[V8] Blue car sparks right up

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Sat Apr 25 13:37:58 PDT 2009

I spend a lot of time convincing myself I don't mind driving my beat  
up old Ranger all that much (and I don't really)  but once a month or  
so I drive the V8 (also Lago)  just to keep it's juices flowing.  It  
always fires right up (and I am still using ABS wheel sensors for both  
timing sensors - still a poor student...)  and I am grinning like a  
kid as soon as I clear the driveway.  Last week I "had" to get the  
cats good and hot for the emission test.  That was fun.  Not that I  
need an excuse to explore the upper rev range for a few miles....

Emission passed with flying colors too - with the OEM cats and about  
160K miles on it.


On Apr 24, 2009, at 1:27 AM, toml99 at todomundo.com wrote:

> Hey, after a year hiatus, I put the new crank sensors in, and my blue
> car sparked right up.  Put it away for the timing belt, and the hot
> start thing, became the "no start thing".   Got the sensors @
> "thebenzbin.com (had looked up some parts for a friend and found
> it).  Paid something like $118 each for OEM(VW/audi box #077-905-381-
> A)...no shipping.  In the end it was the Ignition Reference sensor,
> but I feel good that I have 2 new ones installed, and I've tested and
> saved the speed sensor......I'd totally forgot how nice this car
> was.  Feels like a brand new car.  Timing belt this month/Steering
> rack/hoses/repaint the bumpers(front's coming off, and both have
> paint completely pealed off the plastic.  Have toyed with the idea of
> having the bumpers "Rhinolined", instead of painted Lago, but with
> the black rubber, might look a bit too black, or ?  Then it's a big
> roadtrip!  Things are good....Tom
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