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Old 03-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #61
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well she turned over hoping the issue was just poor connections,letting her run for a bit,plan on redoing the wiring for the third brake light later this week. i noticed the idle isn't as rough..not sure if it was bad gas or poor connections but my license plate and frame no longer rattle lol. also exhaust still has moisture but not as bad as the first start but i added dry gas
plan on changing spark plugs and oil asap new valve cover and gasket as well
flush radiator
any other must do's since she sat for so long?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #62
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also since it's been awhile since i drove the focus i noticed when i start it up the idle is above 1000 but flutters between that and the first mark above it after a minute the flutter decreased and sat above 1k,then after 2 minutes it was at 1k then five minutes it flutter between 1k and the line below it 8 mins it slowed and about 10 mins it sat above the first line below 1k, so curious is that normal? or something i need to track down
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:25 AM   #63
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redid the cleaning of the wires scrubbed them longer and did it 3 times,cables are much cleaner no white residue picked up some dielectric grease,also how does one go about fixing the poor crimp job? i plan on picking up new fasteners to replace the rusty one's asap
Poor crimps are fixed by cutting off the old connectors and recrimping on new connectors. If that makes the wire too short you replace the wire.

Glad you are making progress. It's not glamorous work but it is required to have a reliable car. All this hard work is why you check cabling at every oil change. You catch the first signs of corrosion before you have to replace cables.

Don't stop just because it's starting to run, bring all the wires/connections up to snuff.

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #64
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OK cool, I'll look into it

I'm glad this board has been so helpful,will note this as well

don't plan to,looking to take care of everything else that was put aside

thanks again,now to just sell my extra parts to pay for the much needed things
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