Multiple rebuilds and mods, many of which were documented on TS.
Damn shame the site went down along with the documented history of
Long story short, parking enforcement chalked my tires and towed
several vehicles this month in my area, so I had to put 'er indoors
and give 'er some love.
Mind you, she's got 800k miles on the clock. Tranny never been opened.
Couple engine rebuilds and a couple turbos. After the last rebuild,
the head dropped a valve in the piston and took out the motor.
I put in a rebuilt block with Vitara pistons and a used head for lack of
time. Months later I pulled the valve out of the turbo compressor
after a no-boost scenario one day. Turbo's chirping as the compressor
is likely tweaked and hitting the housing, but... still working.
Fast forward to now, I had the fuel pump replaced last year to avoid being
towed off my street as an abandoned vehicle, and drove it for 4 days before
the head gasket blew so bad it took 4 gals of coolant to make it 6 miles home
and it sat till now.
Heads off, and done. Working on degreasing the engine bay and getting
the entire thing somewhat clean. A few months on the shady side of the
street produced plenty of mold on the interior due to a wet winter.
Debating on a tranny rebuild as well as a few other needed things
or put er back together as the garage space is seriously needed.
As she stands now...