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Old 04-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #326
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Over the weekend I spent a lot of time in the garage getting the car back together. Since Thursday, I have:

Oil change
Painted oil pan
New Spark plugs
Replaced axle seal
Topped off trans fluid
Replaced oil pan gasket
Replaced flexplate to flywheel bolts
Cleaned engine bay, cradle and engine
Installed new trans shift & select cables
Touched up paint on S/C and valve covers
Adjusted and fixed exhaust vibrations/contact
Replaced damaged/leaking heater core coolant line
Ground front control arms to stop wheels from rubbing at full turn

The engine is in and everything up top is connected. I still need to attach the coolant hose to the new heater core line, add coolant and bleed system, connect parking brake, put the interior back together and a few other odds and ends. Should hopefully have it fired up in a few days and driving shortly after. All of this work was prepping for a presentation this coming Saturday for the April N.I.F.E. meeting. I'll be speaking to the 3800 swap article I wrote and have my Fiero there as a reference.


Oil pan off for painting


Freshly painted oil pan


New axle seal installed


Ceramic coating starting to flake






Fiero raised up and engine ready to be pushed under

edit: Forgot to add when I replaced the oil pan I also cleaned off the oil pump pickup pipe. There was a decent amount of sludge/buildup covering the screen that I cleaned off. The rest of the oil pan looked good inside; no excessive sludge buildup or debris.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:24 PM   #327
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During this most recent engine install, I found myself scrolling through this build thread for the torque specs I swore I posted. Turns out I never did, so I am posting some specs for future reference:

Clutch Pressure Plate: 15 ft/lbs plus 45*
Engine to transaxle bolts: 55 ft/lbs
Oil Pan Bolts: 125 NM
Oil Pump Pipe: 11 ft/lbs
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #328
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Best thread on here. I enjoy reading your posts and being jealous over your pics.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:46 PM   #329
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Best thread on here. I enjoy reading your posts and being jealous over your pics.
Thanks man! I appreciate your enthusiasm and comments every time I post updates.
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Nice work Man, You've got dem skills!!
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Looks great man. Glad someone is still building these
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Tonight I got the interior back together, connected the parking brake, attached all the wiring and coolant lines underneath the car, installed the wheel well liners and wheels. I also cranked the engine over with the ICM disconnected to build oil pressure and make sure everything’s connected right. Just need to add coolant and bleed the system and she’ll be ready for a test drive tomorrow. I’m excited to work with the new shift and selects cables to hopefully work out the awkward shift into 3rd.
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