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subject: re: Scout
in reply to niroe in message #5850:
Yes. That rocks. Rainbow 4x4's. Hilarity.

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subject: re: Scout
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5851:
Yeah, I'm highly amused. We're friends with the "violet" truck owner in the rainbow, so she asked us to help complete the spectrum. We'll be an interesting addition to the parade, that's for sure. Blast some Gaga from my big, orange Jeep eater... Trucks and pride - a great multicultural experience for the kids!

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subject: now that i have looked at it.
so the RX-7, we lost the trailer, i was destroyed by people that worked for my decessed step-father. that combined with the fact that the car has not been run since 06 and also has not passed tech since the last time it was raced brings the price down to $2,500 firm. ifsomeone wanted to race it again they would have to modify it for ITA or drag.

better option would be to find one of the many RX-7s out there going for dirt cheep because the engine went metal to metal when the apex seals wore out. swapping the drive train and running gear and make one mother-fucker of a sleeper. then haul the non-street legal body, cage and all to the wreaker.

selling the fire supression system, in-car two way radio set and telemetry equipement might offset the cost of install.

i don't have time to flip it my self, but over 40k of stuff for $2500 is still a real good deal. i am pretty sure you could make that back in e-bay parts.

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subject: resurrecting the Si
So, I'm finally resurrecting my car. For those who don't remember, the ecu had stopped sending the trigger signal to the injectors on cyls 1 and 2. I just purchased an ecu for $225 shipped (dealer wanted $500+). The engine hasn't been spun in 14+ months. I plan to drain the pan, drop and clean it, and then replace the oil and filter before spinning the engine. When I do, I'll pull all the coil packs' power and let the pump run off the starter for about 15 seconds before giving the engine the ability to actually start.

My question is this: what sort of oil should I use? I'm told that synth blend is a waste of time. Go conventional or full synth. What about high-mileage oils? Silly as well? I'm not a metallurgist or chemist. Guidance?

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5854:
its only been a year, and you did not do any work that might require break in. so, i'd check the oil that is in it for the presence of moisture (milky look) or fuel (smell it) and if ok (dark and viscus is good) run it for a day or so before changing it, that way any rust (sometimes lighly forming inside cylinder walls) that might have developed would get removed with the old oil.

and don't freak out if it runs rough for an hour or so, FI is self lubricating from chemicals in petrol. so sometimes the injectors them selves will have a funky spray pattern until it gets to opp. temp and flogged for a bit.

after 300k+ on my diesel (diesel has a higher compression ratio and is much harder on oil than gassers) i have learned that oil is oil, as long as it has it you are good. synth is mostly a scam, unless you are running some super high efficacy type motor with carbon fiber pistons or something.

i seem to remember those having a problem with rings sticking in the ringlands after sitting so be prepared for a some blue smoke for a minute or two. DO NOT shut it down (unless you hear un-ignore-able loud hammering sounds), any damage that could happen has already at that point, and the rings should re-seat.

take it out and flogg it for a few freeway miles and you should be good to go!

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5855:
Awesome. I'll probably still drop the pan and clean it, 'cause I've run it low a couple times. I'll just use the valvoline conventional, then.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5856:
only if the gasket leaks. if you do not have an oil leak now, dropping the pan will only ensure that you will. (no matter how much you clean it, the factory installation is always better than aftermarket).

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5857:
Any hints on how to get the oil system to run clean again? The s2k I was driving had oil that looked like new, and I rolled 50k over on it while I had it. That car has been driven hard constantly, and the oil's in great shape. So how do I get mine back to that condition? I'd like to get all the sludge out of the pan. hints?

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5858:
the only way to keep oil in "like new" condition is to not drive the car. over time the tolerances in between the pistons and cylinder walls enlarge and blow-by increases. it is this scorching of the oil that darkens it. it is not necessarily "sludge" in the motor. most of the time unless you have water; either from the environment or from internal system leakage, in the system not much build up is possible.

in other words, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5859:
Dude, that s2k had 50k miles on it, and it's been driven HARD. Oil looks like it just came out of the can, even after 1600 miles of me beating the everloving hell out of that car.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5860:
that is about a quarter of its designed lifespan. and the tolerances i am speaking of are go from .0018 (good) .004 (wasted but running). it takes years for that much wear.

unless you over rev a motor (only way to do this on modern engines by downshifting from fifth to say second at freeway speeds) and cause "ring flutter". they do not allow you to over drive their engines, it is built into the programming.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5861:
Hassle though they can be, engine computers have improved our cars immensely.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5861:
Think I'll use this. Competitive price, it appeals to my semi-green-ness, and I know I can get it anywhere I go so I don't have to worry about mixing brands or anything.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5863:
sure. as long as you are happy with the product. but if you check your oil after 1k and find your self more than a qt low or find your self with a little blue in your tail pipe when someone revs the motor then change over to conventional 10w30 and sleep just as well.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5864:
Yeah, mfg spec is 5-20. I always put 5-30 in it during the winter in Michigan.

This car hasn't burned much oil, but enough that when I didn't check it for a long time (way longer than I should've) I got bitten. So yeah. I won't burn a qt in 1k, but I'm thinking I'll make sure to cycle it every 3k for a few changes to try and keep it clean and help get some of the gunk outta there.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5865:
Well, this fucking sucks.

Limped to the dealer. Swapped the ECU. Ran great....for about 20 miles. Now cyl 2 isn't firing again. Had a mechanic look at it for a few mins. The injector on cyl 2 isn't getting a fire signal. Nothin'. He suggested I check continuity on the wiring, and resistance on the injectors. I just hope it didn't kill the injector driver on this ECU.

Fucking car. Other suggestions are welcome.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5866:
nothing that he didn't suggest. fuckng sequenital injection.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5866:
Lovely. Cyl 2, the dead one, has an injector with 6 ohms resistance. All the others have 12.5. FUCK. I really REALLY hope I didn't kill the injector driver.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5868:
Eh, you don't really NEED all 4 cylinders, right?

On my old Sunfire there was a point where I could tell I was getting coughing from the engine, put it off and put it off. Finally the car would randomly stall, I took it in to get it looked at and the mechanic said the injection coil was only firing on 2 cylinders when it started stalling, so I had been driving around with just 3 for a while.

My only excuse is that it was a very bad, very busy time in my life. A new injection coil fixed the issue.



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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to paradox in message #5869:
I need all 4 if I want the engine to run properly. And I really don't wanna damage it by throwing a dead weight piston head around.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to paradox in message #5869:
I had an 87 Ford Mustang 4 cyl that lost compression in one of the cylinders... I drove it around like that for 3 months, and it wouldnt die... I didnt have money to fix it, and it wasnt worth it anyway... I ended up scrapping it...

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5870:
I've replaced the injector and.....still misses. FUCK.

I'm giving up and taking it to a shop.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5872:
did you check continunity to ground from the harness?

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5873:
LOLWUT?

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5874:
In my experience stupid electrical problems are often grounding issues.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to cyco in message #5875:
It was a blown fuel injector. Replaced it and the ECU again, and everything's happy once more.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5876:
Bend over here it comes again. I don't even want to know what your ECU cost. Mine was something like $500.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to cyco in message #5877:
If I'd gotten one from the dealer, yeah. I got mine for $140.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to cyco in message #5877:
I remember getting a used one for my 300zx for like $90ish... Granted, that was in like 2001... Now CHANGING it, that was the pain in the ass part...

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to hade119 in message #5879:
Desmo likes to put them in strange places. i had to replace one in a maxima because somebodies kid spilled a slurpee under the pasenger seat. (to this day i want some of what ever the designer was drinking when the thought came "gee I'll just stick it under the seat").

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