Category Archives: Maintenance Items

Simply maintenance items that need to be done on cars to ensure proper function and reliability.

Passed Smog Check

Well, after holding my breath, Medusa passed smog. No reason really why it shouldn’t since I haven’t done anything to it since I added the cats, but since this car is pretty old, I’m depending on the electronics and sensors … Continue reading

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Engine running good, dare I say.

Some news on the car and a new blog I came across. First, I have gone back to get the alignment done. And this time the steering wheel is a little off and it pulls ever so slightly to the … Continue reading

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Steering Issues Revisited

Along with the idle issue, I was also not happy with the ongoing sloppiness that is felt in the steering. After all, I had replaced the rack and pinion with a reman unit, replaced the outer tie rods, replaced shocks … Continue reading

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MAF Sensor cleaning

When I was thinking about what the issues were with the smog check, it occurred to me that I had not actually cleaned the MAF, or Mass Airflow Sensor. I had removed the air cleaner pieces and had simply wiped … Continue reading

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Smog Fail Maintenance

Well, it seems that the contact for decarb services has taken a little longer than I wanted so I am changing my strategy. I have read in forums that if you use CRC Guaranteed to Pass additive, you have a … Continue reading

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Oil Pressure Sender

Not much news here. The latest is that I replaced the oil pressure sender because the old one looks as though it was leaking on the oil filter below it. I was thinking about replacing the valve cover gaskets but … Continue reading

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Ordering new drums

Drove the car a couple of weeks ago and noticed a shimmy or a vibration that I did not notice was there. And for some reason I think it is coming from the rear of the car although I do … Continue reading

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