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Author Topic: My first Capri, 1991 N/A  (Read 3174 times)

greywolf27030

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2018, 03:09:07 PM »

Dang, bad luck guy.

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Trackerrrr

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2018, 03:23:03 PM »

Dang, bad luck guy.

JB

Probably wasn't a good idea to buy the cheapest head gasket off Amazon. :P
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2018, 03:41:13 PM »

I've had an uber-cheap gasket blow out on me before.

Did you get the head surfaced?
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Trackerrrr

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2018, 02:54:07 PM »

No, I didn't. This is the dirt cheap project and I didn't want to spend the money. I'll check the head with a straightedge and feeler gauge when I get it off again. :P
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2018, 04:18:43 PM »

A piece of glass plate with fine (600+ I think?) sandpaper will help clean up the head surface, as a budget option. A googlin' will yield detailed information on the technique.
Best of luck :)
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2018, 09:38:36 PM »

I googled that. Great tip! Thanks Rocketman!
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2018, 10:37:19 PM »

Welp, turns out it WASN'T the head gasket after all. The residue in the intake from the pcv combined with heat and injector spray turned into a tarry mess that stuck to the valve stems and valve seats which caused them to stick. Used some brake cleaner to start cleaning the intake and valves and it seems to work well.








 
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2018, 10:40:27 PM »

Also pulled ALL the old fuel lines and heater core lines to replace. Used compressed air to blow the fuel supply and return lines clear.





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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2018, 10:43:02 PM »

Also found the coolant passage through my IAC is plugged up so this is gonna be another challenge to fix.

Did get the gas tank cleaned out really good I think compared to what I started with.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »

That's quite the revival you got going there.

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2018, 05:45:52 PM »

That's quite the revival you got going there.

Jack Byrd

I did something similar several years ago with a 1983 Ford F-350 CrewCab dually longbed. Everything on the truck was broke, bent, or otherwise gakked up. Got it for cheap but it cost me a lot more to fix it up and make reliable.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2018, 04:01:54 PM »

My first Capri was a similar project.  Guaranteed not to crank, start, run or stop....lol

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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2018, 10:27:40 PM »

My first Capri was a similar project.  Guaranteed not to crank, start, run or stop....lol

Jack Byrd

I will persevere and she will be back on the road soon.
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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2018, 12:10:12 AM »

Ok, got the IAC coolant passage unplugged tonight. I had to drill small holes in the passage plugs and one in the lower elbow. Then I ran a small gauge wire thru each and got the gunk to break loose. I'll plug the holes with JB Weld, beats spending $600 plus for a new IAC.





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Re: My first Capri, 1991 N/A
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2018, 12:12:53 AM »

I'm gonna get this thing back together in the next few days and fire it up....again.....
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