Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/22/22 6:34 p.m.

This motherberkeleying car...

 

Got the oil filter adapter swapped and stripped the drain plug. Got it bandaged back together, completed reassembley of the car. Heat cycle the engine, and note that my previous 40lbs of oil pressure is now 20, and dropping as it warms up. And doesn't respond to rpm. 

We think either the balance shaft oil passage plug is not sealed, or the oring on the pickup tube died. Either way the oan has to come off.

 

Im done for a while. 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
1/22/22 6:43 p.m.

I hate that feeling.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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1/22/22 7:32 p.m.

Side note of when we where texting also check the pickup tube isn't cracked. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/22/22 7:48 p.m.

Good call. Ill look closely when I drop the pan.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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1/22/22 7:55 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Normally crack where tube meets flange that mounts to block. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
1/26/22 11:13 a.m.

One minute yall have me wanting to try a Neon, the next I read stuff like this......

bgkast
bgkast PowerDork
1/26/22 11:19 a.m.

That sucks. Take a breather.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/27/22 8:09 a.m.

it's ALLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
1/27/22 8:29 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

What happened??

It heard you talking about a Prius and got nervous, right?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/27/22 8:34 a.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

Lol. Nope!

 

Oil pan came in Tuesday. I've been having trouble sleeping, so i got it swapped over and a new oring on the pickup over the last couple nights. Test drive this morning. 

I have a cam sensor issue, and need to finish flushing the cooling system. Air intake hits the hood, nitrous needs reinstall, nut and bolt check. I made a new dipstick from an ls dipstick that i modified so it reaches the bottom of the pan. Shifter needs adjustment, and the glovebox hinge broke and dropped the glovebox out on tbe test drive. 

Its good. Quiet, pulls STRONG.  Feels like vtech kicks in at 5k-ish, which brap and i attribute to the cam sensor issue. But, seems healthy! Time to work on the list and get someiles on it.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
1/27/22 8:54 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

So what was the smoking gun on the oil pressure?

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/27/22 9:07 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

Combination of failed pickup oring and the pressure port im using reading low. Additionally, the oil restrictor im using to limit the issue of starving the pan at sustained high rpm makes the readings wonky.

Hopefully, its cured. When I get it on the lift I am going to t fitting the factory in block port to get accurate readings. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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1/27/22 9:51 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Ditch the idiot light, put pressure sensor in that location. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/27/22 9:55 a.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

Instead of doing the t fitting? I like having both the light and the gauge in race cars.....

Is there something about the light that makes it pointless in this application? 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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1/27/22 10:56 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I had a stainless T setup that way in white trash for a while, the t ended up cracking. Honestly the dummy light is set so low if it comes on at anything but idle the motor is cooked. 

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
1/28/22 10:39 a.m.
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) said: Honestly the dummy light is set so low if it comes on at anything but idle the motor is cooked. 

This^

They're famously useless. And if it's any sort of concern, removing and unplugging the sensor will not trigger a check engine light. At least it didn't in my old '02 Neon when I installed an Autometer sender/gauge setup in the stock location.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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1/28/22 11:06 a.m.

Unplugging it won't turn on dummy light unless it's a ngc car. 

 

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
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1/28/22 12:08 p.m.

Hooray!  Glad to see you're almost out of the woods.

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon Dork
1/28/22 12:22 p.m.

Looking good!  I'll crank out more of those center caps.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/6/22 8:21 a.m.

got the oil pressure gauge hooked to the block port. 25psi idle hot, 60 at cruise with 5w30. Fixed.

Got the cam magnet dialed in, no more cel and more power. Fixed. 

Getting some miles on it yesterday and today. We took it to harbor freight for a new backpack sprayer  amd today im driving it to church and family lunch. 

Im really liking it again, but that just may be because its new and shiny again. 

More miles will tell!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/17/22 8:09 a.m.

Ive got two tanks of has through it now. 

 

This thing rips. Its really the way i remember it being now. My memory was of a much faster, more capable car than it actually was with the 2.0. With the 2.4, the actual performance matches the memory of it's performance when i sold it the first time. 

It needs a bit more sorting yet, but its close. Just some rattles and such, nut and bolt check, realignment, wheel center caps, some tidying up in the engine bay, nitrous installed, and ac recharging. But, its at the "rolling and Saturday project " phase which makes me really happy 

 

I also grabbed a set of flowfit seats, as the stock acr stuff sucks. They aren't challenge budget, but its easy enough to change back. Hotta build brackets yet before i can test fit them.....

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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3/17/22 11:29 a.m.

Glad you are liking the 2.4! 2.4 master race. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
3/17/22 7:39 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I can leave one of those turbos with you if you promise to put it on the 2.4.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
3/17/22 9:14 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

I still haven't pushed the button. This thing will be stupid with the 75 shot

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
3/17/22 9:26 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I'm sorry but I think I read that wrong.  You said a 150 shot right?

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