Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Now that I have time to think about the head gasket replacement, I’m glad that I did the repair rather than having a shop do it. I did a lot of while I’m here replacement stuff as follows: All vacuum lines I could find, cleaned upper & lower intake tubes out. Replaced water pump, thermostat, all belts & heater hoses, drivers idler pulley, fuel filter, plugs, wires, cap rotor, rubber intake tube & several other things I can’t remember right now. These items would of not been replaced on a shop HG repair. I also feel much more solid with it now because I now know how everything works & had my hands on it. This thing is ready for another 100K!
There are several things I wanted to better or more of like a complete head job rather a quick & dirty head job… meaning I didn’t check all the valves angels or guides or valve clearance’s… I simply didn’t have time or money. I did lap the exhaust valves though.
I did make some modifications since I was there. The biggest change was I rerouted the wire loom behind the intake so I could completely remove the lower intake to clean it. I did a rap around the brake booster PHH bypass & also remounted the VSV in an easier place rather underneath the upper intake.
So, back to my trailer hitch mod & getting the old race trailer ready for service.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Well, the LX is running as I type. It started right up. Oh what a feeling... I'm pretty pumped!!
It holding temp & oil preasure... it's all good. I just need to get the hood on & that's it. Freaking AWESOME!!!
Man it's good to have this season of life behind me. I didn't enjoy it one bit, but the positive side is I feel real solid with it now. This thing is ready for another 100K.
My phone is having problems with pictures so Iwill post some up later.
Thanks all for the replies of congrats...
Hopefully very soon you will see some real camping & wheelin pictures...
Having fun with the LX & I'm out...