[elky] Re: AAA card...or not

Another one of those little things..... They do go bad. I have had it
happen.

JC

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Robert Adams <elcam84@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>                     If it happens again watch the oil pressure at idle. If
> it's dropping then the oil pressure switch is probably opening and shutting
> the fuel pump off. Pretty common on cars with miles and hot weather.
>
>                      Not sure which engine you have but most of the 6s are
> easier to work on. But F-bods had a few odd engines (including 151 4 cyls)
>
>
>                    Robert Adams
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Ray Buck <rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>  I sure understand about things goin to hell as soon as the warranty is
>> up.  Sucks big time.
>>
>> I installed the new ignition module and coil (took a good portion of the
>> day for something I could have done in an hour with a smallblock...makes me
>> start to wonder) and then put another bottle of cooling system cleaner in
>> and drove the beast for about an hour.  Temp never got over 185.  I think
>> I've got the overheating thing under control (fingers crossed.)  Now to get
>> the horn to work, dose it up with alcohol in the gas tank and take it for
>> emission testing and safety inspection.  (More finger crossing.)
>>
>> No car show this weekend, so I'm gonna work on the race car.  It's gettin
>> real close to BFT time.  (Every appendage possible crossed.)
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>> On 7/21/2011 8:10 PM, Jim Dos wrote:
>>
>>  Thanks for the report.
>>
>> You always think of the small stuff that usually works on the problem.
>> Skills , man. You got skills.
>>
>> I think your printer happiness (unhappiness) has spread to me. My Kodak
>> esp 9 AOI has been real good , but all of a sudden it’s printing real
>> faintly. Have always been using Kodak genuine carts, and similar problem
>> with the quality.  I guess I’ll go to Kodak and see if there are any
>> solutions other than sending it in.. It’s out of warranty.
>>
>> Time for something new I suppose.. this is over a year old..never fails.
>>
>>
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>]
>> *On Behalf Of *Ray Buck
>> *Sent:* Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:13 PM
>> *To:* elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> *Subject:* [elky] Re: AAA card...or not
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not keeping track.  I don't wanna know.  :)  With the exception of the
>> radiator, most of the parts have been fairly cheap maintenance items.  Like
>> the temp gauge: only $18.  The coil and module will be $60, but I'll keep
>> the old ones as spares in the car, since they seem to work fine when cool.
>>
>> I don't have a huge amount invested in it and all the stuff I've replaced,
>> with a coupla exceptions are things I'd wanna replace on a car of that age
>> and mileage (although it has 100k more than the seller told me...I'm still
>> pissed about that) to make sure it was reliable.
>>
>> Off to the parts store.
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>> On 7/21/2011 10:54 AM, STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx wrote:
>>
>> How much have you invested in this Camaro so far?
>>
>>
>>
>> Smokey Mt Frank
>>
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 7/21/2011 12:41:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>
>>
>>
>> Yesterday I did a buncha stuff on the Camaro, including running some
>> radiator flush chemical (sodium citrate) thru the cooling system, then
>> backflushing it and finding out that my manual fan switch has to be switched
>> on AFTER starting the motor.  I have no idea why, but it does.
>>
>> So yesterday around dusk (9 pm or so) I took it out for a drive.  Temp
>> never got over 160...no thermostat in it at the moment.  But.  (As usual,
>> there's a "but".)  I probably drove it 3 times as long as I'd ever driven it
>> before and, again, it stayed nice and cool.  I decided to turn back and head
>> home (I was almost to downtown Salt Lake City) and I made the mistake of
>> turning onto a street carrying traffic from the minor-league baseball game
>> that had just ended.  Stop and go for at least 15 minutes...and then the
>> motor just shut off.
>>
>> So I'm stuck in traffic with a dead motor and I turn the 4-way flashers
>> on.  Then I twist the key and the motor starts.  90 seconds later, it dies
>> again and won't start.  A coupla guys push me and the car into a parking lot
>> and I call AAA.  Great.  I can get it hauled back to my house.
>>
>> After 30 minutes of waiting (traffic was still real heavy) and no tow
>> truck, I twist the key and the thing starts.  So I let it run for 5 minutes,
>> shut it off for a few and try again.  Starts right up.  So I called AAA and
>> cancelled the towing request and drove the thing home.  Again, engine
>> temperature never got over 160.
>>
>> Diagnosis:  Flaky ignition module and/or coil.  So today I'll go get
>> another bottle of radiator flush, do it again and replace both the coil and
>> module.  Then I'll drive it for a while with the flush chemical in it, then
>> bring it home (assuming that it doesn't die on me) backflush the cooling
>> system again and move on to the next problem, the lack of a horn (the fuse
>> is good.)
>>
>> Anyway, I'm very glad I had the AAA card, even though I didn't need it in
>> the end.  It sure helped with peace of mind, knowing that if I couldn't get
>> it running again, I'd have a way to get it home.
>>
>> I can't remember if I sent this photo:
>>
>>
>>
>> The new hood arrived yesterday and I brought it home from the trucking
>> depot (that's a story in itself) and it's ready to be bolted on as soon as I
>> remove the hood latch mechanism, which is what's keeping it from seating
>> correctly along the front edge.
>>
>> Busy, busy, busy.  :)
>>
>> r
>>
>>
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