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Author Topic: My first Capri, 1991 N/A  (Read 48434 times)

greywolf27030

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2018, 04:38:35 PM »

Good luck, good looking job.  My first Capri, the PO had used Radiator Stop Leak, several cans apparently, and all the small lines and passages and even hoses were plugged.  The hose from the back of the block to the IAC was solid.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2018, 05:08:26 PM »

Good luck, good looking job.  My first Capri, the PO had used Radiator Stop Leak, several cans apparently, and all the small lines and passages and even hoses were plugged.  The hose from the back of the block to the IAC was solid.

Jack Byrd

I avoid stuff like that, it creates more problems that it solves in my experience. Stop Leak, oil additives, it's all snake oil to me. Routine maintenance and paying attention to your car prevents many issues from cropping up in the first place.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2018, 11:33:45 PM »

Got the gas tank back in with new fuel lines. I do need another rollover valve as mine was broken.



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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2018, 09:11:00 PM »

Gas tank is back in and new filler hose installed.





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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2018, 02:24:49 PM »

Nice.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2018, 09:50:07 AM »

That's good to know. When I worked at a parts store we did not carry much for the filler neck. Good to know, I imagine the stock line falls apart the second you need to mess with it.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2018, 03:27:51 PM »

That's good to know. When I worked at a parts store we did not carry much for the filler neck. Good to know, I imagine the stock line falls apart the second you need to mess with it.

Mine split at the tank connection just enough to make it useless.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2018, 03:30:52 PM »

This is what I used, 10 inches needed:

https://www.fillernecksupply.com/1-7-8-or-48mm-diameter-gas-tank-hose/

Don't bother trying to put your year and model in, it brings up stuff for the Mustang-based Capri.

Also, if you buy the 1-7/8" filler hose from an auto parts store, check to see if it's the flexible kind first. There are some hoses out there that are rigid and won't flex to go over the raised portion of the metal tube on the tank and the metal filler under the fender.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2019, 05:13:09 AM »

I just read this thread and only 1 of your photos was visible: the one after you reinstalled the valve cover. I removed mine too and removed and cleaned the baffles but my engine isn't (as far as I know) clogged with sludge. I had a ripped timing belt and the PO decided to leave ALL the covers and splash shields off so I had to track them down over the course of a few years to cover the engine. It's still not running and I'd given ZERO thought to replacing any or all fuel hoses... so thanks for adding that to my list of fears lol. I don't know if my coolant hoses are or will crack. I don't know how well my brakes work... I'm hoping to actually drive the car in the next month or so after buying some parts. Thanks for the write up on here, I wish I could see more pics though.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2019, 09:38:56 AM »

I just read this thread and only 1 of your photos was visible: the one after you reinstalled the valve cover. I removed mine too and removed and cleaned the baffles but my engine isn't (as far as I know) clogged with sludge. I had a ripped timing belt and the PO decided to leave ALL the covers and splash shields off so I had to track them down over the course of a few years to cover the engine. It's still not running and I'd given ZERO thought to replacing any or all fuel hoses... so thanks for adding that to my list of fears lol. I don't know if my coolant hoses are or will crack. I don't know how well my brakes work... I'm hoping to actually drive the car in the next month or so after buying some parts. Thanks for the write up on here, I wish I could see more pics though.

Unfortunately with the age of these cars and because sometimes they didn't always get the care they deserved, it isn't unusual for all the rubber parts to need replacing, brake lines, fuel lines, water hoses, vacuum hoses, heater hoses, sway bar bushings, etc.  Also for cars that have been setting, it isn't usual for the poor grounds to give weird engine running problems.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2019, 03:00:48 PM »

I suppose a leaking fuel line is easy to diagnose... assuming the car doesn't blow up lol.
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