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    [Fuel] Things that can affect the dwell; Idle speed...

    Things that can affect the dwell;
    Idle speed
    Vacuum leaks
    Contaminated O2 sensor
    Worn ignition system
    Dirty, leaky, bad pattern fuel injectors
  2. Thread: Slipping gears

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    [Transmission 5-Speed] A slipping clutch would not "jerk", it would just...

    A slipping clutch would not "jerk", it would just slip. What you seem to be describing *could* be a missing tooth on a gear. If it happens in all gears it would be the differential. The very first...
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    [Fuel] You don't just twiddle those screws. There is a...

    You don't just twiddle those screws. There is a procedure. If you don't have them right you can damage the throttle shaft, the stop screw is supposed to prevent you from overforcing the throttle...
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    There is now a 1 part Polyurea coating being...

    There is now a 1 part Polyurea coating being offered. Supposed to be just as good with much less smell. I am going to have to check with some local contractors that do this stuff and see what they...
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    Did you use the 1 part or the 2 part? How was the...

    Did you use the 1 part or the 2 part? How was the smell?
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    Exactly what product did you use for the floor,...

    Exactly what product did you use for the floor, manufacturer and product name. Chips too. So you did grind first. Makes a horrible mess! But at least it isn't acid!
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    [Fuel] As Ethan said, you want to eliminate any play in...

    As Ethan said, you want to eliminate any play in the throttle linkage. That includes checking the ball ends of the quadrant link. You might have to disassemble, clean and lubricate the throttle spool...
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    I am currently in the process of moving so I get...

    I am currently in the process of moving so I get to do the garage all over again. I am looking into LED lighting. Not only is it brighter, it is way more efficient. I was not happy with the way the...
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    [Fuel] Tripping the WOT switch will cause the ECU to go...

    Tripping the WOT switch will cause the ECU to go to a higher duty cycle, the frequency valve should be buzzing anyway, it will just make it buzz a bit more. Make sure the O2 sensor is connected, the...
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    I have a large workbench with a big vise mounted...

    I have a large workbench with a big vise mounted to it. I keep my toolboxes small enough and light enough that they can be easily carried so I can do work "mobile". When they are home they sit on the...
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    [Fuel] OK, we're getting somewhere. We know the ECU is...

    OK, we're getting somewhere. We know the ECU is getting power and the mixture is lean. Try doing and undoing the plug on the frequency valve a couple of times. If that doesn't get the valve to buzz,...
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    [Fuel] Sometimes the non-functioning frequency valve can...

    Sometimes the non-functioning frequency valve can be as simple as a bad connection with the connector plug to the valve. Take the connector off and put it back on a few times and see if that helps....
  13. [Frame & Body] It gets so bad in Florida that they put bug...

    It gets so bad in Florida that they put bug screens over the radiator grills so they radiators don't get plugged up with bugs! I will have to remember dryer sheets, neat tip!
  14. [General] You have to figure out why the battery was dead....

    You have to figure out why the battery was dead. Could be a short, something staying on or the battery is just no good (or maybe several things). Once you have a fully charged battery you can try to...
  15. [General] Get the battery fully charged and tested. Make...

    Get the battery fully charged and tested. Make sure all of the connections are clean and tight.
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    [Engine] Maybe the salt air in Florida got it? Some alloys...

    Maybe the salt air in Florida got it? Some alloys of S/S react badly to salt or Chlorine. Another thing that can wreak havoc with an exhaust system is lots of short trips. You never get the exhaust...
  17. [General] Sounds like the starter (or starter solenoid) is...

    Sounds like the starter (or starter solenoid) is bad or just stuck. When was the last time the car was used? Sometimes a solid whack to the starter with a hammer is all it takes to get it to work. If...
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    [Suspension] If the play (looseness) is indeed the rack...

    If the play (looseness) is indeed the rack itself, there are things you can do to eliminate the play. There are articles and posts on how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and adjust the rack. This...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Sometimes you get an air bubble in the hose from...

    Sometimes you get an air bubble in the hose from the fluid reservoir to the clutch master cylinder. That prevents fluid getting into the master cylinder. Make sure fluid is getting into the master...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Pressure test it before putting the transaxle...

    Pressure test it before putting the transaxle back together.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] If you can "salvage" the hole and tap it you...

    If you can "salvage" the hole and tap it you should be able to get a threaded insert into it. If necessary you can screw a set screw into it deep enough so that you can still use a standard bolt. You...
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    [Engine] You can pressurize the cooling system before you...

    You can pressurize the cooling system before you put the intake manifold back on to make sure you have no leaks before you go through all of the work on the manifold and the fuel system.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] The pilot bearing usually comes out without a lot...

    The pilot bearing usually comes out without a lot of "drama". Not in Deloreans, but on some cars and trucks it is a real battle to get that bearing out. Especially because it is in a blind hole. The...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] One thing about the Service Manual. Do not go by...

    One thing about the Service Manual. Do not go by the picture. Be really careful which way the diff comes out so you put it back correctly or you will have 5 speeds in reverse! Take pictures as you...
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    As Dave S says, you really have to tighten the...

    As Dave S says, you really have to tighten the fittings or they will leak. A bit of brake fluid on the threads and the flare will help. To seal a flare type fitting you actually have to deform the...
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