Originally Posted by TurboSedan
it'* not really fixed yet, but it will be tomarrow after i redo the splice.
the splice was fine, the problem turned out to be one of the wires grounding out on the transmission case. some heat shrink tubing and 2 minutes later the problem is fixed.
i also ordered some new front jounce bumpers and strut boots - the OEM style that are separate pieces and not one integrated piece like the KYB strut boot/jounce bumpers the car has now. they get here on the 12th and i'll be installing them right away. i'm going to cut 1.7" off the jounce bumper (to account for the 1.7" drop Intrax springs) and then the car will finally sit lower in the front (from other 1st GEN W-bodies i've seen with the Intrax springs it will be REALLY low!). then of course i just need to adjust the rear coilovers so it sits level. the car should look great after that, i can't wait to see it. it won't be "slammed" but it will be very much noticeably lower.
i'm not sure if i fixed the fuel gauge or not yet. there seems to be a "dead spot" in the sending unit. tonight i went out and started the car (knowing it was pretty low on gas) and the digital gauge read 2 bars lit up and the low fuel light was on. (16 bars lit total; so 2 bars lit = 1/8 tank). that'* the lowest i've seen the gauge read and the first time i've seen the low fuel light come on in probably 5 years. i though "cool, the gas gauge now works!" but then i started driving and the gauge went right back up to 4 bars lit up (1/4 tank) and stayed there. it did that twice tonight - i'd shut the car off and then restart it and it would read 1/8 tank, then i'd drive 2 blocks and the gauge went back up to 1/4 tank. i don't know if the sending unit contacts are just dirty below where it would read 1/4 tank or what. i think i might just dump a can of Seafoam in the tank next time i fill up and see if that fixes it.