While I'm in there

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Sat Oct 15 12:54:59 EDT 2005

On Oct 12, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Brandon Rogers wrote:

> At the risk of being accused of having a fat wallet.....
> I'll be replacing the radiator in my urquattro w/ 3B motor in the  
> next week or two.  Anything else I should pay attention to while  
> I'm in there?  The breather hoses are likely original...

How many miles?  If more than 100k since the hose was last changed,  
I'm amazed the hose is still intact and not a soggy, collapsed mess...

> I'm thinking _maybe_ the FPR is out of whack - when I come to stop  
> I can usually smell a waft of rich exhaust, even when the motor is  
> hot....

Uh- rich exhaust, or gas?  Double check all the hoses around the  
FPR.  The short one from the regulator to the fuel rail DOES fail!(BTDT)

Now might be a great time to replace the bearings in the fan motor.   
McMaster sells lovely double-sealed bearings that are more than  
suitable for the job (at least, I think it is "double sealed" that  
you want- I forget.)  $20-30 gets you a pair of more-than-high-enough- 
grade bearings that'll handle anything the motor can generate and  
more :-)

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