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    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

    Well it's home and the fun begins tomorrow! I will try and take a lot of pictures of the progress.
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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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    47rh

    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...
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    Pontiac TH350

    No longer needed, I solved the problem with the ST300...stuck modulator valve in the valve body.
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    Pontiac TH350

    Does anyone have a turbo 350 for a Pontiac? Never hurts to ask.
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    Interior cleaning time

    I did the headline today and the window cleaner and towel worked great!
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    Interior cleaning time

    Ok clean freaks and detailing gurus, what is a good cleaner to use on a very dirty interior. Leather vinyl and plastic...it has it all. Might as well toss in some surface mold while I'm at it. I await kind words of wisdom.
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    Pontiac TH350

    Have one of those already, it keeps losing high gear after sitting all winter. It seems if it's not driven the converter will drain back into the pan and cause a extremely over filled trans when staring in the spring causing aeration of the fluid and seals to not be very happy. I went through the transmission last spring all new seals steals and clutches and it ran perfect all summer This last winter the car was started every two to three weeks and ran until warm and after I put the engine back in it and started it for the first time there was a puddle of severely aerated ATF on the ground and no high gear.
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    Interior cleaning time

    Now your asking alot!
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    Interior cleaning time

    I will try that, just happen to have some.
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    OEM VW wheels with tires for sale

    That's a real good price for a set of long beaches.
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    Project EOS

    Almost ready to put back in....
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