[V8] Stick a fork in the V8 I am done ;-)

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Aug 5 09:14:05 PDT 2008

Well - you had to go and complicate a good plan!!

I do understand though - I have a spare car just for this problem.   
My theory is that two old cars is still cheaper than one new one.
So far, that math has worked out OK.  As car ownership moves to a  
privilege for the Bill Oreilly class (he claims to be in the upper 1%  
income level) I may have to rethink that though.
Our "conservative" Idaho state government is now toying with an  
increase in registration fees to cover the fact that they have  
neglected all public infrastructure, and highways/bridges in  
particular ever since they came to total control here about 25 years  


On Aug 5, 2008, at 5:38 AM, Greg Furstenwerth wrote:

> Dave there is slight problem... I am trying to get this done and  
> the V8
> is my only vehicle... I would otherwise rebuild the hoses and so  
> forth..
> I am working on getting another car.. Once I got that done I can be a
> bit more flexible with my repairs :)
> Dave Saad wrote:
>> If I was me (and I am), I would remove the pump from the car, and fix
>> or have it fixed right the first time.  It is not that hard to get
>> the pump off the motor, and in the long run you save time.  As I
>> recall, you need to remove anything that is in your way - like the
>> oil tank, heat shield, air snorkel, or whatever.  I always find it is
>> easier to get things out of my way than to fight it.  While you are
>> in this far, if you were me, you would seriously consider removing
>> all the power steering hoses and sending them to Spokane Hose for
>> rebuild. For me this meant removing the ignition coils, and whatever
>> else was in the way.  Now with such easy access to the steering rack,
>> I would also remove it and replace the boot that is almost certainly
>> torn and allowing dirt to accumulate and causing the shafts/seals to
>> fail.  Once done with this rather painful procedure, I would install
>> an inline oil filter in the rack return line and then keep my fingers
>> crossed that when they finally tow grandpas old antique Audi with the
>> funny gasoline burning motor in it to the boneyard, it will not be
>> leaking any hydraulic oil.  Refill the system with Chevron RYKON 32
>> oil, and flush the system a few times in the first year after you do
>> all of this work - you will have 5 gallons of oil to use up anyway.
>> Eventually, the oil will run clear.  I did not take my own advice and
>> ended up doing this in about three steps.  We know for certain that
>> the hoses and pump are going to start leaking, and the rack boot is
>> going to tear.  May as well just face it and do the repair once.
>> Depending on what you do to the pump, this whole thing should cost
>> less than $300 (and a lot of time).
>> Dave
>> On Aug 4, 2008, at 10:46 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
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