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IHADAV8 Playground / Anyone else seen this? Stainless works/EPA
« on: March 08 2021, 03:11:59 PM »
Starting to get closer and closer. They aren't going to be happy until everyone has to ride a bike to work.

So I've been helping the neighbor try to diagnose his issues.

The major glaring issue I see is TPS volts climb to 1.8v at WOT according to the scanner. New sensor didn't help, connector housing was cracked so I de-pinned it and used a new connector. I have 5v across the ground and reference at the sensor. I have like 4.8v checking across the reference and signal wire. All within spec
I've traced the wires from the TPS to the firewall and they look good. I tested the voltage at the computer and it sees 2.3v @ WOT at the connector, so within a half a volt of what the scanner shows. The harness looks untouched under the dash the pcm connectors were clean.
The wiring diagram ( shows that the TPS shares a ground with the MAT and CLT sensors. If I test across the wires at the MAT is get 5v, at the coolant sensor 4v. The CLT wires look good to the firewall, the MAT I can't trace without pulling the plenum off. The scanner show logical temp numbers for the MAT and CLT sensors when plugged in and unplugged the scanner shows -31f or whatever the lowest value is.
Scanner doesn't show ecm voltage.
I am getting a code for the for the low TPS and the MAT sensor high air temps. Scanner shows CLT and MAT are reading right.
I'm thinking it's probably a ground issue - I can't get to the grounds at the back of the heads, but that is where I am leaning. Hopefully they are accessible from the bottom. The other possibility is when the exhaust shop welded the exhaust they didn't disconnect the battery and damaged the ecm - but that's more of a long shot imo.
Any other ideas? 

IHADAV8 Playground / Brad needs this!
« on: May 09 2020, 11:56:18 AM »
Just something I stumbled on in facebook marketplace.

IHADAV8 Playground / Neighbors...
« on: March 18 2020, 10:46:09 AM »
Anyone else have the president of the universe live next to them? Yesterday afternoon I went for a much needed walk. Stress and pain wise I was nearly at my limit so I needed some fresh air and some time to try to relax some.

On my way back home I walked by my best friend Dick's house. He was out picking up sticks in his yard with his elderly wife, how nice. As I get closer I can see him walking toward me and his wife is pointing at me and talking to him.

Let me step back and say I live in what would be considered an upper-middle class neighborhood and some people think they have golf course quality lawns. It's normal for a handful of them to put temporary fence posts along the edge of the road to give the snow plows a visual aid. No big deal right. Well for whatever reason Dick decided this year he is going to use traffic cones, but instead of setting them at the edge of his yard he puts them in the road at the edge. Not to mention we are already dealing with narrow road to begin with. So for the last 6 months we all been dodging all of his cones.

So Dick meets me in the middle of the road accusing me of moving his cones, just being a belligerent old ass. At this point I know things aren't going to go well - I have PTSD it's really hard for me to bite my tongue. I told him I didn't know what he was talking about, and he started in on some more bullshit so I walked away, and at one point I told him it was just grass and to get over it.

Okay so yeah I'm an asshole, I moved 2 of his cones from in the road to the edge his yard one time- and It felt damn good. But I did it a week ago!

Mind you there is a history here. A few months after we moved, I was injured and in the hospital. Dick called my Dad and told him that my lawn wasn't being mowed right and I need to fire the dip shits doing it. At the time my Dad was mowing it!

He's came into my yard and told me I didn't know how to train my dog because they bark at him. Shetland sheepdogs are herding dogs and they bark.

He took it upon himself to have his paid workers trim the shrubs on my fence line, and after I asked his worker to stop, he came over raising hell. The next day he was trimming my shrubs again, and they killed quite a few shrubs in the process.

Dick has also mowed strips out of other neighbors lawns when he thinks they need to be mowed.

He is a dick - his mother got one thing right.

IHADAV8 Playground / Message board updates
« on: January 12 2020, 02:37:07 PM »
We have 2 more patches to install this week. I'm waiting for the green light from the boss man.
One of these patches is for EU's GDPR and it will log everyone out of the forum.
If anyone has issues logging in after the upgrade please contact me @ nocooler at g mail dot com.

General Auto Tech / ALDL Cable Questions
« on: December 28 2019, 04:33:58 PM »
So my neighbor has an 86 Corvette. He's not looking to go fast but is tired of it being a complete slug. He has a new chip for it, probably a hypertech or jet. The guy he's been going to for work wants 6 hours of labor to change the chip, said the whole dash has to come out. It looks like its up there a ways but it's all supposed to be accessible from the bottom. I told him we could do it one afternoon in the spring but I'd like to at least scan it first, hence the need for an aldl cable and they aren't cheap anymore.
From what understand the 86 it has a '165 ecm and will communicate at 160 baud on "E" pin or 8192 baud on "M" pin. I've seen a few schematics and the TPI stuff needs a 10k resistor across "A" and "B" to put the computer in diagnostic mode. The high speed data set seems like it'll be useful. I've been looking over wiring schematics and some are simple, while others are more complex.
Does anyone have any ALDL brain cells left? The last link makes it seem like you can just grab data straight off the "M" pin. While a couple others show max232 chip or some other parts to make some magic happen. Can I just use the simple transistor or do I need to go with the max232 chip?

General Buick Tech / MOVED: rebuilding my turbo
« on: December 23 2019, 07:05:38 PM »

IHADAV8 Playground / What a way to end a holiday weekend...
« on: December 02 2019, 01:21:49 PM »
Without power for 32 hours. Ended up packing up and staying at the parents last night. When we got back here this morning it was 57F inside and 23F outside.
Oh yeah and the ice took out a tree in my front yard.
I called my dad and asked him to bring me a chain saw. I started going to town with my 10" pole saw and when he showed up 1.5 hours later my wife and I had it pretty much all done. So he helped shovel the driveway!

It's nice to be home with power/heat!

General Buick Tech / Turbo Regal Service Manual
« on: November 25 2019, 10:42:39 AM »
This is a link to download a copy of the Turbo Regal service manual:
Credit to Jeremy Wood for creating this many years ago.
Note: This was originally designed to be a cd-rom, hence the .iso file format. Windows 10 will mount the image and then you can view the contents. Alternatively you can use a file compression tool (Winzip, 7zip, Winrar) to extract the files from the image.
These are factory GM services manuals - m is not hosting these files only providing a link to it.

IHADAV8 Playground / Board issues
« on: September 18 2019, 01:50:33 PM »
I've been working on an issue with Steve about his smileys and quote functions in the quick reply box. It looks like it's coming down to we need a more modern "quick" reply plugin for the board. There are a few out there - I need to find some time to test them and see what works best, then I'll need to talk to Mark and see which way he wants to go.

Anyone else having any issues?

For Sale/Trade/Want To Buy / Hood and wheels
« on: August 24 2019, 10:43:46 AM »
Listing for the widow of my friend Christian.

Hood - 200
Wheels - 150
They are for sale locally as well.

IHADAV8 Playground / Forum Migration
« on: May 21 2019, 09:47:54 AM »
Mark and I have been working on the migration.
With any luck today we will move the database to the new site and migrate the DNS.
You might notice some interruptions, and we are doing everything we can to ensure no data loss.
Bear with me - I'll try to make this as painless as possible.

IHADAV8 Playground / Flipping cars
« on: August 20 2018, 02:21:48 PM »
Anyone flip stuff on the side?

Ive found a car that Iím seriously considering purchasing and flipping. Itís a clean 99 Mustang (I know). 4.6/5 speed, and the a/c is supposed to work. Now for the fun stuff, itís got a on3 turbo kit with the base 70mm@7psi (which requires an aftermarket k-member), cams, newer clutch, exhaust, and comes with boxes of parts to turn it up (whatever that means, alky kit maybe?). Basically the owner shipped out to the navy, and his dad just wants it gone. It needs a though detail maybe some wiring cleaned up, and maybe some different oem style wheels.

Pros: itís the right price and could be a easy payday if everything goes right.
Cons: itís a ford, itís a 2 valve 4.6, could be a nightmare.

Any thoughts?

IHADAV8 Playground / Front load washers....
« on: March 01 2018, 12:32:01 PM »
Anyone tore one of these things down and replaced the drum bearings? It was done once under warranty a few years ago, and they are done again.

looks like there are a few different grades of bearings, and the Japaneses bearings are the most expensive.

I know my biggest hurdle will be moving the damn thing......

IHADAV8 Playground / Finally new daily driver
« on: November 22 2017, 12:10:27 PM »
Drove to Detroit and got this on Monday.

2017 Honda CRV EX - 1.5T (200ish HP) CVT, AWD. It has everything but leather, and gets 30+mpg.

It rides nice and is damn comfortable - my wife and I are pretty happy with our purchase, and we got a pretty damn good deal on it to boot!

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