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Re: WTB: 5kcstq goodies (and news)
"Doyt W. Echelberger" <Doyt@nwonline.net> wrote:
> >To: email@example.com
> >>My near future plans are to get the a/c cold, tint the windows, and
> >>condition the leather. I had the tires balances before I came back,
> >>and that took care of a shimmy it had at cruising speed. I think it
> >>could use an alignment, so I'm looking into putting some springs
> >>on it first. Gotta justify the $250-300, so's not to waste the $50+
> >>on the alignment.
> >...........................mine needed lots more at that mileage, to hold
The suspension seems solid enough. The car really isn't in that
bad of a shape. I will learn more of course as I go.
> > I'm most
> >>urgently concerned with how to diagnose a seized a/c compressor
> >>clutch (will the one from my '85 4ksq work?),
> >............................I don't think so. And if it did it would be
> even older and maybe worse. I'd rank the A/C as a secondary priority right
> now. You need to look for leaks and be sure it will hold Freon before
> putting in a compressor. See a specialist for a diagnosis.
You mean the compressor clutch is a low priority in the
troubleshooting of the a/c system? Or, do you mean the a/c
system is a low priority in the troubleshooting of the car's
roadworthiness in general? I'm asking because here in Arizona,
a/c is more imporant than in some other areas.
If a/c is a second priority in the grander scheme of things, what is
the first priority? The bomb? Please advise.
> >ideas on the brake pulsing/warning lights, >
> >...............................It probably has a failing 'bomb'
> and maybe master cylinder, and the pulsing may be warped rotors. > >
> and what are the recommended sporty springs
> >............................Before sporterizing the springs, you are
> probably gonna need shocks and some expensive suspension work, and maybe
> even wheel bearings and brakes just to get it to stop right and hold
> alignment. At that age (miles) it will soon need front ball joints (very
> costly, whole units) and rear trapezoidal arm bushings, and rear transverse
> control arm replacement. And a few new tie rods. You are looking at a
> thousand dollars right there. Then, when the suspension is tight, think
> about sporty springs if you have any money left. And it may need a turbo
> after-run coolant pump and a new timing belt and water pump. And lots of
> rubber hoses and maybe new tires. Identify the big things first before
> sporterizing anything, and work the sporterizing into your maintenance of
> necessary stock stuff.
Of course, I maybe be trying to convince myself, but the
suspension isn't bad at all. Or, at least it doesn't exhibit any very
bad behavior. Time will tell. I will not be driving the car very much
at all until the a/c is fixed, while I have a choice.
> >..........................Best advice I can offer is to (If you haven't
> already done it) FIRST check out Scott Mockry's web page at
Great site. It finally has relevance to me!