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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By cleanflametrap
I've seen pics of gauges taped to the windshield...

I've seen pics of gauges taped to the windshield for that reason. Not sure how they routed the line. We are probably not the only TBers willing to do something unsafe either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,626
Posted By cleanflametrap
Silly thought occurred to me based on finding the...

Silly thought occurred to me based on finding the hose bringing air into the filter box completely stuffed by mice. Obviously this wasn't garaged, but mice can get in, right? This was a k-jet turbo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By cleanflametrap
This may help you trace the signal. Note the...

This may help you trace the signal. Note the 92-93 unit has a separate ground for the differential sender and prescaler circuit, separate from that of the main odo/speedo circuit.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By cleanflametrap
For the sake of his two clusters, I hope your...

For the sake of his two clusters, I hope your assumption was the correct one. I envisioned the two clips normally going on the brake light switch were put on the tabs on the back of the cluster,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'm not so sure plugging the brake light circuit...

I'm not so sure plugging the brake light circuit into the tabs on the back of the cluster is survivable. The chip maker claims the output is "short circuit proof" while describing it as an open...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By cleanflametrap
All those bubbles you speak of would give you a...

All those bubbles you speak of would give you a spongy, not firm pedal. You haven't mentioned whether you've bench-bled the master, sealed the bleeder threads, or what you're doing to move the fluid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,626
Posted By cleanflametrap
[QUOTE=84B23F;6130538]Assuming no points...and a...

[QUOTE=84B23F;6130538]Assuming no points...and a CPS is used.....QUOTE]

What is CPS?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's the first thing to check. Remove the...

Yes, that's the first thing to check. Remove the oil filler cap. Look at the cam lobes, memorizing one's position. Crank for just a bit. Look to see the cam lobes moved. Repeat if you're not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By cleanflametrap
Just a few musings: A distinction exists...

Just a few musings:

A distinction exists between "low pedal" and "spongy pedal" after caliper replacement. One of the benefits of fresh calipers and new flex lines is the amount of piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, before recommending the view from the...

Yes, before recommending the view from the automatic's bell housing windows, I used to recommend feeling through the sensor hole and counting 13 holes while turning the crank backward from TDC. I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,006
Posted By cleanflametrap
I'll guess if it does "do the trick" the fault...

I'll guess if it does "do the trick" the fault you correct will be part of the removal/reinstallation disturbance, not the capacitor replacement. I know for a fact the speedometer and odometer will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By cleanflametrap
+1 ^^ Only the driver's side is implemented,...

+1 ^^

Only the driver's side is implemented, to distinguish the appearance of fog lamps from brake lamps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By cleanflametrap
Absolutely correct. The gear puller or channel...

Absolutely correct. The gear puller or channel lock pliers aimed vertically as a spanner works well to turn the bung nut, but is not much good at compressing the O-ring. The purpose-made special...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,326
Posted By cleanflametrap
So glad you were (1) able to avoid pulling the...

So glad you were (1) able to avoid pulling the motor and (2) confirm the lack of QC where the motors are made. I think I'll get picture of a replacement motor and mark it with the correct shaft...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By cleanflametrap
As Roy mentioned above, EZK is quite forgiving...

As Roy mentioned above, EZK is quite forgiving about 45° mistakes at the CPS, based on experience helping others solve this. Like the OP sees, it idles, but falls on its face driving. However, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By cleanflametrap
http://cleanflametrap.com/cool3164.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/cool3164.jpg

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By cleanflametrap
Verify TDC with a straw or chopstick through...

Verify TDC with a straw or chopstick through spark plug hole #1, then check to see the marks on the damper line up with zero.

Then turn the crank bolt exactly 90° clockwise (90° ATDC). Use chalk...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By cleanflametrap
My recommendation is to keep the tank full at...

My recommendation is to keep the tank full at every opportunity unless you're on a long trip. The practice reduces corrosion from water vapor as well as stress from worry about running out. You can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,755
Posted By cleanflametrap
Excellent question. I've had several of those...

Excellent question. I've had several of those differential pressure sensing switches (known as and search on *BFWS: brake failure warning switch) apart in various conditions from unusable to brand...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By cleanflametrap
Not sure how remote start got into this thread,...

Not sure how remote start got into this thread, but I agree. Had it in my first personal 240; it was a convenience on those cold, cold mornings. Pocket started once. Just imagine if I'd parked it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,755
Posted By cleanflametrap
Non ABS 240s Have This Achilles Heel

Same scenario happened to me two weeks ago. Not a new car, either, a daily driver we've passed back and forth within the family since '03: 89 244 with 350K.

The 240s without ABS (75-90 and some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By cleanflametrap
Two major issues I've found. One, the wire in...

Two major issues I've found. One, the wire in the door jamb gets worked back and forth so much most of the conductor strands are broken, so it can't carry the current needed to operate the actuator....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,446
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that is worth looking into. Instead of...

Yes, that is worth looking into. Instead of running a separate wire, which would do nothing to reduce a load presented by the remote starter, why not just disconnect the remote starter from the tach...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By cleanflametrap
^^ +1 If it is one of the front...

^^

+1

If it is one of the front calipers, when it gets hot enough both circuits will boil, and then the brakes will fail completely as you hit the toll booth or exit ramp. Very dangerous.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By cleanflametrap
Get yourself the proper line wrenches and follow...

Get yourself the proper line wrenches and follow henry's advice given above.

http://cleanflametrap.com/fuel48.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,662
Posted By cleanflametrap
In my experience Tasca will list parts NLA or a...

In my experience Tasca will list parts NLA or a long wait, so if that's the case here, I have a used one in good shape that's yours for the postage from Maryland.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By cleanflametrap
I always forget that possibility. I've seen it,...

I always forget that possibility. I've seen it, when the relay is left hanging by its wiring. The windshield leak follows the wiring into the upside-down relay. Cover should be up, and wiring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, that's what I would expect to find if the...

Yes, that's what I would expect to find if the engine management fuse (#6 in the panel) has a bit of corrosion in its circuit path. Look at the fuse and its bronze terminals carefully for signs of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By cleanflametrap
Yes, yes, Chris-Roy... How stupid of me to...

Yes, yes, Chris-Roy...

How stupid of me to suggest such a thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By cleanflametrap
Could be it isn't the mileage or brand name that...

Could be it isn't the mileage or brand name that kills the cooler integrity as often as the guy turning the wrench on installation. V8 veggie juice? Check that new royal flush in a few weeks for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By cleanflametrap
When you can't find the fuse under the hood...

When you can't find the fuse under the hood (91,92,93) it is #6 in the panel inside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By cleanflametrap
Treat it to a new radiator Chris.

Treat it to a new radiator Chris.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By cleanflametrap
Didn't seem that way to me, just sounded like the...

Didn't seem that way to me, just sounded like the same question I've been getting all my life "Why are you taking apart something that isn't broken?" I'm known to do that with products right out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By cleanflametrap
Dave's motives might be different, but for me,...

Dave's motives might be different, but for me, the ONLY reason I play with these old cars is to learn something in a very narrow field and possibly pass it on. Haven't been bored since age 14.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By cleanflametrap
Now you've got me interested. The sun has the...

Now you've got me interested. The sun has the right mirror a lot warmer than the left one was when I pulled it loose the other day. Hard to imagine breaking that small piece of 3/16" thick glass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By cleanflametrap
The mirrors on the car I was pulling apart looked...

The mirrors on the car I was pulling apart looked like they had a coat of enthusiast-grade black paint on them. I wasn't too worried. Just stuck my fingers in there and pulled until it popped loose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By cleanflametrap
Dave, I hadn't attempted this until this morning....

Dave, I hadn't attempted this until this morning. I found the mirror very thick, and its backing still firmly attached to it after 37 years. There are four pins that snap into the positioning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By cleanflametrap
If neither ECU produces code, but the OBD LED...

If neither ECU produces code, but the OBD LED lights when you push the test button, I believe this is the answer ^^.

I've never tried using the OBD box without the constant battery power to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By cleanflametrap
Easiest way to separate the source from the load...

Easiest way to separate the source from the load is to disconnect the linkage at the motor. Then try to move the wipers through their sweep by hand. It should be quite easy to do. If it feels like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By cleanflametrap
I wouldn't take the reel apart either, but slit...

I wouldn't take the reel apart either, but slit the plastic pillar cover instead. However in other circumstances, I did have the reel in my hands:

http://cleanflametrap.com/v83belt.html

Maybe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By cleanflametrap
Hi. You've checked everything. Nothing left but...

Hi. You've checked everything. Nothing left but to be sure the motor is getting full battery voltage. http://cleanflametrap.com/wiper.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,006
Posted By cleanflametrap
If you send it somewhere, how will you drive the...

If you send it somewhere, how will you drive the car meanwhile? I'd be happy to try without messing with your wallet, as intermittent troubles are the most challenging and the best learning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,006
Posted By cleanflametrap
It may not be cracked solder any longer, but a...

It may not be cracked solder any longer, but a broken wire in the motor. What can happen, if the motor terminals get heated for even a tad too long, is they will melt the polystyrene of which the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By cleanflametrap
Once again, you give the rest of us courage to...

Once again, you give the rest of us courage to try your magic by explaining it so well.

One unrelated question: What do each of the numbers signify on the Indiana tag? I can't guess. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By cleanflametrap
You mention "tube stuck" so I wonder what model...

You mention "tube stuck" so I wonder what model car you have. I have some help for 240s, but in case that's your car, I can't see any easy way to avoid going back in besides keeping the gas tank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,857
Posted By cleanflametrap
I found uses for about half of them over the...

I found uses for about half of them over the years. Here's where at least six of them went.

http://cleanflametrap.com/align9509.jpg

http://cleanflametrap.com/align9516.jpg

For OP, +1 on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By cleanflametrap
Last time I bought the tubing was 2005. ...

Last time I bought the tubing was 2005. McMaster-Carr 5176K24 was $18.86 for 25' then, now $28-something. Same tube and fittings used on the auto trans cooling lines. I did get some fittings too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By cleanflametrap
Wax on. Wax off. Adorable pics. Any other...

Wax on. Wax off. Adorable pics.

Any other year, we'd be near Lewes sometime in June. Sometimes in Cape May.

Making up lines, I learned (1) you need a decent flaring tool to clamp the tubing,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By cleanflametrap
For my '79 there was no thought to modify the...

For my '79 there was no thought to modify the original design as is the tradition on TB. That meant getting a coil of 5/16" steel tubing (Bundyweld) and getting practice flaring and bending.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,199
Posted By cleanflametrap
The problem here is a common one of...

The problem here is a common one of misunderstanding. What you read was one person's observation with a DC meter of unknown make or response to an AC voltage, not a specification. Unfortunately...
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