Here are some pics of the work i did this past weekend,
new water pump and dousched timing side of engine w/solvent and wire wheel, accidentally hit the manifold, ooh shiny, did the rest got a little carried away
New custom mechanical timing belt tensioner, the tensioner was actually broken in half when I took it out, you can see the weld where I put it back together
another view of modded tensioner
not the best choice in color but its what i had laying around
Found some premo brembo OE rotors, new pads and new axles and if you look close enough some asswipe put a 2.5" hole straight trough the frame with a hole saw just in front of the strut, it sits right over the tensioner pulley allen bolt, of which you don't need to take off to get the belt off, dumb asses.
The timing belt i would say was 10% of the problem with the tensioner broke on half and all the rear head was about 5 deg out when I initially spun the crank around, now its dead nuts on time and the belt is a little tight so it makes a cool whine kinda like a supercharger, eh it'll wear in, the mechanical tensioner is the way to go in my book this is the 3rd one I have done and I plan on offering a billet aluminum one through my business, the OE ones have proven to be shitatious over the years as evidence of this one being completely broke in half due to a shitty casting. But anywho the car runs great so far, no missfire, pulls right to fuel cut and isn't doing to bad on gas so far, I still have a lot of work to come but I'm working on some fancy painted valve covers/cam pulleys and I started the P&P on a spare IM, TB and i'm polishing up a set of fuel rails to look chrome so maybe this upcoming weekend or maybe over christmas break, we got another 4 days off just like thanks giving, I hate being slow at work, it just drags on and on.
WOuld this weekend be good to come after a clutch ryan?
Oh and I need a brake light switch, the one that goes on the pedal assembly, mine was super glued and broke this week so I have no tailights, the running lights work but no stoppy lights, I dunno if the mx6's are the same but if anybody has a parts car laying around I could check out let me know