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Ask a mechanic anything.
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Ur computer looks weird
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>>702173177
Dubs checked.
It's what the insides look like newfag. Haven't you ever taken a computer apart?
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>>702173012
04 ford 350 king ranch. Why does tow/haul come on randomly with/out hitting the button?
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>>702173324
Is it flashing or solid
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>>702173324
Also, hard shifts from 3 to 4? Any codes thrown? They had issues with the gears in the tranny that year
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>>702173476
Solid
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My 91 honda civic has an intermittent starting problem. Sometimes fuel pump primes sometimes it's takes like 5 minutes. Also sometimes doesn't prime when the car is hot. Also car smokes when in high rpm are my rings or valve seals going out?
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>>702173788
Yeah shifts a little abruptly, never had it checked for codes?
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>>702173012
Why'd you make poor life choices?
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Why does my ford transit connect throw a p0741 code. I changed fluid and all solenoids. I think it's an electrical problem, not tc
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>>702173873
your truck has aids
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>>702173873
Take to Ford dealer. Have them update software. Should have trans code. Common issue on that year. I have an 05. Hard one to diag without having truck in front of me
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>>702174135
I make 6 figures as a master tech. Eat shit brokefag
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>>702173012
Any good ideas on how to make a substitute for a rear main bearing seal that is made out of rope? (factory)
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>>702173012
Looks like a ford 3 valve
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>>702174271
Right on, thanks bro
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>>702174217
Works perfect when cold, as soon as it makes torque lock up things go borked
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What's your first childhood memory, and how do you think that has shaped who you are today?
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>>702173012
My '88 Trooper was sitting for a while. Started her up, but when I hit the turn signal it cut off. No sign of electricity even when getting jumped. Any ideas? I checked fuses, but they seem fine.
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>>702173012
have you been to /o/ ?
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>>702173012
Why not pick a better trade? And monthly salary...?
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>>702174376
Agreed, I've made 6 figures as a Master since I was 26. But still, piece of shit Mekanik right?
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>>702173919
First check for bad connections or corrosion at the battery. Then check relays and connections at grounds and at the pump. Old cars will smoke. Get some marvel mystery oil. Car isn't worth enough to worry about internals
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>>702173012
Should I buy a Bmw 525I e34?
Did you ever repair one?
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>>702173012
What was the oldest thing you have ever worked on?
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>>702174217
Defective Torque Converter Lockup Solenoid
Defective Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Defective Torque Converter Clutch
Defective Valve Body
Dirty transmission fluid that restricts the hydraulic passages
Take to a tyranny shop
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>>702174271
Am mechanic 2. Your right, it's impossible to diagnose a problem remotely. Why toast this bread if all you're going to do is refer them to the dealer. People are stupid, but I think they can figure that much out.
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Why? Did that for three years and fucking hated it. Interesting job, but just constantly dealing with fucktards who can't tune radios.

Well, that was my experience at a dealership anyway.
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>>702173012

Is that a VW motor?? lol
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>>702174414
You are correct. Shittiest motor Ford ever made
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>>702173012
how can into i-4 into straight 8 (carbs + dizzy not none of this knock sensor bullshit)
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>>702174475
My father beating my mother's ass. Made me a better father.
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R56 MINI Cooper. Going slow it feels like front left side goes up then right side goes down ( only noticeable going slow) also shit ton of vibration at almost any speed. I've balanced and rotated the wheels
had the car checked on ball joints and shit even had new control arms also
running out of fuckinh ideas pls help
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>>702173012
I have 05 dodge neon burning oil, bad seal on the values maybe, idk? Any bigger rigging tricks to get me two weeks till I get a new ride?
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>>702175074

what? im not even op and im like whut
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>>702174651
>>702174376

>everyone on /b/ makes 6 figures

>everyone on /b/ has an 8 inch dick
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>>702173012
Is it possible to make an engine work only with magnets?
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Certs? Will you plz kys?
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>>702174926
Nice Google...
Tourqe converter clutch is stuck off / in-op. Either going to bad bad torque converter, Tcc solenoid, or Tcc apply pressure is bleeding off somewhere. Take to trans tech
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>>702174720
Leaky fuel pressure regulator maybe.
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>>702174586
Education was paid for by company. 2000+ weekly
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>>702175046
2nd shittiest, spent today working on a 6L Powerjoke
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>>702174483
Most likely has a short. Electrical I'd hard to diagnose without car. Check main fuse. 80 or 100 amp under hood fuse box
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What do I need to check when buying an used car between 50-75k miles? What do you recommend? I am looking at a Mazda3 2011 55k miles for 6900. What do I check on it to make sure it's good?
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>>702174748
What vehicle
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>>702174893
54 chevy. Put on horrible brake lights from Wal-Mart
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>>702175166
Separated tire
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>>702173012
I keep getting a service brakes and service 4x4 light. I replaced all my sensors, new brakes all around, new CV and tone rings, new ball joints, new tie rods. The entire fucking steering except the rack. What the fuck to I do next. Giving lights and display warning but no codes.
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>>702175623
Awesome. I figure it's something like that. Cheers.
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>>702175660
Other than having it checked out by a tech the best indicator anyone can see is the kind of tires on it. 4 Mismatched junky tires? Broke ass owner never fixed shit. 4 matching Michelins? Owner took care of it
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>>702175178
Weeks? Heavier weight oil.
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>>702174135
Kek

>tfw im a mechanical engineer and i wish i made modest mechanic pay.
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>>702175798
Yuck, but a nice classic
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>>702175986
Vehicle?
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>>702175346
A1-8 working on my Ls next...no
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Completely serious question here: Is the cake a lie?

Also, do you think your company would get tired of you and sent you ass off the streets?
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>>702175222
I only have a 6.5" penis and i only make 50k but i live comfortably.
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>>702176208
05 escape hybrid.
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>>702173919
Pull the vacuum line off of your fuel pressure regulator and take a sniff at it. If it smells like gasoline the regulator may be leaking. If your exhaust smoke is blue(ish) that would indicate oil consumption. If the smoke is black(ish) I would suspect rich fuel mixture. A leaking fuel pressure regulator will cause this symptom.
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>>702176341
Who scanned it? Just a code reader from Autozone of something? It pretty rare to have fault lights with no codes set. Make sure the scan tool is able to read codes set in other modules, not just the PCM. You will want to get EBCM or TCCM scanned
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>>702176284
Cake is not a lie. Now don't get me wrong. I put in 7 years to make that scale and self studied for 5 of them to earn promotions. No asswipe walks on making that. I'm the number 4 tech in a billion dollar company and I still study and take classes.
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>>702176284
And no. They spent too much money training me
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Pre-assembly pic for tech bread! Have to rest if anyone wants to see em!
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>>702176341
Other op speak the truth. If the light is on without codes you have pcm issue. Most likely you need a better scanner
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>>702176754
Yea autozone, I also have a scangauge II installed. The abs light is intermittent, mostly it's a dash readout. On occasion I will lose all power due it being a hybrid, engine disengages when there is a serious issue like overheating or traction control cutting out.

Also, the 4x4 will either go full on, or full off when "service brakes" warning is on display. No reason for either.
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>>702177148
Moar. Dick just got hard
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>>702177148
That's so beautifully organized.
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>>702177310
Hybrids are a bitch.
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>>702175463
3rd shittiest. The 6.4 is worse than the 6.0
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>>702177236
So $150 dealership readout needed, possible reflash the pcm? Will battery force clear?

This happened last time I did brakes too, figured it was tone ring. Went away after 10x restart.
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>>702176152
Your a Mech E and don't make much?
How did that happen?
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>>702175222
Trips checked but those trips won't make my 6in dick bigger
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>>702177397
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>>702176403
Thanks I'll check it out
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>>702177470
Honestly, never have had a problem with the battery, charging, or anything else. Got it for 60% of KBB because it was overheating and highway stalling, just needed a new water pump. Just hit 200k so shit is starting to fail I guess.
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>>702176403
But wouldn't it be more of an electrical problem if the fuel pump it's self doesn't prime sometines?
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>>702177557
Nah take to chain shop like Pepboys. They tend to have decent scanners and will read out codes for free
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Step 1: buy bluetooth obd2 reader
Step 2: download torque app
Step 3: read a book nigger

Put these mecha fuckers and their fancy tools out of business
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Know anything about LPG conversion systems, specifically for a ford falcon maybe?
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Why are LSx engines so based?
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>>702177664
Depends where you live. I'm Civil Engineer and made $18/hr in Boston and I make 52/hr in Hartford. Not every engineer makes bank, degrees mean shit. Experience talks and the only way to get good experience is a lucky break.
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>>702177984
This plan will surely work
$90 per hour to work on your shit
$110 if you tried and fucked it up and I have to fix that basket case shitbox
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>>702177948
Had very similar issue with my civic. Ended up being loose battery connection. Check easy shit first like connections and vacuum.
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 3800 Series II engine here. Any suggestions to make my car sound better? Have Pacesetter Headers and a Magnaflow Cat. Obviously i need a catback, but i feel like thats not enough.
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>>702173919
Its your fuel pump relay. Its under the dash. Take it out and check the solder connections on the circuit card. You'll have to reflow the solder contacts and that should fix it. I had the same problem with my 94 accord
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>>702176074
Thanks, mate, I'll check that
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>>702178184
Tough as shit internals. They are tough as fuck to blow up. Buddy threw a bullshit ebay turbo on one with 200k and it rocked solid for 3 years
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LS1 swap/T56 swap.

and for fucks sake get rid of the 10 bolt rear.
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I love cars but I hate math. how much math do you incorporate into your work?
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>>702178281
> sell Pontiac
> buy chevy
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Do you consider studying mechanical engineering ? what are your certifications?
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>>702178632
kek
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>>702178567
Little to none. Learn electrical theory.
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>>702178567
Simple math, fractions. Mostly just measurements
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>>702178206
Not that guy, but I do basically that and do just fine. 97 Chevy. 3.4. Go on, ask me how that shit's still firing with that engine :)

Everything you can do, google and an afternoon can also do. This applies to all professions.
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>>702178449
wait...wait...how in the actual fuck did your buddy get an ebay turbo to survive 3 years? i've seen that on3 trash blow up after 3 dyno pulls
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>>702178632
>MFW pontiac and chevy are GM
go fuck yourself
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>>702178708
I have my minimum requirements for ase master tech. That's a1 through a8. I am studying for my advanced certs now. I love what I do too much to change careers.
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>>702177948
If the regulator can't hold adequate pressure, the pump will continue to run, trying but not achieving enough pressure to feed the injectors. I agree with the others about checking easy electrical probs, but FP regulator is definitely on my list of "been there, done it".
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>>702173012
MECHANIC BRO!!! I have a 97 Honda Accord, I can't get the fucker to start. Replaced the Crankshaft sensor, the sensor in the distribution cap, the ECU, still can't get the shit to turnover. There's also no spark from the spark plugs. What do?
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>>702178922
no need to ask, i had a 91z(3.1) that refused to die, no matter how much i hate fucked it.
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>>702179297
Yeah. That's the 3.1. Not the 3.4.
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>>702178922

>googles physics experiments that have never been done
>applies to any profession
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>>702179254
check the fusable links to the starter
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>>702177768
>>702177499
>>702177148

Post moar!
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>>702179443
Have any diagrams I can go by? What are the fusable links?
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>>702179381

It's the same engine just bored out...
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>>702178922
There is plenty of mechanically inclined diy peeps that I have zero problems with. I can't stand the "I tried to change my starter, rounded off every bolt and here's a box of clips and shit. It cheaper because I started on it right?"
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>>702175351
Trouble is, I've taken to 2 treat shots and both crooked. In Dallas and need someone that will fix issues without recommending total trans overhaul
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>>702179568
Not sure if troll or just that stupid
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>>702179474
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You've probably seen a lot of cars. What used car you recommend to buy up to 8k?
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>>702179254
Agree with b/ro. Check for continuity first. Also Google how to do a voltage drop test and find where your voltage is being used
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>>702179844
Keep'em coming, anon.
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>>702173012
Flat rate or by the hour, which is better for a mechanic?
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>>702179816

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_60%C2%B0_V6_engine
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>>702179254
or maybe replace the spark plugs?
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>>702179955
Replace distributor/coil
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>>702175414
you are lying out your ass about your income
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>>702179881
All cars are shit. Point blank period. Chevy is USUALLY the easiest and cheapest to fix.
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Will my 1999 nissan pulsar make a 650km drive in one go? I service it myself and it's previous owner was a mechanic who took good care of it, it's never had any problems at all. Should there be anything I should be wary of?
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>>702180007
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>>702180039
Depends on area. Slow shop and I'd prefer hourly. Busy and I want flat rate or total ticket
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02 Trailblazer. Idles at 950 RPMs. Not sure if it's the fuel pressure regulator, coolant temperature sensor, or throttle body. Have replaced all spark plugs and filters. Any help would be appreciated
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>>702180082
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_60°_V6_engine#LQ1
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I have a 96 civic with a no crank no start. I had corrosion on the battery so I replaced it and still the same issue I can start it by jumping the starter with a wire from the positive battery terminal to the starter works fine. Also it is a manual transmission. Any thoughts?
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>>702180226
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>>702180170
Yup cause I need to impress autistic fags on b/
You're either mad because you want that kind of money and a) are to stupid to make it or b) are a shit tier mechanic who had a shitty career and never advanced far enough to make that kind of money
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>>702180594

"The LQ1 (also called the Twin Dual Cam or TDC) was a 3.4 L DOHC V6 motor ("X-code") based on the aluminum-headed second generation of GM's 60° engine line, sharing a similar block with its pushrod cousins, the 3.1 L LH0 V6 and the then recently retired 2.8 L LB6 V6."

Same engine block bro, just didn't have pushrods. Unless you think these things were launching pushrods out and blowing up, they would share similar baseline engine problems brah. They were both well known piles of shit.
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>>702180647

Check the cable for resistance, probably just corroded the batter cable, you may have to replace it.
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>>702180647
See if you are getting voltage at the small starter terminal first to rule out starter solenoid, if not look into clutch pedal switch, ignition switch or wiring
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>>702180910
The cable visually looks fine can that still be the culprit
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>>702180840
Keep reading, you attentionless nigger.
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>>702180647
Also check fuses and relays
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>>702180590
Ses light on? If so any lean codes set?
4.2 always needs a throttle body clean and idle reset but they usually idle really low. Sounds like a vacuum leak
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>>702181016
This anon knows.
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>>702181120

It is possible, you have a multimeter? Easiest way to start troubleshooting. Pull both ends of the cable, test ohms of the cable, see if it is reasonable. Then you can check if the solenoid gets power when someone turns the key, other suggestions about the clutch sensor and relays/fuses are good to look at as well.
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>>702181016
>>702181217
This just might work.
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>>702180590
Clean iac and throttle body.
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>>702181182

"Bore was increased to 92 mm (3.6 in), but the 3.1 L engine's 84 mm (3.3 in) stroke was retained. There are only a few interchangeable parts between this DOHC engine and other members of the 60° family, namely the connecting rods and crankshaft."

I assume you refer to this, that is cause there are different heads you fucktard, of course you can't interchange the rest and the bore is different (bored out) so you can't reuse the fucking pistons. Are you really this god damn dense? Build an engine bro, it helps to understand how they work.
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What is your experience with LS motors?

More specifically the LS3?
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>>702181311
He said it cranks when he jumps the solenoid. The big cable is obviously okay.
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>>702180833
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>>702181696

My bad, misread that.
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>>702181656
Limited.
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>>702181656
Not op but had plenty apart
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>>702173012
What's the best way to remove rusted nuts on center support bearing on my Titan. I'm worried about rounding them off and it's impossible to get impact wrench in there around the frame cross member. The nuts are fastened to two pressed in studs in that cross member.
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>>702181262
Thanks for the input.
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>>702175222
Naw, /b/ro, I know several master techs and it really is a 6 figure income.

My dumb ass became a cabinet maker. Robots make that shit now...
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>>702181656
I don't get to choose what I work on and they just aren't common at my shop
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>>702181976
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>>702181908
Heat. Get a map gas bottle and a long ass breaker bar. Be careful.
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>>702181908

Liquid wrench, let it sit for a night, completely clean it off, use a torch to heat it up if it still doesn't break. Make sure you clean that shit up or it will light on fire.
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>>702181535
Do you know what the difference is between an ohc and a fucking pushrod?

Do you not think there's a reason why the 3100s are still putting away and all the 3400s are fucking boat anchors?
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>>702178353
Would that be the main relay or does the fuel pump have its own relay
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>>702182070

So your knowledge is limited?

I was thinking of running a cam without a torque converter, not sure though. Torque converters are expensive as fuck.
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>>702182222
Nice quads
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>>702182263

Are you under the impression those engines were failing cause of pushrods? They leaked, overheated, blew head gaskets, none of which has anything to do with pushrods.
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>>702182216
Definitely not this.
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>>702182222
Quads of infinite wisdom. I always hear user heat, but worried about setting shit on fire. Lol
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>>702182263
You guys are confusing engines, GM did make a 3.1 and a 3.4 that were damn near identical pushrod engines. They also made older OHC versions
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>>702182329

You shouldn't need a high stall converter unless you go insane with cam. A standard street cam you should be fine with the factory stall. High stall converters are a pain in the ass to drive every day, same with higher RPM powerband cam grinds.
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>>702182322
The fuel pump relay runs through the main relay and I've never seen one go bad however the power on mine runs through the relays under the hood as well for some dumb fuck reason. Doesn't hurt to check
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Yes thanks guys. I really appreciate these threads and your guy's time.
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>>702182477

I always used some spray when I worked in a shop, if that didn't do it, broke out the torch. It always worked eventually.
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>>702173320
Has to be bait
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>>702182222
Would an air ratchet work? Breaker bar will just round those 14mm nuts right off
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>>702182329
You can run a milder cam on a stock converter. If you go to big on stock converter it will be a dog from a stop and might want to die when stopped in gear. If you want a bumpy idle spring for a high stall
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>>702182870
Use a 6 point socket and you'll be fine.
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>>702182870

Air ratchet won't do shit, do you mean impact? Use a nice impact 6 point socket and it should be fine.
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>>702182870
Air ratchets usually don't have the balls. Mine only puts out 100 ft lbs.
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>>702182576
Aww eff. You're right.

My bad, other dude. I seriously thought you were trying to tell me my ohc had pushrods. That's def the wrong engine I'm looking at on wikipedia. I'll take my own advice and rtfa.
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>>702175183
Thats because you're stupid and 12
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>>702183054
Idk, the six point socket I was using was starting to round them off. Pic related.
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>>702183231

NP bro, they made too many fucking similar engines in that period.
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Air ratchet won't have enough torque. As >>702182870 says, use a six point and as much handle as you can swing in there.
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>>702182841
op here. Was definitely bait. No one bit though. That's my 5.4 being rebuilt
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How Many wrenches do you own
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>>702183369
That's the problem too, lots of shit in the way.
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>>702183268

Yea, you will need to clean that up heavy. Get some liquid wrench or PB blaster, spray it and let it sit for a while, going to want to drown that shit. Give it a day or so, clean it up, torch it, then impact.
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>>702173012
2003 ford crown vic cvpi,
240k miles,
Runs and drives fine, but if I keep it at a stop while running it will blow smoke from burning oil. Doesn't blow smoke during regular driving or under heavy acceleration. And also doesn't blow smoke at first start I'm the day. Work rings? Valve seals?
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>>702183333
Quads for truth.

And they all sucked
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>>702183516
Impact not an option. I took that pic because I couldn't see the stud. It's facing up towards the floor pan
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>>702173012
Anything to look out for with a 98 celica gt?
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>>702183268
Ew. You need a socket that is not chamfered on the inside. You aren't getting a bite on the entire face of the nut. Buy a new one and grind it flat if you have to.
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>>702183622

Christ, my second quad in this thread and I respond to dubs, this is a get thread.
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>>702183688

Torch and breaker bar it is, just spray the shit out of it with rust penetrant first.
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>>702183727
The title in your name
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>>702183596
>240k
All of it. All your rubber is shit. All of your seals are shit. Trade it in
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Should I buy a diesel truck?
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>>702173012
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>>702183868
Do you tow or just wanna be rollin coal fag?
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>>702183731
Didn't think of grinding a socket but yeah that might work. Or those extractor sets. Obviously I could care less about the nut just don't want to snap off the stud
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>>702183596

Smoke at idle almost makes it sound vacuum based. Valve seals should only smoke after sitting, rings will smoke on acceleration hard.
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>>702183843
LOLOLOLOL this.
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>>702183868
Yes. Basically you change the oil and filters until it blows up
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>>702183945ive got a 16' enclosed trailer
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>>702184010
Probably blow by from worn out rings filling intake with oil, trade it in
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>>702177499
a blue sbc? thatll make the fanboys rage
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>>702183897
No matter how many times I align it, it still pulls toward the crowd
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>>702184180

Worn rings should smoke harder on acceleration though, he says no smoke. Almost sounds like weird shit with vacuum pulling oil in from somewhere, but hard to say without looking at it.
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>>702173012
I've got an 2003 Ford Ranger, 3.0 V6 Manual, sometimes grinds going into 3rd. Im guessing it's the synchros. Just bought the truck. Could it just be low fluid? Just looking for some advice.
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>>702184089
As long as your ok with a higher cost of ownership. Are you sticking with GM? What years? There are certain 6.6l's that are great and some to look out for
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92 accord.

60k miles. Garage kept by old lady. 10k put on it after I took it over a couple years back. Daily short commutes. Replaced all sorts of shit when I grabbed it.

Goes wicked slow uphill. Will redline if pushed, going only 20mph. On non inclines, still slow to get up there but will eventually go 55 without straining.

Shift solenoid?
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>>702184316
Matched stripes on 71 Chevelle as per cust request. Not my favorite either
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>>702184465
Map sensor dirty?
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>>702184408
Also, only 104,xxx miles
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2003 subaru legacy

I feel like whenever it shifts there is a slight delay, then the power kicks in. I don't know if could mean something.
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>>702183596
You're sure it's oil smoke and not fuel smoke? Could be running rich.
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>>70218442
I'm not a brandfag. I just want to pass on the highway with the trailer on. Have 4.7 Dodge gaser now.
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>>702173012
you want me to throw a new air filter in while i'm at it?
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>>702184010

I checked the air intake when I replaced the tps and it was coated in oil. Doesn't smoke any other time besides when sitting at a stop for an extended period of time, then I go. No other problems with the car whatsoever. So are you saying valves?
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>>702184408

Sounds right, synchros.
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>>702184465
Sounds like a plugged catalytic converter, check back pressure
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>>702184465

Are you saying it doesn't shift and just stays in first or it has no power?
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>>702184623
Probably.... but it's dark out. Let's play devils afvocate and say nah. Anything but the tranny could cause this problem?

Pedal basically does nothing until tou hit a certain point, then it revs and does nothing.
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>>702184408
Manuals are sealed. Not really but you usually don't service fluid. If it's just one then skip it. Could be a few things none of which are easily fixed. Ride it till the wheels fall off or put a tranny in it
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>>702184426
'm not a brandfag. I just want to pass on the highway with the trailer on. Have 4.7 Dodge gaser now.
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I'm thinking about getting a Cressida and do a 1jz swap or a 2jz if I get a decent one on the cheap from the wrecks, do you have any worthwhile alternatives that can fit there and provide at least 250 lb/ft of torque?
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>>702184839

If you have oil in the intake, it is something leaking oil back, could be PCV, albeit strange. I would check there first and look for other sources that lead to valve covers/oil pan that feed into the intake, it is most likely pulling oil from some line at idle when vacuum is high.
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>>702184910
Nah, she shifts.

It's probably >>702184874. I basically beer canned that fucker.
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>>702184180
>>702184010
I can hammer the throttle all day and see not a single plume of smoke. Just the stopped for a prolonged period blow by. I can stop it by shifting to neutral when stopped. So I had a thought of it being a vacuum problem. But like I said, 240k miles. And it's a retired police car so they maintain them pretty well while they are in service.
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>>702173012
This is kind of a dumb question but what do I do with a totalled car and I'm looking for a cheap pickup truck to last me awhile. Anything to be wary of?
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>>702184802
No fords, garbage diesel

Not a huge fan of newer cummins either, head issues.

GM is my favorite and you can't beat the Allison trans behind it.

05-06 GM with 8th vin number "2" is one of the most reliable tow engines made.
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>>702185100
Replaced pcv valves already. One of them didn't even have the reverse flow stopper in it. Stopped smoking for a few days then came back
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>>702173012
what do you do for a living
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>>702185231
Not OP but can the truck be fixed easily enough? you can always rebuild it and apply for a rebuild title so it's road worthy. Otherwise part it out or sell to a TL yard like Copart.
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>>702185389
Hell yeah motherfucker
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1991 Ford F150.. after a bit of driving the "check engine" light always comes on. Have replaced numerous parts over the last two years (oil pan, full exhaust, water pump, vacuum lines, alternator, several gaskets, spark plugs, adjusted the timing, one or two new belts, etc) and i always stay on top of changing the oil/filter. It seems like no matter what me and my buddy do, that damn light always comes on.
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>>702185231

Either sell it for parts or sell to a scrap yard. Toyota Tacomas are kinda pricey, but they run forever and are great trucks.
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02 Dodge Dakota -- Why does it make a whistling sound when Im driving on the highway when its cold outside?
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>>702184736
If anyone could answer this for me that would be great
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>>702179787
I'm in Dallas too, have you ever taken it to Christian Brothers Auto? Take my Jeep, Tahoe, and Porsche there, never had a problem. They're fantastic, highly recommend.
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Op here. Op tired. Op leaving. Peace b/ros
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>>702185465

It is possible then that there is a lot of crankcase pressure and it is blowing out the PCVs, then pumping oil into the intake, if that is the case, sounds like compression rings are worn. If you can get a pressure gauge on it that would probably give you a better idea.
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>>702185665
Because Chrysler sucks
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>>702184736
dirty throttle plate? slipping clutch? Drive-by-wire is a pain.
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>>702185615

OBDI had blink codes, find out what the code is.
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>>702180647
Check all the electrical grounds to the engine bay.
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>>702185760
I'm still here
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>>702185389
Thanks. This helps.
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>>702185679
>subaru

Spell that backwards.

>ur a bus

There's your answer.
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>>702173012
have you ever used JB weld to patch a fuel tank puncture? I used a patch kit but it was shit.
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I changed my catalytic converter on my honda and put high temperature gasket maker on the gasket where it conn3cts to the manifold.

Now my civic is overheating. Did the gasket maker burn up and clog My exhaust? How do I fix this?
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>>702186281
Did you put the whole tube in the cat? If not doubt I highly doubt it
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>>702185824
Just so I make sure I have an idea of what's going on, compression rings could be worn which is causing the pressure from the combustion chamber blowing past and putting pressure into the crankcase? And I would be looking for low compression in the combustion chamber?
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>>702185903
It shifts under 3k rpms but I feel that there is a delay when I press the throttle
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>>702186532
No I just coated the old gasket in it. What could cause the overheating? Oil and coolant are both good.
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>>702186281
That high temp shit is good to 600f. Have you checked coolant levels? Maybe your cat clogged cause you're burning it off. Pop the oil cap and look for scrambled eggs.
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>>702186551
Do a dry compression test and record all readings then do a wet test (teaspoon of oil in each cylinder) of readings significantly improve the rings are worn out
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>>702186551

Probably good place to start is a full compression test, see if it is good and it holds. You could also clean all the oil up and run it for a short bit, then see if you can trace the oil back, but that is my best guess based on the symptoms.
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>>702186707
When does it overheat? Do the fans work? How fast does cooling system build pressure?
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>>702186752
Yeah I even bought the higher temp shit. I'll have to check that the fan belt isn't slipping.
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>>702186707

You should have used a new gasket, you shouldn't use that gasket maker shit on exhaust, they are normally metal gaskets to take the high temps.
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Where can i find a water pump for a 1970 Beetle?
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>>702186707
>old gasket
That might be a place to start bro.
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>>702187008

Yea, that shit is for like oil pans and stuff, not exhaust.
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>>702186967
After driving for about 40min-1hour. I'll have to check the other two things.
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>>702180590
>02 Trailblazer

clean your throttle body
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>>702186901

Thanks for the time and input. I'll give that a check.
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>>702187132
>>702187088
>>702187046
Fuck me. This is what I get for playing mechanic. Alright /b/ros. Thank you. Back to square one.
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>>702187606
They are graphite empregnated with steel.
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>>702187606
If you're not still learning, you're not still living. Good luck guy!
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>>702173012
>>702173012

What are the benefits of a total engine and transmission rebuild, assuming the rest of your car is in fine condition at 11 years old with 150k miles versus just buying a new vehicle, including financing and full coverage insurance?
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>>702188208

Usually not worth it unless the car is a classic or holds high resale is relatively cheap to rebuild.
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>>702187892
Amen to that brother. Experience is the best teacher in my book so i''m gonna keep on truckin.
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>>702173012


synthetic or dino?
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'97 Chevy S10
randomly started misfiring and bogging down today for about 30 minutes. Fixed itself after that and didn't do it again on ride home. Plugs and wire were changed this year as well as EGR valve and gasket. Might be a one off incident but another mechanics input would be great
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>>702188488
Start with dino to seat, move to synth later on.
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>>702175463
Ford didn't make the 6.0L. and a good percentage of them were only shitty because the owners didn't maintain them. the 5.4L 3V is legitimately garbage through and through.
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>>702188798
4.3? Probably poppet valves sticking, time for spider injector MFI upgrade
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>>702188960
International built it, used safe fuel maps, didn't make much power but was much more reliable. Ford got ahold of it and overfueled the hell out of it trying to compete in the LD Diesel market.
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>>702188999
Yup she's a 4.3. I'll take a look into that. 200,000 miles haven't been too nice to her and the previous owners certainly beat the shit out of it. could the O2 sensor have anything to do with it? Codes been on for about 9 months and I can't be bothered to get the whole exhaust fixed
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>>702189527
Would have to see some scan tool data to know for sure, just goin by what's common. 2 big things cause 4.3 misfires. Ignition and that damn spider injector. What tune up stuff did you use? I always use Delco, seen too many issues with aftermarket caps and plugs on the 4.3
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What is the most reliable engine ever made, and why is it the Mercedes-Benz OM617?
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>>702190040
they're for sure Delco. if I recall it's iridium ones. one of the guys I was with was insisting the iridiums burned too hot for Chevy's and one said it was fine. wasn't exactly car savvy at the time so I went with what my buddy said
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>>702184776
Sorry missed this one. And yeah it is the blue tinted smoke from oil burnoff
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>>702186674
Tranny.
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>>702173012

What are the best cars to buy so I have to see you the least?
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>>702173012
I used to work at a plant that made that 6.2 cylinder head.
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>>702191709
Japanese. Ie Toyota.
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>>702191884

I bought a Subaru Impreza 2013.. Base model.. did I do good?
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>>702192185
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