Alright... I torqued the vc bolts down to 89 in/lbs and installed the new ignition wires. Placed the OEM pcv valve and new elbows. It was now time to crank her up..... vrooooom! She started right up. I let it idle for a few minutes. Everything sounded good. I then took her for a test drive and... wow, what a difference. No more hesitation.... good acceleration.
I hope I have done a good job on the valve cover gasket. Only time will tell.
Now, it's on to the next projects....
1. New rear brake pads and rotors (Brake squeal)
2. New coolant cap and possibly a new reservoir (Coolant boil over from reservoir at 5/8 to 3/4 temp reading. Fix easy things first to see if this corrects problem)
3. Find location of grinding noise (water pump or belt tensioner is making a grinding sound while idling and driving)
4. New Passive Restraint Control Module (Code 26 and passive restraint system is acting up).
5. New wheel bearings (fairly noisy sound coming from front tires while driving. I can feel it in the accelerator pedal too. Tires have good tread, so I am guessing it is the bearings)
That's just an immediate list. Long term, there are many other things that need fixing such as the shocks, probably struts, new front-end components, etc. So much to do. I forgot how much work these old cars require. :?
Monday, April 30th, 2007 AT 10:54 AM