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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-16-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By SBJ
No, but I have dropped one on my hand before. The...

No, but I have dropped one on my hand before. The band adjustment stud tore a bunch of skin off my hand on its way down. In retrospect I'm actually quite lucky it didn't smash my finger bones into a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-16-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 138
Posted By SBJ
I feel your pain. Years ago I broke one of my...

I feel your pain. Years ago I broke one of my teeth off using a large pair of channel locks to force a drum brake spring into place. Lesson learned.

I actually have one of those timing belt...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By SBJ
On vehicles this old the locks are more of a...

On vehicles this old the locks are more of a novelty anyways. Old Hondas are like that too...there weren't that many patterns to begin with so there are a lot of cars out there with the same key. I...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-08-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 87
Posted By SBJ
FS5R30 for the V6 models. My money is on the...

FS5R30 for the V6 models. My money is on the little pilot bearing where the mainshaft goes into the back of the input shaft. Does it quiet down in 4th?
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By SBJ
It's short for f**ked on race day.

It's short for f**ked on race day.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-02-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By SBJ
If you have the time and access to a shop press...

If you have the time and access to a shop press these transmissions aren't particularly difficult to rebuild. Especially if you catch it early, the synchros are probably worn out but otherwise the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-01-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23,112
Views: 1,696,998
Posted By SBJ
I always used to get mine from the top with one...

I always used to get mine from the top with one of those cup style filter wrenches and a long flex ratchet.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-21-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By SBJ
I keep a cheapo analog meter around just for...

I keep a cheapo analog meter around just for things like that and potentiometer switches.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-20-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23,112
Views: 1,696,998
Posted By SBJ
Hitachi for the oil pump and Aisin for the water...

Hitachi for the oil pump and Aisin for the water pump. You can probably get both of them on Rockauto for around $100. Weirdly enough, I didn't see the hitachi pump listed for a '97 but it shows up...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-17-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 862
Posted By SBJ
Correct, 0 is the magic number for fuel trims. A...

Correct, 0 is the magic number for fuel trims. A negative fuel trim would mean it's running rich and trying to take fuel away while the opposite would be true for a positive fuel trim. Porknbeans is...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-16-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23,112
Views: 1,696,998
Posted By SBJ
A lot of fuses also have a bare spot on both...

A lot of fuses also have a bare spot on both posts so you can see if a fuse is blown/getting power without having to remove it. A test light is probably the most powerful tool you can buy for less...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 05-15-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By SBJ
You can also come up in front of the starter with...

You can also come up in front of the starter with a 14mm socket and a 6" extension. Get it seated on the bolt first then use a long flex head ratchet to crack it loose. It's kind of a pain to get to....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-15-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 862
Posted By SBJ
For your misfire check that the wires aren't...

For your misfire check that the wires aren't burnt up on the end. I originally went with cheapo no-name wires and every few months the ends would burn up and need to be cut off. It did the exact same...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-13-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23,112
Views: 1,696,998
Posted By SBJ
Don't German cars use lug bolts instead?

Don't German cars use lug bolts instead?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-13-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 23,112
Views: 1,696,998
Posted By SBJ
I think it's more common with aluminum/alloy...

I think it's more common with aluminum/alloy wheels. I had a car that needed hub-centric rings for the aftermarket wheels to center themselves on the hub. The lug holes were also small enough that it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By SBJ
There's also OBD eleven. It's nowhere near as in...

There's also OBD eleven. It's nowhere near as in depth as VCDS but it's fairly user friendly. I'd recommend trying to find a place that specializes in German cars. It'll probably be more expensive...
Forum: Introductions 05-07-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By SBJ
This. The bearing probably has a number on it you...

This. The bearing probably has a number on it you can use to find a replacement. 6203 is a common size for tensioner pulley bearings but always verify yours first.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-03-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By SBJ
A lot of transmissions have a test port where you...

A lot of transmissions have a test port where you can hook up a pressure gauge to measure the line pressure in various gears. I'd start there. Automatic transmissions need hydraulic pressure to apply...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By SBJ
You should be able to get a new center link for...

You should be able to get a new center link for less than $100. It's not a big deal at all to replace it.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By SBJ
If you need to fix the threads they're M12x1.25.

If you need to fix the threads they're M12x1.25.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-30-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By SBJ
Another thing you can do is crank down on the...

Another thing you can do is crank down on the puller until you think it's about to break then hit the forcing screw with a hammer. Sometimes the pressure combined with the sudden shock will be enough...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-29-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By SBJ
Some window screen under the cowl vents will help...

Some window screen under the cowl vents will help to keep leaves and pine needles out.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By SBJ
To add to that, one thing I like to do when...

To add to that, one thing I like to do when looking at a used car is to have someone else start the engine (cold) and look for smoke out the tailpipe.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,732
Posted By SBJ
If you are sure the distributor is in the correct...

If you are sure the distributor is in the correct position, put the engine at TDC on cylinder 1, then take the distributor cap off and mark the rotor and the body of the distributor. It'll save you a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,732
Posted By SBJ
You'll need to get some new valve stem seals. OE...

You'll need to get some new valve stem seals. OE ones are probably the best choice given the amount of work involved in replacing them, but I have also had good luck with fel-pro seals in the past....
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