Zenit wrote:Well i got most of the vacuum lines replaced. The stuff that remains is the tube that connects the thermal valve to the intake (cracked) and the stuff under the ITEC module (lines that go from throttle body). Is the intake-thermal valve hose some special part? One side is bigger than the other and I cannot get any regular hose sizes to fit. Any tricks there?
As for transmission - the gearbox part was bone dry when I drained the oil (bunch of black sludge came out), so that explains the bearing noise. Will have to have the extra one put in by the local mechanic (expensive job). For some reason the transfer case was overfilled - when I pulled the fill plug, a whole lot of oil came out. Does this mean that somebody messed up the oil change last time, or some internal seal is broken and the oil is forced from gearbox to transfer case? Regardless, will probably need new transmission.
I also replaced the valve cover and found that the previous owner overtorqued the hell out of it - the grommes that go around the bolts were completely crushed and I discovered a crack around one of them when I was cleaning it from the oil buildup. Going to have to find a new cover now.
Zenit wrote:The shop quoted me 600 to do the tranny swap, clutch, flywheel and rear main seal if I provide the parts. I think that it's worth it just to get those things out of the way. I am concerned with my safety working on something this heavy by myself with no training so might as well have them do it.
Why are fuel hoses cannot be substituted for vacuum hoses? Aren't both designed to hold pressure?
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