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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 20, 2012 4:10 pm

albertj wrote:


there are 2 hoses, will be hard to tell from the pix because the pix are not to scale.

Mine had been on so long I had to cut them off with a razor and scrape the rubber off the metal pipes. Just sayin'...

No doubt I will not even waste time trying to pull them off. Taking a razor straight to em'.


Do you know where to pick these small hoses (in red): Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 Coolantrouting

They look so dilapidated. I have also been reading up about that one coolant hose under the supercharger that goes into the LIM. I'm afraid that the connector will break off inside. Figure I'd probably have to pull the LIM and regasket everything. It's probably not a bad idea, but it will be quite an undertaking for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 20, 2012 4:53 pm

those hoses can be bought at rockauto. you cant use anything else because of the bend. youcan buy bends at AZ but they have a hard time keeping the size that the Riv needs in stock.rockauto has real nice Gates hoses for pretty cheap. the coolant hose under the 95 S/C is a steel pipe that has a rubber hose connected to it.the oem plastic fitting that screws into the manifold will break soon. im sure. double check the fitting isnt made of steel.if you are the second owner maybe the previous owner swaped it out. if not dorman has a steel one to replace it. do it now before the car strands you somewhere. they like doing that
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 20, 2012 5:00 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
those hoses can be bought at rockauto. you cant use anything else because of the bend. youcan buy bends at AZ but they have a hard time keeping the size that the Riv needs in stock.rockauto has real nice Gates hoses for pretty cheap. the coolant hose under the 95 S/C is a steel pipe that has a rubber hose connected to it.the oem plastic fitting that screws into the manifold will break soon. im sure. double check the fitting isnt made of steel.if you are the second owner maybe the previous owner swaped it out. if not dorman has a steel one to replace it. do it now before the car strands you somewhere. they like doing that

Yeah I am afraid to look haha. Better check it.

Is this the correct hose? Probably need 2x of these http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=960873&cc=1022016

"DAYCO Part # 80411 Type Single / Small ID .75" / Large ID .75" / Trunk Height 6" Engine Coolant By-Pass Hose"
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 20, 2012 5:34 pm

yeah,they shuld list it as a heater hose for the 95
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Yep, it's under that category - thanks man.

I really need to get this guy running soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 26, 2012 6:51 pm

The fitting is indeed the newer metal one. Phew!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 12:12 pm

Well, I took off the wiper motor and cut two of the elbow hoses that go to the heater core and now I have that out of the way, but there is still one more thing holding me back on this little project of mine.

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This bar. Is it a coolant line, or just a stress bar for lifting the engine since I noticed there are lift hooks attached to this bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 12:16 pm

I managed to get the rear spark plug wire off (closest to passenger side) and I noticed this metal cylinder came off.

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Is this for the plug grounding to the block?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 12:20 pm

I believe it is a heat shield.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 12:37 pm

That cylinder in your picture is a heat sheild. At one time there was one on each plug wire.

The bar you showed is structural, to support the alternator. It can be removed for engine/reaching work as long as you put it back! It's not a lifting point.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 12:41 pm

Excellent information. Thanks guys.

Do either of you know how the hell you take off the wiper arms in order to remove the windshield cowl? I fubar'd my cowl trying to get the wiper motor disconnected from the linkage.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 3:11 pm

I believe the wiper arms have a little hook underneath the arm, down by the main attachment stud. That hook pulls out towards the end of the arm (blade) and the arm lifts off the stud.

I never pulled the wiper motor off wink Just one of the arms once to correct the windshield installer's misplacement.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 3:31 pm

A bit of useful info then, if you ever have to swap the motor or whatever. The motor doesn't disconnect from the swivel. It looks like it can, it has a nut and everything. But the bolt end has a stamp pressing that prevents it from separating from the motor. The motor swivel must be disconnected from the linkage, and then removed as a whole unit, with the swivel piece attached.

I messed around with it for 20 minutes until I gave up and decided to separate the whole unit from the linkage.
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Was going to remove that alternator stabilizer bar but noticed it's pretty solidly connected to the alt so I took that all off for now. Also gives me a chance to inspect the pullies.

Hope to finish up the spark plugs this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 05, 2012 4:58 pm

Man, that's a big supercharger pulley! wink

Good work though..

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 05, 2012 5:07 pm

Karma wrote:
Man, that's a big supercharger pulley! wink

Good work though..

Thanks man. The real trick is putting it all back together. razz
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyMon Jan 14, 2013 12:10 pm

Got the back three plugs and wires changed this weekend. Cut the living **** out of my arm, on that damn alternator stabilizer from reaching down there, but it was so worth it.

Now I just need to put everything else back together.

Will try to take some pics of the rear plugs.
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I dropped one of the spark plugs on it's electrode tip and forgot that I did that and installed it. Haven't run it yet, but I'm taking that one out and replacing it with a fresh one just to be safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 16, 2013 8:47 pm

probably for the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Jan 22, 2013 5:41 pm

More progress, the engine is mostly reassembled. I just need to get another coolant hose for the heater core and to button up a few more things but it's mostly done.

Needed to change out this hose under the S/C. Looked like it was ready to bust.

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Pic of the new hose:

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To remove the old one easier, I moved this tensioner out of the way and pulled the hose straight outwards.

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Tensioner moved out the way.

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Installed:

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After I finished the spark plugs and wires, I started to take apart the coil pack to check out the plate.

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Had to hit some of the screws with some anti rust/lube. Some corrosion going on.

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Another view.

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More corrosion/buildup. Brushed it off with electronics cleaner and a wire brush that's safe for metal. Applied dielectric grease before reinstallation.

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Took apart and cleaned the throttle body.

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Comparison between old idle air control valve and the new one. Note the seal is in bad shape on the old one.

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Installed

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TB gasket, in case anyone needs the Part #.

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Mostly buttoned up:

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I)   Write-Up: Tune Up (Series I) - Page 2 EmptyTue Jan 22, 2013 5:57 pm

I have to redo a few vacuum lines, clean the MAF and reinstall that, clean the air intake and replace the filter, replace one of the two coolant hoses above the water pump, RTV the PCV cover, replace the wiper motor, and add new coolant/purge air from the system.

So, I'm pretty close. I'd get it done sooner if it weren't -2 outside. happy
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All done.

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Now it's time to diagnose this mysterious battery drainage issue. happy
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Weird, the write up on the first page seems to have disappeared.
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