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by QuantumRift
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: How do you clean electrical connectors?
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Re: How do you clean electrical connectors?

If you use any type of abrasive, such as sandpaper, emery cloth, etch you can clean the immediate corrosion, and the connection will work for a while, but as soon as the 'new' metal is exposed, it will start to corrode at a faster rate. The best way to start is to use as little abrasive as possible ...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Mr. Fusion
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

Mr. Fusion

Installed one of these this afternoon in my '90 SpaceCab.....

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EB00/121GMF.oap?keyword=121gmf

Checking the mileage now...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: CNG compressed natural gas
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

Re: CNG compressed natural gas

CNG is the way to go. Your engine will love it and you will not have to do all those oil changes (saving money) as the oil will not dirty up as fast. If you have access to a method to fill 'er up, it's wonderful. Here's how to do it at home: http://www.cngnow.com/vehicles/refueling/Pages/refueling-a...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Wood Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: Wood Gas

Yes. You can burn wood, yard waste, pellets, etc at such a temperature the biofuel is converted to methane gas. It has to be cooled before being introduced into the engine but if you search on YouTube you can find many examples of vehicles being powered by a gas generator. The Germans did it in WWII...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Biodiesel as solvent
Replies: 13
Views: 5297

Re: Biodiesel as solvent

Biodiesel as solvent? Just use Mazola Corn Oil. It isn't rocket science. I've used corn oil to soak engine parts, remove tar, etc etc. It works great and is pretty durned cheap.
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: New dashpad...for a price
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: New dashpad...for a price

Hahahahaha...that's one reason why from Day One when I bought my '90 NEW in Hawaii, I put a dash mat on it and it has never ever been without one since October 1989. I've gone thru three or 4 over the years but it was well worth it.
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 1989 isuzu pickup won't turn over
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: 1989 isuzu pickup won't turn over

First, turn on the headlights. Turn key to start and see what the headlights do. If the headlights dim down to nothing, suspect a bad battery, even if you had it tested. I would still swap in a good KNOWN battery and test. With NOTHING at all when ignition key is turned to 'start', I would also susp...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Is frame rusting preventable?
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Re: Is frame rusting preventable?

I've had my '90 SpaceCab back in OH now for three winters. Prior to that I'd been living in SE Arizona for 24 years. Had it since new. I had it cleaned and undercoated when I moved back here. Since then, every Spring this time, I will get out the POWER WASHER, and liberally shoot soap and spray ever...
by QuantumRift
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Grease Fittings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Grease Fittings?

I have a '90 SpaceCab 4x4 and it had (OEM) and has (aftermarket) grease fittings.... on each spider gear (3) as well as the ball joints and the slipjoint on the front axle. As for disassembling U-joints (spiders) to clean - I would go the R&R route to save time and get new components in there. A...
by QuantumRift
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Super charged 2.6L
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Super charged 2.6L

Are you making any more modifications to the engine? That is, are you just going to try to hook up a supercharger to a stock 2.6 engine and hope for the best? :lol:
by QuantumRift
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Which Steering Damper do you recommend?
Replies: 12
Views: 4697

Re: Which Steering Damper do you recommend?

Just cross reference the part numbers. It doesn't move except to reduce wobbles, so s tight clearance is OK, I have very little clearance on my 90 as well for it.
by QuantumRift
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: windshield washer pump motor fix
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: windshield washer pump motor fix

yea, I had a problem where the washer fluid would leak out; I thought it was the rubber sear around the motor that sat in the bottom of the tank, so I futzed around with it and thought I'd fixed it. I didn't. Turned out that the pump motor was leaking internally and dripping down inside the fender w...
by QuantumRift
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: 90 ISUZU PICKUP hazard flasher inop.
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: 90 ISUZU PICKUP hazard flasher inop.

Relay and flasher are two different devices. I have a '90. There is only ONE flasher unit, no relay. There are a few possible causes for the problem: Fuses, flasher, and switch. I assume you checked all fuses and did a wiring check. Do your turn signals work? You said your 4-ways don't work but do y...
by QuantumRift
Thu May 16, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: A/C swap problems, help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: A/C swap problems, help!!

You need to look at the schematic. There are several ducks that have to be in a row for the A/C compressor to kick on when you push the button, and turn on the fan speed other than OFF. There's a difference between how the diesel and gas vehicles are wired for A/C. The blower motor has a black groun...
by QuantumRift
Thu May 16, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: What's is air pump purpose
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: What's is air pump purpose

No. With our engines, it has not effect on the engine, one way or the other. When the engine is cold, air injected at this point (the exhaust ports) cleans up the extra-rich exhaust and raises the temperature of the exhaust so as to bring the catalytic converter to operating temperature quickly. Onc...