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Introducing RottinBlue: The 1987 Blue GT with T-Tops for my daughter by johnyrottin
Started on: 11-15-2014 08:25 PM
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Report this Post08-06-2015 01:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ViceSend a Private Message to Fiero ViceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
"$700.00 Shipping 691 miles"

Wow That's a good deal! I shipped my own Fiero with UHaul and it cost me over $700 bucks for over 450 miles by myself. What shipping company did you use in case I need to ship another Fiero in the future? Thanks!
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I'll take a look at the shippers name. He is an individual with a three car trailer so it might take a little time. However, he was attentive and the car got here with zero damage. To fix the oil pressure it was just the oil pressure sensor, $46 at AutoZone or anywhere else and took about 5 minutes to R&R. Easy fix! Today I soaked the upper and lower alternator bolts with WD 40. Will do that a few times today and attack it tomorrow.

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You're back, Johnny? Wasn't expecting you for another week.
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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:
Is it really necessary for later model? I thought the fire issue was limited to '84.


Any car can catch fire. Some '85s had the same issue as the '84s, but the Fiero is unique. I carry an extinguisher in my '88, which has no leaks. I did drive an '86 several hundred miles with oil leaking from the seals and o-ring. Went through 3 quarts of oil. Made a mess everywhere, but no fire. Not recommending this stupidity be repeated.

Bottom line, you're driving a 27-year old car with flamable liquids near a hot catalytic converter. If they meet up, your plastic car will burn, if you don't stop it in time. Any old rubber part failure can cause this. Ever seen the body of someone who burned to death? I'll carry an extinguisher.
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Originally posted by tshark:
Any car can catch fire. Some '85s had the same issue as the '84s, but the Fiero is unique. I carry an extinguisher in my '88, which has no leaks. I did drive an '86 several hundred miles with oil leaking from the seals and o-ring. Went through 3 quarts of oil. Made a mess everywhere, but no fire. Not recommending this stupidity be repeated.

Bottom line, you're driving a 27-year old car with flamable liquids near a hot catalytic converter. If they meet up, your plastic car will burn, if you don't stop it in time. Any old rubber part failure can cause this. Ever seen the body of someone who burned to death? I'll carry an extinguisher.


Good point, Tshark! It happened to Lamborghini Miura owned by England's billionarie former foxtons boss whose son was driving it, just less than a mile from a garage when it blew up. It was claimed that wrong type of spark plugs were fitted. The funny thing is there was an extinguisher under the passenger's leg, but was removed for some reason.

Out of curious, where do you store your extinguisher, Tshark? In the front hood's storage or inside the car? What kind of extinguisher do you have? I just purchased a Fiero recently & it has oil leak issue coming from O-ring. I plan to replace the distributor along with new O-ring. I hope that will solve the problem. Any suggestion?

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To think, that Lamborghini could've been saved.

Well, mine came from AutoZone. It's ”stored” between the passenger seat and door. I hope I never have to use it. My sister had an '80s LeBaron burn up on her. A small lemonade with ice didn't help, but it was a new fuel filter that burst and sprayed the exhaust. Some friends swerved to avoid a deer, lost control, wrecked, and burned to death. Nothing to do with me, but we all remember the Paul Walker story. Simple things that could've changed history.
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Back on topic, 5 hours to get that alternator out and put another in. What a PITA that was!
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Battery is 7 years old and gave out with the charge/empty cycling it took. Time for a new battery to get added to the list.
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

Back on topic, 5 hours to get that alternator out and put another in. What a PITA that was!


LOL. Years ago I changed the alternator on our 86 CJ7. It took about 15 minutes, if you count the beer I drank after patting myself on the back. So I figured, I can change the alternator on the Fiero.

I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't immediately find/see it. Multiple Internet searches and some thinking on my own, I had it swapped out. Had to remove the right rear wheel well inner mud flaps, the outer tie rod end, and the guard over the inner tie rod end. The hear shield came off from above. Two bolt and a series of Rubik's cube maneuvers later, the bad alternator was out. Reversed the procedure to get the new one installed, but the heat shield wouldn't go on. I asked a member at our next meeting. Turns out (no pun intended) that Fiero alternators need to be "clocked" to fit properly. I'd never heard of this, much less knew it needed to be done.

That was several months ago. The alternator heat shield is still on my workbench. The alternator was clocked when the 3.4 was installed, but it's back in the shop for some fine-tuning. I'm going to clean up the shield and re-install when the car comes back
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What do you mean by "clocked"?
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You are back so now I really have to get the coil overs in soon. Sorry honey the house painting is on hold.
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

What do you mean by "clocked"?


The alternator case has two halves. the front half and rear half. The rear half has the electrical connections. you can remove the bolts that hold the halves together and turn the rear half to relocate the electrical connections in a different positions so they would match up with your old alternator. That is called clocking the alternator

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The alternator case has two halves. the front half and rear half. The rear half has the electrical connections. you can remove the bolts that hold the halves together and turn the rear half to relocate the electrical connections in a different positions so they would match up with your old alternator. That is called clocking the alternator



What he said. And if it's not set correctly (at least on the V6), the heat shield won't go back on the alternator. Also, caveat emptor: NAPA sold me a replacement alternator with the wrong sheave on it. I had to go to an O'Reillys to get the old sheave put on the new alternator (takes an impact wrench to remove the sheave and I don't have one).
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I guess I just got lucky because mine was set up right. Awesome! Just got done servicing the AC system today and converting it over to 134. Blowing cold air on a hot day!!!! I still like the TTops out though better.
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I had a similar problem with a 93 Grand Am we had. It went through about 6 alternators in the 211,000 miles we owned it. Every alternator came with a 4-rib pulley. The Grand Am uses a 5-rib serpentine belt. The first swap cost me a new belt since I didn't notice the pulley. Sometimes the alternators were clocked wrong. That's because the same alternator fits other cars. The Grand Am wiring harness won't plug in if the alternator's clocked wrong.
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Rottinblue got a new EGR vavle to get rid of the code 32 and a new drivers door striker pin using this thread's tip:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum9/HTML/000030.html

Worked perfectly!

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Glad to hear she is still getting all the attention she deserves! Nice Job!
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New inner and outer dew wipes for the Blue lady from seajai. Put them in soon hopefully.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/068262.html

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I keep getting a code 32 on RottinBlue. After buying two selenoids used and neither of them working (both plungers were frozen solid) I broke down and bout a new one. GM 10038324 EGR Valve Vacuum Solenoid/EGR Vacuum Solenoid for $180.95. Expensive but I try to do things right. I'll install it as soon as it comes in!
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Solenoid solved that issue immediately after install. This thing runs and drives like a brad new one!
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Looks like you had to do a lot of the same things I've been doing to my 87. I haven't gotten to the stereo yet, but I'm headed that way.
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