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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-04-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

STFT was between -33 and -36
I can't really say whether this is good without knowing what the units are. If that is "-33" as a raw value ranging from -127 to +127 (a common 8-bit range), it OK. ...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-01-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By billr
Re: Service light

Which one is "the light" you are concerned about? Have you have the car scanned for codes?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

After about '93 the VBs are all the same.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By billr
Re: 1998 SL with A/C blower motor

As I recall, the blower motor/wheel come out fairly easily. You can look/feel up in there for debris that the wheel may be rubbing on. While the motor/wheel is out tin the open, turn it on to spin...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-30-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

The VB is same for both SOHC and DOHC.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-24-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By billr
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

I have had plug wires go bad just from rubbing against something from engine vibration. On the DOHC the wires lay right on the hose clamp for the upper radiator hose, as I recall. But, could be...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

But the original P0301 has not returned? Ugh! Does the car drive OK?

Whenever I see a long and eclectic list of codes like this I suspect the PCM, power/ground connections to the PCM, or the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 401
Posted By billr
Re: Strange P0300 occurrence

Have you checked fuel pressure? Maybe all you need to do is change the filter...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-22-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Post what codes are set now.

Was the original problem only that a P0301 was set, was the engine running OK?

PS: I do understand that the P0301 prevented you from passing smog test; an...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By billr
Re: 94 SL2 HCE Auto: surge while cruising at speed

That is the kind of part that usually has to come from a JY. It is more practical to try making a substitute using RTV or similar, as you were proposing before.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-21-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By billr
Re: 1998 SL with A/C blower motor

Have you listened to the noise personally? There are possibilities for "strange noises" in there that are not caused by the blower motor/bearings...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

I would prefer not to get into fuel-pressure, just yet; except to say I don't think it would affect only one cylinder. Let's pursue the coil/injector swapping first.

for you, is #1 cylinder the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-20-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By billr
Re: 94 SL2 HCE Auto: surge while cruising at speed

If that hose assembly/connector on top of the TB is "not quite right", there may vacuum "cross-talk"; leakage between the EGR hose/port and one of the others that does have direct connection to the...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By billr
Re: Sw2 valve body r&r

Draining is not needed, and the cover gasket is usually re-useable.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By billr
Re: Brake problem

Master cylinders since about 1965 have been dual units. Losing just one cup seal will not allow the pedal to go all the way to the floor, like I think the OP described. It is possible, I suppose,...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By billr
Re: 94 SL2 HCE Auto: surge while cruising at speed

Rather than silicone RTV, I would try a product called "E6000". I think it is tougher and I know it is gasoline resistant. It can't be as good as silicone for temperature, but at 180F I believe it...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-19-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By billr
Re: Should I save a 91 SC?

The crankshaft, front wheel hubs, CV axles, and trans VB are different on the '91-93 from the '94 on up. It is certainly not an insurmountable problem, but may make it harder to find parts or...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By billr
Re: Should I save a 91 SC?

Is this '91 DOHC or SOHC? Was your '93 a manual trans or auto trans? I would not be interested in any S-series with auto trans or SOHC, but if you were happy with an auto trans before then that may...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Try swapping coils, too.

It seems, then, that your (dry) compression is in the 145-160 range on all cylinders Do we all agree that is OK for a SOHC at 5770' altitude?
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

I can't rely on your results of reply #16 until you answer my question of #17: was that cranking (for 16) continuous, not interrupted like before?

If the cranking was continuous for each...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-18-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By billr
Re: About bearing kit 'on car' replacement

You can avoid needing to re-align by just marking the strut relative to knuckle. No super precision is needed, just a Sharpie or scribe mark can do it.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-17-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

What are the compression readings now that you can crank continuous? All plugs out, throttle wide open, 5-10 strokes, no extra oil in cylinders. Warm or cold doesn't matter to me.
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,189
Posted By billr
Re: specifics on compression testing, P0301

Are you still doing "interrupted" cranking; or have you fixed that and now doing continuous stroke for compression? No, I don't expect oil in the cylinder to ever lower compression.

Back to your...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By billr
Re: 96 SL1 AT shifts late

No flush, just drain and re-fill. It is an easy DIY job on this car because it has a handy drain plug. If you have to take it to a shop for fluid/filter change, try to talk them into a reduced...
Forum: S-Series Tech 11-16-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By billr
Re: 96 SL1 AT shifts late

Has it been a long time since the trans fluid and spin-on filter were changed? Do you know, for sure, that the fluid is Dex3 and not Dex6?

Is the electrical system voltage OK, like 14-15V when...
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