Last Call: Cat on a Hot Car Roof Edition

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Just because today was Monday, here is a vintage picture of Farrah Fawcett in a cougar, with a Cougar.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.
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  1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
    Frank T. Cat

    It begins.

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    1. roguetoaster Avatar
      roguetoaster

      Needs a GM badge for the reverse Saabaru effect, and so you can crash domestic only meets.
      For those not in the know, what are you working on?

      1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
        Frank T. Cat

        Timing chain, balance shafts chain, oil pump, water pump, thermostat, coolant flush, transmission flush, and some misc other things (filling the torque rod bushings with window weld being one of them.)
        Replacing the timing chain in the car is an involved process on the 9-5, thanks to there being no clearance to get the timing cover bolts out with the engine mounts in place. This is probably going to be a 3+ day long process, and all I got done today was getting the car in the air, draining the oil and coolant, removing the battery, and removing the ignition cassette…

        1. roguetoaster Avatar
          roguetoaster

          Well, just disconnect those fuel lines and you can start in with the sawzall…
          Pulling the engine or using a crossbar to support it in place?
          Good luck either way!

          1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
            Frank T. Cat

            I don’t have the tools/room to pull the engine; I’m going to be resting the engine/trans on two trolley jacks so I can just roll the engine over toward the driver’s side with the help of a giant pry bar. Using a crossbar would get in the way while I worked on the car. 🙁
            It’s gonna be quite the adventure.

        2. PaulE Avatar
          PaulE

          You’re a better man than me, gunja din.
          In theory, one can get the timing cover off in the 9-5 in situ. Loosen the two lower mounts and one should be able to pry the engine over toward the driver’s side enough to get the timing cover off (block up the oil pan and have it on a furniture dolly and enough wood to slide and support the engine. Still, you have far more room to do this than in an old-gen 9-3 (BTDT). With a home-made engine bridge, you should also be able to drop the oil pan; after cleaning the pan, checking for sludge and cleaning the screen, use a new o-ring on the pickup.
          If you’re dropping the entire engine on the subframe and rolling the whole thing out, also consider checking the state of the subframe bushings and the AC high side metal lines (which often rub against said subframe and magically get holed. Also, if you haven’t replaced it lately, consider replacing the alternator, (or having an auto electric shop inspect it and replace bearings inside, as those usually fail far before the regulator), the oil pressure sender and any other goodies that are a PITA to get at on a 9-5.
          Stuffing the dead upper mount with polyurethane gave me really bad levels of NVH, so I went back to a stock-style upper engine mount. Now, the lower transmission mount bushing… Poly works great for that (bought mine from Genuine Saab).
          Happy wrenching!

    2. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      Sadly, this is also how many end.

  2. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    The car is the least desirable cougar in this photo.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      I’m afraid I wouldn’t visit cougarverse.com from work.

  3. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar
    BigRedCaveTroll

    Does anyone know of any other modern cars, aside from the Honda Fit, that still require valve adjustments on a regular basis?

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