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Bought myself an early xmas present by bonaduce
Started on: 12-18-2014 05:52 PM
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Yes, after almost 20 years after my first fiero, I have made the jump to an 86 GT. Picked it up out of PA on Tuesday, and hope to get some work done on it over the weekend before put into storage for the winter. So far things that I can see that need attention, coolant leak at the right rear, looks like hose going into waterpump. Oil leak, small, undetermined yet. Both headlight motors need to be rebuilt. Want to adjust throttle cable, seems a tad loose, and a tune up. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase. Hopefully pip is working.






I was happy to get it up in the air and see no rust underneath.

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That gold paint looks great. Don't find too many not faded out. Congrats!
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Very Nice! I like the burl wood grain with the interior.
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Report this Post12-18-2014 06:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a solid car! Congrats.

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Very nice! Any fiero bought with a good paint job is always a good deal.

I have an 86 GT in silver that has an issue with the driver side headlight, it's a pretty common issue. Your coolant leak could be as simple as tightening a hose. I had the same issue (except it was on the passenger side)
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At first I thought you lived in Johnstown CO, you had me all excited.
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Very nice! Reminds me a bit of a previous Fiero I had.
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Very nice! Any fiero bought with a good paint job is always a good deal.

I have an 86 GT in silver that has an issue with the driver side headlight, it's a pretty common issue. Your coolant leak could be as simple as tightening a hose. I had the same issue (except it was on the passenger side)
//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/134240.html

At first I thought you lived in Johnstown CO, you had me all excited.


Confirmed coolant leak this morning as being the waterpump, as all other fieros have been 4 cylinders to me, any hints. Looks like just unbolt and move forward and up, reverse for installation.

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Report this Post12-19-2014 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for bonaduceClick Here to Email bonaduceSend a Private Message to bonaduceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks guys, was debating on getting another one or continue to work on the DOHC swap, decided I wanted a stock car to drive. So the swapped one will be going bye bye.

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Truthfully, I believe it works better to just drop the engine to change the water pump. Those 3 little bolts under the pulley are too easy to strip. Also check closely around that leak, the water passage through the timing cover can masquerade as a water pump leak. Good luck.

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Report this Post12-20-2014 08:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobugClick Here to Email fierobugSend a Private Message to fierobugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Awesome! Nice clean car. Have fun and Merry Christmas. Jeewhiz what a christmas present!

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Report this Post12-20-2014 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice!!!

You can replace the water pump through the wheel well, but it's a pain in the posterior.
Make sure that's where the leak is. (There IS a weep hole in the housing.)
I have seen leaks from the timing cover, too. There is a thin piece of gasket between the timing cover and the block, right next to where the coolant hose attaches. If it's not sealed well in that area, it can leak.
Or it could just be a loose hose clamp at the top of that hose.
It's easy to see with the car on a lift.
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