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Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By hydromech
TOE-IN question

I recently replaced a passenger side Lower Control Arm. Had the alignment checked at Just Tires. They found passenger side Toe-in is now +0.7 degree (specs are +0.05...+0.15). All other readings are...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-20-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By hydromech
Re: Low and spongy brake pedal

Thanks for reply

So I will bleed all 4 lines in recommended sequence.

But if after that I still have soft pedal - does that mean bad Master Cylinder ?

How to test Master Cylinder for sure ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By hydromech
Low and spongy brake pedal

I recently replaced a rusted brake tube to rear wheel with Ni-Copp tube then bleeded that wheel as usual. The fluid level in the Master Cylinder never got too low. With new tube I'm not loosing fluid...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By hydromech
Re: AC clutch engaging. No cold air

I wonder - how could air get into the AC system. I never disconnected any AC component or hose. And there was some pressure left before I put my 134a into the system...

I only have a hand vacum...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By hydromech
Re: AC clutch engaging. No cold air

Thanks for reply

set of gauges will show if Compressor is OK ?

Clutch is engaging. That means there is enough pressure to keep pressure switch closed... Why - no cold air ???
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-15-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By hydromech
AC clutch engaging. No cold air

Refrigerant level was so low that AC clutch could not engage. I hooked my AC recharge kit and added one can of 134a. I did that every other season and so far AC was functioning.

This time - after...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-03-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Re: Uneven brake pad wear

Everyone -- Thanks a lot for all replies :yes:

I'll try to clean those holes better: I got a small file, carbide sand-paper and small wire brush. I'll try all of that to see what works best......
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Re: Uneven brake pad wear

Thank you fdryer for such detailed explanation.

What do you think - why I've been having problem with those lower pins ?
I re-greased/replaced those pins many times (got new ones from Chevrolet...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Re: Uneven brake pad wear

That is exactly the problem I've been having for years !
I'm tired of re-lubricating those Lower Pins over and over :dizzy:

What to do to improve that ???
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Re: Uneven brake pad wear

-- From front to back of the pad

-- no new disks for now - the old ones look OK
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Re: Uneven brake pad wear

Thank you all for replies

I did replaced rotors, calipers and brackets. And I did lubricate pins and slides with grease provided. But I've been having problems with lower pins as long as I own...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-02-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By hydromech
Uneven brake pad wear

My Bendix D507 ceramic pads are less than 2 years old.

During inspection I discovered that my pads get worn unevenly - at the angle. Also - on driver side one pad is worn much more than the other...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-27-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By hydromech
Re: Weak airflow in "HOT"

THanks for reply

Is there a way to visually inspect the "Hot-Cold" door ?
Some posts say there is a seal that may be damaged...

What do I have to remove to get to it ?

Thanks
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-26-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By hydromech
Weak airflow in "HOT"

The airflow in "HOT" position is much weaker than in "COLD" resulting poor heating during winter.

Temperature guage shows just under 50% (in the middle)

1. Got to a Heater Core and cleaned it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-02-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By hydromech
Adjusting Camber on SL1

Hello everyone

I just put new MONROE struts+coils complete assemblies on both front wheels. The car rides much better now.

Then I checked the alignment at Just-Tires and they found that my...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-15-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By hydromech
Oil in Spark Plug Well

Found dark, thick oil in spark plug well...

Pulled a spark plug - the tip was dry... The area above the Plug is also dry...

What is leaking ?

Please help with the advise
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By hydromech
Re: Wheel spindle swap

I'm thinking of reusing my old hub with a new bearing.

I was able to extract the old one - so now I can install a new one

Anybody knows a good brand for hub bearing ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-02-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By hydromech
Re: Wheel spindle swap

I did the same thing back in 2011 - passenger side - replaced hub/knuckle - all was OK, no alignment problems...

What happened now ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-02-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By hydromech
Wheel spindle swap

Got noisy hub bearing - driver side...

No access to bearing press so I decided to swap the whole spindle from junk yard.

Checked part numbers: same number 21012705 for SL1/2, and SC1/2 --...
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-11-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By hydromech
Re: Catalytic converter flange leaking

The pipe from CAT is different diameter than the one from muffler side...

What kind of pipe (diameter) did you guys use to replace that joint ?
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By hydromech
Re: Catalytic converter flange leaking

Thanks for reply

The flange is so rusted that it can not hold the bolts anymore. I'm looking for a way to replace that whole joint with a some kind of pipe coupler and keep the CAT
Forum: S-Series Tech 09-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By hydromech
Catalytic converter flange leaking

The 3-bolts flange that connects the CAT to the rest of exhaust pipe is worn-out and leaking gas. The gasket is falling apart so I can see gaps where the exhaust is actually escaping.

There is no...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By hydromech
thanks for a tip

fdryer Thank a lot for a tip. I'll try to get as much of that liquid as possible and try to heat it up.
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By hydromech
Yes - it leaks there

Thanks a lot for picture SL19302

That is exactly where I found new leaks right away - after I cleaned everything...

I edited your picture indicating the new leak area...

So is it a Head...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By hydromech
how to find out for sure what is leaking ?

After I cleaned everything I'm watching for new leaks.

Found brand new liquid on PS bracket - horizontal surface near the PS pump. Also the back of the engine (passenger side) is all wet again......
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