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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:00 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
16g is too thick. I use 20g metal or cut from...

16g is too thick. I use 20g metal or cut from another panel. Get a good rust free hood or roof from another junked car and use that sheet metal for your repairs. Get cardboard and after cleaning up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By dl242gt
The royal purple is good stuff but that gear oil...

The royal purple is good stuff but that gear oil is thicker than what you are supposed to use. I think there is a syntheitci type F you can buy from royal purple. If the royal purple you bought is...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By dl242gt
As someone who loves to improve their cars. Don't...

As someone who loves to improve their cars. Don't mess that car up with racer boi mods. You can put just a few things on it which will enhance the value. Like the ecodes shown above and IPD anti roll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By dl242gt
Not only that but you can remove the intake hose...

Not only that but you can remove the intake hose from the air filter to the throttle body and put the one on there that doesn't have the restriction if you want to make it flow a little better. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By dl242gt
Did you adjust the clutch? Make sure the clutch...

Did you adjust the clutch? Make sure the clutch arm free play is about 2-4mm. Measured down by the trans on the clutch release bearing arm.

That is normal for having original fluid and a magnetic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By dl242gt
Glad you got it sorted out. What did you do?

Glad you got it sorted out. What did you do?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By dl242gt
The TRW ball joints are made in Malaysia now. Do...

The TRW ball joints are made in Malaysia now. Do you think TRW lowered the price? :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By dl242gt
Not very much room on the turbine housing on the...

Not very much room on the turbine housing on the mitsu turbos for 10mm studs and locknuts. Don't think they fit well. The op is trying to put a turbo with 8mm stud holes on a manifold that already...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, that is the correct port on the throttle...

Yes, that is the correct port on the throttle body. I just mean that the vacuum signal is greater in the restriction in the intake hose. Giving more vacuum to operate the egr.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By dl242gt
It's easy to connect up the overdrive. You can...

It's easy to connect up the overdrive. You can buy wiring harnesses from suppliers like Dave Barton to wire up the whole thing. It's nice because you are using all new wire. The overdrive relay and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By dl242gt
That's a good price at Detroid axle if the...

That's a good price at Detroid axle if the shipping isn't too bad.
Mostly for mail order rebuilds of racks. I see people here recommending Jorgen. https://www.jorgenauto.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By dl242gt
Do you mean the vacuum amplifier that would sit...

Do you mean the vacuum amplifier that would sit on the inner fender? It would connect to the intake hose which had a restriction to amplify the intake air from the air filter. It was in the hose from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By dl242gt
The spacers were probably used to make a solid...

The spacers were probably used to make a solid rotor caliper work on a vented rotor. But what did they do inside? A non abs caliper has two complete separate chambers that's why all the bleeders. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By dl242gt
yes, the fuel injection wiring that goes from the...

yes, the fuel injection wiring that goes from the injectors to the ecu are grounded by the injector drivers in the ecu. There should be an open circuit but be sure to disconnect the injectors to test...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By dl242gt
Twisting pairs or more of wire causes the emf...

Twisting pairs or more of wire causes the emf generated by current passing to be canceled out. Used in many types of equipment as a requirement. You could try using a filter circuit on the supply to...
Forum: website & board 11-07-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By dl242gt
That is a great suggestion about the asterisk....

That is a great suggestion about the asterisk. It's more of a placeholder than a wildcard isn't it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By dl242gt
An issue you didn't mention is the old Garrett...

An issue you didn't mention is the old Garrett manifolds use 10mm through bolts to hold the T3 turbo. Mistu turbos use 8mm studs and you'll have a lot of play if you just try to hold it on the old...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By dl242gt
Also don't forget to reference what rear axle...

Also don't forget to reference what rear axle ratios you have in the two cars. A taller gear may make the car a bit slower to respond. Tire diameter also affects that as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By dl242gt
I know this is a subjective experience. However,...

I know this is a subjective experience. However, after installing my worked over 405 head on my B21FT. There was no loss of low end torque. In fact it runs better than before at all rpms from idle to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By dl242gt
Does it have a catalytic converter? They can clog...

Does it have a catalytic converter? They can clog and cause airflow issues. Another thought is a camshaft that is too far advanced.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By dl242gt
Cool green wagon project! Try painting the wheels...

Cool green wagon project! Try painting the wheels silver. Silver goes really well with green.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dl242gt
I upgraded my 123GT to a 55 amp Motorola SEV...

I upgraded my 123GT to a 55 amp Motorola SEV alternator. Stock is a 35 amp. The shop rebuilt it with a regulator mounted to the back of the alternator. I was glad they did that because the previous...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By dl242gt
My 93 classic built in may 93 manual trans is...

My 93 classic built in may 93 manual trans is LH2.4. I thanked the swedish production people for making the car LH2.4 so I didn't have to change it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By dl242gt
Why are you changing to 3.1? If you are doing...

Why are you changing to 3.1? If you are doing this for economy it might be better to get a custom tune on LH2.4. Just a thought.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By dl242gt
The only issue I had with SKF stuff was 240 front...

The only issue I had with SKF stuff was 240 front wheel bearings. They were in the correct package but the outer race was the incorrect one for the application. It had the wrong part number on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
An 89 can have really nice door speakers. Make...

An 89 can have really nice door speakers. Make sure you get the speaker mounting kit from ctucchfield. They let you use the stock grills so it is a factory look for minimal theft interest. I like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By dl242gt
Those grounding connectors on the 7/9 cars are...

Those grounding connectors on the 7/9 cars are prone to corrosion. They are usually screwed to the fender using serrated washers on the fastener.. Cleaning that up shoud help a lot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By dl242gt
You would want to use the regulator and wiring to...

You would want to use the regulator and wiring to it. Which is separate if the car is stock. Regulator is on the inner fender behind the headlight. However, the B20 may have a replacement alternator...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, as Simon points out if the iron ring and...

Yes, as Simon points out if the iron ring and port are in good condition you don't have to mess with it. Mine was corroded so it needed work no matter what. If you want a good head for some...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By dl242gt
Looking good! As you can see it raises the car a...

Looking good! As you can see it raises the car a bit using 205-55-16 but they work. That's why RWC suggested 205-50-16 because that is closer to stock rolling diameter. You'll be a bit more...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By dl242gt
I had mine welded and the port shaped so it looks...

I had mine welded and the port shaped so it looks like a standard 8v port. Well you reminded me of when I put the 405 on my turbo. The intake manifold may not clear the plug on the intake side port...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By dl242gt
The only mod on mine is the fourth cylinder...

The only mod on mine is the fourth cylinder exhaust port repair. You may need to drill and tap a hole or two for sensors.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By dl242gt
There was a member here selling a oil drain plug...

There was a member here selling a oil drain plug with a temp sender in it. I think that was Redwood Chair.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=323283
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By dl242gt
Good find! That sure was a sneaky problem.

Good find! That sure was a sneaky problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By dl242gt
I've only had to replace the line from the barbed...

I've only had to replace the line from the barbed fitting on the hardline near the fuel pump tray. From the barb on the fitting to the barb on the tank. I used the 8mm fuel injection hose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By dl242gt
If you are installing the bushing. There is a oil...

If you are installing the bushing. There is a oil hole in the bushing that should be aligned. If it isn't in the correct location that may force oil where you don't want it to go. Also the seal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By dl242gt
LOL that relay can do weird stuff in it's fail...

LOL that relay can do weird stuff in it's fail mode. One I had failed stuck on. But it didn't stick on with the fuel pumps. It was just drawing 100ma so overnight it would drainl the battery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks Alex. I have a friend who just contacted...

Thanks Alex. I have a friend who just contacted me about the instrument lights not working in their 940. Will check this out with him.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By dl242gt
Those motronic ecus know not to fire if the...

Those motronic ecus know not to fire if the cranking rpms and voltage input is too low.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the NGK, and they were ok. Lasted about...

I've used the NGK, and they were ok. Lasted about three years like most wire sets.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By dl242gt
Makes me winder if there is a bad diode in the...

Makes me winder if there is a bad diode in the alternator? That would reduce the amount of current it can put out. Or a bad regulator in the alternator can do weird stuff too.

You may want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By dl242gt
Well since the fuel pump relay turns on the...

Well since the fuel pump relay turns on the lambda relay in the engine compartment. You probably have the problem fixed when you sort out that melted plug and bad connections. I've had a few lambda...
Forum: website & board 11-01-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By dl242gt
Those bastards! How dare they! Thanks. I...

Those bastards! How dare they!

Thanks. I used to use Chrome at work. I too would miss the speed dial but it's not a big deal. Guess I will change main browsers. Export my giant bookmarks file,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, I am a club member for getting that terminal...

Yes, I am a club member for getting that terminal wrong as well. Since the car is a manual I had them checking the jumper wire, too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, as Ken points out. There are certain parts...

Yes, as Ken points out. There are certain parts that were installed along with the bigger flywheel. Is your car a factory intercooled car?

The factory intercooled car has a small bracket for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By dl242gt
It was the wire swapped on the solenoid. His...

It was the wire swapped on the solenoid. His friend was texting me and they figured it out while we were texting.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By dl242gt
2 valve Evo head. That's the kind of group buy...

2 valve Evo head. That's the kind of group buy that would be most excellent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By dl242gt
Many years ago I used the IPD kit and it was...

Many years ago I used the IPD kit and it was fine. They used Volvo hose for the extended hose. That's all you are doing. You find the correct size Id hose that fits on the breather box and is long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By dl242gt
You can use a 740 turbo disc and pressure plate...

You can use a 740 turbo disc and pressure plate with the 240 throwout bearing only if your car has the dished flywheel. If you have a flat flywheel turbo car. Then you need a clutch to match up to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By dl242gt
An oily fluid? Bad operation? Seems like it may...

An oily fluid? Bad operation? Seems like it may be the classic dried up, worn out electrolytic caps in the tach. The clocks fail due to bad caps a lot. Wouldn't surprise me if the same thing happens...
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