Congratulations, that's further than it is to the moon. Quite an achievement.
I stopped using a set of MoMo’s because of that. I thought I would have an easier time finding a suitable replacement for that collar. That project has been shelved for a while.Not much happening so I thought I would try to hunt down some new or used center caps for my MoMo wheels. I believe they are the Quasar model. The cap is held on by a partitioned, plastic retention "collar" and that has a metal clip within to exert pressure on the inside of the wheel cavity. The plastic becomes brittle and caps risk falling off so I had removed all 4 for the time being. So, what I am able to find seems to float from $90-$135 (cdn) and up. Multiply that x 4 and you get 4 "no ways". The wheel has a non-threaded hole that looks to be about the right size for a retention bolt so I may thread that, insert a hex-bolt in place of one of the existing hex bolts to keep it in place., provided things line up or I may have to carefully drill a new hole into the cap to line up with the one in the wheel.
That is a new one on me, "a new cigarette seal for the drive shaft" Do you really mean new cigarette seal for engine rear main bearing ?I will be picking up my LS from my mechanic on Saturday after some much needed repairs. Quite a bit of work was done including:
My mechanic has done a great job on this set of repairs but he is ready to send it back to me. I told him this should take care of any maintenance needs I have for the rest of the summer.
- a new cigarette seal for the drive shaft, plus a new oil pan gasket;
- new oil cooler hoses;
- a new crank case breather hose junction (the one behind the intake manifold);
- flushed out the power steering fluid and replaced with some fluid that had an additive to help stop the leak at the seals. The rack was rebuilt 3 years ago so this leak has been kind of disappointing;
- topped off the AC system so it is ready for summer;
- replaced a broken seat frame adjustment gear (not the motor, that is fine);
- two new power window switches so that I can now open and close all four windows from the driver's seat; and,
- after the initial shake down drive, it started running rough. Turned out it needed 3 new coil packs at the rear bank.
He also told me that they found a nut within the oil sludge in the oil pan. It had come off the oil pump and I have been very lucky that the pump had not shifted. He thinks this was not put on tight enough at the factory because it still had the original oil pan seal. Hopefully I will have some time to wash and wax it this weekend because it is going into storage until our shelter in place order for Dallas County is lifted. And it will be wonderful to have no more oil or fluid leaks for this car.