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Old 04-16-2018, 06:05 AM   #251  
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Man you've been busy, I changed the oil and filter, for some reason at the same time its decided to not start right away , way too much cranking for my liking , not sure what's happening , it runs fine ???? Any clues let me know ?
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Thought I'd add I think it is not oil change related , I remember having difficulty starting literally just before hand. It cranks forever but dosnt even try. Then fires. I can here the fuel pump working .
faulty clutch switch ? maybe I should check quick.
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Clutch switch stops it turning , it's not that , found no spark coil seems ok , gota take dizzy apart and have a look
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Think pick up coils dead, really really high resistance, looking for new dizzy
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

So, not what i did today but the last week. I finally installed the S-15 trans in the firebird after 9 months. Drove it 2 1/2 states (365) miles home and all is back to normal so far so good. Now i have to go replace the thermostat.


Let the fun begin!



New torque converter !



S-15 trans 40k miles changed tail housing, detent cable and mount.



Installed!!





If you ever have to change the detent ( kick down cable).



kinda like the lowered rear look when it's up.



After install and drove 365 miles home. i'd say it works!
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Nice job mate she looks awesome, I really like those wheels on the non gfx car.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:58 PM   #257  
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Well went and bought thermostat changed it and when tightening the thermostat housing it cracked. going tomorrow to get that too...one part at a time....lol
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Well thermostat and new housing in and readjusted kickdown cable it's back 100% again yay!!
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Cool, now let's see it tare up the tarmac
im waiting for the postman.........
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I received and fitted the new dizzy, fired her up, she's back , just need a timing light , spitting a bit of fuel and not quite right . Bit noisey under the 4&6 rocker .
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Hi there,
No new pics, but I washed it and drove it to work tonight. Running beautifully!
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No new pics, but I washed it and drove it to work tonight. Running beautifully!

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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Well car is still getting too warm for me went to flush system since all but radiator new. get it up to temp and fan doesn't kick on. turn heater on still nothing...found my issue. Before it was working but guess not well enough. Another thing to fix.
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Timed it up 11į , new plugs, drives ok still coughing and spluttering but no ses light which I find a little strange , maybe I need to investigate the noisey under rocker cover 4&6. ??????
on my car it means pulling the intake which sucks
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Had fan issues replaced relay, coolant sensor, thermostat, and housing...didn't help...traced wires no problems. it was the ecm swapped it and all good now finally!
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Dam. Change the ECM for the fan to work ! 😱
Is the old one repairable ?
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My noisey rocker seems to be the rocker sitting against the pcv chamber on the rocker cover , there's a wear mark on it !
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Drove it to work tonight, in the rain. But I drove it! Still more fun the the minivan.
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I need someone to come put on my ported heads for my 3.4 turbo. still building the turbo piping, and I have these bar ported iron heads just laying in my garage.
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Dam. Change the ECM for the fan to work ! 😱
Is the old one repairable ?
I am not sure if it is.

So lately been having trans issues from the trans i just put in. Jacked it up and rear shaft seal was leaking...changed it topped off the trans fluid and all is good again.
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Drove to the shop with a busted clutch master. Cyclinder , very tricky, clutch re engages if I keep my foot down so I have to pop it out of gear and lift my foot each time. Interesting !

Also started on a new intake design since I have two broken upper manifolds , I will get one of them fixed ......
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Bought this gem about a week ago, couldn't refuse the price + it has a electronic dash! Finished putting in the tranny, reverse let go.
Not a fun job replacing the tranny on the floor -_-'

Few more things to do b4 its road worthy but I'll get there soon. 88 bird
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Took it to the first car show this season, Wilson Barn Show in Livonia MI. Sorry no pics, forgot to take the camera. Besides, it was raining. But still, first show! Several people looked, and a few remarked how they haven't seen a V6 Camaro in years.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:32 AM   #274  
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Fitted new clutch master . Hopefully I'll get to drive it now 😂😂😂😂
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Fitted a wonder bar. Omg what a difference ! If you don't have one. Get one. Period. I didn't realize how floppy the front end was lol
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Well ever since i put in the used trans i have had trans overheating problems. Replaced shaft seal, trans lines, radiator, thermostat and housing, new fan motor, all cooling sensors and relays, deleted a/c condenser, and added external trans cooler ( later today ). Hopefully this will fix the issue. Have not started it since new radiator.
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Was that meant to say trans overheating problems? How do you know when your transmission is cooking ? In my manual it's fairly obvious but I'm doing the changes , just wondered.
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Drove it to work tonight, stopped at McDonalds, was told by the cashier, "Wow, nice Corvette!" (um, it's a 1986 Camaro SC.)
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Replaced so many vacuum lines I lost count.

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Ktthecarguy
never herd someone say that about a Camaro, but i have had it on my Firebird , which is not too far removed from the c4 .
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

New here but i recently threw on some pace setter headers on my v6 (2.8). Straight piped it all the way back and since money was short, and because I didnít want to wait for a glass pack to come in the mail i just threw on a magna flow rumble exhaust for the time being
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Wait why would you intentionally put in a v6?
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Drove to friends for dinner , drive home late roof off , see tons of stars in the country, stopped a bit looking out the top, nice cruise.
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Only went and won a trophy at a car show we were invited to! Still in shock!!
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Fitted new headlights, old ones were rusted out, just trimmed rear springs and bump stops .
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Hi there,
I replaced the fuel injectors with Southbay ones. Now it bucks and sneezes and farts and hesitates. Worse than before. And strong smell of fuel. It started to do some of this before I replaced the injectors (which is why I replaced them!)

I can't find any leaks, but strong fuel odor when idling, and really poor gas mileage. Can anyone give me some pointers to look for?
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Is it at all temps ? Maf ? Disconnect see if it runs better , any codes ? Bad spark ?
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Thanks I'll try disconnecting the battery and see if it runs any better. I just got the injectors in a couple days ago, not much driving since then, so I don't know every scenario when it runs bad. I get error codes for EGR and A.I.R. but... I removed those! So no surprise I get error codes for them.

MAF is new, and yes it was causing cold-start problems before, but that has been cured.
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Haha suprise to me, I've removed them and never get codes
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well, disconnected the battery for and hour, connected it, and... no change. Still idles rough. then...

SUCCESS!!!

I was looking for fuel leaks or puddling fuel, because it still stank, when I noticed one of the spark plug wires (high tension leads to you, zs&tas) was touching the header. I thought, maybe it's sending the spark to ground. Same wire also touched another wire. So I got a couple zip ties and a leftover plastic wire loom, and Got the wires to stop touching and rubbing. Took it for a test drive, and BINGO! idles smooth, plenty of power, no hesitation and snorting, and no more fuel smell. Probably because it is burning properly.

Thanks for the tip, zs&tas, if I hadn't been snooping around in there, I might not have spotted the wiring problem. Cheap Skate is back to being fun to drive. Time to take the kids for a cruise and find some lunch.
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bad spark then ! Happy cruising 😁
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Drove it to work last night. Smooth as silk.
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