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Metric-man last won the day on May 21 2014

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  1. I'm pretty sure they were from a 92' Chevy, SB & BB both fit and some are o'ringed. I've seen them myself and was surprised they worked, but some are clean and some are junk so you have to be careful. Your find is a reliable source but not so durable, the aftermarket ones are not a reliable source but durable. (look on eBay) The thermal plastics that the factory uses now are sort of disposable and you have to be pretty careful with their R&R so I would think if you go to service the stat with the Hyundai just keep a spare on hand although cast aluminum is more durable than plastic you would think. Some of the aftermarket Chevy housings have super thick flanges and are practically bullit proof plus you don't have the different thermal expansion rates between the bolt and the housing.
  2. 1988 Mitsubishi Starion 4-Cyl. 2.6 L Application Product Type Part # Comments Cooling System Radiator Cap Safety Release Radiator Cap 10327 (13 psi) Check hood clearance prior to installing this cap OE Type Radiator Cap 10227 (13 psi) Racing Safety Release Radiator Cap 18327 (14 psi) Check hood clearance prior to installing this cap Racing Regular Radiator Cap 18227 (14 psi) Cap Adapter Radiator Cap/Cooling System Tester Adapter 12021 Cooling System Adapter Radiator Cap/Cooling System Tester Adapter 12027 Thermostat Superstat Thermostat 45869 (195º) OE Temperature 45868 ( 180º) Alternate Temperature OE Type Thermostat 13869 (195º) OE Temperature 13868 ( 180º) Alternate Temperature Thermostat Gasket Thermostat Gasket 25187 Thermostat Gasket (1 Pack) 27187 Fuel System Fuel Cap OE Equivalent Fuel Cap 10825 Regular Locking Fuel Cap 10595 Capless Adapter 41001 Fuel Cap Tester Adapter Fuel Cap/System Tester Adapter 12410 (Threaded) Threaded adapter connected to tester Oil & Lubrication System Oil Filler Cap Oil Filler Cap 10088
  3. http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Thermostats_explained
  4. Yes when using camber plates you need to modify the insulators. Mustangs from the late 90's had a nice performance urethane bushing to use. You can experiment and make your own by search and acquisition of existing aftermarket products.
  5. http://www.starquestclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=137282&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1 Does this help?
  6. I would probably test any thermostat I replace first, that's interesting about the fail safe thermostat failing to open because their engineered to fail open not closed. There is a common misconception about thermostats and what temperature they operate by their designation. A 180F stat will just start to open just above 180F and should be fully open at 195 - 200F The whole idea of a radiator is to bump up the atmospheric pressure so the coolant's boiling temp it raised. Average 12 lb. system will raise the boiling temp to around 245F which is about 33 degrees higher than sea level. I agree test the stat, the cap, and pressure test the whole system.
  7. It looks like a older MB990787-01 (rear axel bearing case remover)
  8. That stat housing is pretty cool find. A couple of reservations, although it is a perfect fit and a great alternative for MPI users because of the shorter neck. The original design stat housing that it resembles was revised in design in 87' to place the turbo feed line into the housing's neck where the the casting is less pourous. The 87' housing that is used as an example next to the Hyundai example is damaged from the ear bolt hole cracking another design weakness in the casting. There are other alternatives in the aftermarket available, stamped and chromed that are more resilient to failure. The strenth of the banjo fitting and the restriction it creates are design factors that were calculated to allow the cooling system the time to extract excessive heat in order for the oil flow to do it's job more efficently. Our early vehicle model's design was with a turbocharger that did not use water to help cool the shaft bearing(s).
  9. And you know the differrnce between year of production and model year ?
  10. Do a search on 87 ETACS it has a couple of ground points and 87s where recalled
  11. When you say shell do you mean the cover on the instrument panel or the body of the whole vehicle, which is kinda confusing because their unibody and the frame is part of the body. Is this an auto transmission vehicle? Is it different years from each? What parts were exchanged and kept?
  12. That question should be directed to Mitsubishi. over engineering team. Look at the Karman Vortex generator , and what about the rear anti-skid modulator that's right out of a MHI Fuso.
  13. http://www.w-body.com/showthread.php/16541-Front-strut-cartridge-question I apologize to the OP of this thread I didn't realize anything related to changing oil in anything automotive, is cataclysmic to a thread. Around 1985.5 to 86 Mitsubishi started using gas charged strut cartridge inserts but before that time they had a number of vehicles that used hydraulic non gas charged struts. If you page through an older service manual you'll see the instructions on how to replace the oil inside them. That is where the oil used is for dampening and heat exchange. On the gas charged strut cartridge the oil is used to help prevent corrosion since the cartridge is not placed inside a vacuum and the small amount of air that is present still contains moisture the oil acts as a corrosion inhibitor from the temperature cycling of the air causing condensation inside the housing and as a noise insulator. There are plenty of people that don't even bother using oil and throw them together dry since they replace them before failure from corrosion or the vehicle changes ownership. Good luck with school and make sure to thank your teachers for me.
  14. From what I've been told it's not the coolant itself but the vapors when it's been through the combustion cycle, I heard other say coolant just looks at an o2 and they shrivel.
  15. I'm really sorry I know people are going to be sensitive about corrections to their information. You know the funny thing is I found this link because I've seen ATF hold a small flame on a transmission that was leaking , I've even seen household bleach maintain a flame ( it was an arc of a poorly grounded outlet and the bleach bottle was used as an drip for a floor drain in a restaurant and near a metal shelf) I've seen other posts on SQC hold a pretty good flame too. But the only thing is the article doesn't mention brake fluid. So BC you're saying you can use paint stripper as brake fluid? http://garrett-engineers.com/2005/10/what-auto-fluids-burn/
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