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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 03:40 AM
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Anyone know where I can get some replacement covers for my Racetrim seats in my new baja? They're sunrotted to death. Need black.

Also- how much $$$ and how hard is it to replace T1 CV boots? Gonna need to do that too.

Those two things and a compression check to find out where the sticky ring is (hopefully) and I should be cruisin'... Cool


I say "my" because I ain't picked it up yet (or paid for it for that matter). Laughing


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TALK TO BAJAWARRIOR,HE COULD FIX THOSE SEATS, BEST AND PROBLY FOR A BETTER PRICE,,


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Cool- I'll give Scott a call. Mine could be used for a pattern. They LOOK fine, it's just that when you touch them, they crumble and turn your skin black.


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cv boots at BAP for $5 or so.

wet check the cylinders.

drip a small amount of oil through the spark plug hole and crank it around..

Daryll knows how it goes....


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I got my Racetrim seats recovered for $60 a piece locally in Tucson.

By the way, good looking baja you picked up!

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Some old timers like marvel's mystery oil (or trans fluid) to loosen up a stuck ring. Change the oil, put in a 50/50 mix of oil and atf; run it for a few minutes, then change the oil again. DISCLAIMER I have never done this myself, but had it done on a V8 that I bought that was neglected.


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Some old timers like marvel's mystery oil (or trans fluid) to loosen up a stuck ring. Change the oil, put in a 50/50 mix of oil and atf; run it for a few minutes, then change the oil again. DISCLAIMER I have never done this myself, but had it done on a V8 that I bought that was neglected.

I'm planning on running some Marvel/motor oil mixed and driving it some to see what happens. I will probably also do a compression test and see if I can figure out which cylinder(s) are leaking. Hoping I can square it away without a teardown, but we'll see.


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wet check the cylinders.

drip a small amount of oil through the spark plug hole and crank it around..


What does this accomplish? Is there more to the process that you can explain??

Thanks.


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wet check the cylinders.

drip a small amount of oil through the spark plug hole and crank it around..


What does this accomplish? Is there more to the process that you can explain??

Thanks.

leak down test. I remeber it from chirco and thinkin bugzylla mentioed it once.


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bajafun wrote:
wet check the cylinders.

drip a small amount of oil through the spark plug hole and crank it around..


What does this accomplish? Is there more to the process that you can explain??

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Comparing the dry and wet (with oil) compression readings will give you a little more insight on the ring quality. The rings are already in question though. A leak down test is where you fill the cylinder with compressed air via a pressure gage and read the percentage of air lost and where is goes. ie out of the carb=intake valve; exhaust =exhaust valve; blows the dipstick out=rings. You can do that after you narrow it down to a cylinder.
Does that help?
I would probably try the snake oil first. Then do a compression test.


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