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    I would use throttle body cleaner. Some brake...

    I would use throttle body cleaner. Some brake cleaners are just heptane and alcohol. Which would be safe on plastic.

    Some have acetone, which is risky.

    Some have chlorinated hydrocarbons,...
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    I would call Erie Vovo directly and ask before...

    I would call Erie Vovo directly and ask before giving up on the used market. Beyond that, except for getting a new sump, not really. Given the price of new, I would really keep looking...
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    I would think so. Drain the old coolant...

    I would think so. Drain the old coolant completely (radiator drain gets just under half - open the drain on the metal cooling line just behind the block, it's right next to the angle gear). Flush...
  4. First - replace the o-rings (they're not really...

    First - replace the o-rings (they're not really gaskets) in the heater core and fix your leak. If you've got access to a vacuum system, hook it up and minimize the spillage of coolant. If not, be...
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    I think the adapter will work. I've stuck with...

    I think the adapter will work.

    I've stuck with Volvo brand coolant on my cars for one simple reason: if I am out of town, and my wife, or one of my kids, takes their Volvo to the dealer or a good...
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    The only low coolant sensor is in the reservoir. ...

    The only low coolant sensor is in the reservoir. It's physically inside the reservoir, but it's not actually in the coolant. The reservoir has a molded-in tube in which the sensor sits, so I could...
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    I'm not certain what you're asking. The...

    I'm not certain what you're asking.

    The arrow points to one of the VVT actuators for the cam. There is a green o-ring seal for the plug covering of that VVT, and that o-ring is available...
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    Yes, B is correct at 20C. Yes, it matters. ...

    Yes, B is correct at 20C.

    Yes, it matters.

    Yes, yours has been wrong all along.

    When you do the belt, then turn the engine over with a wrench at least 720 degrees. Check your timing marks...
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    This. I got a new cap, and I skipped locking...

    This.

    I got a new cap, and I skipped locking the crank, because it all times correctly if the crank is aligned with the timing mark.

    The crank locking part of the tool does require removing...
  10. First place I would look for a reverse to drive...

    First place I would look for a reverse to drive clunk would be the lower torque mount.

    I ended up with an IPD polyurethane arm, with a poly insert on the big end where IPD used rubber. No real...
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    All banjo bolts require a sealing washer on both...

    All banjo bolts require a sealing washer on both sides. Use new washers (though, in a pinch, you can anneal a copper washer and re-use it). Your kit should include enough washers, and they're a...
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    #10 is an Oetiker stainless steel clamp. A one...

    #10 is an Oetiker stainless steel clamp. A one use clamp that is crimped to clamp the hose.

    You can use end cutting pliers to crimp it, but a dedicated set of pliers is much better.

    Youíll...
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    The oil cooler doesn't really need cleaning, but...

    The oil cooler doesn't really need cleaning, but those weird, green o-rings must be replaced.

    I would not try to attempt cleaning injectors yourself. You're unlikely to make a difference, and you...
  14. Iíve done an evap temp sensor also. Inexpensive....

    Iíve done an evap temp sensor also. Inexpensive. Not hard to replace. VIDA will help you narrow this downÖ
  15. You may have a broken sensor in the climate...

    You may have a broken sensor in the climate control module. If youíre lucky - there is a bunch of dust in the sensor port, which you can see behind the little horizontal lines in the climate control...
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    There are a lot of possibilities. Codes mean...

    There are a lot of possibilities. Codes mean that the computer sees something out of range.

    Doesnít mean that the associated component has failedÖ

    If you replaced the MAF with anything other...
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    I'm not certain that it can be cleaned. It...

    I'm not certain that it can be cleaned. It appears to be damaged finish, not just dirt on the surface. Brake dust will damage a finish if left on long enough...and that has the appearance of iron...
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    Running the engine for more than a second or two...

    Running the engine for more than a second or two without oil pressure will begin to cause damage. Putting a load in the engine, using it to move the car, without oil pressure will absolutely cause...
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    The Bosch rotors look good to me. Nearly all...

    The Bosch rotors look good to me. Nearly all rotors are made in China now, but if a company like a Bosch, or Brembo, is selling them, then the quality control is good.

    If you search Rock Auto for...
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    I don’t really see any oil…what am I missing from...

    I don’t really see any oil…what am I missing from your photos? Timing belt is dry. Covers look normal. The minuscule amount of oil by the latch could be leftover schmutz from the previous work.
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    Iíve used Mercedes, Brembo, and R1 rotors with...

    Iíve used Mercedes, Brembo, and R1 rotors with Akebono pads. They all seem to work pretty well. Tire Rack usually has good prices on Brembo.

    If youíre doing the fronts, itís a great time to buy...
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    IPD would be my first choice since, in over 20...

    IPD would be my first choice since, in over 20 years, they have never sent me the wrong part. I've received parts for the wrong model year a couple of times from FCP. I use FCP for my Mercedes, and...
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    The kit for the PCV is available from IPD. Get...

    The kit for the PCV is available from IPD. Get one for your model year. Get all new parts, don't cheap out.

    My recommendation, if you've had the cam seal blowout, is to drop the oil pan in...
  24. I've done the IPD mounts on at least one car. ...

    I've done the IPD mounts on at least one car. Stock on another. Volvo mounts on a 3rd. The IPD mounts are aluminum blocks, no real increase in NVH noted.
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    Thatís what a cam seal failure looks like. ...

    Thatís what a cam seal failure looks like.

    Even if you did the PCV parts, if you didnít get the block to pan passage clean, this will happen.

    Youíre going to need a new timing belt and...
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