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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-09-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

I put in 8 gallons of 93 octane.

I did not get any retarding at 52-55 - but did get a bit of stumbling at lower speeds while accelerating.

I need to put some miles on it and see what happens.
Forum: S-Series General 12-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Your opinions on the performance switch on equipped auto S-series?

About the same as the rear deck spoiler.....


;)
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Rebuilding 96 dohc

Our local TruValue hardware (Bob's in Otsego) still carries it. $26 a gallon if memory serves...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

Will fill with 92 octane and see what happens.

If it improves - I'll have to try the old steam cleaning trick.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-06-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

That's part of it that's strange. No engine codes...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

Good idea. I will try running with knock sensor disconnected. If that makes no difference it should eliminate any sonic problem - such as a bad tensioner or idler (or alternator, water pump or p/s...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

Changed the EGR - No change.

I did note that at certain speeds - in excess of 57 mph - the timing stayed up near 43 or more btdc.....

Also - during heavy acceleration the timing drops to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

Belts are tight....

Will swap out the EGR and see what happens.....


I'm beginning to think I may need to get a goat....


A sacrifice may be in order....
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

My INNOVA doesn't say why it is retarding spark.

I cleaned the MAP sensor passage and replaced it with a good one.

No change
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: What causes ignition retardation?

Unknown..... Probably original with about 130k miles on it....
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-05-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By onlinebiker
What causes ignition retardation?

My 99 SC2 keeps retarding the ignition while driving at steady speed -50 to 55 mph - while on level ground.


It will go from 42 btdc down to 10 btdc (or less) - resulting in a loss of felt...
Forum: S-Series General 12-05-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Rebuilding 96 dohc

Sure.


You can also shower in a raincoat...

But do you think that's really the best way to get cleaned up?


;)
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Steel/zinc bolts and nuts OK for exhaust?

I dont use stainless on flange bolts.


I simply cut the rusted old- and replace with new.


It saves time.
Forum: S-Series General 11-29-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,224
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Attention northerners....Winter wiper blade reccomendation?

The cheap ones.

De- ice the windshield - keep the defroster on - and they all work pretty much the same.

That's 40+ years of Michigan winters and 4 in Alaska talking.
Forum: S-Series General 11-28-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

The spoiler is pretty worthless aerodynamically.

The only real use I ever found for one is to keep the deer from sliding off the trunk lid..

Tie the front legs together - pass the rope through...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-28-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Steel/zinc bolts and nuts OK for exhaust?

I worked at On Target gun shop in Kalamazoo - which years ago had a serious fire.

One of the owners and I discussed it - and he told me that he was surprised how poorly the stainless guns fared -...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Steel/zinc bolts and nuts OK for exhaust?

It depends.

Did you buy the bulk SAE - or did you go with their metric?

The SAE bulk stuff is pretty much bottom of the line - and it will break when you go to take it apart again.

I use a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-27-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: weirdness

I did a bunch of concerts at Wings back in the late 70s... We sold tickets at the music store I worked at (Grinnels) and we got comp tickets, stage and backstage passes.....

Saw Ozzy with Black...
Forum: S-Series General 11-26-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: question about daytime running lights

Yup...you can dip the DRL by pulling up the parking brake handle up just enough to get a brakevwarning light..
Forum: S-Series General 11-26-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Gutted S Series Weight?

That's why I built my gantry... It allows me to pick up a car by the roof and set it on my flatbed motorcycle trailer... That way I dont have to pay to haul stripped bodies...

Edit to add...
...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-26-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Smoke After Oil Pan Change

Park on clean pavement. If you dont see oil drops - dont worry.

A bit of smoke after assembly is pretty normal. It should quit after a some running.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-25-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Surging.

I got caught up on hunting and got some time to wrench...

I checked the throttle body - and there was very little play on the axis to body fit... I checked another one from another 99 - and it...
Forum: S-Series General 11-25-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By onlinebiker
Forum: S-Series General 11-23-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

A hobby shop should have rolls of chrome Ultrakote or other mylar coverings in 6 foot rolls.


but it's tricky to apply. and chrome shows all flaws....
Forum: S-Series General 11-22-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By onlinebiker
Re: Math Q: Cheap Expensive Oil

Many moons ago ---

When I still rode a Norton 850 Commando - I had a riding bro - who had an older rat 750 Commando... It leaked and burned oil at such a rate - and my buddy was on welfare - so he...
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