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by ifixalot
Tue May 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 49
Views: 808

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

If your gas mileage is the best it can be, shop for cheaper gas. In case you all don't know, Sam's club has lower prices on gas for members. Usually about 25-30 cents a gallon cheaper around me. So does Costco. Also, if you have a Woodman's grocery store in your area, they sell gas cheaper than most...
by ifixalot
Mon May 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 49
Views: 808

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

RE: Rettax3 "2 MPG is NOT typical results either, but I wouldn't argue about what YOU know and have experienced either, so awesome that you have found a way to increase efficiency that much with such a simple change. :good: What is the actual MPG you get now with the synthetic? How much does it...
by ifixalot
Fri May 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 49
Views: 808

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

In my situation, driving to work, was low slow miles. The engine barley got to normal operating temps by the time I got there. During winter, my gas mileage was horrible. So I studied up on synthetic oil, (copied text below). After switching, I noticed a 2 mpg gallon increase in my mileage. Maybe in...
by ifixalot
Thu May 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 49
Views: 808

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

Switch to synthetic oil. In my 92 Beretta, especially in winter months, I gained 2 mpg by using synthetic. Oil is thick when the engine is cold. Synthetics have better cold flow characteristics. Yes it costs more but you can go longer between changes and the better mileage helps it pay for itself. I...
by ifixalot
Tue May 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali
Replies: 19
Views: 762

Re: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali

Good luck with the truck. It looks like you got a nice solid body to swap stuff over to. You have lots of work to do but it will be worth it. I can't believe what they want for new trucks and cars today! As far as the house, once the foreclosures and other under priced properties are gone the market...
by ifixalot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: 1993 3.1 will not stay running
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: 1993 3.1 will not stay running

Since you were working with the thermostat, is it possible the wire to the temp sender is messed up or disconnected?
If it is off, would that cause the car to run real rich and die? Maybe pull a spark plug and see if it is dark from running rich.
by ifixalot
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help with 76 New Yorker
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Help with 76 New Yorker

When I recovered an 85 Driver's seat, I was able to get the original type fabric from:
https://smsautofabrics.com/
I don't know if they have leather. You will have to have an upholstery shop make seat covers.
I doubt you will find replacement covers for such a rare car but you never know.
by ifixalot
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for a bunch of different parts
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Looking for a bunch of different parts

Are you aware there is a Facebook Beretta group? You may be able to obtain some parts off the FB market place.
by ifixalot
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Black z26 hood
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Black z26 hood

Oh man, I feel for you. If it weren't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all. What the heck were you doing when you rear ended the guy? I did something like that once, I had just taken a shower and I was itching my ear canal and I looked down to see if anything was on my finger and wham! I read end...
by ifixalot
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: 3100 Oil leak after LIMG not sure where
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: 3100 Oil leak after LIMG not sure where

When you say left side, do you mean pulley side or trans side? Often left is, as viewed from the driver's seat. Anywho, there is an o ring on the driver's side of the engine that can fail and leak a lot. Then there is the possibility that your valve cover gasket got miss aligned upon installation. I...
by ifixalot
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Just a thought

I had my 88 out yesterday. It's been awhile since I drove it and I just wanted to clean the rust off the brakes. I found a dead mouse in the trap I put in the engine compartment so I got rid of the body. On my drive, I spot this strange looking car coming at me. As it gets closer, I see it a Rolls R...
by ifixalot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Z26 you all wanted to see
Replies: 63
Views: 2183

Re: The Z26 you all wanted to see

I'd look into fixing the rusted brake lines ASAP.
by ifixalot
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Z26 you all wanted to see
Replies: 63
Views: 2183

Re: The Z26 you all wanted to see

Frame rot??? Say it isn't so! That is such a nice looking car.
BTW, I have a spoiler stoplight lens. Not in mint condition but pretty good.
What is it worth to you?
by ifixalot
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Torque Converter Lockout Operation
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Torque Converter Lockout Operation

It's under the side cover of the trans. I did it on my daughter's 90. It was tricky to get the cover off because it's close to the frame but I was able to jack the engine up enough to do it. Once the cover is off, the solenoid is pretty easy to change. In my case, I cut the wires and re soldered the...
by ifixalot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: My new baby

Looks like a really clean low mileage car. Nice find. I think that car was on FB, in Oregon area?
Too far away or I might have bought it.

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