the sensor under the tb goes the pcm. the one towards the back is for the gauge.
and i like your leveler attempt much better than the factory setup. you just end up hitting the valve covers that way. but that has got to be a pain to roll if you hadn't had the plywood
Funny why they couldn't accomplish two outputs with a single sensor.
Yes the leveler is a great device. Never touched a valve cover. Came out so smoothly it never even came close to anything. I did the whole lift myself with victor providing the support for the hoist not falling over due to the driveway slope. Couldn't have done it without him.
One time it slid off the plywood and as I held the engine from falling over on the hoist, Victor lifted the leg back onto the plywood.
If I ever do this again, it will be on level concrete.
The long block is amazingly easy to move around by hand myself on the pallet. Don't want to throw my back out though so as soon as I get the balancer and front cover off, I will set it on its end with the crank pointed up, then strap it down and ship it off.
Sure wish Maymybonneyliveforever would send us his engine & trani. That would be so sweet. I would go for it if the total with shipping was not more than $1.500.
As it is planned, this rebuilt engine will cost us $2,575. + 12% tax
I know we will have to drop another grand into misc parts but doing the work ourselves will save us at least $1,500.
It will be fresh and tight and ready for at least another 60,000 miles (100,000 kms).
In the end Victor will have a $6,000. vehicle. Of course he could never sell it for that much but that is not the intent. He plans to keep and do a good job maintaining this vehicle for at least 4 years.
The key to getting your money out of a vehicle is the length of time you own it.
It costs on average about $3,500. per year to own a vehicle based on maintenance and depreciation not including insurance and fuel. Grand total is on average $6,500. a year per vehicle.
That'* not chump change