[V8] V8Q Cruise Control Rod Bushing
dsaad at icehouse.net
Sat Nov 7 18:58:03 PST 2009
years ago, I made a little J hook to hold the rod more or less in
place if that ever happened. I just used some copper wire. (I was out
of bailing wire...)
I still thing is gives a little peace of mind knowing that it can not
jam the throttle open.
On Nov 7, 2009, at 6:27 PM, urq wrote:
> While doing the OXS yesterday The firkin terminal that the OXS
> connects to broke ... !@#$%& ... I took apart the back of the engine
> on that
> side ... and found out why my cruise control had stopped working ...
> the rod
> was lying on top of the bellhousing. This car has had the CC recall
> Perhaps something changed over time, but I thought I'd pass the word
> as a warning. It is fairly easy to check the rod by reaching under
> distributor on the upper cylinder bank.
> So far every piece I remember seeing which connects the CC rod to
> the vacuum
> motor has been made of some sort of plastic. I think I am going to
> try to
> find some sort of metal bobbin to replace it. Has anyone here had
> thoughts? Any suggestions for a metal piece that would provide the
> functionality? Push came to shove I'm thinking a short length of
> threaded spacer rod with nuts threaded on each side used to fasten the
> assembly to the vacuum motor ...
> Steve Buchholz
> On the OXS wire ... I tried to solder the two wires but found I
> couldn't tin
> the wire on the OXS ... so I used a crimp for now. My plan is to
> pull a
> connector assembly from a car that uses a similar assembly ...
> believe it or
> not I still have a "universal" OXS sold by TPC ... it isn't the same
> as the
> old universal kits that have the terminals, it was a fitment for
> some other
> car. I'm going to use it to find what car to pull the harness
> from. The
> exhaust is definitely clean now ...
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