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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 22nd, 2018, 3:09 pm Thread Starter
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Going in pretty deep - what to do while there?

Hello, everyone. My fuel system finally succumbed to the ethanol. I'm going to strip my 2001 LT with 90K on the clock down and replace all the soft fuel components that I can. I'm committed to doing anything else that makes sense while I'm down that far. I would appreciate your listing the "must-dos" - the things you would do while you are that deep that you just wouldn't build it back up without doing. I don't have the tupperware off often so when it comes off I want to make hay while the sun shines.
Thanks in advance for your input. Much appreciated.
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Re: Going in pretty deep - what to do while there?

Hi, fuel filter of course. Maybe air filter, and check see what the breather looks like .... the breather hoses don't hold up too good, there will be oil all over the top of the motor it is has started leaking.
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check around your radiators & hoses for leaks... one of mine started leaking which I picked up by the colour of the coolant being places it wasn't supposed to be, thankfully repair was cheap.

Intending to do any electrical work (farkles... gps, whatever...) run your wires while her clothes are off.

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look at your fuel disconnects.....
air filter
If not sure, plugs
Great time to do any additional wiring for lights,etc
Valve adjustment?
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Hi, fuel filter of course. Maybe air filter, and check see what the breather looks like .... the breather hoses don't hold up too good, there will be oil all over the top of the motor it is has started leaking.
I agree with everyone's suggestions-especially the breather set up! If you see any oil behind the intake ports and injectors, you probably should bite the bullet and either solder together your own breather as described in other posts, or buy the parts! It certainly helped my 2000 idle, and overall running!
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Re: Going in pretty deep - what to do while there?

If you haven't upgraded to the newer style throttle cables, I would recommend replacing them while you have the TBs off. Otherwise, I agree with all of the other suggestions. The vent hose set up tends to degrade and leak. The TB boots are likely dried out and cracked whether it's due to ethanol exposure, or just 17 years of use.

Since you will have the stingray and fuel tank off, I would inspect and clean all of the electrical connections with Deoxit while it's apart, and apply dielectric grease to the connections when going back together.

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Send your fuel injectors to RC Fuel Injection for cleaning. They will be tremendously improved!
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Spline lube.
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Replace Quick fuel disconnects with metal ones. Fuel filter. Air filter. Plugs possibly?? Well. I would look up sailors post. He replaced his in tank lines with nylon ones that are better than the rubber. Can't remember where he got them. That would be the way to go. Found it.. Www.euromotorelectrics.com. The fuel hose is called Endura last. For a few pennys more. I will install these also next time.

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