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Old 11-26-2019, 12:03 AM
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I noticed the exhaust pipe was on crooked and the nuts were loose. I removed the nuts and clamp and tried to straighten the pipe, but it wouldn't bend at all, so I tightened up the nuts. There seems to be a vacuum connection missing from the back of the turbocharger, so I'll have to investigate.


The flex discs are cracking and due for replacement. The tunnel insulation is falling down and causing the front flex disc to rub on it. The three-piece driveshaft (another special 1991 model year feature) was replaced with new not long ago, but the flex discs weren't replaced at that time.



The differential vent is rusted and probably clogged. I should tend to it before the seals blow out from overpressurization. The fill plug looks like it's never been removed. I wonder if there is any oil in there. Scary!
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