[V8] Re: WOT Epilogue...................
ekellock at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 14:32:56 EST 2004
Oil leak onto exhaust - possibly the distributor base and o-ring seals.
Is the slow shift into 2nd only when it's cold? I believe I remember
reading something about that is programmed on purpose for the warmup
pulsing of power - probably the OXS.
On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 05:20:58 -0800 (PST), Carter Johnson
<carterjohnson3 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> At work, I can readily check mail - home connection is
> 24400 or worse most of the time. I was able to mostly
> free up the throttle, and having driven it a bit more
> (50 miles) it seems to work even better. Car is
> surprisingly slow below 3000 rpms and surprisingly
> fast above. Couple of minor issues -
> 1) Little smoke on startup - valve seals? It seems to
> also be leaking a bit of oil - but very little - onto
> the exhaust. Not sure if it's due to the lack of
> driving the car has experienced in the past 6 months.
> 2) Car doesn't like to shift into 2nd at light
> throttle when first accelerating - but if you give it
> a touch more gas, it will shift. Odd, I thought.
> Probably a future tranny problem? Or the fluid is
> less viscous than it should be?
> 3) at light throttle, a pulsing of power - almost like
> it's not running well, but it's running very well.
> Any thoughts on these, I'd appriciate it. Thanks to
> everyone who responded to the throttle issue. I was
> able to fix it quite quickly (once I figured out where
> the linkage was, that is!!!)
> --- SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
> > Carter phones in his thanks for the list repsonses.
> > He'll read them all at work Monday LOL.
> > HE disassembled the air box and looked underneath
> > and has determined that the
> > throttle linkage (cable) was needing a cleaning and
> > Silicone Spray
> > lubrication.
> > Idles now around 1200 so he's happy at the moment.
> > BIg thanks from your fellow enthuiast.
> > -Scott by BOSTON 4 Carter
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