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BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
7/3/18 7:22 p.m.

Well, I’d probably have done the same thing.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/3/18 10:43 p.m.

If you want to hear about all the fun we had on the adventure to get this unicorn you can read about it here: Family Wagon on a Whim adventure.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/4/18 10:49 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

I've sealed sunroofs with clear silicone outdoor caulk before.  Ain't no shame in this game!

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled Reader
7/4/18 11:16 a.m.

Clear silicone is all that's holding the windshield of the hearse in.  Notice I said holding and not sealing.  I need to cut the old stuff out and reapply.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/4/18 2:53 p.m.

Thanks guys for chiming in to help me not feel like a complete shiny happy person for my "fix".

Putting some of the rear interior pieces back in (removed 'em to dry things out).  It was cool to discover this original inspection sticker dated May 23rd 1993.

 

Anyone know what is supposed to go in that void to the right? Where the sun is shining.

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/4/18 7:10 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

Oh, you're still an shiny happy person.  But so am I.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/5/18 1:54 p.m.

The FedEx guy showed up today.  Guess what I'm doing next?

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 7:29 p.m.

Had a bite taken out of my "pie in the sky" build so, I'm cleaning out the garage to get this old Fraulein in to get the parts put on her. Took her to the local coin operated car wash to spray the engine bay clean(er).

I learned this trick from Roadkill.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 7:51 p.m.

What's the trick for getting the fan clutch off the water pump?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/27/18 7:56 p.m.

Wrap the belt. Rent fan clutch tool at parts store. Beat with hammer until it pops.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 8:17 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Thanks for the tips. I'll give them a try.

 

Dropped the plastic under tray.....

Was greeted with a lot of oil....

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 8:22 p.m.

Upon closer inspection, it looks like this unicorn has seen Rally action. See the dent in the oil pan?

Looks like someone tried a repair using JB weld. It's leaking BADLY. This engine has been a ticking time bomb losing coolant and oil.  More parts to order. Anyone have a spare oil pan for an M60?

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
7/27/18 10:54 p.m.
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy said:

What's the trick for getting the fan clutch off the water pump?

Note that it's left hand thread, so it loosens in the opposite direction of what you'd normally expect.  I use a thin spanner wrench I got at the bicycle store, or you can take a cheap metric open end wrench and grind it down so it's narrow enough to fit.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/28/18 5:29 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

Yeah, it's RIGHTY-loosey and LEFTY-tighty.

the "official" tools for that nut are one thin wrench to hold the pulley and another thin wrench to turn the nut.  I think wrapping the belt would be a better way to go.

RIGHTY-LOOSEY!

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 6:21 a.m.

In reply to stuart in mn  and AngryCorvair:

 

​​​Thanks for the tip on the left-hand thread.  It could have gotten ugly if I didn't know that.

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/28/18 6:52 a.m.

I apologize.  Forgot about the left hand threads 

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 10:56 a.m.

Fan off.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 10:58 a.m.

See the water residue (white line)?

Evidence that this plastic piece was the source of the leak.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 1:28 p.m.

Called in reinforcements to help with one of the bolts behind the harmonic balancer. Indy kid#3 has much smaller hands than I do. Bonus, he can stand on the ground through the engine bay.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 1:44 p.m.

Pump out now.

Plastic pulley? Why Hans? Why not a metal pulley like the rest of the world?

Pulley is chipped and cracked in several places. I've got more buying to do.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/28/18 4:03 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

I ran the E36 M3 out of mine with a chipped and cracked plastic pulley.  Also, the Germans are still fighting.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/28/18 4:09 p.m.

Also, apply Sil-glyde to the o-rings on both ends of the coolant transfer tubes so they'll engage and push easily into the crossover on the back of the engine.  

 

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 4:39 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

Also, apply Sil-glyde to the o-rings on both ends of the coolant transfer tubes so they'll engage and push easily into the crossover on the back of the engine.  

 

Tubes are still engaged in the back. Haven't come out. Should I pull them out only to re-lube them? Or just leave them in?  Perhaps I'll just reuse the pulley as you suggest.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/28/18 4:57 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

Man, that's a tough question, and really comes down to your comfort level with trusting that they weren't disturbed enough to start leaking.  I had no choice because my tubes were RTV'd to my water pump.  Hack PO's can join Hennessy Honda of Woodstock.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/28/18 6:10 p.m.

New temperature sensor installed. Thanks Slippery. yes

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