What did you do to your wagon today?

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by NightWulf, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    This is where the cash for clunkers program made sense............

    My GF just got handed a '92 Toyota Corolla DX. Runs fine. Just a little rough cosmetically so I need to go through it. Found a new set of coilovers with new struts and shocks for $210. The struts have camber plates. Either these are complete crap or one hell of a deal. They sure look sturdy though. Just gotta find a second to install them.

    Planning on swapping in a black top 20v 4AGE/6 speed into it. Paint and wheels and she should be fun to run around town with.

    John
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    The insurance companies don't agree with him...
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    chestypuller 94 1.9 auto wagon

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    well was down to -14f and we plugged the old escort in with the block heater plug, noticed this morning there was some coolant spot on the snow! im thinking plugging in the block heater is making it leak, maybe the block heaters seal itself is leaking some from the heat generated being plugged in, i cant for the life of me remember what block freeze plug the block heater was in when i redid the head, anyone have an idea of the chosen one when installing? cars 50 miles away with wife at work, im gearing up to inspect when she gets home. but thought i would get a heads up first of you guys know.
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    chestypuller 94 1.9 auto wagon

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    you guys like the wix 46406 air filter or the ford motorcraft FA1643 better on your 2.0 spi engines? im thinking about picking up the oriel store brandmicroguard MGA46406 as it looks allot like the wix. i need to change this filter as ive never changed it on our 97 wagon since we have owned it.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe the block heaters go into the freeze plug hole that is on the back of the block, and closest to the passenger side. The other freeze plug hole back there might be partly behind the starter.
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    I had that issue with my block heater at first. I noticed the hole on the block has casting flash that was not removed. The leak fixed itself after I twisted the block heater a couple times.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    What is a block heater? LOL! (I know what it is. Just bustin' your chops since here in Cali it was 76*!

    John
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Shake, if you want to jump'em in a back alley and delivery an atomic noogey, I'm with you. ;)

    Parts of Cali have had it's own set of environmental challenges from one extreme to the other. Hope you're in one of the more stable parts Nova. :)

    I certainly can't complain. We've had a wonderfully almost unheard of, mild Winter.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Hahaha! Atomic noogey!!!

    I live in Southern Cali and, as glad as I am that we don't have to deal with a leaky dam, a few more rain storms ought to be just the thing to get us out of the drought conditions we've experienced for the last few years.

    John
  10. chestypuller

    chestypuller 94 1.9 auto wagon

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    well it wasent the block plugs or heaters it was the radiator hose at the water pump, i dont know why the things leaked there, its got a factory spring clamp on it. ill have to readadjust it later in the year.
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Does that flow out to the radiator or in from it? If out, worse case scenario, the leak could be the result of a restriction? Check to make sure that the hose is still plenty pliable. If it has lost a significant amount of it's pliability then it will need to be replaced.
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    We do need a foot or so of snow though!!!!!!
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    How old is the hose?
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    At the lower radiator hose, the water pump is sucking coolant in from the radiator.
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    chestypuller 94 1.9 auto wagon

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    its brand new when i put the new head on in last year or 2, it only seems to leak when the block heater is used. maybe it pressureizes it somehow and the hose stays cold. now sure.
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    chestypuller 94 1.9 auto wagon

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    when its -15F and the car is cold its not pliable. when its above freezing or car is running it is. hahahaha
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    Is the car out in the open or do you have it under something?

    John

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