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    Sad Member News To Report

    I'm the son of this forum member and am sad to report that John C. Robinson passed away at 11:35 last night after a two week stay in the hospital. My Dad had battled health problems for many years...
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    Sad Member News To Report

    I'm the son of this forum member and am sad to report that John C. Robinson passed away at 11:35 last night after a two week stay in the hospital. My Dad had battled health problems for many years...
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    Help! That's interesting. I was reading a book written...

    That's interesting. I was reading a book written by a Chuck Probst on the engine control fundamentals of the corvette. My printer scanner is down so I am going to type a small section of what he...
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    Help! I just remembered I also have had the TPS go bad...

    I just remembered I also have had the TPS go bad and not allow the car to start. Did not find that one until after replacing the ECM. Oddly in that case I did not get any codes. In the last two...
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    Help! That is interesting. But I believe it can also...

    That is interesting. But I believe it can also shut down the engine. The reason I say that is I was cruising along on the interstate and my car shut down and would not restart. Had it towed to a...
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    Help! When the car was brought out of storage did you...

    When the car was brought out of storage did you clean it up inside? Like use a spray to detail the dash etc. If you did you may have gotten some spray inside the ignition opening and it is not...
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    Help! First the timing is controlled by the ECM. The...

    First the timing is controlled by the ECM. The ecm adjust the timing based on information from sensors all over the engine. As you say car was in storage but you don't say how long. If it was...
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    Tom I thought the same thing about the hood fit...

    Tom I thought the same thing about the hood fit until I saw the electrical cable running along the ground to the hood. Suspect the hood was not shut because it had a battery charger hooked up.
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    Lets see would that be a chicken egg,a robins...

    Lets see would that be a chicken egg,a robins egg. or an ostrich egg. And while I have the egg under foot one eye on the oil pressure and one on the road. :happyanim::w
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    As for changing the oil I may have to drive it to...

    As for changing the oil I may have to drive it to a station to get it done. Just putting it on jack stands long enough to drain a little out was more than I should have done. I have spent over 15...
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    I replaced the fuel pressure regulator that was...

    I replaced the fuel pressure regulator that was bad. It was so bad that the engine was hydro locked with the crank being full of oil and gas. I suspect this is what was causing my excessive fuel...
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    Well I have the engine running again. The...

    Well I have the engine running again. The cylinders were clear but the crank was overfull with fuel and oil. Drained about 1 1/2 qts and then tried to turn over the engine with coil wire off. ...
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    Going along with vigmans suggestion. The seal on...

    Going along with vigmans suggestion. The seal on the radiator cap is old and dried out you may not be building pressure because of a bad cap. Pressure raises boiling point. A bad cap also will not...
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    Pulled another plug and it was dry that's two dry...

    Pulled another plug and it was dry that's two dry plugs. By pulling the fuel rail and having the injectors pop out of the manifold that may have let the gas evaporate.
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    So far the oil looks good. There is no smell of...

    So far the oil looks good. There is no smell of fuel in it and when I used an open flame on the oil on the dipstick it did not flare up or even catch fire. The car may have to wait for awhile since...
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    Removed the pressure regulator and it was full of...

    Removed the pressure regulator and it was full of gas. I am going to let the engine set a while in hopes that the fuel in the cylinders will evaporate enough to turn over the engine and clear out...
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    Fuel pressure regulator

    Yesterday while driving the car it suddenly went to shaking and running like it was only on 4 cylinders then it stopped. Car flat bedded to my home. I noticed a heavy fuel smell but was more...
  18. Question: As Hib said there are only so many places it...

    As Hib said there are only so many places it could go. A bad radiator cap is one. A leaking water pump. A small hole in a hose. A leaking heater core or radiator. Is the overflow tank empty? The...
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    Help! I fought a problem like this on a Corvair many...

    I fought a problem like this on a Corvair many years ago. Like your car it would run great and then stop. I finally realized like you it only happened with less than a 1/2 tank of gas. I finally...
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    Help! As ecss says the wires change colors at each of...

    As ecss says the wires change colors at each of the plugs in the system. That reminded me that I had done some drawings to help me with following what wires went from were to were.13637
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    Here is the formula for figuring the rpm for the...

    Here is the formula for figuring the rpm for the different gear ratio

    RPM=mph x final drive ratio x gear ratio x 336
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    So lets use the final drive...
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    Help! If your 90 is like my 93 then I would suggest you...

    If your 90 is like my 93 then I would suggest you do the following. Remove the kick panel under the steering column. Remove the bracket that holds the steering column in place and then unplug the...
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    Well I am home again. I salvaged the air hose...

    Well I am home again. I salvaged the air hose they had me hooked up to while in the hospital and have used it to replace some vacuum lines. That may not be good for the long term but I now have the...
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    Question: When I bought my car it had Kuhmos on it. The...

    When I bought my car it had Kuhmos on it. The rear tires needed replaced after about 40K but the fronts looked like new. Since the tires I had were summer only I replaced all four with all season...
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    Hi guys I wont be able to follow up on your...

    Hi guys I wont be able to follow up on your suggestions for awhile as l am getting my own tune up at the hospital.
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