Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

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Coolant Leak - Oil Cooler Top Plate GM 90 501 955

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:52 pm

111,294 Km Coolant Leak Oil Cooler Top Plate.jpg
ACTIVITY UPDATE: 12 NOV 17 @ 111,300 Km

Just when all seemed to be going well, having fixed the two coolant leaks just a week ago, another leak sprung up...
From what I could see, I suspected that the Oil Cooler Top Plate sealant gasket, must have deteriorated...
So as I started stripping it down to the Oil Cooler, my suspicion was almost confirmed...
The Oil Cooler Top Plate was seriously corroded... Lucky I had a spare, in stock...

I removed the Oil Cooler to check on it's condition, and it certainly needed some cleaning up...
The Oil Cooler Well, was drained of coolant, in order to prepare for refitting and resealing of the Parts...
I suspect that the previous owner had changed the Oil Cooler, as an Upgraded Version Oil Cooler was fitted...
The area was cleaned up, and the Oil Cooler was refitted and the replacement Top Plate was fitted using Red Gasket Sealant...

The Lower Manifold, lower gaskets were very compressed, so they also needed to be replaced...
The previous Engine Work that I had done was @ 84,905 Km = 26,390 Km distance travelled...
The Middle and Upper Manifolds were then refitted to the correct specified torques...
Everything else was put back together, and the car sat 24 hours, for the sealant to cure..

24 hours later, I fitted a New AC Delco Oil Filter, topped up on Oil (15w 40) and Coolant (Nulon Type A - 6 year or 500,000 Km)
It started up first go, and sounded much more healthier... I took it for a Test Drive, filled up on Fuel and added a bottle of Valvoline Injector Cleaner...
One thing that I've noticed over the last few days, is that the Engine Temperature rarely goes over 95 degrees now...
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Oil Cooler Top Plate Leak.jpg
Oil Cooler Top Plate Corroded.jpg
Oil Cooler Top Plates.jpg
Oil Cooler Top Plate Corroded Topside.jpg
Oil Cooler Top Plate Corroded Underside.jpg
Oil Cooler Well.jpg
Coolant Type A.jpg
Oil Filter GM.jpg
Temp 95.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by Cliff » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:39 pm

I’ve heard it’s a pig of a job so hats off to you. How long did it take? Any problems with the oil feed pipes?
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 am

Cliff wrote:I’ve heard it’s a pig of a job so hats off to you. How long did it take? Any problems with the oil feed pipes?


Seriously, in my opinion, it's NOT that bad of a job... 8 Hours all up, of Top Quality workmanship... I'm a Perfectionist...

I just took the relevant photos, not every single detail... I have more detailed pics, earlier on in this Profile...
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Fuel Filter Replaced & Rear Wheels Balanced...

by EddeyDancer » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:49 am

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ACTIVITY UPDATE: 24 NOV 17 @ 111,795 Km

I finally replaced the Fuel Filter, and I wouldn't be surprised if the one that got replaced, was the Original Part fitted in 1995...
When I blew into it, heaps of black stuff came out... It's certainly made an immediate noticeable impact, when I accelerate...
Fuel Filter Replacement.jpg

Fuel Filter Replaced.jpg

Fuel Filter Original.jpg

Fuel Filter GM Number.jpg

Dirty Fuel.jpg

Dirty Fuel Dry.jpg


I also got the Rear Wheels Balanced, gave them a good clean up, and lubricated the wheel bolts...
Wheel Off.jpg

Wheel Dirty.jpg

Wheel Cleaned.jpg

Wheel Balanced.jpg

Wheel Balanced..jpg

Wheel Bolts Lubricated.jpg


I'm really glad that I cleaned up the Rear Wheels, as I also noticed that the Rear Brake Pads, are very low 2mm...
Rear Brakes Low.jpg


That's the next thing to do...
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REPLACED K26 RELAY & REAR BRAKE PADS

by EddeyDancer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:04 pm

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ACTIVITY UPDATE: 23 DEC 17 @ 112,525 Km
Rear Brake Pads.jpg
Got the Rear Brake Pads replaced, just in time before the Festive Holidays...


Recently I was having issues with the Cooling Fans staying ON for way too long, after switching the V6 Engine off...
This situation got worse gradually, then to the point where it started to fully drain my battery...
After doing some research, the K26 Relay (Grey) was replaced, and no more dramas..
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INTERIOR BULBS REPLACED

by EddeyDancer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:40 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 26 JAN 18 @ 113,478 Km

Heater Control Panel.jpg

I was feeling a bit motivated, and decided to replace the blown Heater Control Panel Bulb...

Cigarette Lighter.jpg

I also replaced the LED bulb that I fitted in the centre ashtray, cigarette lighter area...

Now all is matching, and looks more complete...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by Cliff » Thu May 10, 2018 6:59 pm

Not seen you in a while Eddey, any updates?
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:32 pm

Cliff wrote:Not seen you in a while Eddey, any updates?

Yes Mate... I had to replace the Alternator Cooling Fan Switch on the V6, as the Fans would stay on and drain the battery...
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