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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by erics_bruisers, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    I'm at 75K miles, but I've got a '94, so I figured it was time to replace some of the electrical stuff --

    -- well, what a JOY this was -- really -- not a toughie at all -- I used the Bosch Platinum x2 plugs -- I wasn't about to pay $14 per a Denso Iridium plug if I still have to replace it every 30K miles --

    -- the air tube (crossover) was a bitch to get back on -- one thing, when I had the new plugs, wires, rotor and cap on, I tried starting my truck, partially disassembled --- it wouldn't start -- the PCVs must need to be plugged in --

    -- also, it's odd, when the engine's at idle and I open the oil fill cap, the revs go down reaalll low, like it's gonna stall -- when I put the cap back on, all's okay -- I'm sure there's some odd theory to that, but I don't know it --

    -- anyway, an enjoyable day with my cruiser -- I even cleaned up the engine bay a bit, too... :) :) :)

    eric
     
  2. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Eric,

    The crankcase is sealed, removing the oil cap creates a vacuum leak. Having the PCV valve unhooked creates a huge vacuum leak.
     
  3. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    oohh -- thanks, dan --

    -- i also did my 3rd flush of synthetic ATF -- got 5.5 quarts out today -- I'm done with flushing for the season!

    e
     
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    landtoy80

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    As you don't have many miles this might not be a concern but next time you service plugs you might want to check valves, replace the valve cover gasket and sparkplug tube gaskets. I don't know if the sparkplug tube gaskets get old with time or mileage.
    kurt
     
  5. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

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    Yup, I got around to doing plugs, air filter, cap, rotor, PCV and wires this weekend. Really runs well afterwards...

    -H-
     
  6. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    mine runs really well, too, H -- that is, after I figured out I had cylinder #2 and #6 wires crossed -- doh!!

    eric :)