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    wire colors

    Or, just use masking tape, same result, but the plastic label stuff that comes with the tag maker seems to hold up real well to the environment, masking tape, not so much. I also install dreaded aftermarket kits once in a while, I tag the loomex there also so when I see a car/truck back, I...
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    wire colors

    Quick tip, when I don't have a similar color on hand, I tag a notice on harness to tell the next guy that the repair in there is for "X" circuit and replaces "X" color code. Example, 5v pcm ref, FTPS sensor, tan wire or Driver door PW B+, ppl/wt wire. I think most have a tag machine lying...
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    pictures from work

    Love it Eric, keep em comin'
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    Audi quatro 2.0l turbo engima fixed

    Thx Dan, will keep that in mind next time I see a Volvo in with similar codes. What fooled me for a few minutes, where the cam/crank correlation code, the reduced oil pressure switch code and the fuel pressure sensor code. I knew I was dealing with a vacuum leak when I saw high idle, lean...
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    Audi quatro 2.0l turbo engima fixed

    When I called audi for this crankcase pressure regulation valve, they said they had a few in stock. I said really, a few. Yup he said, we seem to be selling alot of those lately. So this is the reason I am posting this here in the import forum. If ever you fall on a bunch of codes like this...
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    Audi quatro 2.0l turbo engima fixed

    I got this car in my bay the other day. 14 codes in scanner, Multiple misfires, lean codes etc. When I went to check oil level, found that you need a dealer dip stick, which I kind of knew cuz oil level can be checked via dashboard, but when I pull the top of the dipstick tube, it almost...
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    pictures from work

    I am a real fan of wood, I still can`t decide which I like better, that vintage kitchen table chair serving as passenger seat, or the barn yard doors at the rear. I also like the spring holding up the left front side of bumper, it looked cool when seeing it drive into the bay swinging up and...
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    pictures from work

    This months winner. Can you believe client put 1700$ to keep this thing from wheels flying off. The slop in the front end was unbeleivable. But when you see this gem, you will understand.
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    pictures from work

    Yeah, those pits get real nasty 6 months out of the year. Need a pretty good pair of work boots, if not, you get real nasty feet also. And I agree, diamond plate would have made a horrible surface to work on. It was just a cheaper option than capping in stainless, but it will stay as is. I...
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    Home theatre amp stuck in stand by

    Ok, scratch this thread, google was my friend. I googled it, and was recommended to do a factory reset of micro-processor. Voila, sound came back. Only thing I can see is it got to hot or a wire somehow got crossed and was stuck in some kind of protection mode. Anyway, for now the amp is...
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    Fuel trims bank 1 suddenly show lean

    Point of fact, which I wanted to post in the other forum for imports, but will do here and post pictures of how I fixed it. Audi quattro 2.0l turbo, in with massive lean codes, misfires on all cylinders, manufacturer codes telling me it cannot attain closed loop. I took time to take pictures...
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    Fuel trims bank 1 suddenly show lean

    I highly doubt you will get an accurate reading as the ecu will code way before entering closed loop. This is a sick engine to say the least. ECU need alot of info to get into closed loop. Such as O2 temp, ect temp, air flow (MAF) and load and other various pids. The shit part here is that...
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    Fuel trims bank 1 suddenly show lean

    I have been waiting for this type of thread to make a point. Fuel trims are an awesome tool that should be learned by techs in this ever evolving trade. But the best way, is to understand PID data limits. Once you understand that, the numbers you see on your scanner screen make more sense...
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    Fuel trims bank 1 suddenly show lean

    Normally, @ - or + 15%, engine will run rough. The not so normal trims limits are -/+10%, but code at 15 or so if they stay that way for an excessive amount of time. -/+32 is almost unheard of and seeing a smooth running engine. So, I must ask, are you sure about your pid data? If you are...
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    Fuel trims bank 1 suddenly show lean

    Would be good to get FP pressure when 32. But since I like being the devils advocate. I rarely if ever see +32% LT ST trims and