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by EPfiffner
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Corrosion on the ECM pins was what I was thinking but yours looks good. I hope you find the problem. Thats a nice looking car and solid on the underside. I like the color. I had a 92 that looked just like it. Thanks, it's not anywhere near as nice as your '88, that's for sure! It does have good roc...
by EPfiffner
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Decided to pull the plugs and see if I could get a read on 'em. I also pulled the ecm, checked the connections, and opened it up to check for any type of water intrusion, it looks good. I had my dad look at the plugs and he said it looks like all 6 are running lean. I borrowed his MityVac and connec...
by EPfiffner
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

...And if I had seen this before replying in the other thread... :pardon: Okay, so the MAP looks good, presumably the vacuum line to it is good too. I bought a 3.1/auto Camaro from a co-worker a few years back (and yes, sold it, thank you) that had a transient voltage surge in the low-voltage (5V) ...
by EPfiffner
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 868
Views: 78336

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Ohmed the injectors again with a cold engine, 11.8-11.9 ohms. Took some of the tape (looks like black duct tape) off of the injector harness and checked, looks good. Re-wrapped and started putting the plenum back on. I thought I would have time to fire it up, but I dropped one of the TB bolts betwe...
by EPfiffner
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

I'm still troubleshooting this. I posted a bit about it in the "what did you do to your ride today?" thread. Injectors and harness ohm out ok. Replaced the CPS (had oil in it) and checked the harness to make sure it didn't get smashed under the cradle. I love having gm vehicles of similar ...
by EPfiffner
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 868
Views: 78336

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Ohmed the injectors again with a cold engine, 11.8-11.9 ohms. Took some of the tape (looks like black duct tape) off of the injector harness and checked, looks good. Re-wrapped and started putting the plenum back on. I thought I would have time to fire it up, but I dropped one of the TB bolts betwee...
by EPfiffner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 868
Views: 78336

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Investigating an engine cut-out/major hesitation, esp when cold. I unplugged the CPS and found oil. I removed the harness between the ICM and CPS, inspected and cleaned it. I replaced the CPS since it seemed the oil was leaking through the sensor. No dice, runs the same. I pulled the plenum and ohme...
by EPfiffner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 868
Views: 78336

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

I'm replacing the front parking brake cable. Raybestos BC94603 I got it from Rock auto. The damn thing is too long. I don't have enough adjustment to tighten it up. I guess I have to pull it back out and see if I can mod an end to make it shorter. I bought way back in July so I can't return it but ...
by EPfiffner
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Well the "idle relearn" worked for A few days, but it crept back up to about 1k in gear, and it hunts around/races at around 3k if I let it warm up in the driveway. I unplugged the TCC as a test, that is what I was feeling with the tranny. 1-2, 2-3 feel good, it was just kicking in and out...
by EPfiffner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

This past weekend along with some maintenance, I had to check out the front motor mount. I could tell something wasn't right ever since we took it in vacation. I had replaced the mount last winter so it's only got maybe 8k miles on it. Once I had the car jacked up I could see the front cradle was ri...
by EPfiffner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 90
Views: 12476

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

What part of the country are you in? I do have a great shifting non-slipping TH125C (aka 3T40) in my '90 Yellow Indy -I want to 5-speed swap that car and just need the pedal set at this point, and the TH won't have a home after that (I have a few new CV joints for it too that came with the car)... ...
by EPfiffner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 868
Views: 78336

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Oil change, tire rotation. Adjusted rear brakes. Fighting a high idle so I did a once-over for vacuum leaks. Pulled the IAC and cleaned it even though it looked ok. Did the mysterious "idle relearn" and she was idling at around 650 in gear, much better. We will see if it creeps back up. Al...
by EPfiffner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

Re: New strut - b.o.o.b.

Hello, can you tell me please what the part number for the Sachs struts is. I am not able to find them on the Internet and my parts dealer can only get a right front one from Monroe. Thank you Sorry for the delay. Here's a link to the right Sachs strut: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet...
by EPfiffner
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The '90s called...
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: The '90s called...

Wow... that's not much for such a clean truck. Ouch. I know, but they won't take that in to consideration. They see it as a 25yr old truck with 211k miles. Believe me I would love to fix it. It's just too effed though. The only panel that possibly could be reused is the passenger door, and I'm not ...
by EPfiffner
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stink bugs!
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Stink bugs!

Our country has imported Chinese stink bugs and it's that time of year when they look for winter shelter. They stink a bit but not like skunk. It's smell is kind of like rancid oil with pine. I was working on my 88 when I kept smelling the bug's smell. I look down into the alternator and this littl...

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