to figure out where the squealing is coming from, if it is a pulley only I may look into just replacing the pulley, I am sure I can rent a tool to get it off, and put it on.
It may be the alternator pulley, but it really sounds like the tensioner pulley.



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And some blue thread locker, I know the LIM bolts need it, I am guessing it would not hurt to use on the Supercharger, and even the valve cover bolts..
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I'll try to start a thread when I do it, and take a few pics, as I have not done this on a Supercharged car with Fly By Wire, I am sure I'll have a few questions.
All the money I was going to use to replace the struts is gone, well over half of it is anyway.
Looking over the motor, and valve cover area, all that gunk and oil, it all needed to be done.
318.00 more in parts spent, sigh....
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And I got my FSM'* in, 250.00 total shipped, worth it IMO though, they are huge!

Also got my Continental Gatorback SC belt in, still waiting on the Dayco Accessory Belt, the Accessory Belt needs changing, but the SC Belt looks good, so I may wait to replace the SC Belt.
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Trying to think of an easy/cheap way to make sure I clean the old loctite from the threads when I do the LIM, SC, and Waterpump.
If only I have a nut the size of each of those bolts, of course I'd need a vice also, which I do not have, but if I did have that and a hacksaw, then I could make my own thread chasers.
I could just soak them in something, and wire brush them like I did on the Park Ave.
Now I have wire brush wheels for my dremel, I could probably use that on low and take my time cleaning them.

Oh, I found out what the other sensor is by the MAP, it is the BARO..

Question, will Permatex 24240 Medium Strength Threadlocker Blue be good enough for the water pump bolts?
Or should I get some of what I used on the Park Ave, Permatex 59235 High Temperature Thread Sealant?
I am leaning towards the Permatex 59235 High Temperature Thread Sealant, even though the blue thread locker says you can sue it on waterpump bolts.
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Only other question I have, just thought of it, with the Fel-PRO LIM Kit, I use the blue side gaskets right?
For my NA motor I sued the brown looking ones..
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While I was ordering Coolant Hoses I decided to get the 2 heater hoses as well.

Cooling System : Radiator Lower Hose
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Has anybody used those on hard to get at coolant hoses?
My heater hoses, and upper rad hose is pretty easy to get at, I can probably reove those clamps with my channellocks.
More concerned with the lower rad hose, mainly the lower clamp on it, when I am doing the LIM Gasket, and the valve cover gaskets I'll remove the ICM and all so I'll be able to access the upper clamp fairly easy.
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I have not got around to doing my LIM yet, but after flushing the coolant system well I decided to refill it with 50/50 and and hold off a little bit on the LIM, unless it shows to be taking in coolant.
I let the motor get up to operating temps so the thermostat would open, operating temps seem to be staying warmer than I remember, the temps hit 208F after a bit, with 75F ambient temps.
I shut the car off and immediately tried to squeeze on the upper radiator hose, and it was under pressure for sure, but squeezing it did not seem to displace any fluid, so I am thinking maybe my thermostat is getting clogged up from the flushing, I guess I should have removed it while flushing it, but I was replacing it anyway, so I left it in..
I guess I'll be replacing it tomorrow, I'll just have to order extra gaskets for when I get around to doing the LIM job..
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Got the thermostat installed, found out I had a 180F in there, of course I am staying with 195F unless I start modding a little, and get a little tune done.
It had to be sticking if it was getting that hot with a 180F stat, especially considering it was just idling..
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I bet it is running cooler now William~!
Ya nothing worse than a stickin thermostat as it gets warm out, don't need it overheating!
My ole Pk Ave gets cooking sometimes in summer, I've seen 225. If I turn on the A/C it drops down pretty quick!
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It is running around the same, 210 on average, but I am pretty sure that is normal, both hoses feel hot once the thermostat opens, it never gets hot enough for the fans to kick in, so that is a good sign.
I think I'll go back to 180F stat once I do the LIM Gasket, been holding off on it because I have had a few other things I have to do.
My overweight girl dog had blood work show liver and thyroid issues, and she is due to get more blood work done, so after that I may get to it...
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