[V8] Wonderful Dead V8
slicerdicer at mac.com
Wed Dec 24 13:56:49 PST 2008
Fuel pump came today. I replaced it and car is running around fine now :)
I will keep a eye on the sensors and replace them soon just as precaution.
Dave Saad wrote:
> You don't need anything fancy for tools - Here is my method:
> remove air snorkel
> remove upper heat shield - 10mm and 13mm box end wrenches work fine
> remove the frame rail heat shield if you want - it is easy and makes
> everything else easier
> unplug the sensors
> remove the top sensor bolt with a 10mm socket and ratchet
> here is the secret part - use a 10mm box end for the bottom bolt -
> and using something like a broom handle stick or the long handle from
> a breaker bar,
> lever the wrench against the bolt by sticking the lever between the
> header pipe and head - doing this keeps the wrench from slipping off
> the bolt head
> until you crack it loose - then I just put a socket over the bolt and
> twist it out by hand. Sounds complicated maybe - but it is really
> easy and fast.
> Use the same trick to tighten the bolt. if you have a 1/4 drive 10mm
> socket you may not need to do all of this but the 3/8 drive and
> socket is too fat.
> On Dec 23, 2008, at 9:10 PM, Ron Wainwright wrote:
>> The sensors are very easy.. well if you've done them enough ;-)
>> But I usually go about it one of two ways.
>> You CAN use a 10mm wrench/gearwrench tool. If you snake your hand
>> up along the block to were the sensor shield is you can use the
>> above mentioned wrenches.
>> If you wanna use a socket you can use a 1/4 inch with a few
>> extensions through the exhaust header. There is a void that you can
>> phish the deep 10mm & extension straight to the two 10mm bolts.
>> All so, I had bought new sensors I got from Bruce from a 5ktq &
>> they work great. But when I tore my 3.6 down I wraped my headers in
>> Black exhaust wrape. & it works GREAT.
>> I can touch/grab my exhaust headers now & they are cool to the
>> touch.. so I'm going to assume that the sensors I just replaced
>> won't have to be replaced for a VERY long time now :-)
>> I'll have to get some pics of them for all.
>> --- On Mon, 12/22/08, Paul Jager <pjager at telus.net> wrote:
>>> From: Paul Jager <pjager at telus.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [V8] Wonderful Dead V8
>>> To: "V8 List" <v8 at audifans.com>
>>> Date: Monday, December 22, 2008, 10:41 PM
>>> The sensors do a great job of mimicking a fuel pump issue.
>>> when the sensors
>>> cool, the car will work fine. when hot they are
>>> intermittent. i did my fuel
>>> pump like 3 x times huffed enough gas vapours to pickle me
>>> before i I got
>>> wind of those two sensors.
>>> took me a heck of a lot longer than 10 minutes to replace
>>> the pr. too. I was
>>> working at it from under the car with the wheel off it was
>>> hell. the exhaust
>>> pipe restricts access. my hands are pretty big.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
>>> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf
>>> Of Greg Furstenwerth
>>> Sent: December 21, 2008 1:22 PM
>>> To: V8 List
>>> Subject: Re: [V8] Wonderful Dead V8
>>> V8 is ALIVE!!!..... Taking out the fuel pump and shaking it
>>> draining it
>>> etc.. made it to where its magic back to life! however I do
>>> not trust it
>>> I will /replace the part and be done with it.
>>> Thanks Listers! I have 13,269 emails archived dating back
>>> to the day I
>>> got the V8.. I searched the list found the likely culprits
>>> and went from
>>> there. Without your help I would have been lost. You guys
>>> Thanks again.
>>> Verdict: Fuel pump is on last leg.. :)
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