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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 09:04 AM
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She\'s Dead, temporarily

You read it correct. The 85 has just died last night. I drove her home and parked, I was getting ready to pull her into the garage when a barage of loud noises started to occur. I hopped out quickly and popped open the hood, I had just changed the oil about 2000 miles ago and everything looked good, under the hood it sounded horrible. Before I hopped back in to shut her off she dropped some cylinders and pretty much seized. I checked the oil when she was off and it looked like a milkshake, a very thick one. I had just checked the oil when I last filled up. So last night I spent tearing her down and drinking my sorrows. The only good news is I have a running 360 in the J-10 I just bought. Hmmmm.... now where to start!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 01:59 PM
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Re: She\'s Dead, temporarily

Bummer dude[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. I had a meltdown once in an old Jimmy. He went fairly quietly (as quiet as possible at 7000 rpm[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]), but the outy dents in the oil pan were a dead give-away[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 02:14 PM
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Re: She\'s Dead, temporarily

well.. look on the bright side it is going to speed along the AMC360 swap you were looking into.. now your ready to pull the ole engine out....

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 03:28 PM
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Maybe she was just telling you "I WANT THE 360"![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2001, 04:51 PM
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Yeah, I think it was gimme the 360, I just need the mounts, and stuff, and I'm sure a new tranny but I don't know what.

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