So its been a little while since I have posted on here. To catch you up I have spend 13.5 hrs so far detailing it and still have more to do but its looking great. The lock on my drive door would not release so I couldn't open the door. Tonight I tried it and magically it opened so I removed the door card and sprayed some wd40. Coming up is fixing the door handle in the driver door and trying to make sure it doesn't malfunction again. If anyone has any ideas to help that would be very helpful. Also if anyone has some ideas of anything I should do while I'm in there would also be helpful. Here's a pic of my car after its all cleaned up.
That's the best pic right now. In the light you can see were I'm still working on the trim.
So today I resealed the injectors. This was an interesting experience. The bently manual is next to useless. It has seemed to fix the weird starts I had. My idle and throttle response also seems to be better too. It will take some driving to find out for sure.
Starter wire still not fixed but I found this.
WTF this is a whole new distributer setup. Good thing I have 2 spare caps but what the hell happened. Only one side is messed up. Anyone got an idea to keep this from happening again.
Last edited by drive.euro; 07-05-2012 at 03:41 AM.
Ok so I figured out why I broke this belt. The Damn bolts that hold the alternater on had loosened and one has fallen out. so for now its parked and will be fixed when I got some free time. I'm looking into new spark plug wires. Bosch wires are a bit pricey but I don't want crappy wires. Does anyone know of an alternative or a place to get them at a good price?
Last edited by drive.euro; 07-08-2012 at 10:53 PM.
OEM spark plug wires or bust. You can get the MK4 spark plug wires, direct fit, yet they have
a hanfle to pull them out which eliminates the need for of a spark plug wire removal tool.
If it was me, I'd go with Magnecor no doubt. Had them on my VR6 (around $100), NEVER had an issue.
8mm oversized, blue silicone cover.
So the other day I went to leave work and my started to spuder and die. So I had my buddy follow me to his house and we talked about it and figured it was a fule issue. We started with the prepump and filter seeing as how it was the easiest to get to. The pump was factory and filter had been replaced in 11/97 (on the filter) with a volvo filter (smaller hardware on the exit side than stock).fired it up and in cold start it was running was to rich and spudered and died. Out of cold start it ran rich and at a high idle (10k) for and hour with only momentary spuders. I figured the ecu didn't know it had a new pump and was pumping too much. Did the battery cable touch thing to rest the ecu. It seemed to fix the idle (9.5k) but it still spuders and dies. Im going to retime it again and check the new plugs but I thinking the pump in the tank might also be having problems. If anyone has any ideas of things to try I'd be happy cuz I'm kinda grasping at straws here.
Ok so I replaced both fuel pumps and the fuel filter. Now at ideal it runs for a bit the just dies no spudering just dies. While driving it losses power (like it will die) then suddenly an huge increase in power. Like I'm flooring it then settles down to normal. Anybody got an idea as to what is going on?