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Paul G

Well-known member
Aug 27, 2001
Griffith, IN, USA
96 CE LT4 Convertible
I have been on vacation from work this week. Spending as much time as I can doing some repairs to my 88 convertible. I am waiting for the gearbox side cover shifter shaft seals to come in. The dealer said there in Lansing (Michigan) and would only take a couple of days to get here. I am getting impatient. The weather has been lousy anyway. Bad time for vacation. Good time to have my car up on jackstands doing some work on it.

What I have done is:
*Repainted the header shields
*Replaced the overdrive fluid with Mobil 1 synthetic
*Replaced the gearbox lube with Mobil 1 synthetic gear lube 75W90
*Replaced the front brake pads with Napa Ceramix pads.
*Did some cleaning around the front end in places that cant be reached with the car on the ground.

What I still want to do:
*Bleed the clutch out again
*Bleed the rear brakes out again
*Replace the top. I have the new top here

There is supposed to be a round magnet inside the overdrive oil pan according to the Helms manual. My magnet is missing. I put a small steel magnet I had laying around in there.

The bolt gremlins stole one of my A/C compressor bolts. I can not find the fourth bolt anywhere. I have looked in every nook and cranny possible. That is going to be hard bolt to replace.

Wish me luck.


Gone but not forgotten
Jan 30, 2001
Hermosa Beach, CA
1987 Z51 Silver Coupe
Good luck Paul. It sounds like you've got a handle on things already and are ready to get out and cruise for the summer! :upthumbs

_ken :w

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