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post #9991 of 14258 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 11:19 AM
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Replacing the clutch hydraulics on the 69 Spider in preparation for a New Year's tour. I've replaced the slave a few times but as far as I know the clutch master is original.
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About to go out to the shop, pull the plenum and change the rear plugs on the LS.


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I pulled the passenger wheel and fender liner to inspect the idler pulley for a chirp I heard last week. All seems fine. The fender liner had some fresh looking rub marks. That's my guess right now for the noise source.

If I were intelligent, I would have started the car before, during, and after. I neglected the before, and charged right in.

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post #9994 of 14258 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 05:01 PM
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This is not my picture as so far we only have off the cam/valve cover. Some major dis-assembly to follow to get front cover and oil pan off if we have to change oil pump chain and guides.
Are those guides some sort of plastic? If so, they don't look like they would last long. It seems an odd choice of material for something critical like that. It reminds me of the old fibre cam gears they had on the Holden straight sixes way back.

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Hard to imagine a chain could jump teeth on both cams. Looks like the sprocket hubs have some sort of VVT mechanism, sure it's not that?

My attempt at a wild guess on something I know absolutely nothing about

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Hard to imagine a chain could jump teeth on both cams. Looks like the sprocket hubs have some sort of VVT mechanism, sure it's not that?

My attempt at a wild guess on something I know absolutely nothing about
I know nothing much either about these engines yet/still but learning. And I watched with my very own eyes, the chain go slack between the pulleys and the intake cam or possibly just the intake VVT pulley spin clockwise on me as I rotated engine CW with wrench on crank pulley bolt head.

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OBTW let me tell you all about how glad I was not driving my 5-speed S yesterday.

It took us 5.5 hours to go 180 miles from DC to VB yesterday. I-95 was stop go from DC to Fredricksburg.

We made it back to pick up Doxie Buster 13 minutes before 9 pm closing time at the Pet Smart "hotel".

The two month "free" XMsirius radio offer I got yesterday morning came in handy trying to keep our sanity.

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Old plug, new plug. 24v V6


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Timing belt? Have you had this engine running?

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Timing belt? Have you had this engine running?


Yes. Ran like a top. Hard to start.

I'll be back in here to change the tbelt in the next couple of months. I don't have the parts and tools at hand this weekend.



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After all you've done, don't get in a rush now. Got a whole new year ahead.
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I really recommend the NGK Iridium plugs, the BKR6EIX. They last much longer, and with an occasional use of FI cleaner such as Techron, car starts easily with them. You don't have to remove the plenum as often to clean/replace them. My LS has had a set of them for many thousands of miles, with no required maintenance because of engine missing or hard starting.

FYI, I bought mine from eBay for ~ $6 each, sans tax/shipping.
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Working on rear brakes on the red 164S today. Seems the 8mm screw holding the parking brake spring in place backed out. OK fixed it, but need new shoes. I know I have several sets in my stash. Well, you can never have toany spares...I have 4 1/2 complete sets (both sides) of fronts, but no rears
I put it back together with the old pretty worn shoes and ordered 2 sets of rears.
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