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    Finally, I'm done installing the new radiator and hoses.



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    I took it out a couple times but it?s been put away for good for the season. First snow was Friday and more snow coming tomorrow. I was able to do a couple half days at work last week. Hoping I can do more this week as I feel better.

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    Did the brakes and cleaned the engine bay. I also found a good deal on a Dynomax muffler from 4wheelonline so I ordered one.

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    While I was in the hospital, the mice got into my Celebrity. Shredded the underhood liner and packed it all over. At least they didn?t chew any wires. They also crapped in the interior, and packed the blower housing. So today I cleaned the whole interior with a 1:9 bleach solution to disinfect everything. Including under the back seat. I did the same under the hood once I cleaned up all the seeds and insulation. All I gotta do now is clean the blower housing.

    It was nice seeing my work of rebuilding the axle mounts and floorpan is all still in good shape after 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlc1976 View Post
    While I was in the hospital, the mice got into my Celebrity. Shredded the underhood liner and packed it all over. At least they didn?t chew any wires. They also crapped in the interior, and packed the blower housing. So today I cleaned the whole interior with a 1:9 bleach solution to disinfect everything. Including under the back seat. I did the same under the hood once I cleaned up all the seeds and insulation. All I gotta do now is clean the blower housing.

    It was nice seeing my work of rebuilding the axle mounts and floorpan is all still in good shape after 7 years.
    Excellent way to sanitize, but sorry to hear about the mess. Hope you are doing better.

    We are in a very active Hantavirus area here. We had to bleach all sorts of stuff we brought in from the military range (desert) for use on base in our office. Those filthy bastards are in everything just outside of town. They caused so much damage in our office out there.
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    Tearing into the head gasket on my 92 3300. Gonna need to flush it several times, as a previous owner used some kind of stop-leak stuff that has gunked up the entire system, which is what led to the head gasket failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90BuickCentury View Post
    Tearing into the head gasket on my 92 3300. Gonna need to flush it several times, as a previous owner used some kind of stop-leak stuff that has gunked up the entire system, which is what led to the head gasket failure.
    That's normally a very unusual job for a 3300. They had a somewhat unusual head gasket design and very tight tolerances IIRC, at least from GM.
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    Ive actually never heard of a head gasket failure on the 3300..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac6ksteawd View Post
    Ive actually never heard of a head gasket failure on the 3300..
    One of my friends had an 89 Ciera with a 3300 and it had a leaking head gasket. This was in the mid to late 90s. I didn?t know the cause of it.

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    Yeah, probably wouldn't have failed, except for all the stop-leak gunk. I think it blocked the thermostat closed. Corner of cyl #2 had radiator fluid pouring out of the block. Still runs but lots of white smoke and very hard starting. Also needs new trans cooler hoses and gonna add a trans cooler, since current setup has lines running directly into the radiator. Will probably replace heater core as well and possibly the radiator. It's got a ton of engine oil seepage that I will try to address as well. It also looks like the freeze plug near cyl #1 blew out too? Found a couple disintegrated vacuum lines as well.

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    When I acquired my first car, a 1990 Cutlass Ciera (3300), it blew a head gasket the first day I owned it while I was driving home. That car is the entire reason I joined A-Body.net. My head gasket failed in such a way that coolant was allowed into the combustion chamber, causing large quantity of white smoke to pour out the exhaust.

    My suspicion is that the seller poured some stop-leak into the engine bay to get it sold (to me, the fool) so it would no longer be his problem!
    What is this & what does pulling it out do?

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