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    I see.....So are there any other common issues I should know about with this car? Ooohh! I just remembered something else. The glass running light is cracked. It works fine, but I was curious if they are easy to obtain and replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Mine did and I even changed to the newer cap with vents for the last 2.

    I wrecked the first one pressure washing the engine when I first got the car in 96.

    The second was about a year later when my sister took my car through the car wash to clean it up nice after she borrowed it.

    I also puked 2 water pumps one took out the opti.

    So 3 were complete opti's and 2 were just cap and rotors.
    That's exactly what I was saying. They didnt just fail for no reason. They failed because they all got soaked. Not sure how you fried two water pumps.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2tuff4u View Post
    I see.....So are there any other common issues I should know about with this car?
    The rear seal on the intake manifold can leak.

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    I didn't actually fry them they lost the seal and leaked out the weep hole like they all do.

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    the cooling system is something you wanna keep an eye on...and being that old, id replace the cooling fan relays just to be safe...before i got my 95, my cousin had it..his wife was driving it and the relay went out...overheated and blew the head gasket...just a precautionary measure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    That's exactly what I was saying. They didnt just fail for no reason. They failed because they all got soaked. Not sure how you fried two water pumps.




    The rear seal on the intake manifold can leak.
    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    the cooling system is something you wanna keep an eye on...and being that old, id replace the cooling fan relays just to be safe...before i got my 95, my cousin had it..his wife was driving it and the relay went out...overheated and blew the head gasket...just a precautionary measure...
    Ok, I ill swap those out when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tuff4u View Post
    Ok, I ill swap those out when I get home.
    im not sayin its a common issue...but its something i personally would do just as a preventative measure...

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    I had my car for 13 years and I never had that problem(relays).

    I did have the ignition module fail from heat soak.

    The easy fix is to use some longer bolts with washers on the coil bracket to space the coil and module away from the cylinder head to prevent it from overheating.

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    LT1 rear mains are very cheap assed as well. They can go bad.....

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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
    LT1 rear mains are very cheap assed as well. They can go bad.....

    yeah, like mine.... leaking from rear main......

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    pajeff02 helped me change mine. The seal is a joke compared to even just a Mr. Gasket version!

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