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Re: Full disclosure
Posted by Frak [Email] (#1515) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Frak) on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:59:28

In Reply to: Re: Power steering rack, Head Gasket; 100,000 mile check-in!, Landjet [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:05:06
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Truth be told I think I set the rack up for failure when I replaced the failed shift coupling 27,000 miles ago.

I thought to myself, while laying on my back in the dirt, why would someone wrap a zip tie around the steering rack for no reason? So I cut it off! It actually holds the tube in place that allows over-flow PS fluid to pass to the other side thus preventing a boot blow out. When the over flow/pressure tube popped out of the boot hole my boots blew off and acquired a whole lotta of New England dirt road in the process.

Lesson learned; trust the manufacturer.

I also think I killed my head gasket. Although, it was 16 years old and in a weaken state. I had recent ignition woes and set timing by ear after a distributor swap cause I'm that good. Took a few runs to get it perfect and in the process set my hand down on the APC solenoid and broke the intake pressure line nipple (C?) from the turbo. At least it wasn't the distributor connector again! I drove it a hundred miles or so with friggin' spectacular boost waiting on a replacement APC and wouldn't ya know it ... head gasket blows out! So, I'm thinking early detonation over-pressurized the cylinder? The day before the head gasket blew I had my ear confirmed; 16* BTDC.

Lesson learned; Nowhere to set hand. Period.

I used a gallon of coolant to drive another hundred miles. Straight shot. Doesn't over heat. Runs great in fact! I stopped every 30 miles or so and top up the over flow. I have to drive it one more time a hundred miles to the gravel lot I'll be getting to know over winter break.

Ordered a head, resurfaced, pressure tested and to be delivered for $300. I figure since mine was milled once already tolerance may be out. I'll be back on Americas highways and byways all the sooner while I have mine looked at and "maybe" have a spare.





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