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  1. [Engine] To check and, if necessary, adjust the valves,...

    To check and, if necessary, adjust the valves, you just have to get the valve covers off. You slowly pour the STP or MMO in the intake while the motor is running. You can do a leak-down check on only...
  2. [Engine] If it is not using oil and there are no...

    If it is not using oil and there are no combustion gases in the coolant I suggest doing a valve adjustment. That just might get the compression back on that one cylinder. If it doesn't help, then try...
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    [General] Rest pressure serves two purposes. The first one...

    Rest pressure serves two purposes. The first one is to prevent vapor lock by keeping the fuel under pressure to prevent it from boiling till the motor cools off. The other purpose is to provide...
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    [General] When a car sits for a long time you lose all rest...

    When a car sits for a long time you lose all rest pressure. On start-up it takes a moment for the fuel pump to create enough pressure to operate the CSV. The CSV doesn't require much, not like the...
  5. [General] When you convert to -134 you lose about 10% of...

    When you convert to -134 you lose about 10% of your cooling capacity. With R-12 you have approximate 24,000 BTU's or 2 tons. Unlike a house A/C, the A/C in car does NOT have a constant capacity. In a...
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    [Heat & A/C] If you filled it with the correct amount of...

    If you filled it with the correct amount of refrigerant (2.2 LBS of R-12), the gauges will only tell you if you have non-compressable gasses and the low pressure switch settings. If it is cycling...
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    [Heat & A/C] Not only is it hard on the motor, It is deadly to...

    Not only is it hard on the motor, It is deadly to the valves in the compressor.
  8. Thread: Fuel? Smell

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    [Fuel] Getting back to the OP's original problem, if you...

    Getting back to the OP's original problem, if you are getting a fuel smell out of the A/C it is because something is leaking in the top of the fuel tank area. On one car I saw, the OEM fuel sender...
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    [Frame & Body] What you did is what has to be done to some cars,...

    What you did is what has to be done to some cars, make a bit more room in the fiberglass to move the anchor pin. There are rubber covers that are supposed to be on the anchor pins to cover up the...
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    [Heat & A/C] The cooling system should be keeping the motor...

    The cooling system should be keeping the motor around 180, not 160. Either you have the wrong thermostat, it isn't working correctly, or you are not measuring the temperature accurately. If the temp...
  11. Thread: OEM radiator?

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    [General] All Deloreans came with plastic tanks, no...

    All Deloreans came with plastic tanks, no exceptions unless you are talking about prototypes. Nothing wrong with the plastic tanks except they got old. If you already have a tank with metal tanks,...
  12. Since they cost $100K when new, much of the...

    Since they cost $100K when new, much of the appreciation is due to the increase in the value of the gold. Dings are not the problem, surface scratches, even minor ones, are the problem. Gold is soft...
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    [Heat & A/C] It's not just the running (continuous) ampere...

    It's not just the running (continuous) ampere draw, the start-up current is over 60 amps! It is such a load on the system, you can feel it in the accelerator pedal as you drive when both fans come...
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    [General] To remove stickers try 3M trim adhesive removal...

    To remove stickers try 3M trim adhesive removal spray. If that doesn't get it off you will have to sand it off!
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    [Heat & A/C] The fans cycle on and off by the "O" switch AND...

    The fans cycle on and off by the "O" switch AND the A/C. Another reason you need the A/C to also cycle, so the fans can cycle AND you don't freeze up the evap coil. The whole thing is kind of Rube...
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    [Heat & A/C] The electrical system was not designed to handle...

    The electrical system was not designed to handle that much of a continuous load. At least with the OEM fan motors. Today you can get much more efficient fans that consume a lot less energy. But it is...
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    Typically if something happens on the way to a...

    Typically if something happens on the way to a judged event, if you can still get there on time, they do not take off points for things damaged during the trip to the show. This is to encourage cars...
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    [General] I used Black Again and got good results. Before...

    I used Black Again and got good results. Before trying to stick the S/S letters on you must get the surface VERY clean. One good way to do that is to wipe the surface several times with alcohol....
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    [Heat & A/C] First things to check are the "O" switch, the...

    First things to check are the "O" switch, the cooling fan circuit breaker and check for leaks.
  20. [Heat & A/C] Ask what kind of oil is inside. Some come oiled...

    Ask what kind of oil is inside. Some come oiled and some do not. If possible get it with the correct oil for the refrigerant you are using. Be sure to measure the level to make sure you have the...
  21. [Engine] You're right, it could have been knock-offs but...

    You're right, it could have been knock-offs but they were bought through reputable distributors. The other possibility is that Bosch started "outsourcing", getting their stuff made in 3rd world...
  22. The metal disk has a small hole in it to prevent...

    The metal disk has a small hole in it to prevent "sloshing" and flashing the warning light on. Very often that disk is so corroded that not much is left. There is a thread where the owner took the...
  23. [Engine] The ceramic to the outer shell leaked. Like they...

    The ceramic to the outer shell leaked. Like they weren't crimped on properly. Very unusual, never saw that on any other plug. Had to be a manufacturing defect. Usually one out of 6. Very easy to see...
  24. [Engine] When the iridium plugs first came out a few of us...

    When the iridium plugs first came out a few of us were using them. We started noticing the cars developed a miss, it was the plugs leaking at the seal. Went back to the regular plugs and never had a...
  25. [Engine] The PRV seems fussy about what plugs you put into...

    The PRV seems fussy about what plugs you put into it. One option is to sandblast the old plugs and regap them. For most of us we don't put so many miles on the car so the plugs should last a long...
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