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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:32 AM
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Posted By cleanflametrap
Was that for California as well? I wonder what...

Was that for California as well? I wonder what the application of the -933 was, then, having believed it was the 9xx version of the EGR -556. Zack says turbo, but I wasn't sure that was correct. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,029
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/tools0832.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tools0832.jpg

Cheapest way I know to go after that one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,029
Posted By cleanflametrap
I call it a hook spanner, and I got it mail order...

I call it a hook spanner, and I got it mail order from Harbor Freight Tools, before they built their local store network across the country.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,029
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/strut299.jpg I'll...

http://cleanflametrap.com/strut299.jpg

I'll put a pipe on this tool if my rubber mallet doesn't do it, while the strut is in the car. How do you use a breaker bar on it??
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By cleanflametrap
I can back you up on that Tom, except that I...

I can back you up on that Tom, except that I chafed the knob's plastic a bit getting it off of the metal. Not my "Pebble Beach" car though. And if the trim piece wasn't already in my junk yard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By cleanflametrap
Guessing you're referring to the headlight relay....

Guessing you're referring to the headlight relay. The only sure way to identify relays is by noting the color codes of the wires connected to them. The headlight relay is usually OK, but its socket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By cleanflametrap
The idea is to provide a means to test the lamps...

The idea is to provide a means to test the lamps at key on engine stalled for those functions where only a failure would close the circuit.

Just be aware there are other uses in the vehicle for D+...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By cleanflametrap
Fuse 12

If the wiring is as built, and on TB that's a big if:

Fuse 12 has nothing to do with instrument lighting dimmer or backup (reverse) lighting circuits.

For the power windows, it only powers the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By cleanflametrap
Exactly. And what I've seen (felt and...

Exactly.

And what I've seen (felt and observed) is the Microswitch in the TPS completes its audible "click" before the throttle is opened to the point where the switch actually opens...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By cleanflametrap
Not that you would do this, but it is possible to...

Not that you would do this, but it is possible to mix up the connectors for TPS and IAC which will usually result in an open transistor in the ECU's idle valve driver pair. And a high idle.

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By cleanflametrap
No criticism intended. :) I recall getting...

No criticism intended. :)

I recall getting "guages" for real cheap on ebay before they clued their search software into the common misspellings. Have no idea if the dude at Autozone would call it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ Yes. Sure way to ruin a termination is to...

^^ Yes. Sure way to ruin a termination is to nick the barb with a knife.

http://cleanflametrap.com/fline/fline8486.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/fline/fline8487.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By cleanflametrap
Some of the Italians in my family think the...

Some of the Italians in my family think the spelling matters if you're searching the webs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By cleanflametrap
Seat belt hardware needs 'merican tools. 7/16-20...

Seat belt hardware needs 'merican tools. 7/16-20 UNF using a 5/8" wrench on the bolts. Some have special shoulders for belt attachment. I use a 16 metric wrench because I have one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By cleanflametrap
You're right, that's one of the tests you could...

You're right, that's one of the tests you could make. I just can't envision you snaking DMM test leads both under the manifold and at the ECU at the same time.

The object of testing the ECT by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, those are the pins, but when you measure...

Yes, those are the pins, but when you measure resistance, the car needs to be shut off and the plug you're probing disconnected from its ECU.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,658
Posted By cleanflametrap
And if your is the 240 in sig, the ignition cu...

And if your is the 240 in sig, the ignition cu terminal (at passenger's toes) pin 2 is blue/red
and fuel box (just like in the 7/9) pin 13 is also blue/red if that's not freaky. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By cleanflametrap
If at all uncertain about spark, hit it with a...

If at all uncertain about spark, hit it with a spritz of starting fluid. Does "no codes showing up" mean no lights, or just the codes for all is OK?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,511
Posted By cleanflametrap
Mighty interesting - whether that Regina OBD...

Mighty interesting - whether that Regina OBD actuator test is different from the Bosch mode test of the IAC. Bzt-Bzt-Bzt vs clickclack-clickclack. IOW, does the actuator test employ the PWM,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By cleanflametrap
The heat that melts the plastic tail light...

The heat that melts the plastic tail light housing comes not from the bulb, but from the poor electrical contact on its socket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,378
Posted By cleanflametrap
AMM Troubleshooting -- Have a Known-Good Spare

About all you can do with a multimeter is check for some very basic faults in the wiring, and some not very common faults in the AMM itself. I prefer calling the Bosch hot wire air mass meters AMMs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,378
Posted By cleanflametrap
Something about that green book troubleshooting...

Something about that green book troubleshooting drawing doesn't sit right. The wire color codes look to me like pubs grabbed them from a 7-series maybe. The interior drawings in the green books are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've found this where the blowby soaks the hose...

I've found this where the blowby soaks the hose right at the manifold nipple.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By cleanflametrap
Not that simple. But if it is switching, you...

Not that simple. But if it is switching, you know it and the fuel system are working together at that moment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By cleanflametrap
Before doing anything, clear the codes. Try...

Before doing anything, clear the codes.

Try looking at the O2 voltage if you can keep it idling enough to warm it up. If it isn't switching, it could be the sensor or its wiring, or something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,378
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ Also, if the rubber boot on the connector is...

^^
Also, if the rubber boot on the connector is torn, look for evidence water has gotten in. This pic of some LH2.0 AMM pins is about 20 years old -- one of the first lessons I learned about how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By cleanflametrap
It isn't really a joke. Good advice. No fun at...

It isn't really a joke. Good advice. No fun at all if a hood hinge bends and breaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By cleanflametrap
Never had a good reason to pull the number wheels...

Never had a good reason to pull the number wheels once I learned the red gear is the one fixed to the shaft which drives the service mileage counter when the 100's digit changes. Certainly not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By cleanflametrap
Amen! http://cleanflametrap.com/hinge01.jpg

Amen!

http://cleanflametrap.com/hinge01.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By cleanflametrap
Like ^^ dl242gt says, don't order stuff until you...

Like ^^ dl242gt says, don't order stuff until you know it needs changing, especially something as expensive and long-lasting as a Bosch main pump. They squawk when they aren't being delivered fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By cleanflametrap
Thanks for the link. The dimension looks the...

Thanks for the link. The dimension looks the same as I found with the Girlings used on the 240. My hesitation about splitting the calipers has centered around the thought that the bolts holding the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By cleanflametrap
It could be there's a whole new category of...

It could be there's a whole new category of odometer failures originating in mechanical issues within the number display wheels due to debris, breakage, or previous owner monkeying. You are the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By cleanflametrap
Because yours is intermittent, I suspect either...

Because yours is intermittent, I suspect either (1) or (3) in the list.

(1) I'm a little at odds with Dave Barton's treatise. As pertains to your project, I refer to the advice to use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By cleanflametrap
For the main pump under the rear seat I'd much...

For the main pump under the rear seat I'd much prefer Bosch if you can afford/get one. The good things I've found with Airtex are specifically from my experience using E8778 tank pumps, not main...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By cleanflametrap
Blowby popped the rear cam plug?

Blowby popped the rear cam plug?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By cleanflametrap
The electronic speedometer does not have a...

The electronic speedometer does not have a shaft-slipping issue with the odometer. My canned response to failed gear replacements:

1. Find the broken teeth and get them out of the ring gear.
2....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By cleanflametrap
K39200 for all 92 and 93 245 wagons in US

K39200 for all 92 and 93 245 wagons in US
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By cleanflametrap
Interesting posts here. I used to want to be the...

Interesting posts here. I used to want to be the Ranco Repairman for 240's, but quickly found it wasn't enough to fix the leaky valve with new seals, the thermostat with its cap tube/wax motor was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By cleanflametrap
To my ear, the issues you describe are very much...

To my ear, the issues you describe are very much related to the age of the wiring insulation, but there's no helpful "fix this and get two birds with one stone" relativity except maybe the tailgate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By cleanflametrap
Dunno if this would happen the same in a...

Dunno if this would happen the same in a 7-series, but when I acquired a $600 89 240 in 2003 with nearly 300K on it, I found the kickdown cable was exposed to heat near where the headpipe had a crack...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By cleanflametrap
Thanks! Very satisfying answers.

Thanks! Very satisfying answers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By cleanflametrap
NJ

Question: Does a green gas cap on a 240 signify Diesel?

Last pass through NJ I'd forgotten the pump rule and heard the gas door being opened before I even came to a stop. Young lady had the cap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes. To install it correctly, look at the traces....

Yes. To install it correctly, look at the traces. The one bringing power to pin 8 is positive. The one leading to pin 3 is negative.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By cleanflametrap
Don't think it would hurt, but the purpose of the...

Don't think it would hurt, but the purpose of the cap is to help isolate the 6505 from power supply noise, either originating internally or externally. Polarity isn't problematic, unless you put it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By cleanflametrap
C16 is one I've had in my hands, and never had...

C16 is one I've had in my hands, and never had any doubt it was a mylar* cap to decouple noise at the chip, not tantalum. Ordinarily one of the most reliable parts on the board. I'm confident your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By cleanflametrap
Pics are good -- I see some of the same damage...

Pics are good -- I see some of the same damage I've fixed on others, but it may be more obvious once the chips are removed.

If it is a dead short, which I gather from your test with C2 removed,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By cleanflametrap
Underlying problem, yes. The capacitors may not...

Underlying problem, yes. The capacitors may not be leaking yet, but one at least (C2) may be shorting internally.

Can't tell from the focus of your picture, but you might look carefully around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,787
Posted By cleanflametrap
Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image...

Another picture from the 20-year-old Tiny Image Gallery...

http://cleanflametrap.com/tgate02.jpg

Amateur Tip: Wear clean gloves, if you've been into the black butyl rubber sealing the hinges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By cleanflametrap
Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum...

Somehow a few experienced people swear by vacuum bleeding and Mity Vac for doing this. I don't get why. The problem you experienced is simply air bypassing the threads on the bleeder nipple, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look...

Yes, that's my guess as well. It is easy to look at the bottom of that relay and confuse the terminal numbering.
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