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  1. Andy69, Racks will often stick if involved in a hit that deforms one of the teeth, then it's time to bin it. If you're planning on rebuilding the rack I'd mock it up with some light oil and check for sticking. If it passes make sure you have both the rack and pinion magnafluxed before final assembly. The results of a sheared tooth are never good. Another possibility is that the rack has adjustable pinion depth. It's possible that the pinion is not secured and the tooth engagement is changing when you're steering leading to binding/unbinding. May want to check that out.
  2. BlueBDA, If the lower most photos are your car, I'd say you have a narrow track since I don't see the hex shaped spacers on the Bilsteins. Andy
  3. Steve, The stock T9 doesn't have a drain plug...gulp! Did you add one? Andy
  4. Steve, The item in the 2nd photo looks like a VDO pressure sending unit. Is it connected to a braided line plumbed to the oil system? Andy
  5. It's cool to see Moroso, I used to go drag racing there when I was a kid! Those tires look like they would be fun to drive, not fast, but fun. The visual of the push with cycle fenders is pretty graphic! I have 16" HPC wheels on the car now that I need to keep the sump off the ground on local roads, so this limits tire choices to 205/45-16. I am thinking about some 888's to replace my aged Proxes R1R's. Andy
  6. John, The treadwear ratings track the speed ratings. Maybe the H rated tires use a different compound than the V rated ones??? Andy
  7. Dave, I'm trying your suggestions. Front Toe: 0deg Front Camber:-2deg RARB: Disconnected I'm not going to an AutoX until the 14th, but the difference is apparent on the street. 0 toe makes steering slightly vague on center, but frees things up a bit, and the feel is good. There were no issues with tramlining on the freeway. The lack of the RARB was apparent when zipping to work this morning and rounding a bumpy turn I take daily. Less skip, more grip. I'll have to check the tires after the AutoX and see how the camber has affected wear. I didn't go the full 2.5deg. I wanted to try
  8. Dave, Just edited the posts above. I put the car back on the pad yesterday and found out my notes were from one of our first iterations of toe changes. The setting is actually .04deg/side or .032" total in, so not far from what you're recommending. Andy
  9. Sander, This caught my eye "Change to a thinner oil so the car will reach operating temperature in daily driving." Do you know if the car has a thermostat? From your description of it's cold weather behavior is sounds like it doesn't. I'd suggest checking that out. Running the engine cold won't do it a bit of good. Beware of attempting to control engine temp with oil viscosity, that may get you into trouble! Andy
  10. Bruce Springsteen comes to mind...but the Cadillac Ranch is not as close as I thought. Is it the lights????
  11. "Merino wool! You can wear it for a week or a month and it never stinks!" I have to back Sander up on this, when he stopped by both Hilde and I remained conscious. If I knew then what I know now...:ack:
  12. Don't forget your preferred driving apparel! I'm particularly curious how you dealt with the long stretches in the desert areas without getting fried.
  13. Sander, Glad you have things sorted! You're making great time. Andy
  14. Sander, Hilde and I are happy you were able to drop by and enjoy dinner with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and the stories of your trip were great! Hope the remainder of your journey is trouble free and the only adventures you have are self induced! Drive safe and stay in touch. Andy
  15. Chrysler used a neat trick to set sensor gap, they applied a piece of paper to the end of the sensor and you installed it with the paper hitting one of the teeth and tightened the mounting hardware. This set the gap. Once the engine turned the paper was knocked off and you were good to go. Simple and accurate. Maybe this would help to set the spacing for your car????
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