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Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
diff is leaking oil again. I cannot for the life...

diff is leaking oil again. I cannot for the life of me get the cover to seal. I have tried like 5 times so far
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
Thanks, thats what I thought I do have...

Thanks, thats what I thought



I do have power steering now, but for awhile I didn't because the whole ac removed/shared bracket situation. I have this now:...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
Also, does not running power steering put more...

Also, does not running power steering put more stress on these u-joints? Was curious as i had the lines looped with no pump for a year or three with this car
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
turns out my steering u-joint was super sloppy. I...

turns out my steering u-joint was super sloppy. I didn't even notice really until I power washed the bay and the next day the u-joint was covered in grease again
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
Thanks for the tip! I wasn't planning on having...

Thanks for the tip! I wasn't planning on having it that low, but it settled a little bit from where I wanted it. I will fix it eventually! :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
I think the weld trick might be my best bet....

I think the weld trick might be my best bet. Problem is I don't have a welder and the block is in my basement :oogle: I might try oxy + map gas first, otherwise I'll take it to my buddy's shop
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0878_small.jpeg...

http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0878_small.jpeg (http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0878.jpeg)
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Re-sealing the diff....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0596_small.jpeg...

http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0596_small.jpeg (http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0596.jpeg)
sad meatball :-(

http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0620_small.jpeg (http://esmth.com/f/200529/IMG_0620.jpeg)...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
Thanks klr142!! got a chance to really look thru...

Thanks klr142!! got a chance to really look thru this.
For 240 NA use, is it worth playing around with the 5xx series? Or would you stick with 9xx series?
I wanted to try out the 595 bin on my 561...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
oof... though at least that can be cut out and...

oof... though at least that can be cut out and welded, if I'm thinking of where you're talking about.

With this suspension done, I think I have replaced most all the sketchy parts. Well, besides...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,585
Posted By esmth
make like the kool kids our age and just cut the...

make like the kool kids our age and just cut the damn sprangs

JK, but seriously I wonder how my 300 and 150 lb/in springs do in regard to ride frequency. Probably not remotely close to 10% higher...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,191
Posted By esmth
I recently switched from my home brew, memory...

I recently switched from my home brew, memory intensive buffer-and-send technique to u8x8 patched with support for attiny's USI. Works fine even with my micros with only 128 bytes of memory, and no...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,191
Posted By esmth
Those little OLED screens are my favorite things....

Those little OLED screens are my favorite things. I have one as a desk ornament displaying pulses from a GM Maf! :)
I also used one to display MAP overlayed with fuel lambda, but it was super...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By esmth
normal for a piezoelectric sensor. its not a...

normal for a piezoelectric sensor. its not a coil... its a piezoelectric element.
From wikipedia: "A piezoelectric transducer has very high DC output impedance..."...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
a little drizzle isn't stopping me from making...

a little drizzle isn't stopping me from making atleast some progress. Painted my control arms with farm implement enamel to have a fighting chance of staying rust free for the time being. Picked...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
don't taunt me because i will do it ...

don't taunt me because i will do it
:boink::boink::boink:
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
I got these as a social distancing project:...

I got these as a social distancing project: 10x300 front and 150 rear coil overs
http://esmth.com/f/200328/IMG_0524.JPG
I got this deep into the car
http://esmth.com/f/200328/IMG_0504.JPG
before...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By esmth
dirty, old and rusty: a tale of a $600 meatball

http://esmth.com/f/200328/IMG_0437.JPG

I've been meaning to make this thread about my car for a long time, but never got around to it. The longer I wait, the harder it'll be to start, so here I...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By esmth
Attaching the pcv pipe before the AMM would cause...

Attaching the pcv pipe before the AMM would cause the oil/water/whatever else the breather doesn't catch to contaminate the hot wire. I think the combustion byproducts are inert so they wont affect...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By esmth
some people run the PCV to atmosphere as you...

some people run the PCV to atmosphere as you describe, permanently. I personally wouldn't, but short term it would be OK. If you have iffy oil seals/leaks I wouldn't at all. It will accelerate those....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By esmth
Route a tube from the breather box to before the...

Route a tube from the breather box to before the compressor but after the AMM. Don't connect it anywhere after the compressor, that will put boost into the crank case.

the stock b230ft setup used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By esmth
It happened again this morning, but only for ~20...

It happened again this morning, but only for ~20 seconds on start. Hopefully my new cap comes in today or tomorrow
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By esmth
Thanks all for your suggestions. I used my key...

Thanks all for your suggestions. I used my key and scratched up all the points under the distributor cap. and it started up mint last night and this morning. I'll buy another cap and rotor and have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By esmth
Running on 3 cylinders when cold/wet

2 weeks ago I went to start the car and it straight up wouldn't start. I pulled and dried (condensation everywhere) the distributor and wires and it started fine. Then for a couple next starts it...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
The box did not appear to be tampered with. The...

The box did not appear to be tampered with. The eprom is labelled 2 227 355 320.
I placed more photos on my webserver at http://esmth.com/f/ecu/



well, my 934 ecu prediction was wrong, lol
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-14-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
175 EZK bin

I bought an 0 227 400 175 goldbox ezk from ebay 9 months ago and only now have gotten around to dumping the rom. It doesn't seem to be correctly read by "EZK 219_207_175_147 Basic A.xdf" but will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By esmth
i had a similar issue right after i +t'd my car....

i had a similar issue right after i +t'd my car. It turned out to be the throttlebody/TPS needed an adjustment....
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-26-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
when I was playing with this on my car I noticed...

when I was playing with this on my car I noticed the same thing. IC1 changes were more predictable than IC4 changes. I changed the IC1 to 114 from 128 to match my pink injectors and it runs as good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By esmth
pull the IAC and clean it. You can put 12v across...

pull the IAC and clean it. You can put 12v across the two terminals to verify it moves quickly and freely. Also pull the accordian hose and be 100% sure there are no holes/splits. They can be hard to...
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 60,719
Posted By esmth
wasn't able to donate much this time around but...

wasn't able to donate much this time around but you own my $11.69 paypal balance now, lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By esmth
not sure what the stock circuit board has that...

not sure what the stock circuit board has that missing bulb wired to, but I hardwired my tails and made the 3 lower panels the 5w tail lights while the upper red is a 21w brake light. Works fine and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By esmth
Do you have a wideband? That'll tell you exactly...

Do you have a wideband? That'll tell you exactly whats happening.

The maf signal to the ECU is an analog 0-5v signal that correlates with the air mass travelling though it. At just under 5v, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By esmth
The check engine light will light briefly when...

The check engine light will light briefly when the idle drops way too low. It does not set a code. I'd look into whatever is making the RPM drop.

Clean the throttle body, adjust the throttle plate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,447
Posted By esmth
Mine had that too, not nearly as bad though....

Mine had that too, not nearly as bad though. Definitely not mold, whatever plastic was used just doesn't seem to age well. A light buff removed it for me
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By esmth
If you foot bled it you may have trashed the...

If you foot bled it you may have trashed the master cylinder. Ask me how I know, lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By esmth
I did not recall seeing any internal adjuster in...

I did not recall seeing any internal adjuster in the drum. After looking up photos, I definitely did not see this thing, my brake drums had a flat piece of metal with slits in it in the star...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By esmth
Difficulty tensioning parking brakes

Hello all

I finally got around to repairing the parking brake in my 91 240. I Installed new rear caliper brake pads, new brake rotors, new parking brake shoes, (old ones were metal-to-metal and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By esmth
Sounds really similar to the time I bent the pin...

Sounds really similar to the time I bent the pin in the connector to the EZK what was the fuel load communication between LH and EZK. Limp **** acceleration, inconsistent idle/run, super late...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 2,539
Posted By esmth
My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with...

My 1991 240 with white paint (code 189) came with a non painted black airdam. I think it is a base model
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit?...

Is there a formula for calculating the rev limit? Say I want it at 5500, how would I select a value for it?

thanks!:)

edit: i think (x*12.5)+5250 is what I was looking for
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then...

it's mostly a curiosity thing for me rather then trying to get more performance :)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which...

I ordered a 0 227 400 175 EZK from Europe which should arrive early January. Hoping it has more advance for the B230FX engine. I'll post the bin here!

Also do you have a 934 LH bin? The one on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By esmth
of course after i make this thread I find what I...

of course after i make this thread I find what I was remembering: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346230
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By esmth
White cylinder 3 exhaust port

I seem to recall reading that due the shape of the manifold, having a certain cylinder exhaust port more white than the others is normal. Am I crazy? I can't find any references to this so i'm...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-03-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 1,239,043
Posted By esmth
Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to...

Anyone have a 169 EZK bin file? I'd like to compare the 146 with the 169. My 169 is not chip-able :grrr:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By esmth
The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go...

The shaft is coming back out next weekend to go to the machine shop. i'll just have them swap the bearing as well.

They seemed a-ok to me ;-)


Yes, it was the rearmost one. All the others were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By esmth
I was just trying to pull the bearing off to...

I was just trying to pull the bearing off to replace it, so damaging it wasn't an issue



I watched a couple youtube videos for doing u-joints and was told to do this. It's crazy how much it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,015
Posted By esmth
Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the...

Mine had the same drilled notch when I did the HG. I assumed it was fine
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,788
Posted By esmth
you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself...

you'll need a trans cooler or it'll eat itself soon enough trying to drift. do the accumulator mod on the trans, too

don't cut the springs. go straight for good stuff. 80gbp (100USD) for shipping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By esmth
assuming 240? sounds like bad ground(s) ...

assuming 240?

sounds like bad ground(s)

the no-start could also be the neutral lockout switch misaligned (if an auto)
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