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Old 07-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default More on VCG replacement.

Ok I followed Wolfman's instuctions to the T, all has gone well so far.

Cam cover is reinstalled and well, while I was under there I figured why not do an MMO piston soak while I'm at it.

Funny part is, I had the cover on the roof of the car (94 SC2) and I realized I grabbed the wrong size socket for the spark plugs. I ran back down to my basement, grabbed the right socket, and ran back out.... hit my head on the overhang on the stairs... knocked unconscious for almost 2 mins.

Woke up and my girlfriend was standing over me asking if I was ok.

Ouch.

Finally, I get outside and my 'friendly' neighbor comes out to see me working on my car. He has a beer in his hand and I ask him for one. I said I'd pay him.

He tells me it's piss warm and it's his last one. I thought ok no problem. 20 mins later, several of his friends roll up in a black SUV. He runs in the house and grabs a beer for each of them. GRRR. He could have just told me no.

I did get the cam cover on. It's also painted a really NICE shade of Metal Cast red. I'll have pics in the morning.

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:47 AM   #2
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Your neighbour is a dick.

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Old 07-11-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: More on VCG replacement.

I expected to get more replies about getting knocked out than about my dick of a neighbor.

Anyway, here's the pic as promised.
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: More on VCG replacement.

i knock myself silly every day, keeps me awake.
Your neighbor IS a dick. Probably didn't want to associate with a saturn owner. That cover looks good. If i was your neighbor i'd give ya a beer and say "job well done".

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Actually, I was thinking "he just knocked himself out, and then had a beer?"

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:58 PM   #6
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LoL. I was so stressed out after everything that happened (didn't type all of it, just the highlights), I DID go out and have a few beers.

Anyway, the VCG is dry and doesn't leak... yet....

I took it for a nice test drive. Next thing I know... that smell... that familiar, sweet - yet - sour smell of ANTIFREEZE....NOOOO!!

SES light, Low Coolant light, and Temp light all came on at once.

I was two blocks from home and only halfway up the temp guage so I knew I could make it home.

I pulled over, popped the hood... the upper radiator hose had torn from the head, halfway to the battery, spraying EVERYTHING with antifreeze. I also noticed I had forgotten to plug the sensor back into the EGR solenoid. I'm wondering if that had anything to do with it?

The radiator is fine. Luckily, it was JUST a hose this time. Cleaning up all that green liquid is NOT fun and smells putrid.

Since I forgot to plug in the EGR solenoid, could that have lead to a burst radiator hose, or was this just an isolated incident from a 12 year old hose?

P.S. I did an MMO soak while I had the cam cover off and it did absolutely nothing. I'll try it again when the engine cools down.

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Since I forgot to plug in the EGR solenoid, could that have lead to a burst radiator hose, or was this just an isolated incident from a 12 year old hose?
The EGR and the cooling system have zero do to with each other. Just double bad luck. Hopefully the contacts that you didn't plug in aren't wrecked from being covered in stinky coolant.

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Old 07-11-2006, 08:24 PM   #8
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I ran back down to my basement, grabbed the right socket, and ran back out.... hit my head on the overhang on the stairs... knocked unconscious for almost 2 mins.
LOL, sounds like Tim Taylor from Home Improvement, everytime he goes into his basement he hits his head on that pipe.

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:03 PM   #9
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You need some yellow under your hood, then, you'll have all the primary color.

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:24 PM   #10
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You need some yellow under your hood, then, you'll have all the primary color.
LOL I was thinking of putting yellow under there.

Right now I'm just too damn tired to think.

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Are you running a short ram or CAI, perchance? Or have you removed the intake resonator? I had a short-ram in for a while, and without the airbox in, the rad hose was perilously close to a sharp edge of the battery tray. Eventually, with repeated vibration, the hose rubbed against that edge enough for it to slit the hose. So, when I replaced the hose, I took a section of the old hose and made an outer "sleeve" for the new one with it. Put it on the new hose with a couple of zip-ties.

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Are you running a short ram or CAI, perchance? Or have you removed the intake resonator? I had a short-ram in for a while, and without the airbox in, the rad hose was perilously close to a sharp edge of the battery tray. Eventually, with repeated vibration, the hose rubbed against that edge enough for it to slit the hose. So, when I replaced the hose, I took a section of the old hose and made an outer "sleeve" for the new one with it. Put it on the new hose with a couple of zip-ties.
It ripped in a part no where near the battery tray. Normally, the FILTER on the CAI would rub a hole in the hose, but I've made a sleeve as you have.

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