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Greetings from SW Ohio! Here's my "new" Fiero. by FTrader
Started on: 02-06-2017 05:14 PM
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Report this Post02-06-2017 05:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FTraderClick Here to Email FTraderSend a Private Message to FTraderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey all,

In fulfilling a lifelong dream, last year I bought my first Fiero, an 86 GT 4 sp w/ 105k miles. What a blast. It likes to mark its territory with a few leaks, and it does have some rust here and there, but otherwise it's been a dream come true.

Current project: Fixing a possibly bad Ignition Control Module with some thermal paste/grease. (Experienced loss of power/backfiring yesterday during a long road trip)

My (inanimate) baby
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Report this Post02-06-2017 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for USMUCLSend a Private Message to USMUCLEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome,

What size rims/tires you got there? You know the offset?
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Report this Post02-06-2017 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for copperhensClick Here to Email copperhensSend a Private Message to copperhensEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lovely car! Congrats! I hope to get a Fiero someday too.
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Report this Post02-06-2017 06:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had some problems with my 3.4 f-body conversion....It started running poorly- and the throttle sensitivity was worse.....Started running thru stuff; The ICM, the coil, even the injectors....Finally, I happened to look at the connection between the cap and the coil wire...Corroded green and nasty. Replaced the cap, rotor and coil wire and problem gone.

Approx' 2 months ago I was running up Redwood road- nice curvy road near where I live- and the car suddenly died....Changed out the ICM and started right up.....Get the Delco ICM- made in USA, and use the "Arctic Silver" thermal paste.....I carry both up front in case of a dead engine- and a spare coil!....It also helps to carry the tools to do the switch-over....
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Report this Post02-06-2017 08:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87_FieroGTClick Here to Email 87_FieroGTSend a Private Message to 87_FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Beautiful car! Love the wheels and the stance.

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Report this Post02-06-2017 09:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sweet ride ! What part of sw Ohio ? I am originally from Middletown.
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Report this Post02-06-2017 09:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Before replacing the ICM, you could try cleaning the contacts. You may find that resolves the issue.
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Report this Post02-06-2017 10:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice looking car! Makes me want a GT.

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Report this Post02-07-2017 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FTraderClick Here to Email FTraderSend a Private Message to FTraderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks all, especially for the ICM advice. I'll be messing with that tomorrow while the kids are in school. I'm near Wilmington, for all you Ohioans out there.

The wheels are just inexpensive gunmetal Evoke 17s from ebay. Offset is 40, but with the 225/55s in the rear, I had to add a 5mm spacer to avoid rubbing on the strut tower. So now it's essentially a 45 rear. Running 225/45s up front, but they are a bear to steer at low speeds, so I'll be replacing with 195s or 205s soon.

I dropped the car about 1.75 inches, but I think one of the best things I did was plasti-dip the light silver ground effects with a darker gray color to better match the wheels. Here's a stock picture from when I purchased it.



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Report this Post02-08-2017 06:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for USMUCLSend a Private Message to USMUCLEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think adding the spacers makes it the opposite of what you said .... they are now 35mm offset which is just like stock
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Report this Post02-08-2017 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ImnutsSend a Private Message to ImnutsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice car, my first one was an 87 GT. Hey I live in ohio too maybe we are neighbers.
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Originally posted by USMUCL:

I think adding the spacers makes it the opposite of what you said .... they are now 35mm offset which is just like stock


Okay, gotcha. I guess I've had that backward for years then. Makes my brain hurt thinking about offset.
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Report this Post02-09-2017 06:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 78_elkySend a Private Message to 78_elkyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very nice car!
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Report this Post02-12-2017 03:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FTraderClick Here to Email FTraderSend a Private Message to FTraderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks again. Just an update, I replaced my ICM under the disty cap. I bought the more expensive BWD version from OReilly's. Also bought the $7.99 thermal grease from Best Buy. Took a long road trip yesterday and no more loss of power/backfiring! Jackpot! Love this forum. What did we do before the internet? I never would've known how to fix my problem.
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