Well, I joined the HG club. I have a few questions/concerns...
Yup, happened to me to, at about 145k. Picked up a fel-pro kit and starting tearing the sucker down today. Didn't make much headway, only managed to pull the upper intake, p/s pump, and ac compressor. A few questions:
1.) Oops, I forgot to relieve the fuel pressure. I thought there was a valve that would let me do it without starting the car (schroeder valve or something like that.) Starting the car was something I didn't wanna do anyways, since the crankcase is contaminated. Will I kill myself and my buddy if I pull the fuel rail assembly with pressure in the lines? Are we talking lethal pressure, or will it just make a huge mess? I can deal with a mess.
2) On a related note, where is the best place to hang the fuel rails so they are out of the way?
3) Is it even possible to pull the exhaust manifold on the passenger side? Garr.. maybe it's time for an AC delete, never use the thing anyways.
4) Any general tips for getting the wire harness/hoses out of the way? Our biggest problem has been the immense amount of clutter in the engine well.
5) Also, is there a way to remove the fan shroud without pulling the fan?
I just want another 10k miles out of this car. That's all.. please, at least last long enough so I can get a beater.
Anyways, I'm sure i'll have a million more questions. Thanks in advance for your help.