What Did You Do To Your Car Today.


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Fixed an oil leak, hopefully.  Swapped on the winter wheels, which are actually my show wheels but they have the better winter tires on them.  Searched for a coolant leak.  I thought the new heater core might be leaking, but I pull the covers and ran the engine up to full temp and no leaks there.  It might be the lower coolant hose on the turbo, but I didn't feel like crawling under there to investigate.  

Found out I broke another rear shock mount, same side as the first time.  I thought I had a spare but I can't find it, so maybe I already used it.  Ordered a new one.  There is enough mud on my car from work you would think I was racing rally with it, but no.

 

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Volvo is still down getting the head gasket replaced.  He has fixed a few other things that I didn't know about, like the check valve for the fuel tank vapor canister.  Apparently I have been pressurizing the fuel tank under boost.  I got bumped because he finished up an AWD conversion on an 850R, so now that it is done and out of the shop he can finish my car.

I replaced the Idler Arm on the spider tonight.  It was completely shot, so I am interested to see how improved the steering is going to work tomorrow.  Hopefully the Volvo will be finished tomorrow as well.

 

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I have been adjusting the alignment on the spider for the last few days and it should be a lot closer now.

Volvo is back on the road. I don't think I can make it down there today to pick it up, but I am off early tomorrow and should be able to do it then.  I will have him do some exhaust work on the spider.

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Picked up the Volvo and dropped the spider off for some work on it.

Started it up and was talking with someone before I left.  Go to leave, the car dies.  Fuel pump relay.  Pulled it out, hit it against the shock tower and put it back in.  Car fired up.  Need to order a new one.  

The car has some minor issue still I need to work out.

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Installed a catch can.  Not pretty right now, just testing to see if it works.

Replaced the upper engine mount at the firewall as well.  That should fix my vibration issue.

 

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I’ve been neglecting my poor R... now that it’s become my daily again, I haven’t had a chance to take care of all the stupid stuff I want to fix like polishing and fixing the mounts on the fog lights. Maybe tomorrow.

Oooh, but I did order some Kaplhenke delrin SF bushings last week. Those should be here any day now... gotta love USPS.

Those will go in when I swap the rack out. It leaks fluid out faster than I can fill it!

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