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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      09-20-2011 02:26 PM #106
      made a batt. tiedown...


      painted shroud.


      empty for now, i need rear seats...


      got lower grilles from the JY.


      and rock guards...debating flares still....

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      09-20-2011 02:31 PM #107
      anyone got a set of euro small bumpers to sell, or trade for a clipper kit?

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      09-20-2011 08:00 PM #108
      good news/bad news.....


      its not the accumulator making noise.....it is the pump....and i found a small leak on the out-side....guess i didnt get it tight enough....

      so...gonna pull it out again....re-install and see what happens...

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      09-20-2011 09:04 PM #109
      ok.....so...pulled the in-tank pump out again....filter had fallen off....put it back on....put it back together...same thing....main pump whining like crazy, than stalls....

      so i pulled off that pump, and replaced it with a hose and said filter on the end...

      same result....whining, stalls...


      what is the fuel reservoirs actual purpose, and if its not leaking do i need to worry about it?

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      09-20-2011 09:36 PM #110
      put the feeder pump back in.....and ran a hose into a pitcher....and with key turns i almost filled it up with 3.....so i know its working...but it also blew out some nasty soot from the tank......so the end is still gonna have to be tank drop......CRAP!...

      i guess trying to jump steps is just a waist of time......well i already knew that....


      reasoning....after sitting a bit, the car starts idles and runs great......until its been on a few minutes, then the main pump starts whining, and we get where im at now...

      keep in mind...new main pump, new filter, transfer pump works....

      could this really be just all the years of crud built up in the system?..
      creating pressure and blockage??

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      09-20-2011 09:45 PM #111
      just ordered an in tank pump also just in case.....I HATE THIS.....the friggan car runs great, the CIS system is fine...but the delivery system is for crap.....2 pumps, fuel reservoir, accumulator and 4000 lines in and out of everything......ugh

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      09-20-2011 11:45 PM #112
      put a new top on today.....just before it started raining....



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      09-22-2011 12:36 AM #113
      What a coincidence, the same top my cabby sports on heavy rains! haha Oh and nice, original, cabby! I really like the graffiti on the right side

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      09-25-2011 12:44 PM #114
      Thank you!!!

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      09-28-2011 04:22 PM #115
      over hauling the fuel system today....wish me luck!

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      doing all this makes me not want to put it back in....ugh...what a job.

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      09-28-2011 07:15 PM #117
      tank is almost dry, just replaced my in tank pump with a new one.....gonna run my new inline pump to make sure its ok....then re-assemble......

      fingers crossed....i hope this all works this time.....

      SO MUCH CRAP CAME OUT....jeez, i emptied the tank, it was full of sediment, shook it, washed it out, and rinsed finally getting all the gunk out.......23 years really did a number on this fuel system...

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      09-28-2011 07:42 PM #118





      not perfect, but clean of loose crap.




      in-line main pump seemed to run fine when i tested it...so i hope i fixed the problem...


      this was still attached to the top side of the tank...thought it was cool...

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      09-29-2011 01:57 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post

      I know that isn't ice tea in that pitcher next to the gas can; but I really want some now. Keep up the good work.

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      09-29-2011 02:27 PM #120
      i know right.....im drinking sweet tea right now....lol....how crazy is the fuel that was in there....and i had just put 5bucks in a few weeks ago....SO SO...much crap....i hope to have a clean good running car when this is all back together....

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      09-29-2011 03:25 PM #121
      Nice work! I might have thought about replacing some of those components but all cleaned up you'll still get a lot of use out of it all. Money don't grow on trees after all....

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      09-29-2011 03:45 PM #122
      Using a wash of sand and water to polish out the inside of the take works pretty good, also using CLR Full strength....

      Should remove all the rust, then spraying POR15 or a rust convertor....
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      09-29-2011 04:12 PM #123
      GREAT TIP.....thank you , its still out so i may do that!!!!!

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      10-03-2011 12:12 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      well i bought a new fuel filter, and this week i hope to pull the tank, pumps, accumulator ect.....and clean everything....i think my in-tank pump is still in good shape, and its easy to change so ill grab a new one in the next week or so....wish me luck i hope to solve my fuel issues once and for all...
      I know its a little late but this sounds similar to my situation on my 1985 cabby. I changed out both pumps and o2 sensor and cleaned all the intake sensors and ever since its run great EXCEPT when I run lower than mid grade fuel. Then it tends to cut out after running for long periods of time. I hope my endeavors can help others.
      Low&slow is my way of life

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      10-03-2011 11:01 PM #125
      well i got it all back together today....not fun, but no leaks, good....but it wont start...i put in 2 gallons at 1st, and thought it may not be enough, so i added 2 more.....still no start...it seems to try...turning over, and running for a few moments then it dies...then the same, over and over.....im at a total loss, now the batt. is getting drained..

      ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      i gonna try again in the morning, with the help of a jump...

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      10-04-2011 12:24 AM #126
      both pumps are running, but the inline one gets hot while im trying to start it....any thoughts....?

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      10-04-2011 02:32 AM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      both pumps are running, but the inline one gets hot while im trying to start it....any thoughts....?
      No idea but it almost seems as though you should bag the cis system and go regular fuel injection. A friend told me he did it on his mk1 jetta and it wasn't too hard..... Just a thought
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      10-04-2011 05:19 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      both pumps are running, but the inline one gets hot while im trying to start it....any thoughts....?
      Is there a loud whine from the rear...?

      The pumps shouldn't get too toasty as that would mean to me they are overworking.
      A bad accumulator/in-tank or clogged filter can over work a main pump, as it is cooled internally by the fuel that it is pumping.
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      10-04-2011 11:05 AM #129
      no whining either.........everything sounds as it should....pumps both prime...and it seems like it wants to run....the CIS system always worked ok....it was the pumps and such that went out...due to crap in the system i think.....anyhow...its all new and clean now......just woke up....im gonna fiddle with it in a minute...

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      10-04-2011 11:33 AM #130
      another tidbit.....after i let it sit for a few...it runs a few sec. longer.....but if i try too many times, the starter quits turning......then i wait then it turns over again......

      HOW IS IT GETTING SOME GAS>??....and not enough to keep it going???

      and anyone know how many times, or how long it takes to get all the fuel flowing, and air out after dropping the tank and starting dry??


      the nasty duck whine is gone.....it all sounds normal....im stumped....before i did this it would actually run, with all that nasty fuel in it....now i cant even get it to run at all for more than 5 seconds....

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      10-04-2011 01:01 PM #131
      ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I finally figured it out....it was the CIS control plunger., i took it out, cleaned it..as it did feel gummy and slow on the way out.....a few key turns and VIOLA!!!!!!!!!!!....shes running again!!!

      i already adjusted the idle....idles nice now...and is very responsive to throttle!!


      now to bleed the brakes....

      oh another question...someone may know the answer to...

      Why is it that even though it runs great, idles smooth.....after i rev it....either in the driveway or at a light it dips, the rpms always drop quite low after its revved....dimming the lights at night and almost to the point of stalling??

      anyone have this issue...

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      10-04-2011 03:09 PM #133
      also...now, the more i run around in it....the less it seems to dip in RPMs.....hmm,,....she needs to be driven.

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      10-04-2011 09:21 PM #136
      Loving the white wheels (I'm biased since I have white diamond steelies )

      And I love the relocated blinkers, any chance for some close up pics of them mounted? I might put mine there since I've shaved the holes in the front bumper...

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      10-04-2011 09:43 PM #137
      ill take some pics of that in the morning......craft wire baby!!!

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      10-04-2011 10:34 PM #138
      The poke is kinda growing on me. Cant dig the no bumpers though....

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      10-04-2011 11:00 PM #139
      lol...i do want smalls at some point....duckbill as well....$$$....lil at a time...

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      10-04-2011 11:17 PM #140
      still running good, although my pass. side front wheel is making a nasty whirring rubbing-ish noise...not like a bearing....more like its out of balance or something....i dunno, ill figure it out..

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