Took the tail lights and license plate garnish off to do a more thorough job polishing them. Found much icky underneath.
Ended up spending some time cleaning up the funk, then compounding the paint under there. Much better now. Note that is NOT rust under the far light light hole, it's protective wax that was sprayed throughout most all of the inner panels, wheel wells, etc. As such, I decided to leave it.
Next up, polishing tail lights. After that, compounding, polishing and waxing the bumper. I'm debating on taking the bumper off to clean up what's underneath since I'm already this far apart and it looks equally funky down there. I can see the top bolts, but haven't looked further into what is required to remove the bumper.
Speedrye watch out for that visibly cracked seam sealer, that's a known leak spot. Water will rush under the hatch seal, into the sealer gap, and rust out the joint in no time. The built up dust is proof that water carries dirt there. That's exactly what mine looked like. Caused water to pool up in the hatch too.
Good eye,Gamble. Mine was the same way!I couldn't determine the cause of that leak(S).Easy to see in that photo.
Yes,fuel pumps fail. Mine lasts 2-5 years.RUST is the big issue here. Inside the tank,plugs up the sock strainer. Mine gave me a warning,the last time.The in-tank fuel pump is not an easy one to change. See/look for some write ups for tips and tricks.Common to FUBAR the hard line that goes to the fuel pump! Good idea to have a spare igniter/coil in your car and I'm going all out with a spare fuel pump,besides some tools.
Looks for write ups on rainwater leaks.Tail light gaskets are popular.
Thanks guys. No signs of any water infiltration yet, but I'll address it while it's apart. Tail light gaskets still look excellent and the hatch rubber is still soft. Probably helps that this thing hasn't seen any water in well over a decade.
Maybe the brake master cylinder is bypassing,Tanya.I'm on my third one on my '84.Tip: NEVER push the pedal to the floor.Stick your foot under the pedal or use a 2 X 4. The crap in the very front of the MC will kill the seals.I just keep putting on rebuilds.I should flush the fluid out,but I'm too lazy this week.I buy the cast part and put on the reservoir,with adapters.
My last MC was "new",but I forget where I bought it.I have a core in my stash,for some reason.
Yeah,it was exposed to moisture and the fluid turned to poop.Mine is like strong ,brown tea.
Both front calipers are working and not stuck or you would get a very hard pedal.
It ain't so nasty to change out.Just get one at work.Bench bleed and make a mess is normal.
I put out a small under-hood fire today.
My inline block heater dead shorted. Smelled bad with smoke rolling out.
Douse it with water and let the smoke clear.
Back to what I was doing to my Supra before I was interrupted.
I now have a very large celicasupra sticker on my back glass. Not so easy to install!
No clue how to do it. Cue.... You Tube.
The key is to clean the glass with acetone and then add a mist of window cleaner B-4 you begin,then add more.
Otherwise,you will really mess it up.My first try.
I had to install a smaller rear wiper blade.I went from an 18 " to a TEN inch one.
Terrible photo with shadows,plus all of the crap in my car.
Did not touch it!! More than one virus on the plane, so many coughing...flew home today from up north to see kids for March Break, decided to self-isolate. No symptoms. Lucky few to wear a mask and hand sanitize regularly - tea tree oil too.
Just got back from Las Vegas. Quite a few masks on people there. Hand sanitizes in every casino! Everything else was normal.
I haven't replaced the bottom hose on my Supra yet-I have 'Vegas lag.' 1/2 of the coolant leaked out over the last few days. Maybe on Sunday.