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engine work by Lucius Silanus
Started on: 03-24-2004 11:05 PM
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Last post by: Lucius Silanus on 03-25-2004 12:03 AM
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Report this Post03-24-2004 11:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lucius SilanusClick Here to visit Lucius Silanus's HomePageSend a Private Message to Lucius SilanusDirect Link to This Post
I am bringing my 84 SE to a friend of the family to replace the warn clutch disk and such. I was thinking of asking him to tune up the engine while he was down there. He will replace the warn clutch parts for about 400 dolalrs, but I haven't talked to him about the engine yet. The car has been in storage for about 6 or 7 years before i got it, i drove it for a summer, stored it, and the clutch went so it has effectively been sitting for two winters. What else should I do to the duke keep the car running strong and efficiently. I'm fairly limited on budget, probably try and stay under 750 if possible, save money for a new coat of paint (needed.) Any suggestions of what I should ask him to do or what I could do myself would be appreceated. I'm fairly new to the Fiero, having only owned mine for 3 years, one of those not in my possesion. The only thing i've done to the car so far is replacing some warn calipers. I don't have very much experience with mechanics, but I do pick it up quick and my father and grandfather were both mechanics.

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Report this Post03-24-2004 11:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Phil86SEClick Here to Email Phil86SESend a Private Message to Phil86SEDirect Link to This Post
It would probably be a good idea to flush and change all your fluids and do a good clean of all your sensors...oh and make sure no mice/mouse have made little house in your heater hoses/housing.

just a start...

-Phil

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Report this Post03-24-2004 11:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
Phil's response is a good idea. If your car has been relatively inactive for 10 years definitely a tune up is needed with wires. Have the distributor checked out for there might be a wee bit of corrosion under the cap.

If the engine is maintained it should be a nice running car. You are starting from several years of non use or limited use, so many "things" could be in need of replacement.

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Report this Post03-25-2004 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lucius SilanusClick Here to visit Lucius Silanus's HomePageSend a Private Message to Lucius SilanusDirect Link to This Post
hmm, forgot to mention: when my uncle got the car some 8 years ago (i believe) the engine was toast. He got a replacement duke with 83k miles on it. Since then I've only put something like 2 thousand on it between work and school, but not sure what he put on it. Therefore I don't know how long the engine was sitting before that, how well it was taken care of, or what was replaced during the transplant. I have receipts for replaced shocks/struts and a tape deck, but nothing more. I got another set of tires and sand-blasted the rims a bit, but I lost a little of the black/silver color on the inside of the spokes. If I can think of anything else I'll post (unless of corse the post dies.) Thanks for the advice, I'm making a list and will be checking it twice

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