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      04-02-2009 01:58 PM #141
      sounds like an air leak or the crankcase breather hose. is this the turbo one or the other one?

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      04-02-2009 02:38 PM #142
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccohp »
      sounds like an air leak or the crankcase breather hose. is this the turbo one or the other one?

      Stock. No air leaks that I have found, and I think I know all of the sore spots.

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      04-02-2009 04:04 PM #143
      sorry wasn't questioning your knowledge, what brand of plug wires? I had some cheapies on one of my old ones and similiar result.

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      04-02-2009 07:25 PM #144
      I have to say it......You should have kept the Coupe! Let the curse begin! Mwahahahaha..
      Just kidding. Once you get the bugs worked out I'm sure she'll be a great steed. Pics?
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      04-03-2009 01:22 PM #145
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccohp »
      sorry wasn't questioning your knowledge, what brand of plug wires? I had some cheapies on one of my old ones and similiar result.

      Bosch--all Bosch, always Bosch. Also, the new wires were installed to try to fix the problem. New cap, rotor, plugs, wires--all Bosch. Injectors atomize very well. Compression tests 150 on all five. I have fuel, spark compression and a nasty stutter. Piece of junk.

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      04-03-2009 01:55 PM #146
      time for a V8 (either the drink or the engine up to you)

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      04-04-2009 12:38 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccohp »
      time for a V8 (either the drink or the engine up to you)

      Apparently time for a FD. Fuel pressure as it 120 PSI. Return line apparently not obstructed, and swapped in a presumed good pressure regulator. Will swap today. I miss having this thing running well. It's a delightfully fun car to drive, even completely stock.

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      04-06-2009 11:19 PM #148
      I gave the Coupe a longing look as I pulled into the driveway knowing it will be late in the summer before I can get any real work done on her. Just found out the shoulder will indeed need surgery. Scheduled for mid-May...there goes 12 weeks of my summer.
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      04-07-2009 12:10 AM #149
      This all on the one I delivered?

      I discovered that I have no backup lights... while trying to back up an alley. No collisions, no damage, but still not fun.

      On my other Quantum, I stripped rear drum assemblies, front caliper/carrier assemblies, dropped the fuel tank, and pilfered a few more last-minute items before she goes off to the crusher tomorrow.

      Given the good shape of the rear drums, I'll probably save them, clean them up and rebuild the wheel cylinders to swap them all over to the Dasher, ditto for the front calipers.

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      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      04-08-2009 05:48 AM #150
      Delivered one ex-Quantum to the breakers. 1640 pounds of shredder steel.

      I got all of $70 for it. Wish I'd hauled that junker off when scrap was still going for $400+ a ton.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      04-08-2009 08:44 PM #151
      Yes, about a year ago I found an Audi5000 with the turbo diesel, I went back to buy for motor swap and they had allready crushed it!

      It only sat for 5 days, now cars sit there for months.


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      04-10-2009 05:42 AM #152
      I got a surprising number of "OMG you didn't crush the coupe did you!?" PMs off my last post, so...

      NO, I didn't crush the coupe. I didn't crush a Syncro, and I certainly didn't crush a car that had any hope of ever being back on the road.

      I crushed a QTD wagon that had been in a front-end collision that mushed the bumper all the way back to the rear of the fender liner. She'd been thoroughly picked over for parts when she went to the crusher, so even after tossing some extra scrap steel in there it only weighed 1640 pounds.

      I have all the glass, all four corners' worth of brake parts, three 13" alloy rims, two front seats, a nearly crack-free dash, the fuel tank, sender and filler neck, and several bits of interior trim still in my storage shed. JP got the rear hatch and all four doors with glass when he bought the Syncro, and I think I have the door cards somewhere.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

    13. 04-13-2009 08:53 PM #153
      I drove mine!

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      04-13-2009 09:00 PM #154
      Hooked up the TD wagon to the battery charger. I've got an intermittent key-off drain somewhere....
      Gonna get the muffler installed tomorrow, I think...just need a little section of pipe bent to get it done.
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      04-13-2009 09:49 PM #155
      /\ dude, you "do not need" a rear muffler on a TD Q!

      Oh, wait, you live in mass-hole MA.....


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      04-13-2009 10:59 PM #156
      Yup. They will fail you for a straight pipe even though there's more noise coming from the engine bay than the exhaust. But if it keeps the fart can ricers off the streets, I'm all for it.
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      04-14-2009 12:45 AM #157
      Hollow out a muffler?
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      04-14-2009 12:56 PM #158
      Yeah, but mine was rusted out and off and I got a new OEM one for about $40.00 shipped, so I might as well put it in. Not like this is a race car anyway. I think they're 68 HP or so, right?
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      04-14-2009 10:53 PM #159
      inspection place here thought the cat on my Q was a midmuffler

      it is a little nice having a modern car now, inspection is a lot easier... and I don't need one for either of the ghias.

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      04-17-2009 09:06 PM #160
      Drove over Poncha Pass to Joyful Journey Hot Springs during a severe blizzard


      Had to dig out a path for the wife


      Modified by eurowner at 6:08 PM 4-17-2009


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      04-17-2009 09:32 PM #161
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      Had to dig out a path for the wife
      Modified by eurowner at 6:08 PM 4-17-2009

      Whipped.

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      04-18-2009 12:29 AM #162
      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »

      Whipped.

      it's being polite........


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      05-02-2009 08:42 PM #163
      Discovered when I filled up last night that even on E40 the Quantum's getting 30.5mpg... app. 50/50 city and highway driving.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      05-12-2009 06:27 PM #164
      Actual work done today! Just not much.

      Diagnosed and replaced a dead ignition switch in the same day. It died somewhen between when I left for an appointment with my university advisor this morning and the end of that meeting. Had to roll start it the rest of the day until I could get home.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      06-02-2009 01:38 PM #165
      I got my Syncro got-dang running again after it was down for about two months.
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      06-06-2009 10:58 AM #166
      Sent the 14" cookie cutters out to be blasted clean; I told them not all the way to bare metal unless it was easy, but there was some crud on them that I just couldn't get off with the pressure washer.

      Got the rear spoiler painted nicely, though it isn't black. I grabbed the wrong can, so it's dark charcoal, which means the next step is the bumpers and mirrors. A little sanding, a little black priming around that rear window, and on it will go again.

      Tightened up the hood latch cable, too... got tired of pulling it almost 200* just to pop the hood, and folks seem rather amazed at how tiny that engine is. Chevy people, what can I say?

      Still tracking mileage: 4-tank average of 37.5mpg on E20.

      Ordered a set of oversize 76.5mm gas pistons, to fit the bored out 11mm diesel headbolt size... the diesel converted into a gasoline engine build is slowly beginning. High compression stroked 1600, here we come.


      Modified by turbinepowered at 7:02 AM 6-6-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      06-06-2009 01:01 PM #167
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »
      I got my Syncro got-dang running again after it was down for about two months.

      OK, so it's running, but the driveshaft that was just serviced is out of balance and now back at the driveline shop. So, the Syncro moves around the shop with FWD through a locked center diff. At least the diff locks work.

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      06-08-2009 12:45 PM #168
      On the 84 TD wagon: Installed the CD player correctly and found out why I couldn't find the rear speaker wires..PO pulled the connector and never ran new wires to them. Had to cut the male end and splice in wire to get it to the CD player harness, but all is good with the sound system. Pioneer 2-way 4x6 in back and stock blaupunkt 4x6 (actually the ones from my 82 Quantum Coupe since the ones from this car were blown...) in the front doors. Sounds amazingly good for a basic setup. Now if I could just get the dash plastics replaced...

      On the 86 QSW: Drove 2 hours to go get it untarped and checked out all the nooks and crannies and got the title and took pictures. Gonna get AAA to tow it back to my house in a couple weeks and from there I'll do the fluid and filter changes, clean up all the grounds, stick a new battery in it and fire it up.

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      06-14-2009 11:42 PM #169
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »

      OK, so it's running, but the driveshaft that was just serviced is out of balance and now back at the driveline shop. So, the Syncro moves around the shop with FWD through a locked center diff. At least the diff locks work.

      Hope they are re-balancing for free.


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      06-15-2009 12:05 AM #170
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »

      Hope they are re-balancing for free.

      They claim it has nothing to do with balance AND say that they do not have fittings to accept the Quattro type of driveshaft with six-bolt CVs at both ends. They rebuilt it with another new center U-joint and hoped for the best. I think the tech was in a hurry and forgot to mark the shaft before he removed it. I asked about this possibility, but the owner said that it wasn't possible because they know better. I don't know about you, but when I get in a rush, I forget stuff all the time.

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      06-15-2009 01:26 AM #171
      Took the bumpers off to do some modding on them, finished the lift thanx to Tim @ Tomas Sport Tuning



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      06-15-2009 01:48 AM #172
      This weekend I replaced both lower motor mounts, spliced in a rust free power steering return line (holy PITA that was...took me 30 minutes to get that stupid banjo fitting back on the rack....needed hands like a 5 year old with the space available...lots of fun words during that), put on a new alternator belt and AC belt and PS belt. Almost got to the nonexistent headliner, but that'll have to wait until later this week. Engine bay is DONE. Now it's just the muffler and rear brakes/suspension and she's mechanically awesome!
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      06-16-2009 03:12 AM #173
      Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal »

      but when I get in a rush, I forget stuff all the time.

      Ditto....human nature.

      Good luck with it.


    34. 06-18-2009 10:41 AM #174
      Quote, originally posted by Row1Rich »
      Took the bumpers off to do some modding on them, finished the lift thanx to Tim @ Tomas Sport Tuning


      Looks good! How did you achieve the lift?


      All I have done to my car recently is roll it out of the garage. I picked up an engine from a guy in NJ parting out a QSW a few weeks ago. I need to separate the head so that I can install on my car. I should prob do a compression test on the whole engine and swap in the entire thing if it turn out good. My engine is all rusty!


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      06-20-2009 12:10 AM #175
      What did I do to my Quantum today? I AGAIN pulled the 4KQ driveshaft I have been using because the driveline shop jacked up my QSW driveshaft and installed their second attempt to get it right (read: not shaking out my fillings.) I installed the "fixed" shaft and spun it up on the lift with the diffs locked. EXACT same vibration. Removed it AGAIN, took it back to the driveline shop AGAIN, had them "fix" it AGAIN, installed it AGAIN, got the SAME vibration AGAIN, removed it AGAIN and re-installed the 4KQ shaft AGAIN.

      I think the only way to get satisfaction at this point is to take it back to the driveline shop and beat all of them to death with it. Maybe, if I am lucky, and after I wipe off all of the guts and brains, the shaft will be bent back into balance.

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