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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Linda » Fri May 11, 2018 4:41 pm

I got rid of the cable and plates because it is easy for them to bang the paint if unsecured, as when you are putting down the top. Don't want that on your nice new paint, Lorna....
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm

This qualifies as a stupid question... for this thread anyways...There was a thread not too long ago about someone in NorCal (I believe) he was looking for 4.11s and I asked if he could build a diff for me and he said he could. I forgot to save the info and Im hoping to do that now, but I cant find the thread or his info.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by theunz » Fri May 11, 2018 10:13 pm

Click on your screen name and then "search user's posts", all of your posts and replies will show up. Perhaps you will recognizes the thread.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Sat May 12, 2018 12:30 am

I tried that, I’ll look again.

What happens if it’s one of those threads that goes away after a week. I’m pretty sure the thread was in WTB Limited slip diffs or something
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Nissanman » Sat May 12, 2018 1:02 am

Yes, they expire and disappear into the tray underneath the server, never to be seen again ;)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by cktrap » Sat May 12, 2018 8:36 am

Nissanman wrote:
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Yes, they expire and disappear into the tray underneath the server, never to be seen again ;)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by GeoffM » Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 am

What should I be looking at as a root cause of the following:

The overflow is completely full and I had to add approx 2 litres of coolant to the thermostat tower.

I reckon there was too much air in the rad for the system to create enough vacuum to pull the coolant from the overflow and back into the rad. This happens over time and I have no obvious leaks.

I know that you can get a vacuum leak even without the system leaking under operating pressure so should I start with simply making sure all connections are tight or is there possibly something else going on?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Sat May 12, 2018 10:40 am

sure sounds like a head gasket leak to me, especially if you had to add that much coolant.

There's a gizmo you can use for testing if there is gas in the coolant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2f5qEhaFdk
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Linda » Sat May 12, 2018 11:09 am

I would check the heater for a blow out. You can bypass it if it is leaking.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Ralph » Sat May 12, 2018 5:06 pm

Working mobile right now so having trouble searching for an answer

Pretty sure I am missing a middle part or two to finish the install of the sun visors. Hopefully the pictures load and make sense
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by GeoffM » Sat May 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Thanks Linda and Pete.
I thought about both those things but I don’t have a leak in the passenger footwell nor do I have any other symptoms of a failed head gasket....I should investigate those further though.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Sat May 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Sorry Geoff - what you are describing is typical of a head gasket leak - really suggest checking gas in coolant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2f5qEhaFdk
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by bobd » Sun May 13, 2018 5:56 am

The cap on my expansion tank was not sealing and it would blow coolant out the tank overflow.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Ralph » Sun May 13, 2018 9:04 am

Ralph wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Working mobile right now so having trouble searching for an answer

Pretty sure I am missing a middle part or two to finish the install of the sun visors. Hopefully the pictures load and make sense
Now that I'm in front of the "big" computer, & not on the mobile device, maybe this will work .. Here are the photos of what I've got.
Newly recovered sun visors.jpg
Missing sun visor part - mirror.jpg
I'll search around the site now & try to figure out the missing piece...there must be a clip or tube that goes from above and behind the mirror and fits into the sun visor.
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