Recent content by NickD

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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    Just checked my local supplier for 3/16" steel double flare couplers, actually call that center female type a union. It's $3.49 for the union, and $3.49 for the two males, call those nuts, with tax, $11.06. Impossible to say replace a line from the ABS clear back to a wheel, so have to use...
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    Not sure I would trust compression fittings, made out of brass with up to 1,500 psi of brake pressure. But you sure make a good point about crappy tools, purchased a New Britain in 1962, used it for many years, perfect each time. Often made the comment, if I didn't have a collection of Made in...
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    Use to sell a double flare coupler for 69 cents, the two male ends and the female coupler, now sold separately, can add up to four bucks. Found it cheaper to purchase a foot long brake line with the male ends installed. Then GM came out with a bubble flare, really stupid, that ball had to be...
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    79 El Camino brake issue pedal goes way down

    82 Pace Arrow developed a pedal to the floor problem, redid all the brakes around 13 years ago. Disc in front, drums in the rear, dual master cylinder large reservoir for the fronts, less than a quarter of the size for the rear. Last spring, the rear was empty, just filled it up, pumped the...
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    Digital or even analog voltmeters read average voltage where a scope shows this instantly, sure an aversion to using a scope in automotive, in design for automotive products, can't live without one. Dumbest thing is, solid state, do not test, whoever came up with this statement? Testing an...
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    This problem even dates back to my then 89 Lincoln Continental, not did the radio go crazy, but the electronic suspension as well. It all deals with lack of a good power on reset or POR for short, when you hit the starter, if the battery voltage drops below 8.5 volts, and you do not have a...
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    Brake issue with '01 Jimmy

    On these older vehicles could always find the plug for the ABS pump and hit it with 12 volts, with a reservoir filled to the top, could bleed in seconds. Would pull the bleed first and coat that with Permatex non-hardening gasket maker, this would prevent air from leaking in. Since they made...
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    new\used laptop pissing me off

    Was told by my computer dealer, if you purchased a computer with Windows 8 on it with a free 10 upgrade, it will run slower than hail, but if you buy a new computer with 10 on it, will run fast. Do you think he is trying to sell me a new computer? What a history, could never get 95 to run...
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    Blower Resistor

    Another was peening in ball bearings for the alternator and AC clutch idler pulley and using a press fit that always worked loose, then all these lubricated for life joints, one vehicle was 300 bucks per hub bearings each, pitched it.
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    Blower Resistor

    Difficult to say without looking at in, seen some packed with chopped up leaves, just needed a cleaning, certainly won't get better. Ebay has a lot of these, some preowned, some aftermarket in the 30-40 range, but just the motor with the wheel attached. Really got teed off at GM when they...
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    Blower Resistor

    Common problem when the blower motor does not start rotating instantly when first switched on, is a short circuit. Without a cabin filter, can be a lot of debris build up on that squirrel cage blower wheel, shaft all rusted binding, brushes worn to nothing. Ha, back in the 70's, could take...
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    92 S10 Blazer TBI Rich

    These things can either come with TBI or these; What do you have? I see the price is only 114 bucks, dealers wanted 700 bucks for this piece of plastic. Ours with around 80K miles on it, those pieces of platic were all broken up, combination injector and fuel regulator. Unlike real FI, any...
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    02 sensor

    O2 sensor constantly gets blamed when the real problem is an engine misfire due to ignition or an injector. Cylinder misfires putting excess oxygen into the exhaust so the sensor cannot switch. Other problems are electrical in nature, namely, when you hit the starter, if the voltage drops...
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    AC problems

    Reminds me of another GM vehicle with a jammed mode door, removed the top of the dash, and the cover, and found a piece of foam with self adhesive that fell of a piece of plastic mode door. Nothing wrong with the foam, not torn but caught between that door and the housing. How did they expect...
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    Problem with RV power steering and brakes.

    Have no problem with that HR-1 relay valve, my 82 doesn't have one, reason why I wanted an older one, is my toy and felt I needed a break from FI with corresponding trouble codes. Conventional HEI, quad carb, easy to rebuild, brand new engine driven made in the USA Carter fuel pump was only 15...