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Thread: Assorted ramblings and bolt-ons with Daniel and George

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    Wow I guess I?ve been lucky. 3 engine swaps and always torqued them to spec and never had a problem.



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    Bad news lads! I'm an absolutely clumsy fucking clown who probably shouldn't be allowed near a car again.

    So as I said in an earlier post, I am having issues with the torque converter bolts. Or bolt, as it were. The issue being, the last one of three that's still present is backing out. Since the yellow sedan is, uh, inconsistent during the summer, keeping George on the road is a priority, so I've been tightening the one bolt daily. On Thursday, this all went wrong. I did not position the jack correctly, and the car fell off the jack. Damage report:
    ?Snapped off the fan shroud. No big, just a trip to the yard.
    ?Snapped the oil pressure sender in half. A little more concerning, but since it didn't damage the block, and the computer doesn't seem to care, I am less worried than I am about...
    ?Snapped the solenoid off the starter. Slightly bigger problem. Just fucking destroyed it.









    On the bright side, I've been meaning to change the starter anyway, since it sometimes hangs up in the way a failing starter does. I wanted to upgrade to a high torque unit for, say, the Malibu the engine came from, but there was something like a $70 price difference, so I just went with a stock replacement. Having the starter out also meant I could access the flexplate and replace the lost torque converter bolts. WITH THREAD LOCKER THIS TIME YOU ASSHOLE. All's well that ends well, as they say.

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    Mines from the junked 3.5 lx9 lol

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