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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By ZVOLV
No paragraphs. I didn't read, but.. TPS...

No paragraphs. I didn't read, but..

TPS won't cause a no start.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By ZVOLV
I never got my speedo to work correctly on my non...

I never got my speedo to work correctly on my non ABS 1990 240 G80 swap. I cut the windows to 12.

I tried the two post pickup- way too fast

I tried the alum cover with original sensor, no...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By ZVOLV
Post I recommend you sell the engine, invest in tools,...

I recommend you sell the engine, invest in tools, and get experience while doing "Stage Zero" to the rig.

-tech with experience
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By ZVOLV
A voltage drop test is how you would measure a...

A voltage drop test is how you would measure a bad ground.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By ZVOLV
I sit at green lights and make the guy behind me...

I sit at green lights and make the guy behind me on the phone miss the light.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,550
Posted By ZVOLV
Get the gauges from TestPoint? Fresh plugs...

Get the gauges from TestPoint?

Fresh plugs and bougicord wires may be a good idea.

Spray baking soda water on the wires at night and look for arcing.

Auto? Do a brake stand and see if it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,515
Posted By ZVOLV
Get a Camry. Oh, wait....

Get a Camry.



Oh, wait....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,515
Posted By ZVOLV
:locked:

:locked:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ZVOLV
And don't forget to put the decimal point in the...

And don't forget to put the decimal point in the correct spot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By ZVOLV
Squirt lube down it. Or just replace it.

Squirt lube down it.

Or just replace it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,313
Posted By ZVOLV
That's probably just a tstat housing leak. Looks...

That's probably just a tstat housing leak. Looks like it.

You can weld the damage to the head and the machine it back down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,515
Posted By ZVOLV
I noticed a louder engine, at idle, after an IPD...

I noticed a louder engine, at idle, after an IPD Turbo cam. New hushers. OEM shims.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,957
Posted By ZVOLV
What kind of scope have you been using recently,...

What kind of scope have you been using recently, Kansas?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By ZVOLV
Filling it can be tricky. I just bought a $70...

Filling it can be tricky. I just bought a $70 mityvac syringe (1 liter?)
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ZVOLV
^^^^ +1 for the drag test.

^^^^

+1 for the drag test.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By ZVOLV
It's likely a kickdown cable issue. You can...

It's likely a kickdown cable issue.

You can try getting lube in there, but a replacement may be better.

It's NOT fun to swap one crawling under the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
If it does not run on brake cleaner, check your...

If it does not run on brake cleaner, check your ignition system.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
Exclamation Did you get an in-line spark tester?

Did you get an in-line spark tester?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
The pulse WILL be weak looking on the injector...

The pulse WILL be weak looking on the injector pulse test.

If it won't run on ether it's your spark system.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
Ignition coil primary circuit test: -Test...

Ignition coil primary circuit test:

-Test lamp between coil negative post and a good ground.
-key on. Lamp should be ON
-CRANK- lamp should blink



I remember now why I didn't join this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
Injector pulse test: -Test lamp clip to...

Injector pulse test:

-Test lamp clip to batetery positive
-test lamp probe to injector ground wire
-crank
-blink?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
Get a test lamp.

Get a test lamp.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
A resistance check is legit. We had a case on a...

A resistance check is legit. We had a case on a Saab where a meter was left on the crank sensor and after lunch it went open circuit.

I would prefer to have proof of failure and a confirmed repair...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
I have never had a problem with one, but I live...

I have never had a problem with one, but I live in a desert.

My 1991 740 died all of a sudden this year on the street in front of the shop. I took an educated guess and installed a crank sensor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
It's a not an easy part to swap using the 100...

It's a not an easy part to swap using the 100 piece Craftsman tool set from last Christmas. Be careful. If you snap that bolt, strip the bolt, or break the bracket you will be dropping the trans...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
Question We had a 2012? Honda at the shop once that had...

We had a 2012? Honda at the shop once that had spark, fuel pulse, fuel pressure but no start. It would even run on ether. It ended up being a physically damaged crank sensor from contact with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By ZVOLV
I have given up on recommending the use of a...

I have given up on recommending the use of a scope here on tbricks.



Start with a test lamp. Get a meter too. $3-5 each at Harbor Freight.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ZVOLV
I was getting that code on my 240 when I had a...

I was getting that code on my 240 when I had a failing fuse holder by the battery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By ZVOLV
Jump 12v to it and drive it back to the shop! ...

Jump 12v to it and drive it back to the shop!

I once broke down in my powerboat in the ocean. I found no voltage to the coil. I jumped 12v to it and got to shore. I later found a blown fuse due...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By ZVOLV
If you can't get it to run on starting fluid...

If you can't get it to run on starting fluid (using the correct method) it is not the injectors.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By ZVOLV
Open the throttle plate, blast three long sprays...

Open the throttle plate, blast three long sprays in there and then crank. Have a buddy crank, you pulse some at the throttle while it's cranking. If it starts, keep pulsing sprays into the throttle. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By ZVOLV
R12 charge fittings have threads.

R12 charge fittings have threads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By ZVOLV
Thanks for those pics. I believe I gleaned that...

Thanks for those pics. I believe I gleaned that flywheel checking method from you, CFT.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By ZVOLV
Tip: Set crank to TDC. Use the notch on the...

Tip:

Set crank to TDC. Use the notch on the crank washer, NOT the crank pulley. (Top timing cover removed and look down in there)

The gap in the flywheel holes should be at the starter.

Now,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,106
Posted By ZVOLV
Voltage drop test your alternator positive and...

Voltage drop test your alternator positive and ground circuits. Results?

Voltage drop test you battery positive and negative circuits. Results?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By ZVOLV
Clear flood. Disable injectors. Brake cleaner....

Clear flood. Disable injectors. Brake cleaner. Start?


Click my sig.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By ZVOLV
In the cowl, right? Try an Chevy HHR; it's...

In the cowl, right?

Try an Chevy HHR; it's in a box under the car.

The negative can go to the engine or good chassis ground.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,818
Posted By ZVOLV
Which lube destroys the rubber? Which...

Which lube destroys the rubber?

Which calipers don't use lube?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,818
Posted By ZVOLV
Many/most "Do It Yourself" guys do brakes wrong...

Many/most "Do It Yourself" guys do brakes wrong and don't lube the pins or the pads
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Posted By ZVOLV
It can also be tricky to release the terminal. I...

It can also be tricky to release the terminal. I use the correct terminal release tool. On the LH box connectors, actually, you can just lift up on a tab with a pick and then pull out the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Posted By ZVOLV
Drag test!

The "drag test" mentioned above is something I commonly do at the shop. I have the correct diagnostic test probes to slide into the terminals and check for proper terminal tension. Spare pins can be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By ZVOLV
Yeah, have you put a meter on it yet? Test lamp...

Yeah, have you put a meter on it yet? Test lamp on the heater circuit?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By ZVOLV
Studebaker?

Studebaker?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By ZVOLV
I have a Daniel Stern 940 ( with fog) headlight...

I have a Daniel Stern 940 ( with fog) headlight wiring harness and relay upgrade if you're interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,140
Posted By ZVOLV
[QUOTE=CRatcliff;6015277]Absolutely will install...

[QUOTE=CRatcliff;6015277]Absolutely will install the shifter foam. No upholstery shops around here - should I just get closed-cell foam from Joanne?

I'm realizing that I have to take off the door...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,106
Posted By ZVOLV
650 millivolts is too high. Under 100 millivolts...

650 millivolts is too high. Under 100 millivolts is ideal. And your 5000 millivolt drop on the chassis ground is very bad.

I recommend a new battery ground cable.

You should also do the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By ZVOLV
That was a different car. Is this one fixed?

That was a different car.

Is this one fixed?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By ZVOLV
Fixed???

Fixed???
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By ZVOLV
I think you press in and turn 90 degrees. Use...

I think you press in and turn 90 degrees. Use pliers or at least a rag so you don't cut yourself if it breaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,140
Posted By ZVOLV
Install the shifter foam!

Install the shifter foam!
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