Yeah, I've been wanting to get up under my car for a while now, too. But the last like 2 weeks has either been snow or rain...The stuff i want to do is more out of boredom than necessity but still.
Except the heater; I do need to get that working. Wouldn't surprise me if it started getting into the sub-zero temps in the next couple weeks.
Took a try at porting a 2 stroke cylinder, not bad except that I still have to sand it smooth. I only did the intake and exhaust entry ports, I didn't know enough to attempt to port the ports leading to the block.
Those 2 strokes are funky engines, really neat how they work. The one I did was for a snowmobile and I ended up breaking a couple of things on my first try but that's the purpose of mechanics, to help you learn from your mistakes. If I can get it together then I'll attempt to start it but someone took the fuel pump so it won't be a long run.
Shit, is this how you change spark plugs?
Wow man so easy to change Cylinder Head on your car
It took me about 30 minutes to yank it off. It'll take me another hour to clean everything up and put the new gasket in, get it tightened down. But right now I'm taking a break to make some chili and drink some Mountain Dew.
Way easier than mine, I had to take more than half my damn engine off to get the head itself off
I mean come on we're half way through december and the 3-4in of snow we had is all gone now.
Also no snow forecasted until the 26th, i'm dreaming of a brown christmas man
Well, I'm home now, after having to come here twice to dig through my tools and get my new head bolts, about an hour ago I got the head back on, and torqued down, and for the last hour I've been tearing into it again. It's got a cracked sleeve.
Soooo.... I don't know what I'm going to do with it now. I'll probably piece me another engine together and drop in it. But for now I'm going to put it out in the pasture with my parts Civic and run the CRX I guess.
How does an engine crack a sleeve?
It gets too cold, and tries to pull it down super fast causing a tear in the fabric.
The other way is to not run antifreeze in an engine and allow it to freeze -- This can cause many things, like cracking the block, sleeves, head, lifting the head/stretching the head bolts, and pushing out freeze plugs. I hadn't drove my Civic in a while and when I started driving it again I didn't winterize it. When it froze it both lifted the head and stretched the two center head bolts and broke the edge of my 1st and 4th cylinders (pitting along the edges, which was actually small chunks of cylinder sleeve that had been broken off)
That pretty much sums it up.
Oh cool hey there CEL #3. I'm sure my MAP is fine though, thank you.
Either that or the stock MAP can't handle the 8PSI it was rumored to be able to handle (people have taken these to 16PSI and beyond apparently).
Layed under my truck and pretended to know what I was doing, Got covered in oil, then nearly rolled my buddy's suv about an hour ago in the woods.
You and that CRV
Was it that CRV?
Twas a cute green honda yes
We attempted to go over a dirt hill
We slide sideways some
We could not back up
We then kinda drifted across a hill around this big ass puddle
It appears Justin isn't too fond of Conk. :/
Anyways, today I finally stopped puking my guts out so I'm going to take a shower and then go see what's happening at my shop.
I just don't like the way he seems to be treating various vehicles. Always talking about taking these cars offroad that shouldn't be offroad, talking about mudding with them, almost rolling them, treating them like shit in general. They aren't my cars so what the hell ever it just doesn't sit right with me i guess.
My friend's CRV shocks went just from carrying a drum kit to gigs multiple times a week on normal roads. I can't imagine taking one off-roading without some after-market suspension upgrades D:
and speaking of said ford
these bolts do not want to come out since they are rusted to the nuts and or cannot pass through the nuts due to rust build up.
so we gonna sawzaw some shit, attempting to get the fenders and the grille off today
Dat penetrating oil
A guy at work is gonna give me a starter off a block he's got, hopefully he'll have it on monday.
Cleaned and put anti fog on my windows today, and that's about it. Had to get all the glue from the tint on my windows off after I peeled it off.
Ugh, this '90-91 bumper and Sedan hood bug the shit out of me. I hate them.
I need to just get a bigger FMIC, redo all my piping and get an '88-89 front bumper that doesn't have those psuedo-vents in the sides.
Might be trading my gold 521's for some matte black Konigs.
Realized I broke the plastic nipple off my BVSV valve
I almost have the whole engine hooked up again too
Changed out the water pump on my moms mini van since it leaked water.
Damn fucker burnt the shit out of me when I knocked it off.
would anyone be interested in a set of 1969 rally wheels from my camaro?
that awkward moment when you realize that your car is metric and you forgot to buy metric bolts and now have an assload of useless bolts
Oh, sweet. Same set I'm running on my '64 El Camino.
So, it turns out that moisture getting in through the third brake light is a common problem on ford rangers. I put some silicon adhesive around where the gasket started to fail. hopefully that will hold until spring.
Went to back up at the store about 15 minutes ago
Almost lost my trailing arm out from the right rear. Shit.
So I limped it to my shop a block down the road and then fixed it.
Finished up my all-too-long lasting first DIY head gasket job. Car's running like a boss now.
Car's working and stopped loosing fluids, so I think the air's finally been worked out of all the lines.
Started building a snow plow for my little atv, will deliver pics when it's done-