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Nolmers06LGT 03-28-2013 09:56 AM

Lots of installs to prep LGT for vacation
 
So here's the current list of parts to be installed:
-Inner/outer front LCA bushings
-Timing belt (Including OEM crank pulley, new seals and cover)
-Fuel pump
-Tires (Continental DWS 225/45/17)
-Alignment

As opposed to starting a thread each time I have a question, I might as well just start my own help thread :lol:

To kick things off, I'm having issues removing the nuts from the studs for the rear diff, as well as the bolt on the rear diff's crossmember. Any suggestions here? I have been soaking them in PB blast, but to no avail. I'm just looking for tips/tricks.

Also, any advice for the front LCA bushings or swaybars? My goal is to install them this weekend, and do the timing belt the following weekend. I leave for Tennessee on the 11th of April, so I'm hoping to have everything back together by then. Since I'm doing all of this by myself in my garage with hand tools, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

BarManBean 03-28-2013 09:57 AM

Use heat on those stuck bolts if you can. It'll work wonders when nothing else will do the trick.

Nolmers06LGT 03-28-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarManBean (Post 4363544)
Use heat on those stuck bolts if you can. It'll work wonders when nothing else will do the trick.

Thanks.. I've got to locate my torch. Do I need to worry about the bushings with said heat?

BarManBean 03-28-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4363548)
Thanks.. I've got to locate my torch. Do I need to worry about the bushings with said heat?

I would assume so, thought you were trying to replace them...?

06silvarubiLGT 03-28-2013 10:08 AM

Crank pulley show up yet?

Nolmers06LGT 03-28-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarManBean (Post 4363556)
I would assume so, thought you were trying to replace them...?

I'm installing the bushing inserts, not the actual bushing kit.
Quote:

Originally Posted by 06silvarubiLGT (Post 4363567)
Crank pulley show up yet?

Maybe.. I'll check when I get home from work.

Nolmers06LGT 03-28-2013 11:39 AM

Silvarubi, the pulley should be at my house when I get home. Also, my timing belt cover should be here tomorrow. I'm wondering if I should just do the timing belt this weekend and the suspension next weekend. Hmm... I never thought I would have trouble scheduling my installs :lol:

Nolmers06LGT 03-28-2013 09:04 PM

Update: OEM crank pulley came in today. Extremely clean! Thank you!

bigleben 03-29-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4363536)
-Fuel pump

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Make sure your fuel tank isn't full or it will be a real pain ;)

Otherwise follow this :

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2303133

Nolmers06LGT 03-29-2013 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigleben (Post 4365063)
Make sure your fuel tank isn't full or it will be a real pain ;)

Otherwise follow this :

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2303133

Awesome.. Thanks for the walkthru

06silvarubiLGT 03-29-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4364690)
Update: OEM crank pulley came in today. Extremely clean! Thank you!

Yea I looked at it and was like, damn, shoulda swapped this one on!! Hope it helps!!:cool:

Nolmers06LGT 03-29-2013 05:52 PM

Received and installed my front 02 sensor.. Wow. What a difference. Also, drove to Indy and picked up my sways. Installed just the rear.. Wow. What a difference. :lol: With the rear differential bushings installed, the car has been transformed. What a good start to the installs!

suds2250 03-30-2013 06:50 AM

Good luck with the installs!

Nolmers06LGT 04-01-2013 06:25 AM

Update: Installed the front sway bar last night in about 45 minutes. You've gotta love finishing an install where everything goes right. I've edited my to-do list, and now I've got to plan out the final push- I leave in less than two weeks.

Nolmers06LGT 04-04-2013 09:19 AM

Relevant posts from other threads
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4374096)
I picked up my loaner truck for transportation purposes and prepped my garage for the timing belt install. I'm reviewing my install walkthru's, but does anyone have any specialty tools, tips, etc?

Quote:

Originally Posted by 06silvarubiLGT (Post 4374103)
Crank pulley tool, then again you have an M/T so it shouldn't be too difficult. Check timing marks, again.. and again..

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4374134)
How important is it to lock the cams? There are all sorts of specialty tools suggested to keep the cams aligned, but it seems like you'd need to remove the clamps in order to remove/install the timing belt.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 06silvarubiLGT (Post 4374184)
Locking the cams comes down to how good you are really, if the belt lines right up w/o any wrestling you shouldn't need the cam keepers, if you wrestle with it, and a cam turns, well, you can imagine..

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Originally Posted by 06silvarubiLGT (Post 4374192)
the bumper definatly makes it easier on the back, the radiator doesn't need to come out but gives you a lot more room, and is worth the 20 min.

So, I'm going to start installing the final parts tonight. My plan is to start the teardown after work and hopefully install the fresh parts after work tomorrow. Any other experience/tips etc. would be greatly appreciated.

My question- How much should I worry about locking the cams? Will I be alright if I realign the timing marks, but not clamp the cams? I think I'm going to pull the radiator, as I could afford to flush the coolant anyway.

I also will be pulling the LCA's tonight so I can press out the old bushings at work tomorrow. Do I need any specialty tools for this?


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