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by Paul
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Runaway
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Runaway

Can you get to it from the top or do you have to pull it? I'm just running diesel. Thanks Jesse Jesse - - It is possible to remove the top cover with the pump in the truck. It is a bit of a challenge so I recommend this only to the fearless and mechanically skillful. I have posted a step by step 'h...
by Paul
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Runaway
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Runaway

I made it back to it today. Still goes to full throttle as soon as it fires. I might try changing the fuel filter and running some atf or sea foam threw it. Anybody got any other ideas? Thanks Jesse Sounds like a stuck fuel control spool inside the pump. This would be highly unusual but might happe...
by Paul
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Tool & Product Reviews
Topic: Shoo Goo
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Shoo Goo

JoeIsuzu wrote:That's fascinating. It didn't do so well with my basketball shoes. :D

Jack


I have used shoe goo a lot and find that it works very well for hose repair and other jobs that don't flex a lot but not so well on shoe soles (perversely), probably due to the continuous flexing.

Paul
by Paul
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Instrument Cluster from Honda Passport?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Instrument Cluster from Honda Passport?

I would personally want a cluster from a 4-cylinder vehicle. That would rule out all Passports. There's an adjuster on the tach that will move the needle, but I'm pretty certain it doesn't actually convert from 6-cylinder to 4-cylinder use. I know this from experience with my '94 Amigo. Jack Jack &...
by Paul
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel Injector Leak, and pages from 1986 shop manual
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Fuel Injector Leak, and pages from 1986 shop manual

Sorry to revive an old thread, but its still the same truck similar problem. I have replaced the leaky injector as stated above and that held up fine for a few years. Now the same thing has happened again, I'm getting leaking fuel at the first injector around the 30mm nut. I cant get the injector a...
by Paul
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: LS Oil Pressure Gauge Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: LS Oil Pressure Gauge Issues

My '86 Turbo diesel came with a "new" engine swap. I was told about 50K miles on the engine and I believe it came out of a Trooper. I've put about 9000 mi. on it since I got it last summer. The engine only had a sender for the dummy light and since the LS has a separate gauge I put in a T...
by Paul
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Wiring Harness Compatability
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Wiring Harness Compatability

Jim - -

I know that the ignition switch and connector (I think) changed from '83 to '84.

Paul
by Paul
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: Puttputtinpup is a grandpaw
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Puttputtinpup is a grandpaw

Hey Andy - -

Good on ya. Now is time to start putting together a P'up for him! :D

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - Well, thanks for the many thanks :) I hope your TV repairman can test this for you. Possibly, he can repair it also if needed. Make sure to give him the schematic diagram from above. Also, the gas unit you have may be helpful because it uses almost all the same parts. Hang on to that. Paul
by Paul
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - The 1.630 on the 1k scale would be 1630 ohms, I think and should be fine. Measuring the resistance at the tach is a good idea, but not with the engine running as the tach sender puts out a couple of volts and this will mess up the ohmmeter. Do the same with the engine off and you should ge...
by Paul
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diesel Tach Not Working
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Diesel Tach Not Working

Chris - - The tachometer sender in the diesel pump is a variable reluctance gadget (meaning that it has a magnet and a coil) and the coil should have a resistance of about 1700 ohms. No reading (as you got) is bad news. Maybe you did not have your meter on the right range for this resistance reading...
by Paul
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Replacing Head Bolts with Studs
Replies: 15
Views: 3072

Re: Replacing Head Bolts with Studs

Paul I am getting ready to replace the head gasket on my trooper. After reading this post I have a couple questions. Did your head gaskets fail in the same location? Is there a possibility that the head has a crack that may not have been seen when it was machined? Jim 1981 diesel pup(gone) 1985 4x4...
by Paul
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: puttputtinpup
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: puttputtinpup

Andy - -

Congrats on surviving 10,000 posts! And for helping all those in need.

Paul
by Paul
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 84 Diesel Pup issues
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: 84 Diesel Pup issues

Also, no matter how long I drive it, the temperature gauge never goes above 1/4. Usually only slightly above the bottom line. Yes, and this has been an annoyance for me for almost 30 years. And, I have just now started to look into this. So far, it appears that NO temperature sender works as specif...
by Paul
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 84 Diesel Pup issues
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: 84 Diesel Pup issues

One thing I like to do on older vehicles is take a 40 AMP lighting relay which costs less than $10 at Advance Auto or Oreily's and use that to take the load of the starter solenoid off the old wiring. I feed it right off the main battery lug on the starter with 8 or 10 gauge wire so it switches mai...

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