Picked it up from the shop. I'll be brief, but this was a hell of a week.
Sunday night: Dropped off. For the last few weeks it's been having rough startups when the motor was cold; I would turn the key to "ON" so the fuel system pressurizes, then turn the key to crank like normal. It would fire but immediately kill, and to restart it required alot of cranking to get the motor to fire up again.
Monday: Go-figure it ran perfect for them. Told them to keep it another day.
Tuesday: Finally shows hard start symptoms. Fuel system tested and is running flawlessly and at the correct pressure. Kept another night.
Wednesday: Ignition system checked, distributor pulled and I guess it was so bad that parts of it crumbled when they pulled the thing out. Distributor and ignition module would not come in until Thursday.
Thursday: Distributor and ignition module replaced. During testing there were vacuum leaks found in the EGR tube going from the valve to the intake, and the vacuum lines under plenum were also leaking. Both repaired. They test-drove it and as I'm getting ready to go pick it up I get a call that it died 3/4 of a mile from the shop and would not re-start. Rode the towtruck and spent another night.
Friday: New ignition module was a dud, and was replaced. Tested fine throughout the day. Picked it up, drove it a bit and it ran fine. Fueled up and parked it. We'll see how it runs tomorrow. Needs a bath.
I have to go back on Monday to pay, I'll see what my old distributor looks like then.
Fixed a huge vacuum leak on the V8 Coupe, cleaned up some wiring. Adjusted the choke and carb. Let it idle for an hour. after 30 minutes, the temp climbed to 200. I turned the fan on and it quickly dropped to 180 and sat there for the last 30 minutes. Looks like I will not have any overheat issues? Finally got the interior back in the car! Just have to finish the doors!
Finished tearing down my serie 1 3800sc that I picked up a few months ago. Found 2 pistons with frozen rings, 2 cylynders had some orings sitting ontop of the piston. Other than that the top end was clean, but the bottom end lots of sludge in oil pan, front main bearing was discoloring. Now have to wait another month before I start putting it back together. Reason is that is the next time I wil be home for a weekend.
*sigh* I walked past mine in the garage with all 4 corners torn apart, the interior completely gutted, the 4.9 in a thousand pieces and the transmission and cradle on a trailer out back, knowing I'll have no time to work on it again for God-knows-how-long. Then I sobbed a little.
Well I powder coated my axles on Snapperhead. Candy red over silver sparkle, I like it.
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Well, Monday morning I was frantically looking for my keys and when I found them I proceeded to get in my truck and back into my fiero. Messed up my roll pan and scratched the primer on the fiero bumper. No too concerned about the fiero because body work is in process, but I am not too happy about the truck.
Originally posted by americasfuture2k: drove my fiero as far to the right as i could in a one car garage and parked it on ramps. getting ready to drop the cradle for its.. 9th engine in almost 4 years time
Pulled my bent clutch pedal, took a large aligning tool (sledge Hammer) made some minor adjustments and reinstalled the pedal. Now the clutch will engage and disengage like it should. No more hard shifts into first or reverse. Thanks Archie for the tips and pics on your site.
Well I did not plan on putting a stereo in this car - it's really just a toy that will see most it's action at the strip but I was surfing around EBay and found this MP3 amp thingie. It had no bids so I bid 1 cent and what do you know, I won it for a penny. Shipping was like 6 bucks. All I ever listen to in my other cars is my IPod so I thought I'd put it in the Coupe. I hooked it up to 5.25 two way's and 1" tweeters up front and 4" round 3 wats in the B pillars. Also installed a Pyle 5.25" 200W sub in the stock sub box as the MP3 amp has a seperate bass output. It's not a earth moving system but it sounds pretty good. I think I have less than 50.00 in the whole thing. It's lo tech stuff and kind of matches the "theme" of the car. I have another plan for a new console and the amp will be "hidden" to give it a more simple look. It's just an experiment.
yesterday i replaced the front speakers with panasonic 4"x10". wow sounds much better and today i did the seafoam thing. took the car for a ride around the loop in jacksonville and the car turned 31,000 miles. wow it's still a new car, but it's 23 trs. old oh, the car runs a little rough. rpm is 800 to 1,000, it starts out smooth but after a minute it starts to wander. the car keeps you thinking.