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Forum: Oldsmobile
10-13-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By JScatt

This is on a 1989 98 3.8L. I went to the junkyard...

This is on a 1989 98 3.8L. I went to the junkyard a grabbed another outlet that was in great shape, just wanted this to get done today, none of the local stores carry it.

Thanks!
Forum: Oldsmobile
10-13-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By rjolly87

Jeeze, I always did hate this setup... If I...

Jeeze, I always did hate this setup...

If I remember right, the steps are as follows:

Seal goes on thermostat
Thermostat gets shoved in housing (sometimes a dab of rtv goop can help it stick...
Forum: Oldsmobile
10-12-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By 88Cruiser

UPDATE: Well, I hadn't had a chance to work on...

UPDATE: Well, I hadn't had a chance to work on the car yet the other day when it finally gave me an engine light for this issue. I was able to read the code and clear it and it was a P1404 EGR...
Forum: Buick
10-10-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By Mike

PCM pulses the injectors on a millisecond scale,...

PCM pulses the injectors on a millisecond scale, not seconds or minutes. Because they are only on briefly, they don't get hot enough internally to cause any kind of damage.

There is just enough...
Forum: Buick
10-08-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By Tech II

Looking back at those resistance readings, I...

Looking back at those resistance readings, I think somewhere in the lifetime of this vehicle, a set of 3 injectors were replaced....
Forum: Buick
10-07-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By Tech II

Resistance checks are only good for finding...

Resistance checks are only good for finding something that is way out of spec, like an open, short, or several ohms difference...

Resistance checking of an injector is not absolute.......let's say...
10-04-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By GXP Venom

.... not on the internet. HA! Retired Mike....

.... not on the internet. HA! Retired Mike. Camping/fishing/hunting. Still log for "kicks", helping neighbors/firewood for pocket money. I see the place is kept tidy and most of what I built here...
Forum: Pontiac
09-22-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Tech II

Best way to check it, cheap, is have a can of...

Best way to check it, cheap, is have a can of carb cleaner handy.......

When it won't start, spray into the intake....then attempt to start.....if it starts and runs until the carb cleaner burns...
09-07-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Tech II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G18hMtpPNA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G18hMtpPNA


Only thing I would change, is have the pop up headlamps.....
08-17-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 65,235
Posted By Marks02bonneville

Your Happy Birthday notice was what reminded that...

Your Happy Birthday notice was what reminded that I had been away from here so long, so thank you for the well wishes.
I also wanted to add that the Pontiac 4 cylinder project is moving right...
08-16-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 65,235
Posted By Marks02bonneville

This is a shot of the completed engine...

This is a shot of the completed engine compartment so far depending on future needs.
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/marks73turbota/IM002290_zpscss6qidv.jpg
This is my electronic boost...
06-29-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By rjolly87

For those that are interested in what happened to...

For those that are interested in what happened to this car, you can follow its progress here:

The Phoenix Project: A New Beginning : Your Ride: Pics and Videos...
Forum: Cadillac
06-29-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Tech II

Was the code read, and actually diagnosed, or was...

Was the code read, and actually diagnosed, or was this just a guess on the part of the dealership?

I have run into some problems with the PPS system, on LaCrosse's......there have been...
05-25-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By 2kg4u

1. Remove the negative side battery cable from...

1. Remove the negative side battery cable from the negative battery terminal.
2. Connect the black wire to the com input on a multimeter and the red wire to the 10A or 20A input on the...
Forum: Buick
05-24-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Tech II

I like to use a vacuum pump, withe a fluid air...

I like to use a vacuum pump, withe a fluid air seperater (comes with most pumps)....makes it a one man job and practically no mess at all...Use Dot 3 fluid, that is what is in there.
Forum: Buick
05-24-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Mike

Just remember it goes in sequence... Right Rear...

Just remember it goes in sequence...
Right Rear
Left Rear
Right Front
Left Front.

Other than that, nothing to it.
Forum: Buick
05-17-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By rjolly87

The most common failure is the breaking of the...

The most common failure is the breaking of the wires running to the key cylinder. You can unplug the wires going up the column and check the resistance across the steering wheel side of the...
Forum: Buick
05-16-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By rjolly87

And to clarify, GM did specify Dexron VI to be...

And to clarify, GM did specify Dexron VI to be used in all former Dexron III applications. I take stock in that, especially with it being a GM application.

There may be reasons not to use it with...
Forum: Oldsmobile
05-07-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Tech II

So, you were overheating and a shop decided you...

So, you were overheating and a shop decided you needed a flush and thermostat? Great diagnosis!

These vehicles are KNOWN for lower intake gaskets and head gaskets......if the system was properly...
Forum: Buick
05-07-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Tech II

I would drill a hole, wherever it is...

I would drill a hole, wherever it is convenient....makes the hole big enough, so that a rubber grommet will fit tightly around the wire, so that the wire is protected from chafing, and the grommet...
05-06-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By rjolly87

Unfortunately, this will be my final update. ...

Unfortunately, this will be my final update.

Safelite finally got everything squared away with the windshield. The trim was a complete pain in their backsides. However, on a positive note, I now...
Forum: Buick
05-05-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By rjolly87

Have codes scanned. If there is an adaptive shift...

Have codes scanned. If there is an adaptive shift code set, I may be good to drop the pan, change the fluid and filter, and install a shift kit. That could get it if the PCS is the issue.
Forum: Cadillac
04-22-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,445
Posted By trucks and camper

next step....

after 30 kg 98% zinc paint....



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04-14-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By rjolly87

I hadn't realized how long it's been since I gave...

I hadn't realized how long it's been since I gave an update on this ol' bird.

Progress has been very slow moving on getting her up to tip top shape.

So far, I have done a Delco ignition swap...
Forum: Buick
10-27-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By TheReaper!

A little update on this , since the repair / coil...

A little update on this , since the repair / coil replacement son has put almost 3,000 trouble free miles on it commuting to and from work .:thumbup2

TheReaper!
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