[V8] the new guy
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 14 15:54:16 PDT 2008
More inserted comments.......
--- On Thu, 8/14/08, Seamus O'Carey <cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Seamus O'Carey <cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] the new guy
> To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 6:28 PM
> The battery was dead when I first looked at the car (they
> threw in a new
> battery and I haven't had a problem with it since).
You'll need to clear the airbag code. You'll need a VAG... or the like to clear the airbag code.
> don't have any
> manuals for this car yet, though.
Those manuals are pretty hard to find. The original manuals pop up from time to time on Audifans. & be warry of buying them off e-bay. The guy who sells them sells copies without the wirewing manual. There are 4 hard cover 3 ringed volumes.... & I have the extra updated wireing manual as well.
>Which fuse(s) do I want
> to pull/check?
For the ABS problem? If so.....
there is a fuse in the ABS relay itself. You'll find the relay in the pass side foot well. Just pull out the mat & you'll see a Black plastic cover covering the relays. There should be a few phillips screws holding the cover. Once that cover is removed it's in the top row.... #2. Will have a Red 10amp fuse. How are your brakes? do they make any funny noises? Could be a bad ABS sensor if so.
> I had already considered clearing the guts out of the cat
> (or catS as it
> turns out). There's no emissions testing where I live,
> so it's definitely
> not a concern. =D
Were are you? obviousley on the West Coast.... but were?
> I'm not sure how to describe the noise. It sometime
> almost just sounds like
> an exhaust leak or a bad muffler.
You mentioned it was a grinding noise while excellerating below, & now you say it sounds like an exhaust leak.
I realy can not comment since I can not hear it. Any way you can get a small vid clip??
> So should I not buy that Grey car? I would love to have a
> 5sp (I haven't
> driven an auto since I had my Chrysler when I was 22), but
> I obviously don't
> know much about these cars yet. Should I avoid buying a
> car like that until
> I know a bit more?
Now I'm not sure on how to word this.... but for one the V8 manuals are a VERY rare car! Bout 75'ish were sent. Only 14'ish in 90. So that car being a 90 is & SHOULD BE SPECIAL to some!
In the long run it would be you'r decission obviousley... but I'm just saying I would rather not see a car like that be in the wrong hands.
I had... & funny story..... but,
Bill's car that I posted the other day & the one I had (all so a true 90 v8 5sp) was bought @ the same dealer. Same color combo as well... Titan Grey on Platnum Grey sport interior.
To be honest if I had $3,500 sitting around I would buy it myself. But I have to many V8's all ready. But that would make 3 5spd's in DER stable.
So I would all so say that if you were to buy a 5sp V8 Bill's would be the one! It's a VERY resonable price, & it's rareity is uncomromised. You'd be the New guy with a TRUE V8 5sp :-)
& if you need parts get in touch with me. I've got 3 rooms full of V8 parts & I'm going to be parting another V8 next week.
cause my 5sp will be finally be finished :-)..... a post is coming on that listers.
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Ron Wainwright
> <ron_01056 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Comments inserted.........
> > --- On Thu, 8/14/08, Seamus O'Carey
> <cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > First of all, the "ABS OFF" light stays
> > > continually. I hit the ABS
> > > button, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
> In fact,
> > > none of those buttons
> > > do anything. I noticed last night that the
> lights behind
> > > the buttons were
> > > on, but I pressed one of them and the light went
> out and
> > > would only come
> > > back on if I turned the car off and back on.
> > Check the fuse in the relay.
> > > The CAT light flashes constantly. I'm
> guessing that
> > > means the catalytic
> > > converter is bad and I'll probably need a new
> O2 sensor
> > > as well (the car
> > > was missing the owner's manual).
> > Two cats. The V8's have two cats. But,
> > the CAT light flashing as you noted is not good.
> I'd remove them & clear
> > out the honeycomb inside them.
> > > The AIRBAG light is usually on. I have no idea
> what this
> > > means.
> > Prolly cause the battery went dead @ some point.
> > > The CHECK ENGINE light sometimes comes on when
> > > idling, but I can make it
> > > go out just by hitting the gas. I figure it
> probably has
> > > something to do
> > > with either the problem with the cat or the PS
> > Only sure way to know is to pull the codes. But could
> be the TPS.
> > > The thing that concerns me the most is there
> seems to be an
> > > almost grinding
> > > noise from underneath the car upon acceleration.
> > > not constant and
> > > sometimes it doesn't do it at all. I'm
> > > maybe a driveline bearing or
> > > u-joint or something. I'm hoping it's
> not the
> > > transmission.
> > You gotta be more specific than that.
> > > I think that's pretty much everything. I
> figure for
> > > $850, though, I'm still
> > > not doing too badly. If I have to I figure I can
> sell the
> > > interior and the
> > > engine/drivetrain for what I have into it so far
> and still
> > > break even. I
> > > was also considering maybe buying that grey
> manual V8
> > > someone posted about
> > > yesterday, then swapping my black interior into
> it so I can
> > > just sell my
> > > pearl with grey interior. Grey with black
> interior would be
> > > sweet! =D
> > I posted that Grey/Grey 90 5sp. Tahts a VERY rare car
> & prolly would be
> > best if it went to someone who knows these cars.
> > > By the way, do these cars come with headers from
> > > factory? This car
> > > appears to be completely stock, so I was
> surprised to not
> > > see clean,
> > > individual tubes instead of rusty cast iron
> > > manifolds.
> > The exhaust mani's are stock.
> > Thanx
> > Ron
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