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Old 05-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #106
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Changing the thermostat can't hurt. If it's getting hot standing still, your fan clutch is probably done. My experience with thermostats is always that they're stuck open and undercooling the car.

On the other hand, let the temp gauge get back to 3/4, and wack the dash and cluster with your hand to see if it jumps back to even. F-ing clusters like to jump around all the time.

Waterpump okay? Belt tight enough?
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Yeah, I vote fan clutch. They're almost all going bad by now with their age. A new one in my car took me from 3/4 to solid 1/2 steady.

And +1 on the bang the dash, but that's usually when it acts up quickly, like you're driving at 1/2 and it goes "BOING" to full red.
I think the fan clutch is okay. It does not spin freely if I try to spin it and there is resistance.

I think the waterpump was done fairly recently by the previous owner.

I tried banging on the dash but the temperature gauge didn't move. My old E30's temperature gauge bounced around all the time. When I hit the dash my fuel gauge did start working again, and then it stopped. I do know that I need gas though...

I did remove the auxiliary fan when I removed the condenser but I thought that it only turns on if the a/c is on? Am I wrong and could that be the problem?

I am going to check the belt today as well as replace the thermostat. I bought an 82 degree thermostat, o ring, and thermostat housing gasket. Then I'll bleed the coolant again.

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #107
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car sits nice!!

you're spending some quality time on your car and it's paying off!!

Keep it up and don't loose momentum!!
Thanks!!! I owe most of that stance to your springs!

The car is taking up a lot of my time and definitely keeping me busy but I love it. I WANT TO HAVE THE CAR READY BY TOMORROW!

Any luck selling the Touring?
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #108
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Thanks!!! I owe most of that stance to your springs!

The car is taking up a lot of my time and definitely keeping me busy but I love it. I WANT TO HAVE THE CAR READY BY TOMORROW!

Any luck selling the Touring?
I took it off the market as it's in transformation, as I sold the kit and wheels. I'm just wainting for my bumpers to get to my place to put it all back together, and then I'll see if I want to keep it or move it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:37 AM   #109
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My fan passed all the tests I could throw at it, ie, it spun, but not too freely, and cut up newspaper if you stuck it in while running but replacing the clutch with a new one made all the difference. I think the tolerance for the viscous clutch is hard to casually measure.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:32 PM   #110
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Drove the car a little today to go get a temporary permit. Took a quick picture of it on the driveway.



To get a temporary permit you need to register the car first. Ownership, proof of insurance, pay the taxes, 20 year old car so it needs an appraisal... Problem is that I had no idea about the last one.

Instead of going by the blue book value of the car, it is now mandatory to get an appraisal for tax purposes. I made it very clear that I only had liability for insurance and that my car was not a restored classic or anything like that. Why the hell do I need an appraisal?

What pisses me off (aside from the extra expense) is that if I knew I would've appraised it before I did all the work to it!
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:36 PM   #111
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Call a car dealership. It's like 60$ to get one done. The MTO wanted one for mine, called an appraiser and paid him 60$ and he asked how much I paid (Said $500) so he wrote $500. Paid my $45 in taxes for the car.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:51 AM   #112
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It's like 60$ to get one done. The MTO wanted one for mine, called an appraiser and paid him 60$ and he asked how much I paid (Said $500) so he wrote $500. Paid my $45 in taxes for the car.
If that's the case then I'm fine.

Probably the only time I'll be hoping that my car is worthless...
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #113
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Since the Schwarz was finally going to be on the road (or so I thought, more on that later) I thought I would try and make it look a little better.

Gave it a wash and installed an iS lip that I got off of Rudy a while ago. Thanks again Rudy!



Looks much better but it wouldn't be complete without...



Zip ties!

So everything was good until I went to get an e-test



An EPIC FAIL if there ever was one! Can anyone shed some light on how a car can fail this badly?
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #114
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Bad cats.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #115
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Bad cats.
So you think that's the most likely thing that could cause these kinds of numbers?
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #116
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I do. You can try running Seafoam and see if it gets the numbers to a lower threshold though, worth the $14 for a can and a retest fee.

I'm dreading doing my car this year.
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You can try running Seafoam
That was with Seafoam
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Oh SNAP. :O
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:47 PM   #119
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Oh SNAP. :O
Indeed.

But the car's on the road now (with plates) and has been great so far. Drove it up to Mosport last Sunday without any issues... Well no issues aside from the long list of issues that I already know about.

Next on the to do list will be installing shadowline trim and possibly a shadowline grille.

Maybe if I am bored I will clean up this mess...

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Old 06-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #120
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^^And the answer is "yes", he drove it to Mosport without a shiftknob, and a long list of other problems, and pretty much won the Ghetto Rig award for the season. All he needed was vice grips for a steering wheel!

Although Red Rocket was there on 5 cylinders, and a bad fuel pump relay which of course failed at the end of the day on Sunday, haha!

Oh, and Gleb was there is some sort of 4 doored e30... must have been something wrong with it cause the mirrors were scraping when he would go around corners.
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