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Dirty milky slime green old coolant dumped from the gold 240 wagon: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8613841920

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And flushed through with water twice (yet to dump the second lot) and hoses off to clean around the fittings which were a bit crusty: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5196538881

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It's not often that I use the HDR feature of the N5, but when I do it's because of excess contrast in a tstat housing. :-/

Will pull the drain cock on the block in the morning and dump it out fully before refilling with a nice 35% blend of fresh nulon coolant. Yay.

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:36 am
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Forgot to take a snap of the cleaned up housing, but it doesn't matter much, that SOHC head is on borrowed time :-D

Fresh coolant in after another flush and a proper drain through the drain cock I didn't know these engines had: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0674894848

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Next coolant change: In with the DOHC setup :-)

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 am
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Not much maintenance in some time, but a bunch due now or soon. Got started last night with the Stagea, now running high-end pure PAO/Ester group 4/5 synthetic Penrite oil with lots of zinc and no shearing effect. So I want to get bypass filtration onto it, and the others, so can leave the good oil in 20,000km instead of a mere 5000km, as that seems like a waste for something that doesn't really get degraded by use.

Processed used, and mileage done at:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0266087425
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1971045376
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6202195969

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You may notice the difference between cambelt done and current kms on clock... and it's making a slight noise... so I'll be doing that soon. Damn it.

Also, ATF has been working hard recently and needs to be flushed and filled with good synthetic ASAP. Was red, now reddish brown, smell is not full burned, but it has been hot, that's for sure.

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Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:03 am
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Stagea ATF flushed through, same mileage as above, tweet tweet: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7130670080

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:23 am
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Saturday:

240 and 740 both populated with Penrite PAO Ester 10w60 true synthetic (not like Mobil1 junk, cough cough). And a spill, oops.

Tweets/pics:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8995467264
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6954472448
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8973824000

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Two more cars needing bypass filtration!

Sunday:

Speedo fix for 740
Cam belt inspection session on Stagea (OK!)
Crank angle sensor fix on 940
Caravan lightweight axle progress

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