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Paid off the SS, time to fix it

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Oh yes ! Paid off the SS, time to fix it Reply with quote

Sorry, long time no post. School, deployments, TDYs, and well life has kept me pretty busy. And I paid off the SS, but I need to start throwing money at replacing parts to keep it healthy.

1. Need new shock absorbers
2. Noise coming out of the engine bay, thinking its the supercharger pulley/ snout. Noise increases/ decreases with RPM. Probabley a dealer fix.( I do not have the right tools)
3. Have an oil leak somewhere

I'm looking for an OEM ride replacement shock absorber. Is this going to be similar? http://www.autopartswarehouse......widX9cIkV3

Not much has changed with the car. It hit 100K, the resonator become so freakin loud and rattled the car, I just went to a muffler shop for a quick removal and installed a stock SS resonator Embarassed Heck of a difference! Way quieter! Found out FRAM sucks and hold less oil. So when I poured in the correct amount of oil, I was having crazy engine issues and oil spewing everywhere because now I way overserviced the engine! Changed to my normal K & N oil filter and everything went back to normal. Except I'm losing oil. Any ideas on where a gasket is most likely to fail with an overserviced engine?

Thanks guys!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Stick with GR2 or AGX struts from KYB. Anything else is pretty much garbage.

Have you checked your oil pan gasket? They tend to develop leaks on most of these cars.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just an FYI, the dealer won't service the supercharger, they will simply replace the entire unit (and charge you a fortune)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Just an FYI, the dealer won't service the supercharger, they will simply replace the entire unit (and charge you a fortune)

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Thank you guys for the quick posts and for looking out for me! I understand the search funtion has been down due increased site usage. But if I remember right was it the coupler that crapped out or the pulley?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Usually, it's the coupler.. in some cases (no pun intended), the snout bearing and/or the needle bearings go as well

Take the belt off and rotate the blower pulley slightly... if there is play before the pulley meets resistance, you need a coupler (at a minimum)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Oh yes ! Re: Paid off the SS, time to fix it Reply with quote

spacewalker404 wrote:
1. Need new shock absorbers
2. Noise coming out of the engine bay, thinking its the supercharger pulley/ snout. Noise increases/ decreases with RPM. Probabley a dealer fix.( I do not have the right tools)
3. Have an oil leak somewhere


1. Sounds like a perfect time to lower her Very Happy
2. Coupler?
3. Valve covers or oil pan?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Oh yes ! Re: Paid off the SS, time to fix it Reply with quote

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spacewalker404 wrote:
1. Need new shock absorbers
2. Noise coming out of the engine bay, thinking its the supercharger pulley/ snout. Noise increases/ decreases with RPM. Probabley a dealer fix.( I do not have the right tools)
3. Have an oil leak somewhere


1. Sounds like a perfect time to lower her Very Happy
2. Coupler?
3. Valve covers or oil pan?


Lower her? Well, I do not know about you but the pot holes around here are the size and depth of cooking pots. Would be considering it if I still lived in Florida Smile

I was thinking coupler too. Will this work? http://www.zzperformance.com/g.....;catid=106 What kinda of tools do I need?

For upgrades I'm thinking $2000 for a ported and polished LIM and Gen V and N* throttle body. Plus a XP hot cam. Anyone wanna help me install it? Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well that would be the whole snout you have linked there...you don't need to go that far yet. I have a coupler from ZZP and a bottle of their supercharger oil (you need it when you change the coupler) that I bought right before I traded the SS in. It's all yours if you want to gimme your address. As for the install... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSsSctYvOoI



And here is the coupler http://www.zzperformance.com/g.....php?id=841

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well I replaced my shock absorbers and went to a dealership for an alignment and to see if they can see the oil leak. The dealer found my water pump leaking, which causes the squeaking noise and leaking valve cover gaskets. So I said to replace them both. $1200 later the car is back. But I still forgot to ask to get the ISS replaced and my brake fluid level float replaced too. (doh!) Anyone know how to replace or have a link on how to replace the brake fluid level sensor??

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

have you tried lubing the ISS yet? Dunno your issue with it, but try that before replacing..could be an easy fix

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