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Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By billr
Re: 02 SL2--Lower Control Arm/Ball Joint: Seized Bolt

I peeked at the HF stuff, that $3.29 arbor is what you will need to use their disks with the 3/8" hole. Get the 40-grit disks.

One more tip:

Don't be surprised (or worried) if your grinder...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By billr
Re: 02 SL2--Lower Control Arm/Ball Joint: Seized Bolt

A few die-grinder tips:

The very cheap 3" x 1/16" disks from Harbor Freight have proven to work well and be more durable than many name-brands I have used over the years. The only bad thing is...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By billr
Re: Axle replacement gone south

Why is this so hard for people to understand? The TRE is not stuck in the knuckle! The OP has put it back there just as a "holding fixture. The TRE female thread seems to be stuck on the male...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By billr
Re: Axle replacement gone south

It has already been asked, but I will also: has that jam-nut been loosened? I would expect to see a distinct gap between it and the TRE. Even if it is slightly loose, a bigger gap may give you a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By billr
Re: Axle replacement gone south

That's not the one giving you trouble now, though, is it? My perception is the problem now is the thread on the end of the tie-rod, just above the pointing finger-tip in the photo.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By billr
Re: Broken Bolt Help

The first thing to consider is whether the screw broke in tension, from being over-tightened, or whether it twisted off from bottoming in the hole or seized threads. If it broke in tension, you can...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By billr
Re: Axle replacement gone south

It wouldn't hurt any to post pictures of what you are fighting there. I'm still not certain which thread is seized.

I gotta ask... what is a "magnetic induction system"?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By billr
Re: Aem fi/c 6

OK, my mistake in assuming the "forced induction" would be a turbo. But is the IHI blower free? I think my point about costs is still relevant.

Post more questions on the MS forum, you will get...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By billr
Re: Aem fi/c 6

I will add, however, that you are going to have to control both fuel and spark, "fuel only" isn't an option. Also note that you may well have to do a lot of re-tuning if you start with one system...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-15-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By billr
Re: Aem fi/c 6

Is the SL1 a manual trans or auto (TAAT)?

I always recommend the MS3 "kit", you get all the available features, or easy upgrade path to them, at only slight increase in cost.

Oops... I just...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By billr
Re: 1999 sl2 does nothing!!! Please help!!

Have you read here about the magic "purple wire" on the starter? If you go under there, you might as well take a voltmeter with you and do the definitive tests.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By billr
Re: Aem fi/c 6

I peeked at the blurbs for that system. It seems to me that it will only retard spark and reduce injection PW from what the OEM is trying for. That is far from the versatility that a MegaSquirt...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

No, I think the internal 5V is not coming up proper, it is the same supply as what goes out external. Note that the cooling fan and FP relay are going nuts as the 5V comes up. I think no codes (or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-14-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

I couldn't even find where to disable the existing 5V supply, and didn't think it would work well to scab-on an external one and have them fighting each other.

Maybe repeating myself, but I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

Well, time to end this one. I ordered a "rebuilt" PCM. I will keep trying to drive it until the replacement is available by simply turning the ignition on and letting it cook for a minute or so until...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-11-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By billr
Re: Replaced steering column, accessories OK but no crank?

I suspect that when you changed that switch it connects to a harness up at the top of the column, correct? Follow that harness down to the next connector, the one you would have had to disconnect to...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

3-pin TO-220 package

Ha, now I see the trick with ebay: you have to search for ECM, not PCM
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

The third item I see in that Mouser link is TI #TPS793475DBVR; that is a SOT-23 SMD part, not DIP, and has to use at lest 4 pins, 5 preferred. What am I missing?

As I look for another PCM, will...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

No, mine is a 3-pin device. Thanks for looking, though.

I have a scope channel dedicated to PCMB, it has been rock-steady both in the car and on the bench. Whenever I have scoped PCM1 it has...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

Yeah, if it is going to be a bear to track down/fix, and impossible if it is anything other than a component in that 5V supply circuit. I have already looked on ebay, they all seem to be in the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

Yes, my gut-feeling is that it is a (electrolytic) capacitor; the way it "heals" so fast when power is first applied and then takes an hour or more to go bad again. Do you have any info on that PCM...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

The last tests above were done with the TPS, MAP, and EGR all disconnected. I recently did retest (all still disconnected and no harness connectors shorting to ground) and the first key-on had the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By billr
Re: 2000 SL2, Serpentine belt, idler pulley

I suggest the Gates 38112, a steel pulley and stock diameter, no fussing with special belt size. However, if your present pulley is/was plastic, it may not be stock size so your existing belt may...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 711
Posted By billr
Re: '94 SL2 manual trans, electrical help needed

Whatever this finally turns out to be, it sure has been "entertaining"!

I disconnected the (electric) EGR to try forcing a code. At key-on that way the 5V had about 1.4V P-P ripple as it came up,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-09-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By billr
Re: 2000 SL2, Serpentine belt, idler pulley

How long did you keep it running after the temperature warnings?
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