Have you done trunnions and wheel bearings yet? Really adds up. Also check the rear quarter glass seals. They tear when they get old and let moisture into the quarter panel.In case any of y'all lurking get the inkling to buy a cheap 80. Broke the 10k mark today. Still need to do brakes, trans/diff fluids, weathertechs, KO2s (with bronze SCS F5s if I can't control myself), oil pump gasket when I feel like it, and some bushings, and I'll call it "done". I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Just got my replacement lower pan from a different source (local dealer) and same exact thing. Is this a QC issue or is it supposed to be unfinished?? Weird.ahh, makes perfect sense. Thanks
Btw, PS replied in under 10hrs with suggested solutions/options and an apology. I continue to be impressed by this business.
Been smelling fuel lately, opened the hood and did a sniff check. Noticed the 6th injector was leaking.
Pulled it out and the injector was mangled.
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Third time's a charm. After three attempts of fuel going everywhere, I finally got it right.
Also installed the Whiteline adjustable front panhard bar.
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Most excellent. Thanks jpoole@Surfdc I just wrapped up this project a week or so ago and also benefited from @alia176 post on evap removal, among great content from others on the forum.
In case it's helpful as you work through the remaining parts of the project I compiled most of the information that I followed, particularly from @flintknapper about the re-charging process, and also from a few others, here:
Thanks to the contributions of many very knowledgeable ih8mud contributors I was able to refresh the AC on my 1997 FZ 80. A few of those contributors surely saved me a lot of time, $$, mistakes and reworking. @flintknapper and @alia176 stand out in my mind though I'm sure there were a number...forum.ih8mud.com
Today was the first hot day since the refresh and the extra chill was great. The colder AC has actually been a little annoying in the moderate temps (too chilly whenever it came on, had to setup the vents differently) but is great when it's actually hot.
Good luck with the rest of the AC refresh.