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Old 05-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Talking '98 Trans Am Back Up After Broken Valve Spring!

My buddy and I have been working on my '98 Trans Am for 2-3 weeks now. We found the issue causing a bad running condition (Valve spring over the retainer!). We finally go the car up and running last night!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfY7E8NGv10

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We tore apart the top end:


After about 6 full days of work (Over 2-3 weeks) we finally got the car put back together:


Need to get a coolant temp. sensor and coolant today. Have to idle it for a while, then take it for a drive. Wish it were sunny & dry today, but of course nature has provided rain.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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woahhhh thats what egr looks like.

congrats man glad you can finally enjoy your car
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Valves look pretty. Ive never seen a spring do that.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Video from yesterday of intake & engine area, and exhaust (Burning up some oil! No longer smokes though):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXdatfP3cEY
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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sounds good man!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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Thanks! The idle is so smooth that it's weird to me! lol. I'm enjoying it back up on the road!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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After all that work and effort, it turned out to be the valve spring eh? At least you finally found the problem and fixed it. Now enjoy the car.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #8
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Yah man. I'm just ecstatic the car is FIXED and runs great.
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-2003 VW Golf TDI - Turbo diesel @ 50 MPG highway
-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L(ZJ) - 4.75" lift, 32" MTZ's, armor, etc.
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