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by Rettax3
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1629
Views: 150348

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Oh, yes you did say you tried them -sorry, I guess I missed that, I thought you said you could use them. Since I assume you removed the VW studs to try the 10mm rockers, I am pretty much out of ideas then. I'm assuming all the basics are right -good oil-pressure, correct viscosity, no indications of...
by Rettax3
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: COOLANT TEMPS
Replies: 3
Views: 5

Re: COOLANT TEMPS

You can also install an aftermarket thermostatic fan-controller, like Hayden makes. A temperature-probe is used to activate the circuit, some or all of them have a rheostat to adjust the set-point. Typically available cheaply at autoparts stores. I would tend to go with a 180 'stat too, like Woody s...
by Rettax3
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1629
Views: 150348

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

I can't remember but are those SS valves? or Factory 3400 valves in those heads? I know when playing with those during assy, they made a distinctively louder ting when seating. Are you thinking Woody 's valve noise might be the valves themselves? That would be interesting, I don't think I've ever h...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: My new baby

Ooo, that IS nice! Manual windows too, I likey! Has anyone ever actually SAT in that seat? :)
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Digital dash issue
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Digital dash issue

...Well now, that depends. I've got three of these cars with these digital gauges, and I've had a couple of them apart over the years. First, let's define 'went out'. These are back-lit LCD displays, similar to an old digital watch, but reverse of that as the crystals in MOST watches are polarized ...
by Rettax3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: My new baby

49k miles is... Amazing! Great find, glad it is in the hands of someone with a history with these cars, not just someone who saw it as a cheap beater... Is the interior as nice?
by Rettax3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1629
Views: 150348

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

I saw the conical cuts you made on the lathe, that was the main reason I had dismissed my worries about the VW studs. But I got thinking (often a problem that generates many more problems), and this is what I am saying about the extended shoulder on the OE bolts: Is it possible that the studs are fl...
by Rettax3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1629
Views: 150348

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

I had a thought on your valvetrain noise. I had concerns over this in the first place, but you handled it so slickly that I dismissed my concerns, and the lifters were an obvious problem, so... Considering how much trouble you have been having and what you have already eliminated as likely causes, c...
by Rettax3
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

The last drive I took it on was relatively long, maybe 1.5 hours mixed driving, with a few stops along the way running errands. I started getting an intermittent misfire, no codes but this ECM surprisingly has a 'Weak Cylinder' PID on my old scan-tool, which it reported as #3. Same as any 60-degree...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Yes, I would lift via the subframe then support behind the rearmost end of the subframe, as I said, in one of the stronger areas inboard of the jack-lift point of the pinch-weld, or the pinch-weld itself should be okay. Typically , I don't like stacking things when lifting or supporting, because tho...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1629
Views: 150348

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

:no: Read what he said about compression -it sounds like those lifters were holding some valves open -yes, he has been losing power. Also, if it went the other way (and Woody also complained about loose pushrods and noise), then some valves aren't opening all the way -remember with typical ratio roc...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Do NOT support the car in the actual front, like the radiator core-support, if you are removing both subframes simultaneously though -that body-flex is just not healthy in that situation, and you could stress something in the unibody frame. Best test is to jack the car up, then try to open and clos...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 89 Beretta GT For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: 89 Beretta GT For Sale

Looks nice... Location? Oh man, it has a sunroof too! I have yet to own a sunroof-equipped Beretta... Love that digi-dash, and five-speed already... REAL car! :wink: Most serious buyers here will want photos of door-jambs, rear suspension areas (like spring-mounts underneath), and rocker-panels, as ...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Yes, you should be fine placing your jackstands behind the front wheel-wells at the front jack-points, so long as your car isn't compromised by rust. Secure the rear-wheels from rolling with the e-brake AND wheel-chocks to make sure the car doesn't try to slide off of the stands, and slide your fron...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Wheels and Tires
Topic: mmmm, nice wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: mmmm, nice wheels

Ppffth! Can't believe what some things cost.. That is nearly as much as I paid for all of my Berettas! Make you a deal, you get those bright new shinys, I'll take those crappy old GTU rims off your hands and give them a good home! :D

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