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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ZVOLV
Shouldn't be too tricky. Get a test light and...

Shouldn't be too tricky. Get a test light and poke around. Start at battery cables at batt, go to junction block at fender, blown fuse at batt for EFI?

So the cabin is completely dead? Focus on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
WTF
Views: 429
Posted By ZVOLV
It it possible. I also did a big WTF!? when I...

It it possible. I also did a big WTF!? when I pulled a plug recently and found a broken insulator. It had crusty build up on it too. White. I just replaced the plugs and moved on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By ZVOLV
I agree that valve stem tips should be ground.

I agree that valve stem tips should be ground.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By ZVOLV
It's normal to read, like, a volt on it when...

It's normal to read, like, a volt on it when running if it's connected. Disconnect it and it would be another story. Whats the issue? No charge? Is your ground wire OK? Belt tight? Slap 12v to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
WTF
Views: 429
Posted By ZVOLV
Oil consumption will destroy plugs. There is...

Oil consumption will destroy plugs.

There is an engine I work on that is known for burning oil on the rear cylinders. I just did plugs on one last week and also did a WTF. An old skool dude...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By ZVOLV
Washer bottle relocate so turbo airbox fits.

Washer bottle relocate so turbo airbox fits.
Forum: events 02-16-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,389
Posted By ZVOLV
I ended up with a coat hanger antenna on my 240...

I ended up with a coat hanger antenna on my 240 that same meet with a slice or pizza on it in the morning; it got great reception!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By ZVOLV
Spelling "you"re" incorrectly makes you seem...

Spelling "you"re" incorrectly makes you seem uneducated.

Higher flow fuel pump/s?

Larger sway/s.

Larger tires/wheels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By ZVOLV
Multi meter is not the correct tool. Codes?

Multi meter is not the correct tool.

Codes?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By ZVOLV
Access both ends of the wires and ohm meter the...

Access both ends of the wires and ohm meter the continuity and wiggle test the wiring to see if the circuit opens. I use needle probes and back probe. Front probe bad.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By ZVOLV
Test light from a positive source to the injector...

Test light from a positive source to the injector ground wire. Blink?

Or a noid light.


Crank sensor triggers spark and injectors. I've heard on white blocks the cam sensor is ignored during...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By ZVOLV
Crank sensor, powerstage, fuel pump relay, or...

Crank sensor, powerstage, fuel pump relay, or fuel injector relay.

When it's dead, check for spark and fuel injector pulse. Noid light kit for $15 from auto parts store is what I req for fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By ZVOLV
Yep. Much better than putting some aftermarket...

Yep. Much better than putting some aftermarket reman junk in your car that has probably failed once before in it's lifetime. Easier too. Good point!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By ZVOLV
Test lamp to exciter wire. Excited?

Test lamp to exciter wire. Excited?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By ZVOLV
Ok, so it runs on alternate fuel. Time to shake...

Ok, so it runs on alternate fuel. Time to shake down the fuel system.

Did it run before you messed with the tank pump? What did you do to your main fuel pump!?

Since pressure isn't easy to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By ZVOLV
Does it run on brake cleaner? Blast some in...

Does it run on brake cleaner?

Blast some in throttle body, have a friend start it, then pulse more into the throttle and does it stay alive?

Unplug the fuel injectors for this test.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By ZVOLV
Smoke machine it.

Smoke machine it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By ZVOLV
I did a head on a 940T and I spent hours (mobile...

I did a head on a 940T and I spent hours (mobile repair) showing up and messing with it. Ended up being a loose hose clamp at the throttle body. A smoke machine is expensive, but it's what we use at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 33,092
Posted By ZVOLV
One vote for Hepu.

One vote for Hepu.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By ZVOLV
Tailgate wiring harness.

Tailgate wiring harness.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By ZVOLV
Air leaks are likely.

Air leaks are likely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By ZVOLV
These cars don't have a clear flood feature....

These cars don't have a clear flood feature. Flooring the gas works on some modern cars, but not these.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By ZVOLV
A machine shop should be able to weld it back up.

A machine shop should be able to weld it back up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By ZVOLV
So when you energized the solenoid, did the car...

So when you energized the solenoid, did the car stumble or stall?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By ZVOLV
Air leaks. I use a smoke machine.

Air leaks. I use a smoke machine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ZVOLV
Drop the lower shield and try to bend it back...

Drop the lower shield and try to bend it back first?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By ZVOLV
Inspect for broken vac hoses and elbows. ...

Inspect for broken vac hoses and elbows.

Verify vacuum going into the solenoid. Look for clogged nips or broken hoses.

I would first do a visual then slap 12v to the solenoid like I mentioned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By ZVOLV
Apply power and ground to the solenoid and see if...

Apply power and ground to the solenoid and see if the car stumbles/stalls.

If no. Apply vac direct to EGR valve and repeat.

Clean passages. Try another sensor. Inspect the wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By ZVOLV
Have you done a resistance test? At the ECU,...

Have you done a resistance test? At the ECU, backprobe, unplugged? Front probe is bad practice. I use needle probes.
To test for terminal damage at the sensor, one could do a terminal drag test. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By ZVOLV
1. Do you have spark? 2. Do you have fuel...

1. Do you have spark?

2. Do you have fuel injector pulse?

3. Do you have a test light?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By ZVOLV
Soak in penetrant and impact gun. Maybe torch for...

Soak in penetrant and impact gun. Maybe torch for a while too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By ZVOLV
I would smoke test it for airleaks.

I would smoke test it for airleaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By ZVOLV
Does the light go on and off while this happens?...

Does the light go on and off while this happens? If so, I would suspect the relay.

Lift the car and inspect for bad wiring to the solenoid.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,603
Posted By ZVOLV
Drop it from a blimp?

Drop it from a blimp?
Forum: events 01-27-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,389
Posted By ZVOLV
I think I'm the only one to get arrested at a...

I think I'm the only one to get arrested at a tbricks meet so far.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,749
Posted By ZVOLV
You lose benchracer!

______ my _____!




Pics of sister?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By ZVOLV
How NOT to use a test light:

Here is my former coworker attempting to use a test light on a C63 AMG with one end clipped to a loose battery positive terminal, and the negative of the battery hooked to NOTHING! I got his...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By ZVOLV
I recently bought a test light at a hardware...

I recently bought a test light at a hardware store "cheap tools bin" for $0.99. It's in the back of my car. I last used it on the side of the road to diag failed cooling fans in a 2005 Honda CRV...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By ZVOLV
Don't put much faith into small readings with a...

Don't put much faith into small readings with a meter. Especially a cheap one.

Red flag to me is "conversion". I would be suspect of dodgy wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By ZVOLV
No! What you need to do is get a $5 test light,...

No! What you need to do is get a $5 test light, clip one end to a GOOD ground and then use the wiring diagram and see where the voltage/current is going missing. Start with the easy access stuff like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By ZVOLV
Failure to rev can also be large air leaks or, of...

Failure to rev can also be large air leaks or, of course, mixture problems. Mostly lean, from my experience. Rich will generally stumble. I would start with the easy stuff like ignition timing and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By ZVOLV
Failure to rev can be ignition timing is too far...

Failure to rev can be ignition timing is too far retarded.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By ZVOLV
My 2005 Nissan Murano V6 is the same way. The...

My 2005 Nissan Murano V6 is the same way. The dipstick is almost impossible to read unless the engine has been off for quite a while.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By ZVOLV
Awesome. Thanks for reporting back.

Awesome. Thanks for reporting back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By ZVOLV
Air leaks can cause a MAF code. So can bunk...

Air leaks can cause a MAF code. So can bunk computer or mixture being incorrect. It it can be a legit code too. Try another one.

No, the preheat hose disconnected won't cause issues. Actually, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By ZVOLV
You would have to get a wiring diagram. And...

You would have to get a wiring diagram. And diagnose the circuit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By ZVOLV
No clue. Maybe some audio crap. Pretty heavy...

No clue. Maybe some audio crap. Pretty heavy guage wire tho. .

I wouldn't worry about it. Hard to tell from that pic. Nothing on these cars ever had labels like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By ZVOLV
That's some aftermarket bull****. Destroy it!

That's some aftermarket bull****. Destroy it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By ZVOLV
I have access to a Noise, Vibration, and...

I have access to a Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) Picoscope software kit that can detect if it's the driveshaft, for example. Do I know how to use It? Nope. Not yet!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By ZVOLV
Nice nice nice. Start with the easy stuff, right?

Nice nice nice. Start with the easy stuff, right?
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