October 16, 2013

...Some Routine Fluid Maintenance

**I apologize for the crappy pictures... I was covered in oil and grease, and I didn't want to get it all over my DSLR so I used my 3-year-old iPhone 4**

Amsoil Z-Rod Engine Oil... Check!
Amsoil Series 600 Brake Fluid... Check!
Amsoil Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid... Check!

I wanted to get the car in the air before this weekend's event to give it a once-over to check for any fluid leaks, loose bolts, etc.

The FSB hadn't been tightened properly when I installed the dampers, so I was getting a TON of noise out of it over bumps. So I took care of that issue quickly.

*Remember to complete the endlink tightening process with the suspension compressed.

As for the transmission fluid, this job is pretty easy if you have a hand vacuum pump for the fluid fill. You can pick one up at Harbor Freight for ~$10, and it's well worth it.

The job itself is pretty straight forward... Drain from the lower plug, and fill from the upper plug until the fluid starts to drip out from the fill hole. Although somehow, every time I do fluid changes I end up looking like a Dothraki slave girl after a long night with the King's Men...

.... Anyway... Here are some pictures.

And I think this outer tie rod needs to be replaced... I guess I know what I'll be doing tonight.

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