Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:11 pm

I rinsed off the loose layer of funk. The battery won't take a charge (it's 6.5 years old) so I hung the jump box on it. Primed the fuel pump and cranked it for about 20 seconds with the ignition module unplugged so I could get some oil pressure behind the timing chain tensioner. Then I plugged the module back in, let it crank for about 5 seconds and it started right up. No rattles. No smoke.
I let it idle in front of my dad's shop for about 5 minutes then jumped in and drove it home. I always forget how rattley it is inside...and fun to drive...and zippy.
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So, it's home now. Still needs a deep cleaning and then it's time to put pen to paper and formulate a plan of attack.
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Post by Laecaon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:21 pm

Well you did put a sensible engine into it. So it should just start and run.

Make it not so rattly, and then maybe keep it...

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:17 pm

I'm still pretty conflicted. It's a great car and I really like driving it but I just don't use it much anymore. I think I'd rather cash out and spend the money on my pickup.
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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Jumped it. Washed it. Drove it about 10 miles. Pushed it in the corner for the winter.
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Post by Taterhead » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:08 am

At least it looks good sitting there. Just try to keep from piling building materials on it.

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:48 am

Muh stackin' car
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Post by HRH » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:12 pm

Sweet wagon! I miss my 510 wagon. I love my Maxima wagon, but the 510 was super sweet, and a lot lighter. Plus if I had it to do over again, I'd do everything different. ;) Older and wiser.

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