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Old 30 May 2022, 07:24 pm
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Managed to finish up a clay bar and carnauba wax job over the long weekend.

Next, got to get underneath for the annual rust treatment... ugh.
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Old 02 Jun 2022, 07:11 pm
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Got started on the underbody rust treatment today.
Several step process involves scraping off the loose rust then a spray application of Dupli-Color Rust Fix. When that completely dries (allow at least a day) then follow with a topcoat of Dupli-Color Rust Barrier.
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Old 05 Jun 2022, 05:06 pm
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Put an Unkle CD in the player and let it blast..
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Old 12 Jun 2022, 07:51 am
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WAXED SOOO BIG. 17 YEARS OLD, FACTORY FRESH.

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Old 12 Jun 2022, 06:56 pm
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Did my first car show in a year.
Southern Plains MOPAR Fest at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, OK.

Took the convertible to the Cruise-In at Rudy's BBQ Friday evening.

Then the Flag Panel PT to the Coffee & Cars Show Saturday morning.
Got to leave at 11 AM when the temp was nearing 100F!


But won a top 20 Award.

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Old 19 Jun 2022, 07:11 pm
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The last few times I took it out, I found a puddle of fluid under the front passenger side.

I checked the power steering reservoir and it was a little low. Thinking it was the power steering pump, I jacked the car up a and pulled off the splash shields and the headlamp to get a better look.

I topped off the PS fluid, ran the engine and had a helper turn the steering wheel while I investigated the pump and attached hoses for a leak. I can see evidence of a leak in the area, but I couldn't identify an active leak. I ran out of time today, so I'm going to let it sit until I get some time to get back in there next weekend.

In the meantime, I ordered some new TYC headlight assemblies to finally replace my old crusty yellow ones. Also, since it's up in the air, I'm going to change the oil/filter and the filter adapter gasket since that appears to be weeping.
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Old 29 Jun 2022, 12:17 am
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You know when you spend like 4 months fixing something? Well. You lose things like bolts.
Today? I lost my Power steering Bolts. 3 of them. I can't find any of them.
I was so close to having this done by the weekend. But then I kept finding out that I was missing screws. I found out one of the Zip Lock bags had a hole in it.

So. The Bolts themsleves are $13- 33 bucks a PIECE.



I found this Ebay seller, but also Auto Parts Prime.


It lists this bolt is the one that works for my 2001 model. The bolt is listed as Number "3" in the diagram.


It lists these as the photo. And I sure as hell don't think I have these. I looked everywhere.


I'm not sure if that's for one or 3 of them. It includes this image.


my presumption is that it's only for a single Bolt.

$47.10 for the bolts.
Yikes. But at least they will be the right ones I hope.

I also ordered an new OEM style Power steering pump reservoir from ebay for $49 bucks. Best deal out there and hard to find at your auto parts store.


I have this Bad feeling these bolts are also MIA.


I also order a new front engine mount since the one I had was torn on the front part. $13 bucks is a good deal! And on amazon too! Beat the Ebay prices!


Last night or really this morning? I installed a new Tensioner pulley as the old one has a bit of play in it.
( Dorman 419-648 Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley )
I was right there so Might as well get it out of the way.
Of course. Amazon at about $16 bucks.


I also got the lower mount as well. My old one was doing okay. But I thought I would just get a new on in there and out of the way. I got it on sale for $13 bucks a while ago and installed it last night/This morning.



I noticed my Wires to my AC Dryer were chafed by the alternator, So I got some liquid tape and fixed that as well. Worked great. I'll post photos of it tomorrow.

I also noticed that my Gas line hose to the engine fuel rail had a leak at the joint. So another thing on the list.

MAN.. Its been a LONG 48 plus hours.
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Old 29 Jun 2022, 01:35 pm
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This is where the junk yard is your best friend! Many time they don't even charge for nuts and bolts..
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Old 29 Jun 2022, 07:43 pm
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This is where the junk yard is your best friend! Many time they don't even charge for nuts and bolts..
When I get parts from the salvage yard, I am ALWAYS taking the extra bolts....sometimes even from other parts that I know the bolts strip or freeze.
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Old 02 Jul 2022, 04:53 am
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Serious question.

Auto parts Prime cancelled my order and did not tell me.

Went to ACE Hardware. Bought everything they had that I think would fit that was a Metric Bolt. (Man I love going to Ace)!

So GOOGLE. The Size of the Power steering Bolt for the 2001 PT cruiser is
M8 - 1.25 - 90


I would Start this now and fix this. .But.. I had this bright Idea...To Ride a Scooter.. Down an Alley Way. Cuz... They said it would be fun.. But..
I did a SuperMan!


I'm going to let it HEAL a Bit before I go in there and Finish. I'm. Sort of Hurt..




I Even ENcoded the size in the Closed Captipn.
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