You get in that car and just drive it. The mirrors work. It's not blowing oil out. The brakes are good. The headliner isn't falling down. All these things are just taken for granted in a car like that. I want the Mustang to be the same. It won't ride as good or look as new but I do not want to have ten or so things that I always hate about the car every single day because those things need repair.
I've had my car since new it's used a quart of oil between changes (1500 miles). This is not the same engine but after building this engine it has always done the same. With the oil coming out of the front now though it using the same amount but at 1000 miles. This has to stop. I am confident the car will run forever like this but I can't take it. It reeks of burning oil all the time and is a mess. I'd like some input, please.
-Fix clutch cable. This may include a new cable and firewall adjuster. Already have the aluminum quadrant installed although MM says that an aluminum quadrant made for adjustable cables won't work with the MM cable. Not sure. I need to adjust it first and see if that fixes the problem.
While cranking the car in gear with the clutch pressed the car wants to move forward. Also, in a parking lot or at a stop light, if I take the car out of gear it can be difficult to get back in. It feels like you are hitting a wall. It only does it with the car running so I'm almost sure it just needs adjusting.
I'd be interested in this one, just out of curiosity. I just run a standard washer.-Order some of the good oil drain plug washers. (having trouble finding them) My car uses so much oil I am trying to eliminate every possible spot that could leak. A year or so ago I found a fellow mustang guy that found the holy grail of drain plug washers and it fixed his leak. I can't find him or the clip I made of the washers. I actually found these online at Summit and they were in a pack of 4. Can not find them now and don't remember any details. The only thing I definitely remember is they were not available at any parts store.
-Door lock actuators again (100% sick of these).
Damn, really? My last mirror replacement on my Saturn was like $40 total. I wonder why they're so much.-New door mirrors (LMR $175 with free shipping....RockAuto $153 plus shipping)
My black car needs paint badly. I just can't bring myself to pay California rates. Gonna find a good guy back east after I'm restationed in December.-Paint the car.
+1 on the balancer sleeve, It has solved my problem before on a 60 yr old 289
A leaking front TC seal will mostly run down the front of oil pan, the harmonic balancer is flinging oil all the way to the hood?
My 2 cent guess is the seal is fine, but the key way on the inside of Harmonic balancer is allowing oil to come thru ( you cleaned em really good right )so all oil leaked is running out to front of harmonic balancer past the big bolt and is flung around.
A little rtv on the key and key way might be the answer. Oil leaks are hard to diagnose on the inter web.
Gonna try to answer both posts but I'm on my phone now. It doesn't like me.Now that you mention it, this makes more sense. I don't see how a timing cover leak gets flung around the engine bay.
Now that you mention it, this makes more sense. I don't see how a timing cover leak gets flung around the engine bay.
Somebody around here has given a pretty good recommendation in the past. After cleaning the area, and once it dries, add baby power/talcum/chalk. That's supposed to make it pretty easy to track where it's coming from.That does make sense.
I guess what I would do is get some engine degreaser and go to town on the front of the engine, and then drive and see if you can observe where fresh oil is coming from. If it's being flung around the bay, it has to be slinging off the balancer somewhere.
I'm working on my list and wanted to get info on one that hasn't been addressed yet. I've searched around and can't really find good info on this one. Does anyone have a list of what all vehicles this part came on? My '88 has the small rectangular one and I'd like to put on of these in. the 92/93 Mustang I know but there are none in yards around here. Thanks.Others in order of Priority
-New dome light and other interior lighting to really light up the interior (Get a dome light from the wrecking yard. I'd like the '93 Mustang version but need to know what all vehicles they are the same in since there are zero foxes in the yards here.)
I've never put RTV on the balancer bolt or keyway. Does everybody do that?
Yes, it broke. Then shredded and dropped out on the road somewhere. I've just finished the repair. Worked all day on it for the second day. I'll post what all I did in a little while once I can breathe again! I have pics.Did the belt break? or slip off? Did you ever find it?
do you have any vibration? Does the balancer wobble?
What about me? I have the right part, and I still have to do it over, and over?.
Things I've learned from this that I hope will help someone at some point:
-Carry a spare belt. Technically you can drive an a flat tire but you can't get far with no belt.
-If a part is 30 years old it's probably not worth taking a chance on if you drive your car daily. That is for serviceable parts.When you replace a part, if it's not exactly right go ahead right then and do it right....no matter how many times it takes.
-You can easily replace the timing cover seal while on the car and, you can install the balancer most of the time with just the 15/16 bolt. There's a whole thread in here about that with lots of good input.
I'm gonna drive it a couple days and then check it again Friday. I'm hoping this solved my main thing from my last. I'd love to move on to the easier ones!
Thanks for all the help and encouragement guys!