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I have owner my 89 SE for about 60 days - 30,000miles on the clock.

To date (first 1000miles) - I have completed:

- oil change (K&N, Mobil1 15W50)

- brake pads (Porterfields)

- flush brake fluid (vavoline full synth)

- air filter (K&N)

- fuel filter

- spark plugs

- recharged the AC

- coolant flush / new blanking cap & chagecooler cap

- engine bay hoses (JAE 6 hose kit)

- Timing belt (Dayco 95249)

- AC belt, Vacuum pump/water pump belt, Alternator belt

- trannie oil change (TAF-X)

- flush clutch fluid (vavoline full synth)

- misisng badges, weather stripping, ....

Besides the mods I have done (dump valve, alarm, front blip, ..trim) what else to you suggest I do as part of the 'catch up on maintenance'?

I going to start on the suspension - cleaning up the chassis, looking at the bushings, shocks, spring, ....

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Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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replace the charge cooler pump impellor!

try the one from PUK

out of curiosity, how did you get access to replace the hose

under the intake manifold?

I just got the JAE kit and that one is a booger!

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I have a electric pump swap to go in - waiting on the next oil change since I have to remove the oil filter...

that hose one is not too bad - force the hidden end on first, just push hard, and then add the clamps (laying on the motor using a mirror against the firewall to see back under the intake). Once one end is on - you have to 'bend' the hose to clear and then fit it onto the visible water pump end... I ran a thin layer of dish soap around the hose end.

The hard one was the water pump inlet to lower chasis rad tube... you have to get your hand up onto the hose from underneath and pull it HARD onto the water pump inlet... it took me an hour... You have to make sure it is on all the way and that the cam gear does not rub it...

The JAE hoses are nice - all just a 'bit' tight - so you really have to 'love' the work cause it took me all day from the start of the draining to the refilling....

I swapped all the belts (including timing belt) since I had the hoses off anyway....

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I cant get to the clamp (under the intake manifold) to get the old one off!

what diabolical design is this?!

seriously, is there a trick or technique?

as for your maintenance, Freescan would show if something not obvious is amiss and you can tackle those...

proper wastegate adjustment is always a good idea as the springs get weak over time

or replace wastegate

maybe swap the cam gears (104 MOP mod) while belt is off (if possible in situ)

you have probably seen Dermot's page; if you are looking for things to do, I think he has listed them all...

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ohare/index.htm

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I cant get to the clamp (under the intake manifold) to get the old one off!

what diabolical design is this?!

seriously, is there a trick or technique?

What I did -

- lay on top of the engine looking at a mirror against the firewall - to see back at the hose under the intake

- my clamp was on top of the hose with the screw pointing to the passenger side. I got to it using a socket with very long extension and a u-joint - from the passenger side up under the intake manifold.

Thanx for the link

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Lou Senko

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Rens,

IMHO Teflon bushes are way too hard. These are stiff like concrete and will transmit too much vibration into your chassis.

If you like to do something good for your car and your teeth, please dont take Teflon.

IMHO, a very good and durable choice are SOFT Polyurethan bushings.

Cheers

Marcus

www.PUKesprit.de

replace the bushings by teflon ones

this will mak a difference

yours are age

Marcus

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I put the new hoses under some really hot water in a pan or tub until the moment I need to fit them. The I put just a bit of grease on the water pump (or where ever) so the slide is easier. The hose is softer and slightly expanded and the pump is cooler or cold so it helps a tad.

Cameron

"If you feel that you are in total control of the car, well, your just not driving fast enough". Jimmy Clark

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Hi Lou! Out of curiosity... what color did you get for the JAE Silicone hoses and you got any pics of the engine after the hose swap? Did you also replace the vacuum lines?

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Rens,

IMHO Teflon bushes are way too hard. These are stiff like concrete and will transmit too much vibration into your chassis.

If you like to do something good for your car and your teeth, please dont take Teflon.

IMHO, a very good and durable choice are SOFT Polyurethan bushings.

Cheers

Marcus

www.PUKesprit.de

that's what i meant

i have the polyurethan ones too

rens

researche is something i do when i don't know what the hell i'm doing

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