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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Coolant leak from ECTS. Any ideas?

That's a good idea. Thanks!
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-02-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Coolant leak from ECTS. Any ideas?

This is a '95 SL2 that had some engine work last year. When I replaced the head, I didn't realize that the threads for the (lower) ECTS were damaged (it had been cross threaded by a previous...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-09-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: A/C compressor brands

I have had some bad luck with "rebuilt" a/c compressors (Four Seasons, IIRC). I would recommend getting an OEM compressor from a junkyard. If at all possible, get one directly from a car at a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Can you replace a valve through the piston?

If you try to remove the piston from the bottom, the rings will expand in the gap between the sleeve and the aluminum block and it will be stuck there (only removable in pieces or by removing the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Loosing/dropping out of gears (automatic)

I'll try testing mine with an oscilloscope. Hopefully I'll be able to find something wrong with it... If not, I'll probably try replacing the TPS anyway (I may be stuck with something aftermarket,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Loosing/dropping out of gears (automatic)

Thanks: I hadn't thought of that. Unfortunately, I have the throttle body from a Geo Storm, and I think used OE parts for those are pretty hard to come by. I guess I'll start watching ebay because I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Loosing/dropping out of gears (automatic)

This is a '95 SL2. The transmission has 145k miles on it. All internal seals were replaced at around 100k miles (I had it apart for other reasons) but the valve body has never been touched (the work...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-12-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Stalling when stopping and misfire over bumps

While I hate to bring back such an old thread, I figured I should update it with the resolution, in case anyone else with the same issue stumbles upon it.

It turned out to be the crankshaft...
Forum: S-Series Tech 01-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: TAAT internal filter

The internal filter only picks up big stuff that would cause damage going through the pump. There should be very little "big" stuff in the transmission: unless you have some sort of catastrophic...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-21-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Fan immediately turns on when I put air direction to ..

The a/c turns on when you switch it to the defroster position (or, apparently, the half defroster, half feet position). When the a/c turns on, the engine fan runs (unless you're going over 70 mph for...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Extra-long Oil Filters

As has already been mentioned, assuming you have a quality filter with a working anti-drainback valve, there will be no fill time, and pressure should build nearly instantly, regardless of filter...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Stalling when stopping and misfire over bumps

The car was in a garage. Unfortunately, it was parked during the winter, covered in salt, so there is significant corrosion. I didn't see any signs of rodent damage, but I will take another look over...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Stalling when stopping and misfire over bumps

This is a '95 SL2 automatic. The car recently sat for over a year while I procrastinated rebuilding the engine. It's finally back on the road, and the engine is fine, however, it has started stalling...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Anybody have GMB Water Pump problems?

I replaced my OE pump with a GMB pump around 80 or 90k miles (suspected that the OE pump was leaking slowly: it wasn't but by the time I had the part and was down there, I figured I should replace it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Strange...wolfman?

I believe the synthetic cam sensor signal is only 96 and newer (for the sequential injection that started in 96). As such, a 92 is unlikely to have any effect from reversing the wires. It's still a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-19-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: No power until engine warms up in morning

Check the ECTS. If the ECTS is fine, cut a piece of aluminum can to block off the EGR valve (if the problem is gone with the block-off installed, there is your problem). If you confirm the EGR is the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Yellow timing chain guide?

I tore down a used '95 SL2 engine from a junkyard to get a decent block for a rebuild (my original was not salvageable). (Supposedly it was low mileage and ran well, but I didn't try to start it.) I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-18-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,214
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Burning a quart of oil every 100 miles

With SDA cams, my SL2 compression readings decreased a bit, but nothing drastic like that (I don't recall the readings, but I think they were at least 200 psi: this is with a shaved head, but it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-17-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Best 97 SL1 engine removal Procedure

I've done both, but prefer pulling it out the top (I just find it easier...). With an automatic, transmission stays in the car. With a manual, it comes out with the engine.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: OBD code readers

Nothing inexpensive will worn on both. As mentioned, the OTC Nemisys and Genisys will work (I have used both) to read codes and live data, but they're expensive (even used). Most high end scanners...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,044
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Broken piston skirts (with pictures)... any idea why?

I'll measure, if I get a chance. I should have some free time while the new block is at the machine shop...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,044
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Broken piston skirts (with pictures)... any idea why?

They were not able to get the liners to stay in place to bore it. I don't have time to search for a block so I found a cheap engine locally and I'll take the block from that (supposedly it's good...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,044
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Broken piston skirts (with pictures)... any idea why?

I wonder if the tapping noise I heard was actually a liner moving up and down... apparently that happens on some land rovers.
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,044
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Broken piston skirts (with pictures)... any idea why?

I considered installing an oil cooler, but was always worried about the increased risk of a catastrophic leak (particularly in the case of a collision or from road debris). Perhaps I should have. At...
Forum: S-Series Tech 05-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,044
Posted By PlasticCarsRock
Re: Broken piston skirts (with pictures)... any idea why?

The machine shop just told me that the cylinder liners are loose (spinning when they tried to bore it). They put loc-tite on one, which seemed to hold, but now that the others are spinning too, they...
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