Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Florida
Re: Suspension improvement.
... Well, all this is about moot now.
Engine blew up on me on my last delivery of the night. Stalled out right in front of the office, popped the hood and a thick cloud of blue smoke and steam came belching out.
What really sucks is that I had just topped it of with oil about a hour prior, and water two hours before that. But this florida heat, the way I drive at work and the cars age just killed it. Took a look at it last night, and it's pain full to look at. What's obvious: Blown head gaskets and the front main bearing is shot. Needless to say I'm not a happy camper.
I got a good run out of it, considering I was the first owner since '96 to do any kind of maintenence on it. When I got it, the air fiter hadn't been changed in four years, plugs and wires where going on five years, the oil had just been allowed to leak out before being refilled(this whent on for about four years also.) Hell, about two months ago was the first true oil change it had seen since the new millenium.
All told however, it's not all bad. The tranny was rebuilt about a year ago, the body is still in ok shape, and the suspension, while not exactly to my liking, is still fine.
The real bitch is that nobody for 150 miles sells spare parts from cars older than '95 any more. They just crush them. That and the only 5.0 engines I can find are already souped up to 3-400 HP and cost more than I make in a year.
Chrome don't get you home...