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Will
10-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Water pump came off good with the mallet guys!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/WillyBman2007/DSC00671.jpg

Alternator is off as well

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/WillyBman2007/DSC00674.jpg

A/C!!!!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/WillyBman2007/DSC00673.jpg

Travis@gvperformance
10-01-2008, 09:10 PM
geez, clean your engine bay, lol. Car been sitting awhile?

Make sure to plug the holes of the manifold and such so no critters get in there when you are not working on it.

Will
10-01-2008, 09:17 PM
geez, clean your engine bay, lol. Car been sitting awhile?

Make sure to plug the holes of the manifold and such so no critters get in there when you are not working on it.

That car has been sitting in a junkyard since 06 .... lol there are plenty of critters in there somewhere LOL

TheRedBird
10-01-2008, 09:51 PM
So whats the project, just cleanin up a bit?

Will
10-01-2008, 09:58 PM
No, take out, rebuild, put in new car

freakv6
10-01-2008, 09:58 PM
he needs to cam that thing while its out for sure.

Will
10-01-2008, 10:00 PM
lol if i have the $$ I hope to cam it, pacesetters, CAI it

kristen
10-02-2008, 07:03 AM
cam is a great fun mod

97Bird
10-04-2008, 11:47 PM
looks like you have some cavitation in your cooling system, be sure to take your time when cleaning/inspecting it.

Will
10-05-2008, 01:36 PM
looks like you have some cavitation in your cooling system, be sure to take your time when cleaning/inspecting it.

Cavi-what?

Mogobs30th
10-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Cavi-what?

Oxidation of aluminum, thats the white stuff. You need to take something like steel wool and gently clean that stuff off, make sure not to gouge the hell out of it when you do it. And now that I think about it, steel wool probably isn't the best idea. Any abrasive that isn't going to gouge the aluminum will clean the mating surface for the water pump will do, but make sure you do it, or it will start to leak.

97Bird
10-05-2008, 04:51 PM
cavitation, it a form of decomposition, found in cooling systems due to neglecting the system. not a big deal, if you get the block cleaned it will usually take care of it. it should only be on the surface so no sanding/grinding will be necessary. but it will mean you need to make sure the neglect didn't mess anything up with the rest of the system.

Will
10-05-2008, 05:39 PM
cavitation, it a form of decomposition, found in cooling systems due to neglecting the system. not a big deal, if you get the block cleaned it will usually take care of it. it should only be on the surface so no sanding/grinding will be necessary. but it will mean you need to make sure the neglect didn't mess anything up with the rest of the system.

gotcha :)

Bonemaro
10-05-2008, 05:44 PM
Looks like this is going to be an educational project for you.

Will
10-05-2008, 08:07 PM
Indeed it is

SavageCamaro96
10-06-2008, 09:01 PM
school is in session

that thing is gonna need some serious clean up.

Will
10-06-2008, 09:04 PM
Yes sir lol Both statements are correct lol

Will
10-23-2008, 08:58 PM
So I'm having to put this on hold until it warms up, or until I can do a bon fire for a day and work ALL DAY LOL

Will
11-16-2008, 07:56 PM
Well .......... got some little bolts out today.

Edit: On this note, we have ultimately decided to take the engine out now from the bottom I do believe.

SavageCamaro96
11-16-2008, 11:42 PM
Well .......... got some little bolts out today.

Edit: On this note, we have ultimately decided to take the engine out now from the bottom I do believe.

i thought that was the only way?

Need For Steve
11-16-2008, 11:52 PM
nah, just the inconvenient and expensive way lol

freakv6
11-17-2008, 11:02 AM
Acutally through the bottom is the easiest way. Through the top, alot of stuff needs to come off the motor.

tmon930
11-17-2008, 12:28 PM
i was about to say. it's a pain to pull from the top according to my mechanic friend.