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About livingez_123

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    So... What's Next?
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  1. livingez_123

    Shop day for the Denali

    So I've had a check engine light on for 2 years now for a bad knock sensor. Today was it's turn in the shop. I had to pull the intake to get to them so I pulled the valley cover also. There is a TSB out for a knock sensor failure due to water infiltration. So I pulled the rubber plug in the valley cover and found my rear sensor under water. So after a quick clean up and new gaskets for the valley, intake and valve covers it's all back together again. I must say that the valve covers and top of the valve train looked as clean as anything I have seen. No sludge build up or varnishing any where...I must be doing something right with regular maintenance.
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    Dually hub cap for an 06

    Dang plastic clips, they get hot...soft...and goodbye.
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    Camping and some work.

    That Purple Rhody is beautiful. I believe it's called a Purple Splender or something like that.
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    What tires do you like?

    I have put a lot miles on Cooper Tires, they have a good selection of hwy and traction tread designs, I also Ran 2 sets of the stock Firestones on the 3rd gen, ran them both to about 70k miles.
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    Project EOS

    I'm thinking a river flood zone or a flash flood.
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    Project EOS

    Texas...that in itself explains a lot. From my forensic investigation I have determined that it must have been parked at a angle and the trunk had been partially submerged. The good thing is that there is no sign of any water or mud debris in any other area.
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    Project EOS

    With the weather getting better I thought I would start digging into power top on the EOS. I started at the most obvious item...the hydraulic pump motor. I could tell I has been sitting in water at some point so I pulled the motor off of the pump and opened it up and found it full of water and MUD! It was seized up. I tried to clean it up and got it spinning but the electronics are probably fried so it's time to find a good one. On a positive side the hydraulic pump turns freely. I also found the control module for the top and it had a bunch of corroded terminals so its functionality is in question.
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    How to post a video?

    Thanks Russ.
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    How to post a video?

    I tried attaching it like a picture but then it wouldn't play. What are the steps needed to do this?.
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    04 dual mass on its way out...

    Before Austin bought his Beetle from Philip I put in a single mass conversion from German Cascade, it holds the stage 1 tune well.
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    Wheel bearing?

    They really are easy to do. If I would have known this a day earlier I could have sent my extra set of knuckles up your way with new bearings already in them. I had a friend driving up to MT for an auction.
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    Wheel bearing?

    I always buy a bearing and hub kit, press on the old and press in the new. You can even do it on the car but just removing the axle and using a ball joint tool. Anytime I do struts I also suggest doing the bearings it's super easy when it's all apart.
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    My 4500 must have been special, it never had the nut back off...now that dang C clip is another story.
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    Project EOS

    Project after the VW, 68 Firebird convertible, engine reseal and minor detail
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    Project EOS

    All back together and ready for a spring and summer of cruising...