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by davedecker4
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FIAT Cromadora 14" TURBO (CD134) wheels FS
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: FIAT Cromadora 14" TURBO (CD134) wheels FS

That's a big country. You might want to put how far from the border you are, and if that's from Seattle, Spokane, or Port Townsend.
by davedecker4
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: No Run Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: No Run Condition

Karim, Welcome to Mira. Glad you're keeping one alive on another continent. Sounds like you're only running on the cold start circuit. When you have the engine off but key to "on" position, Does the fuel pump run? Now in same circumstance, if you loosen hose and manually open the AFM flap, do you he...
by davedecker4
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights
Replies: 77
Views: 2018

Re: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights

If pulling #4 didn't make any difference, you might not have spark. Did you check for spark at the end of that plug wire/plug? Did you clean the contacts in the cap? Could be bad plugwire. Try pulling and swapping the wires between 3 and 4 and see if it makes a difference
by davedecker4
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1985.5 Radiator [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: 1985.5 Radiator

One good thing about the old radiators is they contain copper which can conduct and dissipate heat well. They are heavier than new aluminum radiators. They do have the benefit of not being as fragile however, where aluminum is brittle, copper is malleable. They can also be fixed, cleaned, repaired, ...
by davedecker4
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights
Replies: 77
Views: 2018

Re: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights

Plugs don't look that bad (but make sure to clean them with carb cleaner and let dry before reinstalling). Compression looks fine. One runner glowing red hot is not normal. Do you know that runner is not clogged? Do you have spark to that plug? Could that injector be leaking and dumping fuel down th...
by davedecker4
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: VAS shocks/springs anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: VAS shocks/springs anyone?

Thanks for the rundown. :)
185 width on a 70 series or 60, or something else?
by davedecker4
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: man oh man what a pita ** Revised edition **
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: man what a pita, Timing belt w/shields

Dave, Bravo. Well done figuring that out. Most of us who have done it, blocked that part out of the memory from the first attempt, and of course now it's no longer an issue. A good pointer on a car that still has the shields tho. Thanks. As for the offensive part, I must have slept through it, so no...
by davedecker4
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Engine Shield
Replies: 20
Views: 519

Re: Engine Shield

So are you saying you have 100's of Fiat belly pans stashed?
by davedecker4
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Ground Wire Locations
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Ground Wire Locations

Are you sure your timing belt hasn't skipped a tooth? With engine off, carefully turn engine to line up all the marks to TDC and see where you're at. You can pull all the plugs to make it easier to turn. That will also help prepare the next step. It that's all good, check compression. If you don't h...
by davedecker4
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Diving into dual IDFs for the first time..
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Diving into dual IDFs for the first time..

Nice. Sounds like a good setup to start with. If just cleaning the jets doesn't do it, you may consider checking the tank as a known starting point and working downstream from there. Also good to have one of those inline filters before the pump to stop crud from the tank from killing it. I'm not sur...