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by GT_Indy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: AC R12 or R134?

There should be a factory sticker which states what type of refrigerant you have in the car. But yes look for the type of fitting you have if the sticker is missing. You can retrofit an r12 system with r134 but when I did mine, I was instructed to add pag oil as well, because r134 will not mix with...
by GT_Indy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

Yah, fuses are one of those things you never think to get spares for because they rarely go bad, so when they do need to replace them you never have them. lol.
For me the 20 amp fuses always seem to be in short supply.
by GT_Indy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

This is one of the craziest electrical issues I have experienced, and a good example of how one thing leads to another, so I had to share: we are taking the Beretta on vacation in a couple weeks so it was oil change time. I had never put plug wires on it since I've owned it, so I figured that would...
by GT_Indy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 15785

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

Yah sounds like it wasnt perfectly flat due to the obstruction. I wonder if the bearing for the shaft coming out of the trans is okay after that, do you think it incured some wear? Someone mentioned to me that there was a quad with an aluminum flywheel that was having trouble where the bolts were ba...
by GT_Indy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: New to me 95 Beretta GT
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: New to me 95 Beretta GT

wow that engine was pretty dirty. Cleaning it up will help a lot. The water leak is most always the area under the plastic under the wipers, there is a mastic/sealer in there and it gets old, then water gets past it. Its good to take it apart, clean the olds stuff out, and redo it with new silicone,...
by GT_Indy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

Core charge is usually to make up for the crushed weight. No, it isn't. Many yards charge core for $#!t like plastic bumper-covers, which probably cost them to dispose of. It is closer in the case of engines, a typical engine weighing ~400 pounds would have a straight scrap value of ~$33 for them t...
by GT_Indy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 15785

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

That is strange. I use red on flywheel bolts. It's "permanent" but I've never had a problem getting them back out with just an impact (and no heat). My SBC had star lock washers on the flywheel bolts, but it was assembled by the previous owner. I don't know if they did stock. Either way I...
by GT_Indy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

Yah my local pull a part has a core charge on some stuff as well.

There is an 80 dollar core on my old steering rack to my auto parts store and I still cant find my reciept for that. lol.
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: New to me 95 Beretta GT
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: New to me 95 Beretta GT

Nice, I'm glad you are saving it, should be a sweet car. I see carpet in your list, but not wet carpet...does this mean that it doesn't have the infamous water leak? I like that the center shifted console insert (the blackish part) is still intact. My wife was driving the car and she had a dog with...
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 15785

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

I'm thinking its for the v6 and both I4's for clutch and flywheel in my 90 Book because so far I only see it in section 7C of the book and it doesn't specify anything different based on engine. I will look again later. I do not own a later year service book except for a 96 dealer book set so I dont ...
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: AC R12 or R134?

There should be a factory sticker which states what type of refrigerant you have in the car. But yes look for the type of fitting you have if the sticker is missing. You can retrofit an r12 system with r134 but when I did mine, I was instructed to add pag oil as well, because r134 will not mix with...
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: AC R12 or R134?

There is an ester oil that is compatible with both refrigerants. I remember seeing 134a cans with ester in them.
I don't know how well it mixes with the mineral oil, but I read that its one way to do it.
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: New to me 95 Beretta GT
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: New to me 95 Beretta GT

Nice, I'm glad you are saving it, should be a sweet car. I see carpet in your list, but not wet carpet...does this mean that it doesn't have the infamous water leak? I like that the center shifted console insert (the blackish part) is still intact. My wife was driving the car and she had a dog with...
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: AC R12 or R134?

Yah the retrofit is super easy, just swap the fitting, then get a vacuum pump and then fill it back up. Assuming you don't have leaks.

Some shops will say it cannot be done and others will say you need a full 134 parts conversion and oil change and whatever, not necessary.
by GT_Indy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 15785

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

I've had loc-tite go bad before, and applying it was actually just putting lubricant on the threads. %) My '97 Z-24 Turbo (2.4 Twin-Cam relative to the Quad-4) also had repetitive bolt-loosening -in my case it was the clutch pressure-plate bolts that kept walking out. I noticed some years used spli...

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