When Is It Time... - Automotive Repairs - Page 4 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > Automotive Repairs

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree62Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 07-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #46
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 13,343
Rewards Points: 1,652
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by 4t7 View Post
Also @de-nagorg I think I'm gonna go ahead and take your advice on replacing all the rubber fuel lines and clamps. I just re-read your reply last night about how they develop tear in the INNER lining...so a visual inspection like I did probably not very effective if the tear is in the lining, huh? Do you know if anyone sells a kit that comes with all necessary hoses and clamps for this?
I do not know of any kits for specific vehicles.
What I always do is to buy about 2 feet of the proper size hose, and a half dozen or so quality clamps, that way I have enough to do the task.

It is hard to tell on the inside of the old hose unless you split it open with a knife, but this ruins it anyway.

Fuel does age the rubber liner and it will decay . It is just a matter of time.

Did you see my tip on examining the steel line for a pinched off spot also?

A customer was having this kind of troubles, and it turned out that they had hit a log in the road and crushed the steel line right where it exits the frame in the front.

had to splice in a replacement line and they were on the road once more.


ED
4t7 likes this.
de-nagorg is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to de-nagorg For This Useful Post:
4t7 (07-01-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2016, 07:27 PM   #47
Member
 
Tizzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Richmond Va.
Posts: 511
Rewards Points: 148
Default

Re: When is it time...


Was 22-23 yrs. old when I bought an Olds 442 convertible from my boss at an Exxon station for $1200.

Gold with a white top and a 455ci motor. Was into the drag racing scene at the time and blew the transmission up. $$$ Still have the scar on my thumb from slicing it open while changing the metal intake manifold gasket. lol

Got married and thought I'd settle down so "we" traded it in for a Ford Ranger.
The payments lasted longer than my marriage.
r0ckstarr, de-nagorg and 4t7 like this.
Tizzer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Tizzer For This Useful Post:
4t7 (07-01-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2016, 11:07 PM   #48
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by de-nagorg View Post
I do not know of any kits for specific vehicles.
What I always do is to buy about 2 feet of the proper size hose, and a half dozen or so quality clamps, that way I have enough to do the task.

It is hard to tell on the inside of the old hose unless you split it open with a knife, but this ruins it anyway.

Fuel does age the rubber liner and it will decay . It is just a matter of time.

Did you see my tip on examining the steel line for a pinched off spot also?

A customer was having this kind of troubles, and it turned out that they had hit a log in the road and crushed the steel line right where it exits the frame in the front.

had to splice in a replacement line and they were on the road once more.


ED
Alright will probably just do it that way. What is the proper name of the clamps btw?

I must've missed that part about the steel lines. I have checked them over a couple times before though and they appear in good shape; no pinches or cut bends or anything. The rubber hoses do look pretty worn though...will be doing those in a couple days.

Thanks again man! 🙋
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2016, 11:14 PM   #49
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tizzer View Post
Was 22-23 yrs. old when I bought an Olds 442 convertible from my boss at an Exxon station for $1200.

Gold with a white top and a 455ci motor. Was into the drag racing scene at the time and blew the transmission up. $$$ Still have the scar on my thumb from slicing it open while changing the metal intake manifold gasket. lol

Got married and thought I'd settle down so "we" traded it in for a Ford Ranger.
The payments lasted longer than my marriage.
I 💙 these cars stories. Thanks for this one. Bad*** car too, and for $1200; not bad. How many years ago was this? Late 80's?


"we" 😁 hahah. Sorry to hear it didn't last long. 🍻
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 11:27 PM   #50
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 13,343
Rewards Points: 1,652
Default

Re: When is it time...


Those clamps are sold as GEAR CLAMPS, they are a band with slotted holes , and a worm gear that tightens the clamp.

I remove all the factory clamps on my vehicles, toss them, and replace them with these.

A much better seal, and not an arm ripper like those stupid wire spring crap.


ED
4t7 likes this.
de-nagorg is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to de-nagorg For This Useful Post:
4t7 (07-02-2016)
Old 07-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #51
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Gear clamps...Alrighty then. Excellent. Thanks man @de-nagorg !

🍻
de-nagorg likes this.
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 12:40 AM   #52
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by 47_47 View Post
I'd also check with a vacuum gauge. You may have a restricted exhaust causing low power or poor acceleration.
Thanks for the tip @47_47 !

🙋

Any advice on how to do this test?
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 12:46 AM   #53
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by r0ckstarr View Post

The interior was shot. After ripping most everything out, all it had was 2 seats, a steering wheel, and a dash. I ended up selling it to a guy who was going to take it to Mexico for $200.

I sold it because I got tired of messing with it.

Hahaah, wonder what he had planned for that car in Mexico..

😂

😅

🙌
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 10:32 AM   #54
What is that?
 
Brainbucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Walker, Louisiana
Posts: 879
Rewards Points: 1,758
Default

Re: When is it time...


Before you go and replace the rubber fuel lines, get a fuel pressure gauge and tape it to the windshield and drive the vehicle. If the fuel pressure moves to the no go zone then address that. If it does good then look for the system that isn't working correctly. It will get expensive throwing parts at it and may as well create another problem.
r0ckstarr and 4t7 like this.
__________________
If you first donít succeed, get a bigger hammer!
Brainbucket is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Brainbucket For This Useful Post:
4t7 (07-05-2016)
Old 07-05-2016, 02:15 PM   #55
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brainbucket View Post
Before you go and replace the rubber fuel lines, get a fuel pressure gauge and tape it to the windshield and drive the vehicle. If the fuel pressure moves to the no go zone then address that. If it does good then look for the system that isn't working correctly. It will get expensive throwing parts at it and may as well create another problem.
@Brainbucket , where do you recommend I hook the pressure gauge up to?
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 02:53 PM   #56
Member
 
Bigplanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 1,732
Rewards Points: 2,624
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by 4t7 View Post
@Brainbucket , where do you recommend I hook the pressure gauge up to?
If it has a schreader valve, use that. If it has none, splice in the line between the filter and the regulator and put the pressure gauge there. There are kits that have the attachments needed to splice into a line.
4t7 likes this.
Bigplanz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bigplanz For This Useful Post:
4t7 (07-05-2016)
Old 07-05-2016, 04:29 PM   #57
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigplanz View Post
If it has a schreader valve, use that. If it has none, splice in the line between the filter and the regulator and put the pressure gauge there. There are kits that have the attachments needed to splice into a line.
No schrader valve on this van, ****

Brainbucket is right too, it IS getting expensive just tossing $$ at this van...money I ain't really got. Think I'm in over my head on this one boys. Really close to just callin' it quits...probably time to move on anyways.

😭
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 07:51 AM   #58
Member
 
r0ckstarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 1,918
Rewards Points: 82
Default

Re: When is it time...


Is this a TBI motor?
4t7 likes this.
r0ckstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 10:28 AM   #59
What is that?
 
Brainbucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Walker, Louisiana
Posts: 879
Rewards Points: 1,758
Default

Re: When is it time...


I don't think that vehicle has a fuel pressure test port. I go to the fuel filter and tap in the outlet side of filter. There are fittings that make it easy. But you may have to modify the hose length so you can see it. Tape it to the body and drivers window and go.
r0ckstarr and 4t7 like this.
__________________
If you first donít succeed, get a bigger hammer!
Brainbucket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 11:23 AM   #60
4t7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 77
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: When is it time...


Quote:
Originally Posted by r0ckstarr View Post
Is this a TBI motor?
Yes, it's a 95' TBI chevy 5.7L 350 engine.

😁

Has almost 180,000 on the motor. Been regularly serviced/maintained most of it's life. But had sat for around a year before I bought it. I'm the 2nd owner.

Last edited by 4t7; 07-06-2016 at 11:30 AM.
4t7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems, GE SunSmart Digital Timer 15312 Mike Muls Electrical 41 07-30-2016 09:13 PM
My first time playing (literally) with mains power Red Squirrel Electrical 16 05-16-2012 03:58 PM
shelves and cure time 7echo Painting 5 04-02-2012 09:27 PM
How do I change the time? MNsawyergp Site Help and Suggestions 4 02-14-2012 07:25 PM
Low budget concrete patio, sections at a time... vertigoelectric Flooring 0 01-29-2012 05:13 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts