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Success the 3.8L lives!

Old 06-17-2019, 07:51 PM
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Default Success the 3.8L lives!

Replacing the water pump

Running for the first time

Air cleaner reinstalled

Gauges with the engine running for the first time on many years.

When one purchases an old car and the previous owner does not even know if the engine runs it always a happy day when it turns out that the motor in fact is ok and just needed some attention. The Mk2 I purchased earlier this year had not been on the road for many years and today I started the engine for the first time after: 1) SU overall, 2) new water pump, 3) new plugs/wires/coil/distributor parts and 4) a couple of oil changes. Old pressure goes about to 3/4 scale when rev'd, no rattles, no noticeable smoke. Now its worth moving to the suspension and brakes. I did find out that the generator is not charging through so will have to trouble shoot the regulator and the rest of the charging system.

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Old 06-18-2019, 07:55 AM
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Good job.
Perhaps I will have the same pleasure from my engine :-)
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:28 PM
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Hopefully your build goes well. Enjoy.
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