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  1. The shock doesn't limit the suspension travel enough to keep the lowering spring from coming out at the top. The lowering springs are much shorter than stock and will easily come out at the top when the car is lifted. Not likely that they would come out during high speed cornering, but it's not impossible. I would just keep an eye on them now that you know you have them back in place.
  2. Your old clutch was worn and as the clutch disk friction material wears, the clutch cover must position the pressure plate closer to the flywheel to compensate for the disk thickness reduction. This results in a geometry change in the diaphragm spring that will raise the pedal effort required to release the clutch. Most new clutch jobs will result in a softer pedal. If the pedal engagement point is low, then definitely bleed it again.
  3. Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense. I was trying to picture what part of the intake (manifold) could have vacuum when in boost.
  4. The P2 cars have the vac. line close to the box, so I figured since I was making the PCV pipe from copper tubing anyway, why not add one there. I doubt it's an upgrade, but I do feel like the one-way valves make a lot of sense if you think about it. Trying to understand what you mean by this. Where is the vacuum draw at the intake when the turbo is boosting?
  5. After I removed the air pump system (SAS) I used the one-way valve that was originally used on the vacuum line from the intake manifold to the SAS solenoid PN#9135666. I installed 2 separate vacuum lines on my PCV. One from the PTC to the vacuum tree... And one from the top of the PCV box to the vacuum fitting on the end of the intake manifold, similar to the setup on the P2 cars...
  6. I'm not sure drilling out the tiny hole in the PTC is the answer. The engine vacuum is only present when at idle or when cruising. Under hard acceleration when the engine is in boost, there is actually boost pressure in that vacuum line. Making the hole in the PTC nipple bigger will let more boost pressure in and in turn pressurize the system. Putting a one-way vale in the vac. line from the intake to the PTC is helpful. Volvo actually figured that out and started using a one-way valve on the vac. line sometime around 2004-2005. When in boost the increased airflow across the hole in the bottom of the PTC actually creates a suction to help pull vapors out of the crankcase.
  7. I know you're not one to chat/blabber about things, so you have proven data to support this I guess?
  9. Mid 80's XJ6. Quick search shows a few on ebay now.
  10. I like that look also! Could always use the Jag CAI. I used a smaller battery, but turning the battery sideways works too...
  11. Kind of bittersweet, but the car is SOLD!
  12. I know his mom would rather see him in something a little bigger but he did the research, drove them both, and said the Fiesta's handling is what sold him. Barely enough room for his ice hockey equipment though!
  13. What shop is doing the work?
  14. If you're talking about the mounting tabs, no they are not broken. The dash is solid. if you look at the picture that shows the dash, you can see that a section of the woodgrain is missing above the instrument cluster. Actually not in a bad spot since the steering wheel hides it for the most part. There are cracks in the plastic section along the lower part of the windshield, but that is fairly common in most of the 850's that I see.
  15. Yes, the BBS come with the car! Was offering to swap the Volans from my car if you wanted wheels without any rash...