PAN GASKET.. "fused"...
That IS interesting
... I guess you should count yourself
the previous owner was NOT into EPOXY...
(your challenge will be cleaning or REPLACING those anomalies... back into a useable/serviceable state)
I'm a pure AMATEUR mechanic ... As far as N00-b
Asking questions is a GREAT START...
Haynes is okay... but
if you plan on keeping this
I highly recommend you attempt to find FACTORY
workshop... or "professional" grade MANUALS...
Even sets... Like MOTORS Repair Manuals
will give excellent detail...
For you... the really GREAT news is: "Grand Am'
GAUGES share in the same VINTAGE
("91 & '92)...
(& wiring diagrams) ,
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS...
That I found in a brief
look... number up to 28 on your
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER ALONE...
( "Fluctuations" are specifically mentioned))...
You won't "SEE
" anything because there are mass-storage device software updates involved...
Contact references are given inside for DEALER TECHNICIANS to contact Harco Industries, attention Bob Early... and gives both a 513 prefix number
(Englewood, OH) and a toll-free 800-523-0203
Estimated Update time was 0.2 hours in 1992
Free TSBs & drawings at BBB Industries (below)
Registration is required (BECAUSE these are
I hope this information at least encourages your interest..
Keep in mind that STANDARDIZED OBD... had not yet been achieved in 1992... Which will pretty much assures there are COMMUNITIES of INTEREST out there
that have ALREADY (I would think) come together... to share information.
If not... you have that OPTION...!
(I've always admired those Sunbirds)....
As far as N00B... Just be aware you should use tubing wrenches... on tubes, anti-seize compounds on dissimilar metal fasteners... Liquid Wrench on all dirty and old bolts.. Six point sockets ruin less bolts...
(fusing things is not a GREAT IDEA... Especially when you are the mechanic who you will be following
'66 Austin (big) Healey came out to California from Illinois in 1970... but not before SOMEBODY used pliers on a couple of obvious spots... Since then it has been pampered pretty well (including DOT 5 Castrol Brake Fluid).
... use the right tool for the job...
(pliers & vise-grips are generally ALWAYS NOT
The very first things you want to check are the coolant and brakes... IMMEDIATE FLUID Change-out..
The only exotic tool you need to flush the brakes is a couple of cans of FRESH FLUID... and a friends foot to press & release on command.
Good luck with your new treasures
(I still have 4 out of production cars...
(three roadsters))... endless hours of entertainment!!)
Use AMAZON & eBay when looking for those SPECIAL parts... and get yourself some EXTRA gauge clusters... (soon
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