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Old 08-04-2005, 06:20 PM   #141
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They all should be .060".

I don't believe the car did it before.. but you know, I can't say I have sat down next to my exhaust to really listen to it.

Basically what you are saying, is it can't jus tbe one plug? I guess that'* cool. And this is at 1200RPM, so that'* about once in every 55 firings.

I talked it over with Alec, and I believe we found our problem. I re-used my oil filter. Now, before you guys smack me silly. I really let it drain out.. there wasn't much left in there. I'll just drive the car a little.. then do a fluid and filter change. I still think it'll be okay since I will be taking it very easy. The throttle that only gives me 2500RPM in park.. that can get me to go 55 right?

Things to go after : Plugs, fuel filter. I think that will really fix me up. I just now gotta figure out how to save every little bit of fuel i can from that filter.
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The throttle that only gives me 2500RPM in park.. that can get me to go 55 right?
in theory, but if that dont work, set the cruise control <has to be over 30 mph> and then accelerate with the cruise to 55
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it physically moves the pedal man.. that won't work. I guess I can restrain myself if I remove the brick.
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2500 will get you there...leave the brick.
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As for that miss, I hear it all the time on my Malibu, when hooking up the trailer heading out to the races, since my head is down by the muffler. I am pretty sure the Bonneville does it too.
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Basically what you are saying, is it can't jus tbe one plug? I guess that'* cool. And this is at 1200RPM, so that'* about once in every 55 firings.
Not necessarily. I'm saying that it might be just one cylinder, but it'* still firing 54 out of 55 times.
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I talked it over with Alec, and I believe we found our problem. I re-used my oil filter. Now, before you guys smack me silly. I really let it drain out.. there wasn't much left in there.
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started the bonneville today and found the following:

it took a couple of cranks to fire <who could blame it>
started, then died as the rpms were coming back down
started again, rpms dropped again, bottomed out at 1k, then hung at 1500
oil pressure at 60 psi at this point
voltage @ 14-15v
car warmed up as normal
when the temp was halfway between 1/4 to 1/2,
oil was at 42-45
idle dropped to 1k rpm and fluctuated a little, kinda sounded like the engine was rumbling a little <very deep, very sublte, very random, only when below 1100 rpm>
i thought u sold that car?
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started the bonneville today and found the following:

it took a couple of cranks to fire <who could blame it>
started, then died as the rpms were coming back down
started again, rpms dropped again, bottomed out at 1k, then hung at 1500
oil pressure at 60 psi at this point
voltage @ 14-15v
car warmed up as normal
when the temp was halfway between 1/4 to 1/2,
oil was at 42-45
idle dropped to 1k rpm and fluctuated a little, kinda sounded like the engine was rumbling a little <very deep, very sublte, very random, only when below 1100 rpm>
i thought u sold that car?
nope, just wrecked it. we have sold parts off of it though.
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Well guys, i just got in from driving her. I don't have a lot of gas, so I only got to take her around the block. However, I did bring her up to temp before doing so. She runs extremely well. The idle is still a little high, but that'* an easy fix. Shifts are smooth as glass, and still instanious. I only went 25 until I exited town, then accelerated to 40. And then turned around. I only have about 1/8th throttle, so I wasn't able to accelerate very fast [good thing for me]. However, that 1/8th throttle I did have, was still good throttle. I was able to move her. Also, I noticed the steering is aboslutely effortless compared to my mom'* bug, so that was weird at first. My brakes suck hardcore too.. my pedal is a little soft, so a brake-bleed may be in order.

Once I get a few more trips under her belt, I will go after playing with the modulator. But until then, i'll just keep with the default setup.
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nope, just wrecked it. we have sold parts off of it though.
hmmmmmmm how much were u lookin for it for the whole car?
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