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  1. turbokinetic

    Ignition Diagnostics with Caspers Sensor Check tool...

    Thanks! Yeah I have had fits with those MAF's. This car actually has been converted to MAF-less operation. The ignition module replacement did fix it. I'm just trying to figure out if the not-fully-off LED's on the sensor check tool are normal or not; and by extension whether or not the...
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    Ignition Diagnostics with Caspers Sensor Check tool...

    So; I have been doing spring maintenance on my cars which have not been driven in a while. Had no trouble getting the engine started initially. It ran perfectly in the yard, and for about 2 miles. Then it misfired a time or two. About another two miles later, it started to break up badly and...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    Exactly. I think the issue was the lack of oil priming and collapsed lifters; combined with the extreme nature of the cam.
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    Guys, thank you all so much for the valuable information. Last night, I expressed concern that in all the cranking and "almost starting" the low oil pressure warning had never extinguished. We took the filter off and found it dry. Not wanting to damage the engine, I strongly encouraged him to...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    Thanks for the reply. It came in while I was typing my last one. He has a fuel gauge on the engine, showing about 40 PSI. The pump primes, and also runs during and after any crank attempt. There is a strong spark, as well. We did put in brand new plugs yesterday, as those were a little bit...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    I'm sorry not to have more information, but as said this car is not mine and I was approached by a neighbor to assist. Yesterday was the first time I had seen it. I have a lot of experience with the electronics from cars of this era, including N/A to turbo conversions on FWD 3.8 engines with...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    Thanks for the reply! The sensor he has, is equipped with a built-in LED; and he also has a LED breakout box on the ignition module. We did the timing per the instructions, and then using the GM book method that you're describing in the video. Before the first time I adjusted it, it had been...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    It's been a long time since I posted here, and for that I apologize. I have a question about an 87 GN. A neighbor stopped by and asked me to look at his car which he is trying to get started. He has rebuilt the engine after it sat with water in the oil and froze up due to rust. The car was...
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    Air Conditioner Blending Door - Lever broken...

    I would like to support Kirban if possible. I didn't see the part on his website, however I will e-mail them and not give up yet. Next comes eBay.
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    Air Conditioner Blending Door - Lever broken...

    Thanks, I will see if he has any for sale now.
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    Air Conditioner Blending Door - Lever broken...

    Hey guys. I have a question concerning the HVAC system of the G-body. I was given a 1980 Olds Cutlass Supreme Coupe (100% stock, elderly lady's car). It runs and drives and the only thing I've done is free up the advance in the distributor; and change the A/C dryer and charge it with R152A...
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    Anti-Adblock Script - NEEDS TO GO

    Hello, I have been unable to participate on this forum because of the anti-adblock script. My computer is corporate owned and as such, has mandatory web filtering software installed. Please remove this very annoying nuisance from the website. I am sure that I'm not the only member who is...
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    Priming engine only 38 psi oil pressure

    Seems like that sound would be caused by air in the oiling system, pushing out from some clearances in the engine. I hear that often when priming engines, as the oil fills the system and pushes out the air. But, it stops after a few minutes of priming. If the pump is constantly drawing in air...
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    Part number for 8-bolt Cometic head gaskets...

    LOL! Yep it is definitely sideways by Turbo Regal standards. :) By the way - thankfully no coolant leaks, no ill effects after about 1000 miles! I can call this problem done.
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    Power Antenna Repair

    Thanks for the link to the antenna cable! By the way, I did test it before putting the inner fender well back in. Maybe it doesn't show in the video, but the car was still up on stands with wheel off during the test. I don't have THAT much faith in my abilities. :)
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    Power Antenna Repair

    Yesterday I had an opportunity to repair the long paralyzed antenna on my 84 Buick Century Olympia. With GM and their parts commonality - I am sure that the Regals of the same era use the same mechanism. They all seem to have the same problem - breakage of the plastic cable which pushes and...
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    Newbie with 1980 Buick Century Limited turbo sedan

    Very cool car. Your car should have the draw-through turbo system on it. I am not sure what the Check Engine light would be used for, since normally this is for the ECM to display faults and alert the driver to electronic problems.... and you don't have an ECM per-se. One of the pieces of...
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    Part number for 8-bolt Cometic head gaskets...

    LOL I like your Italian TR Pressure Test Adapter idea! :) I did pressure test the cooling system, but did not take time on the intake. I had a longer than expected offshore job and just got home recently! So, I have breathed a sigh of relief because all the coolant didn't immediately pee out...
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    New-B looking for " Buick Turbo for Dummies" help

    It took a long time for the pictures to load. Your car is sure in good, rust-free shape behind the fenders. Very nice indeed. One more question - are you going to run a manual transmission? It looks like a clutch master cylinder mounted below where the brake booster goes. If you are running a...
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    New-B looking for " Buick Turbo for Dummies" help

    Glad to see this project going forward! The wagon is really cool. Love it! I want to add some things to the good advice which has already been given. I'm speaking from experience here, having built about 6 custom turbo systems and converting several cars from carb to EFI. To further explain...
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