No the pcm was tuned for the top swap. Sure it was canned, but it came from the most reliable tuner for the 3800 scene.
Well best of luck to you wolf on getting it back on the road.
Gonna go snag up a L67 engine with a 4T65e-HD Trans next weekend, well see if it looks well, and install it. But then I'll have to wait for a new tune from Will, then should be back on the road.
In the mean time I'll drive a BMW 540i
Left it last night like this..
Got up in the morning with a buddy of mine and decided to do it in reverse from what we did the night before, went right on with a little effort but the intake cam was off a tooth the two times we tried. I had an idea and I skipped it back a tooth by turning the exhaust cam clockwise slightly and the intake counterclockwise. It popped right over without much effort, spun the crank around some, tightened the tensioner up and everything lined up dead on. I don't think that's really an approved method for doing a timing belt though.
Now I can see if it even runs since we really don't know anything other than a bunch of dumbasses did a headgasket on it. Valve adjustment, oil, put in all new battery cables/grounds, check the starter and throw some new gas in it and it might actually run!
However, there's still every balljoint being toasted, transmission leak at the shift linkage(?), two broken axles, wiring issues out the ass, bent shit in the front right, water leaking from everywhere, cracked radiator, half a rattlecan paintjob, missing passenger window regulator and motor(i dont even know), brakes not working for shit, rear calipers being seized(maybe), getting some proper rubber for the car, new headlights/corners, better suspension and it might be road worthy at that point.....
As soon as I start working on the Golf it starts hauling down with rain even though there's little to no clouds in the sky when I start on it.
Every fucking time.
I want a damn garage
officialy drove the supra yesterday...
Can't get easily into first, I think it's my clutch pedal adjustement (isn't releasing all the way). I hope it's not the "new" trans
My dash illumination isn't working, I got to check my wiring
my FPR is still leaking even with new crush washers... wtf
weird clunking noise front right (I think it's the "CAI" pipe knocking on the strut tower)
but it ran, ran good. felt good bro
Redid my radiator fan, took a shroud that actually fit the radiator, moved the fan from the incorrect shroud to the new one, used brackets to mount it, and filled in the excess space with expanding foam.
It's twice as efficient as the old one.
Where do you guys go to get auto wire? I'm repairing some wire on my Jeep and I want to keep the OEM colors. I have things like Purple w/Red stripe and such. NAPA doesn't have stripey wire.
all kinds of little things today.. if it wasn't supposed to start raining and shit tomorrow and on until next week i'd mess with building the engine cover out of 3/4" 9 gauge expanded and painting the car (i have.. one whole rear quarter done-ish) but RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINNNNNnnnnn, bleh.
anyways, today I:
put on a new steering damper
replaced the shifter, like the whole shifter. new shifter, new boot, new reverse lockout plate and shifter bushing
replaced the shifter coupling at the back that hooks the shifter rod (in the center chassis tunnel) to the transmission
installed an oil temp gauge, it's kind of meh because the sender is in the oil pan so it's not really the best/most accurate reading but it's better than nothing at all.
bought new points and a new distributor cap but for now she runs pretty good and i don't feel like messing with gapping the points again so those can wait to go on
the shifter is really tight now, the new rod is slightly shorter and has a slightly tighter shift pattern. new bushing and new shifter coupling have gotten rid of the "stirring a big bag of marbles" feeling that was trying to find gears before, although now reverse is a little bit more of a pain in the ass to get into (i think it's more because of the way the car/tranny is than anything)
First post in here so:
I own a 1995 Chevy Suburban. Nothing really special but I've always loved the C/K1500 series from Chevy and my step dad got a good deal on this thing for $400 from a co-worker. When we got it the fuel-pump had a bad ground on it, which is a common issue for that year it seems, as well as a strange miss in the engine. Well we finally fixed the miss after 3 years of not knowing what the fuck was going on with it and my step dad officially handed me the keys to my very first "truck" back in June. She runs well enough for having 140k on it and having been a daily driver with a bad miss for 3 years.
I know it says "today" but it happened a few days ago, I work full time and tend to fall asleep before checking FP. We straight piped the exhaust and I took it for a ride through my small village. Got to the center point of town with some 3 story tall buildings at a 4 way intersection. And I was first in line for the light. Took off and the echo produced from the exhaust was shaking the windows on buildings.
Today I'm heading out there to find a coolant leak on it and hopefully hook up the lights on my visor finally as well as throw some fender flares I got for it.
Here she is:
Oh and we removed the side steps on it. I'm a tall guy and don't need em, and it just gives me a reason to help short girls in short skirts into it.
just don't forget to adjust that shit.
Sorry eww. Not a fan of HID in reflector housing. no matter what you have to adjust them too low to prevent blinding.
And is that Duct-Tape Body work I see on the bumper?
Yeah I hit a biker last week (Darn bikers, it was at a place where alot of accident happen though), he was fine but his bike left a pretty big mark on my car. I finally got arround to get to the insurance to cover it.
You don't wanna know how much it costs to replace it. (The lower 'spoiler' and the actual bumper)
Need a new ecu
for fuck sakes
I could imagine, The front bumper spoiler for my last car was 1430$ Canadian.
started painting today.. there was a big splotch of bondo on the driver's side rear quarter that I sanded down to bare metal, hit with some anti-rust stuff and then bondo'd again but i need to to another layer and sand it down again 'cause it's still quite rough
but other than that, the bug is now officially military-ish green (i'm too broke to afford custom spray cans at $30 a pop and i'm too stupid to go buy a paint gun and get a pint mixed). now that it's (matte) green i'm thinking about a big white star on either door or a VW symbol but who knows, i'm kinda lazy and i still have more important stuff to get done
mother nature is a meanie and rain sucks when you're trying to bondo and paint without a roof over your head.
I didn't have a weather problem when I fixed the rear quarter panel on my Beetle but every time I started doing anything on the Golf it started raining. Now, weeks later I started on the Golf, I've just finished the front wings...
nice, sunny day and then all the sudden storm clouds out of nowhere and pouring rain pretty much any day you're trying to do something outdoors during summer/spring/fall
then come winter it will be like 65, gorgeous out and then all the sudden everything is covered in a foot of snow.. not to mention salt, salt everywhere and on everything just eating away at vehicles and turning them into piles of rot with 4 wheels attached loosely by a glue like substance consisting of rust and tears
One of my friend is a fucking beast.
He had a old jza70 ecu (1jzgte from supras turboR, what I needed) that busted on him in the old days before he went megasquirt. Well he decided to open it and take a look, he found a few leaked capacitors and a damaged board. Next thing I know, he replaced all the caps and fixed the board.
Car start, drive and boost; BUG FREE.
it is officialy completed... I am a happy man
he will also repair my current one and I'll keep it as a spare or sell it or something
edit: also it is a BLITZ ACCESS ecu, higher rev limiter, more aggresive timing, corrected AFR, raised fuel cut, no more speed limiter.
You could also order them from RockAuto or somewhere online if you like to wait for your parts, I'm normally incredibly impatient and run down to the local AutoZone/Kneckts.
kept getting a message last week in the wk2.
right rear brake lamp out. then the message would clear and the bulb would worked fine..
so today i replaced the rear brake lamps. hopefully the message wont return
We (me and my friend) weren't going for a 100% fix, just as much as we could without replacing anything. We hammed the shit out of my decklid/trunk frame, and took a heat gun to the bumper. We still need to buff over the repainted spots to blend out the overspray, but i'm thoroughly pleased! Worth the $17 can of color matched paint. We repainted the rusted massive dent, and the big keyed mark to the right of the lock on the trunk (too blurry to see in the before picture). It's fixed enough that I'll never worry about replacing the decklid/bumper, at least not until money is falling out of my wallet because i have nothing else to spend it on (never).
Just put two new 6x9 speakers in the Suburban and amped em. We're gonna put em in an enclosure so they're not free-floating but currently, non-enclosed, they make the suburban actually vibrate from bass. It's so sexy.
No clue whats going on with the fucking coolant "leak." Can't find anything and have no clue where that gallon went, but oh well. I'll keep my eye on it.