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Old 07-20-2009, 11:26 PM   #91
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just keeps looking cleaner everytime i see it.

PS what a great truck.
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Whos Truck is that? lol Beater's Beater!
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Another of my dad's I actually drove that the whole first year of school, and believe it or not, girls LOVED it. I think a rusty squeaky bouncy truck supports the whole 'brawny man' idea or something.
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hey guys.

i've been having problems with p1381 on my car as well and since you guys seem to know alot about this can you throw out an idea for me.

ok so i had my timing belt changed, and shortly after the code came up and the car kept going into limp mode. so i looked around and saw oil in my vct solenoid so i changed it out. fixed it for a while. now the car goes into "limp" mode and throws the code under these situations only:

when my car is left at idle for a minute or more
when the oil comes time for an oil change (2000-2500 miles on the oil)
or if i'm driving at a steady rpm for a while and then come to a stop at a stop sign or something.

it will never do it just riding down the interstate, or anywhere that i'm above 2k or so, and most of the time i can turn off the car and turn it back on and the problem will go away somewhat, (half-limp mode i guess)

i just changed my fuel filter couple days ago.

any ideas?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #96
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hey guys.

i've been having problems with p1381 on my car as well and since you guys seem to know alot about this can you throw out an idea for me.

ok so i had my timing belt changed, and shortly after the code came up and the car kept going into limp mode. so i looked around and saw oil in my vct solenoid so i changed it out. fixed it for a while. now the car goes into "limp" mode and throws the code under these situations only:

when my car is left at idle for a minute or more
when the oil comes time for an oil change (2000-2500 miles on the oil)
or if i'm driving at a steady rpm for a while and then come to a stop at a stop sign or something.

it will never do it just riding down the interstate, or anywhere that i'm above 2k or so, and most of the time i can turn off the car and turn it back on and the problem will go away somewhat, (half-limp mode i guess)

i just changed my fuel filter couple days ago.

any ideas?

P1381 - Variable Cam Timing Over-advanced (Bank 1)
The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for an over-advanced camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an advanced position.
  • Cam timing improperly set
  • No oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
  • Low oil pressure
  • VCT solenoid valve stuck closed
  • Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit)


Who changed your timing belt? Did they use the correct timing tools? I'm willing to bet the timing is off. The VCT on our motors makes the timing tricky to get right without using the right tools. With the $20 timing tools, however, it is impossible to get it wrong.

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Just got done porting my new SVT DSIM to complement the CFM 67mm TB. Just threw the manifold upside-down in a vice & went to town with a half-moon file & sandpaper. Cleaned up with a shopvac and some towels.
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wouldn't the code come on anytime though? it only does it when the motor idles for a minute, and then when i go to start again, absolutely no power.
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Can't see real well in this pictar (my good camera died FTL)



I just handled the 5mm difference (62mm to 67mm) by beveling the plastic on the IM. The bevel is about 3mm all around (so I could use a 68mm TB now lol). It only goes about 1/2" down, and since the TB opening on the SVT DSIM does not widen up inside the manifold, I didn't go any deeper.

This should help airflow quite a bit since it will do away with the awful tumbling that would have occurred with that sharp 2.5mm lip all the way around. The only drawback would be that the plastic surface is not quite as smooth as it was before, which will increase the boundary layer a bit. The reduced tumbling will increase the velocity of air enough to more than make up for that.
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we should have put dimples on it to reduce the BL separation at the bottom of that bevel lol
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