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Yesterday 12:59 PM
sbc17 ITS ALIVE!!!! (Sorta)

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So after working all day Saturday and pretty much all day yesterday we got the car to fire and run! It was running pretty rough since there is a bit of crappy gas mixed with fresh 93. The first test drive was good. The clutch felt great but the car sputtered and was difficult to drive(bad gas).

So we came back after about 2 miles and started addressing the codes the ECU was throwing.

-Fuel pressure control something.
-EVAP module code
-It thought one of the O2 sensors was unplugged even tho it wasn't.
-Speedo and odometer aren't working(accidentally busted the sensor plug off while pulling the motor)
-And the airbag light is blinking.(not quite sure on this one.

There are 3 plugs that aren't connected to the motor. The goofy triangle one goes to the trans for the speedometer and the other 2 we have no idea. One is a simple 2 wire(we though went to the airbag sensor by the bumper but that one is green). The other is a 3 wire that is identical to the plug going into the TPS. No clue where the 2 go(which could be some of the thrown codes).

So aside from that there weren't any timing codes or anything major which was good! So we fiddled around a bit more to solve a few of the codes and after a while we drove it again. This time we went about 4-5miles. As I pulled into a parking lot to turn around we noticed a rather loud ticking/knocking. I thought "oh here we go again it just blew up." So we went and got the trailer and towed it back to the barn. :(
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After letting it cool down for a bit we started it again and the sound was still there but you could send tell it was somewhere in the head and not the bottom end (A bit of relief at that point). My friend narrowed it down to the intake cam for cylinder 2&3. He is thinking that the lifter is not getting enough pressure and that the cam lobe is smacking it when it comes around. So I think there may be an oil passage that has a bit of gunk in it still. Which means I have to disassemble stuff again... Probably take the head off and double check the oil lines. Etc.

So, we made a great amount of progress this weekend! I'm excited but disappointed at the same time. We will figure out the issues hopefully this week and into next weekend. :)

Oh hey, for the life of me I can't find what the typical oil pressure numbers should be for these cars. I'm assuming 20-25 at idle? And obviously higher as it revs up. Can anybody enlighten me on that??
Yesterday 05:49 AM
egman2005 Woot I see bewst.

I are got metal in my eye Saturday and have a scratched cornea to mend so they said no action movies and nothing you can get more crap in your eye. So I got my drank on yesterday with neighbors and cut the grass lol
05-24-2015 04:54 PM
wordyahurdd This is exhausting
05-23-2015 07:55 PM
SterlingSVT12 My project ended up being a total fail. Brad sent me with a ps pump from a Zetec, my pressure fitting is toast, and there was no way for me to resolve either issue. So I did the dreaded and put the bad pump back on.
05-23-2015 10:00 AM
Chas hope it all works out, Doug! Sorry I can't be there to help.
05-22-2015 10:17 PM
wordyahurdd
Started at 8pm

Stopped at 10:30

So I'll probably be back at it like 11-8? If anyone wants to drop by
05-22-2015 02:03 PM
Mr_Ruxbin haven't had anything to do since about 1.
youtube is amazing. so much top gear.
about ready to go back to my desk.
put in time card. tidy up and go home.
05-22-2015 01:56 PM
kylesvt720 made this today.

05-22-2015 01:46 PM
Chas ok i seriously have nothing left to do the rest of the day. T.T
05-22-2015 01:31 PM
Mr_Ruxbin
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