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by ifixalot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 825
Views: 51745

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Yep, that is the wife's 85 T-Type garage princess. You have a good eye to be able to see what car is in the reflection.
by ifixalot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 825
Views: 51745

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Used it to go get some groceries, then gave it a wash.
Washed 96.jpg
by ifixalot
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Corsica misfiring after rain (nowadays problem with IAC valve)
Replies: 86
Views: 2968

Re: Corsica misfiring after rain

Wasn't sure about the voltage but I didn't think it proper to just apply battery voltage to test. I didn't want to read he now needs new injectors. There is info out there that says to test with a 9v battery to avoid too much current to the injector and thus damage it. Still another site says to tes...
by ifixalot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Corsica misfiring after rain (nowadays problem with IAC valve)
Replies: 86
Views: 2968

Re: Corsica misfiring after rain

I think the injectors run off 5 volts. Putting battery voltage to them might burn them out.
by ifixalot
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Corsica misfiring after rain (nowadays problem with IAC valve)
Replies: 86
Views: 2968

Re: Corsica misfiring after rain

I've never witnessed a leaky injector but I'd assume you'd be able to see it. You could put paper towels under the injectors and if it gets wet, you know it's leaking. Do an ohm test on each injector too. They should be 11-12 ohms. You can pickup a cheap ohm meter at Harbor Frieght. If an injector h...
by ifixalot
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

I have two mills, one is a tracer mill, I have a 6 x 12 surface grinder, small lathe, EDM sinker, Deckel panto-graph engraver, Deckel copy mill, cutter grinders and small band-saw. I was in my own, one man, home based business for myself for 23 years. As more manufacturing moved offshore and CNC too...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

I too soaked my assembly with penetrating oil and took several hours/tries to get it all apart. At one point, I bolted a brake drum on and tried pounding it with a soft mallet but that didn't work. I got my new hub and it took no time to install. ABS works fine now. I took a look at the other side i...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Ignition switch/starter not engaging/intermittent charging
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Ignition switch/starter not engaging/intermittent charging

On some of my cars, there is a junction bolt where the battery is connected with a heavy wire, (10 gauge) on the firewall. But on my 96, I think there is a wire coming off the post on the starter in addition to the very large wire from the battery. These wires power the accessories. It sounds like m...
by ifixalot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

Yup, I have a rotary convertor which is wired up to power all the machines but not all at the same time.
I had heard the capacitor type convertors are ok but the motor will run at a lot less than full power.
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 95 or 96 Z26!
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: 95 or 96 Z26!

What condition and price are you looking for?
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

Wow! Good you found it. Looks like our enemy road salt strikes again. Was the bearing assy rusted in to the axle, or did it come out OK? It'll definitely be nice to have the ABS functional. As for the rotors, I'm pretty jealous of the mill shown above. I didn't realize any big box parts stores stil...
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

"Got to ask: was the caliper dragging on the side with the pitting? Do you use brake grease?" I use grease on the backing of the pads if included with the pads and also on the caliper pins making sure they slide nice. My brakes felt fine but when my ABS started acting up, I started inspect...
by ifixalot
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

Looks like I finally found the source of my ABS woes.
HPIM1477.JPG
by ifixalot
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

The line that O'reilly's gave you was to get you to buy new rotors instead of them doing extra work, clearly it worked. I highly doubt they can't turn a rotor because the Iron is harder than a carbide bit... In one case, they gave me new rotors for the price of turning which was, I believe, $10 eac...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: Front hub fail

Both Drums.jpg
Pix of how the drum is so rusted.
I milled it and it is still over the discard thickness.
OReilly's said it couldn't be resurfaced. Too much rust they said, it won't clean up.
I keep these for the next brake job.
Drum on mill.jpg

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