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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vermilion Ohio
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I installed a new starter yesterday before work and the engine fired right up and coughed to life for the first time in ten years!! I let it run and get up to normal operating temperature bled the cooling system and monitored the coolant temp and oil pressure. I saw no apparent leaks and the engine idled about 1300 rpm. I decided to drive the car up the road and back..I just couldn't resist. It drive great and all drivetrain components work as they should.

The only issue I noticed was that the engine rpms slowly crept up to 2000 rpm. So while its not perfect I knew there would be small issues to work out. For now though it runs and I couldn't be happier!

Here are a couple pics. One of the cluster and the other one my wife took as I pulled out of the driveway:



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