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Old 09 Jun 2012, 03:39 pm
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Default maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

So, good to know about the radiator, thanks Rob342 and others. Anything else I should change/clean/inspect while it's apart? Just got the fan out, working on the upper hose. Whose idea was it to put a radiator hose UNDER the intake?? PLUGS TOO?? Everything's under there. I want an investigation.
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to be replaced so far:
PCV
EGR valve?
make-up air filter? - What & where is this?
thermostat
U & L hoses
belt
plugs & wires
intake & cabin air filters
fan relays maybe (haven't checked them yet)
U & L engine mounts
any questionable rubber goods that I run into


any idler pulleys / tensioners that tend to fail? Fittings/seals that like to leak?
flux capacitors? coil tubilators?

Thanks very much for everything guys
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Old 09 Jun 2012, 04:07 pm
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The coil is there but don't touch it unless there's a problem that pin-points it as a problem. It's a good coil and almost all of us are still using the OEM coil and those that aren't, changed it trying to fix a P0300 or other fault but changing it didn't help.
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Old 10 Jun 2012, 09:29 pm
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Default Re: maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

OK, so everything came apart without mishap so far, (but I haven't made it to the motor mounts yet). The plugs (original) were clean & normal color, and even though worn to nearly .090, it was still starting easily and running great. (?) Hoses, rubber goods, etc. are generally in good shape. Clean & shiny in the plug wells and below the thermostat. Coolant was more brown than orange. I pulled the fan motor apart with the intention of replacing brushes, but thought better of it. As electric motors go, it's a bit of an unususal failure, so I took some pics. Others may have this failure - and it is fixable with new brushes - but I would recommend against it. I guess I should post that somewhere else in another thread?
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Old 11 Jun 2012, 12:03 am
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Someone had a thread on replacing brushes.

Amazing ignition system- runs fine at .090", and rounded electrodes, too
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Old 12 Jun 2012, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

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to be replaced so far:
PCV
EGR valve?
make-up air filter? - What & where is this?
thermostat
U & L hoses
belt
plugs & wires
intake & cabin air filters
No EGR after '02
Make-up air filter is a sponge in bottom of air filter housing.
Cabin air filter - the housing is under wiper cowing, but there was no filter put in by factory
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Old 12 Jun 2012, 08:21 pm
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Default Re: maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

How many miles and how much coinage do you want to spend for increased reliability?

When I replaced my radiator at 100K I yanked the intake, cooler, radiator

I replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses, the small section of hose on the steel crossover pipe, heater hoses, and since I had access and a new mopar starter was 80$ I threw one in, Also the crank sensor is buried under the starter so I replaced that.

Plus I did the coolant lines to and from the turbo and the rubber sections of the coolant lines to the oil cooler. Plus I yanked the valve cover and replaced the gasket and donuts on the spark plug wells. painted everything in wrinkle black in homage to the original T2 2.2 Turbo Dodge engines.
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Old 13 Jun 2012, 10:02 am
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Wow, that looks great, nice work.
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Old 13 Jun 2012, 07:57 pm
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Default Re: maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

I'll 2d that!

BTW, your idea of a 'dirty' engine would be 'really clean' to most people!
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I'll 2d that!

BTW, your idea of a 'dirty' engine would be 'really clean' to most people!
you r soo right id be ashamed to show mine
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Default Re: maintenance round-up, As long as it's apart...

Well that was the end result. Thanks for all the comments.

If you like the black wrinkle effect on the aluminum, it works well. Buy the wrinkle paint, borrow your better halfs hair drier, spay them then hit em with some heat and be patient and you will see it wrinkle up, and wears like iron.

Oh the cams/head, that is synthetic oils with 4-7K oil changes, so you can keep em pretty clean with some basic PM.
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