This page is in honour of my best mate who did all the work !

  KITT ---------------------FIREBIRD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Work done on 1988 Pontiac Firebird

Engine and Mechanical

* Drain and change engine oil and oil filter

* Drain, flush and replace engine coolant with correct anti-freeze mix

* Drain, flush and re-fill screen wash

* Top up Power Steering fluid

* Replace rotor arm

* Replace distributor cap

* Replace spark plugs

* Replace thermostat with correct 195 degree unit

* Clean IAC valve

* Check operation of, and clean, PCV valve

* Clean and tidy the under-hood area

* Clean and re-spray air-filter housing

* Remove battery, clean and rust proof battery tray

* Repair and re-terminate battery connections

* Lubricate throttle cable

* Check and adjust TV cable

* Check and adjust cruise control unit

* Remove transmission sump, replace transmission filter an re-fill with fresh Dexron III transmission fluid

* Remove differential cover, clean, re-fit with new gasket and re-fill with fresh 80W/90 gear oil and Limited Slip additive

* Top up brake fluid

* Check condition of brake pads

* Remove, check, renovate and re-install catalytic converter, re-seal joints, using new clamps and bolts where necessary, re-join oxygen pipe

* Re-seal other exhaust joints and re-condition exhaust system.

* Adjust tyre pressures

Bodywork

* Re-spray any minor dings or scrapes

* Re-spay faded / peeling trunk glass surround with factory-correct satin black

* Repair and re-spray damaged rear cruising light surround

* Renovate and polish all paintwork

* Lubricate all locks

* Replace missing bulkhead vent screws

* Remove rear spoiler and check for rust in upper trunk panel, treat as necessary

* Plug holes in front bumper (from previously installed accessory lights) and touch-up

* Replace reduced size 'States-plates' with new UK legal license plates using discrete screws

* Clean, repair where necessary, and treat all weather-stripping

* Replace broken driver's door vent

* Check trunk floor, spare wheel well, and inside doors for rust.

* Check under-body area for corrosion.

* Removed faded / peeling decals and install new factory-correct Firebird Sport Coupe decal and stripe kit

* Replace missing bolts in headlamp assemblies

* Repair headlamp retaining rings

* Re-hang doors and adjust latches

* Adjust side windows for in/out play to factory specs, re-adjust travel limits and angles for a tight seal against weatherstripping, check for water leaks

* Grease door hinges

Electrical

* Convert front light assemblies to UK legal clear side-lights and re-wire accordingly

* Waterproof headlight assemblies and connections

* Lubricate headlamp pop-up mechanism

* Install rear fog lamp and associated switch with 'Fog light on' warning light (UK legally required for MOT on an '88 car) and wire into fused lighting circuit

* Re-wire and repair trunk interior light and trunk light disable switch

* Repair, clean and lubricate faulty interior light door switches

* Repair footwell lights

* Remove instrument cluster, check operation of all gauges and warning lights, replace any blown bulbs, re-install instruments

* Clean interior light lens

* Clean heads and transport mechanism of cassette player

Interior

* Remove, repair, re-glue and re-install dashboard pocket

* Remove door-trims, clean and renovate, re-glue any peeling trim, repair and re-inforce any weak trim clip holes, install new weather-shield sheeting on inside of doors and re-install door trims with new clips where necessary

* Scrub carpets with heavy duty carpet cleaner

* Scrub seats with upholstery cleaner

* Remove and repair damaged headlining, re-glue where necessary, re-install

* Repair passenger seat belt assembly

* Remove upper dash-pad, renovate and re-install

* Repair warped and damaged centre console

* Repair, overhaul and adjust non-working power lock mechanisms and solenoids to full working order

* Clean and lubricate electric window winder mechanisms

* Remove, repair and re-install under-dash panel trim

* Replace missing fuse box cover with repaired one

* Tidy and check all under dash wiring

* Repair and re-install under-dash cover panels

* Replace any wrongly rated fuses with correct ones

* Remove all interior side trim, clean and renovate, and re-install with new clips and screws where required

* Remove all trunk trim, clean and renovate, and re install

* Check that spare wheel, brace, jack and inflator are all present and installed correctly.

* Clean and condition all interior trim

* Repair damaged blanking piece on dash

* Tighten loose rear-view mirror

* Tighten clips and re-install rear speaker grilles

* Clean, adjust and renovate heater controls, check operation of A/C, replace blown heater control illumination bulb