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Forum: V6
02-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By TomP

Re: 3.1 V6 Not starting? No code? Just cranks? A guide.

Really nice write-up! Agree w/Gfunkill, your style did remind me of KED85 (RIP). Agree too about getting an original AC Delco ignition module.

I wanted to add another one that you hinted at-
...
Forum: V6
02-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By TomP

Re: Another 3.4/3500 project

I'd think you'd be OK with the rear- but you might want a posi with all that extra power ;)
Forum: V6
08-10-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,205
Posted By TomP

Re: Trading V6 Diffs

You won't break an axle with the v6; 26 spline vs 28 spline won't really matter. If you're bored, give it a try, if you don't like it, switch them back. :)
Forum: V6
05-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By TomP

Re: Tranny won't budge

Transmissions' TV cable (Throttle-Valve) adjustment writeup is on thirdgen.org here: https://www.thirdgen.org/detent
Forum: V6
05-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By TomP

Re: 3.1L 92 RS Pull Engine - Best Way?

On the 2.8 there's two steel lifting eyes on the engine, I think they're there on the 3.1 also. Just black brackets with a hole in them, one at the left/front, one at right/rear. When I helped a...
Forum: V6
05-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Re: Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

Hey guys, almost forgot to come back and update. Problem solved! The Multec injectors were definitely leaking; when I pulled the rail, the #5 cyl's injector had a drop of fuel oozing from the...
Forum: V6
04-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By TomP

Re: v6 aint going over 3500 rpm in drive

Is the exhaust clogged anywhere? Uncap the exhaust and see if it goes past 4200 rpm (just don't melt anything of course)
Forum: V6
04-03-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By TomP

Re: timing problem?

No problem, we should all be able to help you get running again! Yeah the catalytic convertor check isn't fun to do- it's technically easy but a lot of fighting to get the rusted cat off the rusted...
Forum: V6
04-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By TomP

Re: Starting 1985 Camaro Build

They split the what??? You don't mean they cut the dash down the middle right? Did that same shop change the fuel pump?
Forum: V6
04-02-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By TomP

Re: Starting 1985 Camaro Build

Checking the code wouldn't clear it... like camaroyoungster said, only disconnecting the battery would clear a code. (Or after a long time without the original problem happening again, I forget how...
Forum: V6
04-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By TomP

Re: timing problem?

Did the search for you because I was curious, check this out, Chevy86 IROC-Z put up all the diagrams, your '83 is in message 26 on page 1, that was cool of him!!...
Forum: V6
04-02-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By TomP

Re: timing problem?

Well you can't have vacuum hoses just unconnected, fix that first... might be able to search on here for a vacuum diagram too.

And that acceleration sounds like hitting a wall- if you floor it,...
Forum: V6
04-02-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By TomP

Re: Starts then dies

Your check engine light doesn't light? Does the computer have power?

EGR valve stuck open? (should be able to feel the diaphragm underneath the valve's edge, it's cut open there, diaphragm...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By TomP

Re: Starting 1985 Camaro Build

About the engine light, service manual says to disconnect battery, disconnect both computer connectors, reconnect battery, and turn key to "on" without cranking.

If the light comes on that means...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By TomP

Re: timing problem?

One more thing- how does it drive? Is it driveable or does it hit that wall and won't accelerate any faster? If it hits a wall it could be a clogged catalytic convertor. Had a friend with an '83...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By TomP

Re: timing problem?

Originally there was a sticker on the underside of your hood with the vacuum connections, is it still there? Nobody makes the lines anymore, but they sell 1/8 and 3/16 vacuum hose, and t-fittings,...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Re: Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

The way you worded it though makes me wonder- with key on engine off, first the fuel pressure moved the spring. Then I added vaccuum. If the car was running, both would happen at the same time. I...
04-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By TomP

Re: fighting with a leaking oil pressure sensor...

That's true that is pretty tight up there. Maybe a 90 degree adapter? I'm out of ideas...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Re: Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

Thanks RBob, nice to see some familiar names around here still! Actually I'm glad to see the club is still here too- was a little worried it'd come up "website not found". I haven't seen another...
Forum: V6
04-01-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Re: Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

Hi Maverick! Thanks for the response & info. Yes I already have a replacement set from SouthBay on the way. My original injectors (had them in a box) all measured 16.0 ohms, so that was enough for...
04-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By TomP

Re: fighting with a leaking oil pressure sensor...

Are you sure the threads in the block are OK? What about getting a brass adapter to go into the block, then putting the oil pressure sensor into the brass adapter? Then you could see where the leak...
03-31-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By TomP

Re: fighting with a leaking oil pressure sensor...

You didn't mention it- but did you use any teflon tape on the threads?
03-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By TomP

Correct fuel pressure regulator operation?

Hey everyone, have a question about how the FPR works. I got a code 45, turns out I have leaking injectors. But part of that was to test the FPR. (No fuel in the vacuum line so I'm pretty sure it...
Forum: V6
03-30-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Re: Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

Update! Measured two of the Multec injectors' resistance, #1 and #6, both were 11.8 ohms. So definitely shorted coils, probably all are bad, glad my ECM didn't fry up.

Four injectors are...
Forum: V6
03-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TomP

Running rich, hasn't started in years, injectors clogged?

Hey guys, long time no see! Tried to start my Firebird after 2 years sleep- of course it started right up (with new gas), but it's running rich, even threw code 45.

I have Multec injectors in...
Forum: V6
04-04-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By TomP

Re: v6 2.8l 88' boggs out badly

I'm a Pontiac person will that count?

Dodge you said you have a new catalytic convertor; why? Did the old one clog?
Forum: V6
04-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By TomP

Re: Fuel near injectors ontop of manifold

Glad to hear you have a timing light! There's two kinds of timing, valve timing (camshaft to crankshaft) and ignition timing (distributor). We're both talking about distributor timing now.

Yup...
Forum: V6
04-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By TomP

Re: Testing Knock Sensor

Yes on both tests :)

Could definitely be a bad wire/connector, someone might've pierce-probe'd it to check resistance/voltage, and used electrical tape to seal the hole up.
Forum: V6
04-03-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By TomP

Re: Fuel near injectors ontop of manifold

Where's the timing set to? You said in your first message that you adjusted it...
Forum: V6
04-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,222
Posted By TomP

Re: 92 3.1L RS - No Spark

For the module- you used the heat-sink grease it came with, right?
Forum: V6
04-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By TomP

Re: Mechanical Guages

Water temp would replace your factory idiot light switch in the front outer corner of the driver's side head (behind the a/c bracket). Depending on the gauge you have you might need an adapter. I...
Forum: V6
04-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By TomP

Re: prone to vapor lock?

(laughs) Hey you guys are pretty much describing a bad ignition module. The module heats up, fails (no spark), and won't work again until the motor cools down.

I was stranded on the side of the...
Forum: V6
04-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By TomP

Re: V6 2.8 mpfi

I missed you too Maverick! :D 292,000 miles actually, just started it up two weekends ago after it sitting for 2 years. Thought the ignition switch was stuck on "crank", pulled the column to...
Forum: V6
03-31-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By TomP

Re: Door alignment

Either that or you have a non-GM front fender (aftermarket fenders could have wrong body lines).
Forum: V6
03-29-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By TomP

Re: Fuel near injectors ontop of manifold

You can also grab from a GM 3.1 (3100) FWD V6. Those won't have pintle caps to break (I run them in my 2.8). When you clean them make sure not to get any cleaner in the windings/connector. ...
Forum: V6
03-28-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By TomP

Re: "Brand New" 82 Carbureted 2.8 Performance?

Apparently the air pump was supposed to help the catalytic converter be more efficient- it wasn't just a ratio thing. I used to think the same but was corrected. Here's my message from 2002 (10...
Forum: V6
03-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,558
Posted By TomP

Re: I thought it was all over for my Bird

Rust strikes again :( I got rid of mine many many years ago (1996 actually), a few years ago I changed those hoses to the braided steel ones, used these Made4You clamps to hold them together by the...
Forum: V6
03-28-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By TomP

Re: "Brand New" 82 Carbureted 2.8 Performance?

You may not have an issue ripping out your emissions gear, but I do. That gives our my hobby a bad name.

[rant removed] Ah well whatever :D but I'll tell ya, EGR doesn't rob any power. It only...
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By TomP

Re: "Brand New" 82 Carbureted 2.8 Performance?

Ha that rust's nothin. My car's rusted almost in half :( If you want to stop that, check out http://www.por15.com , I highly recommend it (get the three-stage starter kit).

I think all 82's had...
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,084
Posted By TomP

Re: Why Oh Why Does my ICM Die?

The Vortec v6's? That's worth checking out, they used the same dist cap as our 2.8's did.

Boy this message brings back some memories :D
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,558
Posted By TomP

Re: I thought it was all over for my Bird

Glad to see your ride's still holding up! :) ( I tried to help with your brakes message)
Forum: Brakes
03-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By TomP

Re: I do keep forgetting I don't have brakes ;)

Good call on changing the master cyl. I fought brakes for a long time on my rear disc swap. The master cylinder I bought was bad out-of-the-box and I could never bleed the system! I went thru...
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By TomP

Re: "Brand New" 82 Carbureted 2.8 Performance?

Wow sweet time capsule! What's it like to have a rust free car? :( I agree w/project89 (MPFI heads would wake it up) and Maverick (that's the weak-crank car), and it's also a weak-trans car. Is...
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By TomP

Re: Difference in years

Cool thanks for the update :thumbsup: wild that this 9 year old message is still going :)
Forum: V6
03-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By TomP

Re: Fuel near injectors ontop of manifold

Not starting for 11 years ? Wow and I thought I was bad not starting mine for 2 years. :) (It just fired up with 1/2 turn of the key, it must've missed me) I'm betting your injectors are gummed...
02-29-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,933
Posted By TomP

Re: Top-Down Solutions (TDS)

^ Agreed, I ordered the Alston subframe connectors from Lon a long long time ago (6 years? 7 years? wow) and he was very helpful & accommodating. Everything shipped out fast and was packed well.
11-08-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,025
Posted By TomP

Re: Rockauto any good?

Never had a problem here either, been ordering for years. Usually I'll add what I need to my cart, then poke around through the other categories to find anything inexpensive that ships from the same...
Forum: V6
01-07-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,496
Posted By TomP

Re: Rebuilt or crate?

If you got a short block and used your heads, you'd have to make sure the heads you have were checked for straightness, checked for cracks, milled if necessary, hot tanked (don't want sludge/rust in...
Forum: V6
01-03-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By TomP

Re: Fuel Pump

That's definitely a good idea (to change the pump while the tank is out). I was told a long time ago that the v6 fuel feed & return pressure lines/hoses might be thinner than a v8's, because v6 pump...
Forum: V6
01-03-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,496
Posted By TomP

Re: Rebuilt or crate?

You'd have to tear the junkyard engine down and send the parts off to a machine shop to be inspected (cracks, straightness, etc). Sure you can see if a bearing is scratched up, but you probably...
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