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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-30-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By SamJaarsma
fuel 87-92

hmmm, still think the difference is too big... so nothing changes between tests and the road to las Vegas is not uphill one way (87) and downhill the other way (92)....

Knock sensor might be the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By SamJaarsma
engine design...

Hi,

The best engine I ever built was a bored and stroked truck 454 to 502 CID for a DAX Cobra replica. The CR was 10:1 which was on the high end. Large battery needed to be fully charged to be able...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By SamJaarsma
gas milage on not too old Pontiac

Hi,

Yes, you are being anal about this... I whish I would get anywhere your figures with my '91 Cherokee 4.0 ...

Never the less you caught my attention as you should not notice any difference.. Did...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By SamJaarsma
typical symptoms

Hi,

Hard shifting is the symptom for worn brake belts in your transmission. If it does that in all the gears, you are looking at a complete overhaul of the trans. Money can be saved by taking it out...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By SamJaarsma
1980 and low usage

Hi,

Your problem could be found in faulty conections. Cars that are not used often tend to be vulnarable for faulty contacts. I would check your fuse box and I am surprised that you have only this...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By SamJaarsma
Camry stalling

Hi John,

I love your country. Been there in '96 for six weeks. I bought an old Ford Cortina wagon 4 liter and drove from Sydney through Alice Srings up to Cairns. Only one waterhose went in the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By SamJaarsma
computer shit

Hi,

Sorry, I never get into these kind of diaggs... wouldn't know how to help you. I have too many experiences with computer diagnoses that are too far off the real cause... It's a nightmare: never...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By SamJaarsma
stall when put in drive

Hi Terry,

You are a bit lean on details..

Yes, an engine can stall while putting it in drive. Most V8's (especially a 6.2 GM Diesel), will chew the complete transmission to pieces before stalling,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By SamJaarsma
Clicking sound

Hi,

If the clicking sound can be described as a "knuckle", and you think it comes from the engine, it might be a knuckling piston: the wear alows the piston to swap sides in the cilinder. At high...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By SamJaarsma
Talking Fiesta 1.1 electronic problems

Hi,

I would not jump to the conclusion that your computer is broken. Off and on problems are often caused by a faulty contact. I would check wiring under the rear seat, carpet and towards the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-29-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,105
Posted By SamJaarsma
Question Ford Fiesta 1.8 Diesel ('91) pump seal replacement

Hi,

My name is Sam and I live off the coast of Spain on an island called Mallorca. We own a 91 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, the subject of this post: a Ford Fiesta 1.8 D, a VW Dune Buggy with a Ford 2.3 V6...
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