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Category: General
Posted by: Derek
Well, after a nice and restful vacation I am back. I have the following parts sitting around waiting to be installed:

- Belts & Bearings
- Spark Plugs
- Plug Wires
- LED Lights

Hope to get to all of these in the next week.
Category: General
Posted by: Derek
Here is the old list, and what has been done:

1. Fix the "high idle"
2. Replace the tires
3. Bleed the brakes
4. Fix the passenger door strut
5. Fix the bonnet struts
6. Replace belts - no biggie, just need to get it done.
7. Engine light
8. Interior lights - haven't toyed with this yet.
9. Grease steering wheel
10. Recharge A/C

Here is my new list:

1. MOST IMPORTANT! Replace the front caliper - should be in any day now. Coming pre-loaded with pads, need to have the rotor turned down, and flush the brake system out (as it looked kinda gunky when I was in there at the Tech session).

2. Replace the belts and bearings - was told to redo the bearings when putting new belts on while at the Tech session.

3. Engine tune-up kit - includes new spark plugs, distributor cap, & wires to get the car running all nice.

4. Pivot bolt replacement - seems like this breaking could be a bad thing, and its only $10 to fix. Do not want to be driving and lose the ability to shift.

5. Tie rod replacement - The rubber padding thing on mine have completely cracked and decayed. Need to order some new ones and get them on.

6. Clean the stainless - need to order a blending pad and some cleaner.

7. Fix interior dome light - have to figure out what is shorting the dome light out and causing it not to work with the doors open.

8. LEDs in the car - want to replace the door lights with LEDs, as well as the center console, and dome lights. Less power, and I like the bluish look.

9. Repaint the louvers - they are looking faded, need to take off and repaint.

10. Louver reinforcement - I have found a small crack in the louver support, so would like to get Rob Gradys reinforcement kit.
Category: General
Posted by: Derek
After 2 days of running the car without an issue, on trips to and from work, about a hour and a half a day, I have hit a roadblock. The air condtioning smells like somebody is frying ass in my vents. It is awful.

I am going to assume that the cold air and water has awaken some mold on the evaporator, and plan on cleaning it out ASAP. Cause now, in this heat, I cannot drive without A/C, and I can't drive with the stench or I think I will suffocate in the car.

Aug 02, 2005: Updated "To Do" list

Category: General
Posted by: Derek
1. Fix the "high idle" - still have no idea. It is not ... the microswitch.

2. Replace the tires

3. Bleed the brakes

4. Fix the passenger door strut

5. Fix the bonnet struts

6. Replace belts - no biggie, just need to get it done.

7. Engine light - its the compartment that contains the light that has a faulty ground. Need to order a new part.

8. Interior lights - haven't toyed with this yet.

9. Grease steering wheel - talked to someone on Tamirs Forums and they gave me the product to purchase and use to fix this.

10. Recharge A/C - any day now.