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Old September 14th, 2010, 18:46   #8
NarfBLAST
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Location: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
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The last four weekends in a row I have been preparing for this. Today it finally happened. Here is an excerpt from the maintenance log I keep on my blackberry. Dates are shown here in chronological order, but normally on my blackberry I have the "NEXT" items at the top so they are always visible and I note the latest event right above them...

Aug 21,10 at 396,000 km TIMING BELT done with Adam (Windex) also water pump, serp belt. May need serp tensioner one day as the shock absorber has leaked some fluid. Tried to change coolant temp sensor but would not come out, broke flange may need new coolant flange. Zip tied for now. Also pressed injection pump thingy back together. Timing is perfect but wavers up and down just a little (sign of injection pump wear which is to be expected). Injectors at -.40to plus .80 within spec of +/- 2. Also FUEL FILTER

Aug 28,10 at 397,000 km front struts, mounts and strut bearings and sway bar end links. Removed 10mm spacers that were stuck with corrosion on orig struts. Found the clunk was inside the strut so the strut bearings I removed with 50k on them are probly still good.

Sept 4,10 at 398,500km 4 NEW TIRES Goodyear Allegra Touring Fuel Max: no payments for 12months on deffered payment from Canadian Tire Options Mastercard: need to doublecheck next statement. Installed in driveway at night in the rain. Put old tires on utility trailer. Test drive car smooth all the way up to 160km/h

Sep 10,10 at 399,500km new rear shocks and flipped broken spring on the right so that the broken part is on the flat seat and the good part is pointing up and seats properly on the cup instead of missing the cup and sitting half an inch higher (right rear was half an inch too low for a few years now).



Also reconnected air bags trimming half inch of old hose for fresh leak free conneection.



Sept 14,10 hit 400,000km car is tight and smooth on new suspension and tires. Better than new. I am in love again.



NEXT oil change 404,000 km (every 16,000)
NEXT air filter 420,000 km (every 32,000)
NEXT fuel filter 426,400 km (every 32,000)
NEXT timing belt 556,000 km (every 160,000)
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