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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ :nod: I had a problem with an...

^^ :nod:


I had a problem with an internally cracked dizz cap that acted up only in wet weather.


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,866
Posted By Otto Mattik
This reminded me of an ignition problem on a 240...

This reminded me of an ignition problem on a 240 that came with an off brand black dizzy cap(forget maker) which later turned out to have internal cracking which was not easily visible. Resolved by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,866
Posted By Otto Mattik
Curious what brand plug wires you installed,...

Curious what brand plug wires you installed, Bougicord or similar quality ?

I have seen a photo of a clear tube running from the in-tank outlet line and cleverly back to the filler neck on CFT(but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otto Mattik
Hmm, ..how true. Also found this article for TB...

Hmm, ..how true. Also found this article for TB reading:

https://www.autozone.com/diy/brakes/bedding-brakes

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can make one with a turn signal bulb socket ...

You can make one with a turn signal bulb socket

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^

^^
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,228
Posted By Otto Mattik
Walmart parking lot, O'Reilly parking lot,...

Walmart parking lot, O'Reilly parking lot, 24-hour DIY carwash at night, etc....

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By Otto Mattik
In your initial post you mention a constant idle...

In your initial post you mention a constant idle of 1500, and the surging began after replacing the CTS ?

My only experience with a bad LH 2.2 IAC was one that idled too high, and it was worse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's correct, it's a different set up. :-P

That's correct, it's a different set up.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By Otto Mattik
Here is a youtube video showing diagnosing what...

Here is a youtube video showing diagnosing what should be the same IAC as your car. I had an LH 2.2 IAC that showed within specs yet still caused a higher than normal idle (1200-1500rpm). I didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By Otto Mattik
You can crimp the IAC hose to slow...

You can crimp the IAC hose to slow airflow(although it's possible your issue could be unrelated to the IAC).
LH 2.2 I assume, what else can you tell us about the motor/is the timing advanced ? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,225
Posted By Otto Mattik
'Chinese water Torture" (Sea Foam) ? :-P

'Chinese water Torture" (Sea Foam) ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Otto Mattik
yeah but those Dracos tho :-P

yeah but those Dracos tho

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm wondering if the 940 wheels are dished in...

I'm wondering if the 940 wheels are dished in such a way as to provide more room for the calipers, since according to this info, the offset is within the same range as a 240 ?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Otto Mattik
I know someone who has the newer type(film) MAF...

I know someone who has the newer type(film) MAF in a LH 2.4 car and I have never heard mention of any issues. After looking on FCP's website they show a lifetime replacement on all parts. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,019
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going...

Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going on ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By Otto Mattik
sayin you gonna start a new thread ? ;-)

sayin you gonna start a new thread ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By Otto Mattik
Always turn off the ignition prior to...

Always turn off the ignition prior to connecting/disconnecting a component such as MAF/AMM.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By Otto Mattik
LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the...

LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the distributor being off by a tooth


;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,043
Posted By Otto Mattik
Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto. ...

Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto.


I noticed you have the factory pre-heat flex hose. Just a heads up, that hose runs to your airbox thermo activated flap. Commonly if the thermo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By Otto Mattik
the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & batt...

the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & batt warning light goes off when alternatr begins charging. Without being there in person I'm only guessing, ...a continuity check never hurts(not saying...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could...

I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could also cause the same effect ?
Reckon it couldn't hurt to do voltage drop tests on the batt/starter/alternator wires, in case of internal corrosion ?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,043
Posted By Otto Mattik
* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel...

* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel if you don't post year & model

a) Burning rubber sounds like a loose belt, and possibly something else is afoot ? If we have an image(or a link...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was...

That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was just replaced ?
Any chance you can post a photo or a link to a photo ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Otto Mattik
I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay...

I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay oe is to avoid confusion later if I forgets about it ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By Otto Mattik
I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did...

I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did mine, like dl242gt said, they match up one way. You might be able to see a mark where the old gasket sat, I think once you put one one it should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Otto Mattik
:nono:

:nono:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,098
Posted By Otto Mattik
Been a while since I owned a pre-86 240, I forgot...

Been a while since I owned a pre-86 240, I forgot about that drain plug. No drain plug on my 1992(nor the 1980's BMW)

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting my 2.2 set up never did that. The IAC...

Interesting my 2.2 set up never did that. The IAC would bump it up slightly upon starting, but nothing close to 2k. The old IAC stuck around 1500-1700(unaltered)until I finally replaced it.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,098
Posted By Otto Mattik
I dealt w/ old fuel issues on one of my cars I...

I dealt w/ old fuel issues on one of my cars I stored over the winter. Picked up an inexpensive hand syphon(siphon) device which worked great for removing 12+ gallons of stinky fuel. I also purchased...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By Otto Mattik
A failing CTS typically thinks the engine is...

A failing CTS typically thinks the engine is still cold, and therefore is supplying a richer mixture, ...point being, if the motor is cold it should not start out at 1700rpm's, maybe 1000-1200(?),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,797
Posted By Otto Mattik
Master Blaster, runs Barter Town :-P

Master Blaster, runs Barter Town


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By Otto Mattik
For the temp gauge, check the wiring before...

For the temp gauge, check the wiring before firing the 'parts cannon'.
You can check resistance on the CTS, it's not complicated.
There are several methods for verifying vacuum leaks.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,510
Posted By Otto Mattik
If you have a way of checking the fuel pressure,...

If you have a way of checking the fuel pressure, you can test it, and then let it sit overnight and compare to see if it dropped.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,510
Posted By Otto Mattik
Kinda curious what if any effect the Seafoam had...

Kinda curious what if any effect the Seafoam had ? I'm guessing you know it's designed to help stabilize fuel, clean carbon deposits, etc..and if you the fuel is bad it typically will smell like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,187
Posted By Otto Mattik
Those darn charcoal canisters, what to do ? ...

Those darn charcoal canisters, what to do ?

How about start by giving more information about the car(is it the 84 245?),

b) mileage on car ?
c) what is leaking and from where ?(photos/or a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,336
Posted By Otto Mattik
My 1992 240 has both vacuum and the wiring ...

My 1992 240 has both vacuum and the wiring

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,936
Posted By Otto Mattik
* nothng wrng w/ coverng the obvious

* nothng wrng w/ coverng the obvious
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,567
Posted By Otto Mattik
clean it up, replace the seals jolly time to do...

clean it up, replace the seals
jolly time to do any other repairs/replacmnts like bushings & whatnot

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,802
Posted By Otto Mattik
Along the same train of thought, ..I'm suspicious...

Along the same train of thought, ..I'm suspicious of so-called 're-built/re-manufactured' units from even reputable suppliers, and have so far been cannibalizing OE parts from my(Bosch) hoard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,567
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thinking camshaft seal prolly? The last time I...

Thinking camshaft seal prolly? The last time I did water pump, timing belt, etc..I noticed the orange(Elring?) cam seal looked perfect, then ironically it failed less than a year later on a low miles...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By Otto Mattik
There can be a caveat to machining a warped head....

There can be a caveat to machining a warped head. If you take out the warp by machining the contact surface you can create a new scenario where the cam sills are now not straight.

Did you have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By Otto Mattik
Saw this video with not much prep info but...

Saw this video with not much prep info but interesting to watch

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HMlvvzc1Gls" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,652
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ .. ^^ ;-)

^^ .. ^^

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,961
Posted By Otto Mattik
* when my phone craps out including the charger,...

* when my phone craps out including the charger, and it's 12:30am.. but I still have my notes and/or a repair manual

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,950
Posted By Otto Mattik
I saw this once if this helps 1991 240 Front...

I saw this once if this helps

1991 240 Front springs 13.8 mm, sway bar 19 mm
1992 240 Front springs 14.2 mm, sway bar 21 mm

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,961
Posted By Otto Mattik
There are a some good photos with graphics in...

There are a some good photos with graphics in this older thread that might help illustrate things. Adjusting the timing is not complicated, you can do that any time after you figure out the issue.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,427
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ You were talking about the axle ;-)

^^ You were talking about the axle

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By Otto Mattik
I was also wondering about this. I've driven...

I was also wondering about this. I've driven K-Jet cars on long trips through mountain passes without any issues.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 51,997
Posted By Otto Mattik
it would appear certain dramas..even old,.. can...

it would appear certain dramas..even old,.. can be re-animated on TB (if we so choose)?

* tha Florida I-75 trucker 'bandit' thing dragged on, ..so there's that


;-)
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