Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Post Falls, Idaho
From my previous post I changed out the front crank seal. Pulley looked good. I think I put in the wrong seal I had on the shelf. I don't know what other alfa seal would be close but off? I obtained another seal from Centerline and it went in easier and does not leak.
As The car is laid up for the winter I decided to rebuild the front & rear suspensions. When I moved the car around previously I notice the front wheels had play in various places. Upon inspection most of the bushings, ball joints, & tie rod ends were worn. I cleaned, media blasted, & painted parts I reused and changed every bushing, ball joint, upper control arms (adjustable type), & tie rod end in the suspension.
The car runs rich and the pump gap does not change from cold to hot. I previously measured the TA both cold and hot and it is within spec. I would not expect the TA to exert much force when extending when hot. Is it possible the "plunger" that the TA pushes on is frozen? I have not heard of this happening but I'm starting to wonder.
Last edited by Delllta; 03-11-2019 at 06:07 PM.