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by Rettax3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need help getting engine out
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Need help getting engine out

3400 is a good, easy route to go. Remember the LIMGs... :roll: Same issue with the plastic junk used in the 3100s, easier to do before installing the engine though, and you don't have to drain the coolant out again later... I know there are at least a couple of good how-tos on here for the swap, and...
by Rettax3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need help getting engine out
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: RE: Re: Need help getting engine out

If you really want to leave the transaxle in the car, remember that you MUST also unbolt the bracket at the rear of the engine on the passenger's side that holds the end of the tranny in place (I only mention this because it is frequently forgotten about). Thanks. I realized later last night that t...
by Rettax3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need help getting engine out
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Need help getting engine out

With the auto you have, it isn't too bad to leave the tranny in the car, just be sure to unbolt the flex-plate from the torque-converter and do yourself a favor and remover the starter too -it pokes pretty far into the bellhousing and will want to fight you. If you have a load-leveler to assist with...
by Rettax3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 899
Views: 103690

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Finally got around to completely replacing the trans mount I had made for the DOHC V-6 Z-26. I could have sworn I made the 'saddle' part that broke out of an engine mount I had at least two of here, but couldn't match it up to anything I had. So, back to the drawing-board, I did away with the replac...
by Rettax3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1990 Indy Convertible with 218 miles
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: 1990 Indy Convertible with 218 miles

:Bravo: Yessss! So glad someone here got one of them! Congrats. Curious to know what the VIN status is on that, and what you may know about its' journeys since 1990... Very cool, looking forward to seeing more on this. :Yahoo!:
by Rettax3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: TH125C Ratio differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: TH125C Ratio differences?

Thank you, this is about what I was looking for (I think so anyway, the photo-bucket images are all blurred-out right now for some reason -I never understood why people used the third-party hosting, I guess I just didn't get into it enough to see the advantages :unknown: ). I remember your van's tra...
by Rettax3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Hard to start after fuel injector replacement and other running issues
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Hard to start after fuel injector replacement and other running issues

I have found an injector 'cleaner' kit/tool that uses the carb cleaner aerosol can and a 12V source to fire the injector, thereby 'cleaning' it, they are cheap but not sure how well they really work, and you need to be CAREFUL with that kind of thing -you are pushing that injector to 100% duty cycle...
by Rettax3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Hard to start after fuel injector replacement and other running issues
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Hard to start after fuel injector replacement and other running issues

P0300 is 'random misfire', meaning either that the misfire really is jumping all over (not going to be caused by a single bad coil, maybe a failing ICM or CKPS though), or the PCM has NO CLUE which hole the misfire is coming from. A major injector failure is just about as likely to cause a P0300 as ...
by Rettax3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: TH125C Ratio differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

TH125C Ratio differences?

Okay, yes I spent some time 'Search"ing, not finding much relevant to my question though -still some interesting topics come up here :good: . I suspect it is here somewhere, but really, is fresh posting on this forum a bad thing now? Here is my question, and I hope someone on here with knowledg...
by Rettax3
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Harder to start after injector and O2 replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Harder to start after injector and O2 replacement

Buy or borrow a fuel pressure test-gauge (most auto-parts stores have them in their loan-a-tool program, so you are out your deposit for a short time but use of the gauge is basically free), turn the key on and off a few times to purge any air out of the lines and check the fuel pressure. With key o...
by Rettax3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 899
Views: 103690

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Need to put the rear view mirror back up on the windshield again, it keeps dropping off in the FL heat. So far none of the commercially available adhesives lasts more than a few months. GRRR I've got two vehicles that keep losing their mirrors -the Permatex that has worked so well on everything els...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 899
Views: 103690

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Took the Yellow Indy out for a good drive today. It finally toasted the old 'salvaged' yellow-top Optima I had in it, so my battery no longer matches my car, :D but it starts good! Almost every other light or stop-sign if I gave the car more than 1/3 throttle it chirped a tire, one intersection that...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Bunch of different questions that have been irking me(coolant, seats, seatbelts)
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Bunch of different questions that have been irking me(coolant, seats, seatbelts)

-Yes, the CTS has a definitive effect on the injectors -if the PCM thinks the coolant is at 0 degrees freezing, it will provide more fuel, knowing that cold engines and cold fuel need to be run richer (old-school engines with carburetors had chokes that restricted inlet air-flow and provided a compa...
by Rettax3
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Bunch of different questions that have been irking me(coolant, seats, seatbelts)
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Bunch of different questions that have been irking me(coolant, seats, seatbelts)

Hard to say... Most likely, the sensor is just aging a little, or physically changed a little with the temperature thus the resistance has changed. Also possible, some crud has built-up on it and got knocked loose. How is the car running? If you crank the heat up, does it feel different? Keep a clos...
by Rettax3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1995 Turbo'd 3500 Z
Replies: 164
Views: 33156

Re: 1995 Turbo'd 3500 Z

Ouch! My '90 Turbo 'spiked' once on the original 3.1, after I put in an in-flight adjustable wastegate control valve (all mechanical, of course). I thought I had cranked it up to an 'aggressive' 9psi, until I caught sight of it climbing to 12 before it settled itself there. Never did hurt itself tho...

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