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1:34 AM
@BobCross wow, that's some early sunset. Where do you live? I imagine north hemisphere, since it''s winter now there right?
Oh, nevermind, you said already, you live on Rhode Island
Sorry, coffee still didn't kick in lol
Starting the graveyard shift here, and then leaving for my days off :)
 
 
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12:14 PM
Oh joy, eldest has a problem with his car, need to go and figure it out. Clutch pedal does not return. I'm hoping just spring or cable, not clutch failure
 
 
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1:56 PM
We're in the low 40s of latitude and as far east as you can go without getting super wet. Sunsets are pretty early in the winter.
 
 
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3:10 PM
@RoryAlsop - While a bit long, is a GREAT history lesson from Eddie :o)
 
3:57 PM
@IanC I suppose I could retrieve that if you post the engine code
 
@RoryAlsop as long as your eldest isn't in the clutch-a-month club
 
 
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5:24 PM
@Shalvenay nah - he's very careful. It's just a 14 year old car.
That was the first time he'd been towed as well. He did alright. Only a couple of jolts... And he figured out quick enough that as his tow point was on the left side, and mine was on the right he had to take a staggered position to avoid weird yawing under tension
 
 
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8:15 PM
@Martin Oh, I mean't the state the current timing bolt is in, I already have a replacement here, was just wondering if it could wait those 20 miles to be changes, would make some things easier
The engine is a GM 1.0 8v MPFI
 
@IanC Oops, speed reading went wrong: I thought you where in search of the needed torque value for the bolt. Sorry for the confusion
 
 
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11:20 PM
@Martin No worries! I have the torque values, just waiting for the torque wrench now lol
When I check the timing belt case, what do you guys suggest I look as signs that the replacement is urgent?
I was thinking missing teeth and visible cracks for now, maybe the color (if it looks like dry rubber)?
 
11:44 PM
Btw, a little off topic but:
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Q: Bench Vise Restoration: Removing Spindle

IanCI'm in the process of restoring an old Bench Vise and first I'm disassembling it, so I can check parts for excessive wear, remove rust and repaint. I'm not sure what is the brand, but here's a picture of it: I could remove a plate that holds the dynamic jaw to the main frame, letting it slide ...

Anyone have seem this kind of bench vise before? Got stuck at removing the spindle
 

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