Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano
The engine starts up easily and runs fine.. well except that the cover on the airbox had come off so that surely screws up the air/fuel mixture.
It probably wouldn't screw it up that much - but it would admit unfiltered air into the carbs, which isn't good.
I can reverse and all 5 gears engage. I am having some difficulty engaging second gear smoothly (without some gear grinding noise).
Redline, or other brands of synthetic oil may improve this. Search the BB for recommendations.
- Braking was.. well far worse than my 4Runner.
Your mechanic may find a stuck caliper or non-functioning booster. Do the brakes pull to one side?
- Rear right coil spring is broken. The two pieces of coil sit on top of each other so this clearly needs fixing.
That's odd - does the RR corner sit low? Are you sure it isn't just a piece of tubing around the lower 2-3 coils on the spring? If the spring is truly broken, the car wouldn't be driveable.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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