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Hi there. Basically I need to do a few jobs. Not long ago bought this & it's Unleaded & Gas. Bloke said someting about a coupling for approx $80 to fix gas? Diff prob needs some love (bit of a ''doink'', metal letting go kinda clunk mainly out of 1st gear, air con is eluding me or been removed (41 degrees in Adelaide 2moro). From cat on exhaust back is buggered. Got another one but will have to modify to include custom bit around gas tank. Also has resonator but should fit back side of the diff. Any kinda clearance requirements per gas tank/muffler box? Help please. Luv Carolyn xx

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  • carolyn_sear Nov 19, 2009

    Hello there. Thanks for getting back to me. It's a 5 sp manual. The noise is possibly a uni joint. I was after a manual for the engine. Any suggestions where I could get one from?

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Not sure what fitting you speak of, but if the part from the dealer is $80, then I'd probably seek a different solution, unless it is a mechanical part, there are a number of different fittings and alterations that could be done to deliver the fuel, (am I missing something). Secondly, I'd start by servicing the tranny and see if you can quieten down this noise, I assume it is an automatic transmission? You seem to be somewhat mechanically inclined for a couple of reasons, #1 by taking on this project and #2 having the insight to modify the exhaust. Having an engineering background I can appreciate the creative "problem solutions". Good Luck and I wish you well on your new project. i hope this is very helpful! Let me know if I can assist further.

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  • Hal Hallman Nov 19, 2009

    My kind of woman! Could be a u joint, You sound like you have a pretty good handle on whats happening with the car. I save money by getting a lot of used parts from salvage yards, however, I would buy a new universal. To save money, check national parts chains...ie Advance or Auto Zone, you can log into their sites and check prices and availability of the items you seek. Good Luck! Hope this helps!.......Tom Boy Motor Head! Ha Ha

  • Hal Hallman Nov 19, 2009

    Manuals are also available at the same place.

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