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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Couldn't Resist 89 RRC

Hey folks:

Couldn't resist buying this 89 RRC. A local friend got tired of dealing with its overheating issues and it was too clean to send to the junkyard, so I rescued it and plan to get it running right. I haven't had a rangie in a year or so and really missed it.

First step is new radiator and fan clutch, then standard tune up parts, etc. The interior is really clean too. No rips in the seats and the headliner is still where its supposed to be except for one little bit in the back.

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Very nice looking RR.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Nice! What are the overheating symptoms?
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:01 AM
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The po had been having overheating issue with it for the last few months. I went to look at it yesterday when he announced he was done. He had replaced the water pump and thermostat but it overheated again an blew the top radiator hose just above the t stat housing. I shortened the hose to get rid of the split and we refilled the coolant and ran the rig again.

The fan clutch is toast but is actually locked up and not just free wheeling. The temp got about 2/3 to the red bu didn't overheat again just idling in the driveway. The radiator is clogged up. When the temp was high the bottom half of the radiator cooling fins were cold to the touch.

Headgaskets seem to be holding but they might be on the way out.

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Sorry but the brat stays. I may be a sucka for an old rangie but that brat will remain the choice commuter weapon! Carpool lane taking iain to school on the way to work and 25-30mpg.

I'll use the rrc for towing around my dead vehicle collection and for family camping! Oh and the occasional trip to the county club ...uh once I join one.

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Can't decide about the chrome wheels. My initial thought was ack!! Get rid of those ugly things! But now they've kinda grown on me. I've also got a set of wheels from a 95 d90 sitting here so I could just change to them. I've also got my black series wheels with mud tires I could use since they've got almost no miles and they're too small for my series.

Now that we're getting some snow hopefully I'll be coming up the hill soon. I'll keep you posted.

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very nice, i love the classics.
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