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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-03, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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biggrin My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

Just got the HG & head bolts replaced. The head has some corrosion and was faced and welded by a head place for $183. Also placed a new thermostat and the engine seems to run a bit cooler, though still have some temp flucturation. She's going pretty now.

BTW, if I've to store the car for 2-3 months, what should I do or any precautions should be taken?


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-02-03, 02:38 AM
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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

Good stuff matey

Regarding the storage, I've been known to 'store' my car for that long on many occasions. Make sure it is under cover, disconnect the battery, and ideally change the oil and filter when you're ready to drive it again. That's about it. If it was more like 6-8 months you'd need to worry about tyres going flat and so on...

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-04-03, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

The O ring a the tensioner is leaking very badly with the monotorque one without obvious reason, guess I should get a Ford gasket for that.


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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

If you store the car, just disconnect the battery, and remember the computer will have to learn when you start it again.

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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

I've heard that it's ideal to have a full tank of petrol when storing the the car for extended periods. Probably so the tank doesn't rust.

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I've heard that it's ideal to have a full tank of petrol when storing the the car for extended periods. Probably so the tank doesn't rust.

Ash
what i heard was in fact the opposite, is to keep as small amount of fuel as possible so that they won't gum up


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-04-03, 06:40 PM
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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

Kenaz, E-series tanks are plastic aren't they?

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Gotta be careful with that rusting plastic lol
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Re: My NA is back on the road!!!!!!

The XD introduced the plastic tank in '79.

I keep fuel to a minimum because I know that it goes a bit off after a few months. Ash's rule would certainly apply to a car with a steel tank.

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