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by FiatSpider2
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Injection Pump Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: Injection Pump Issue

Since it was running fine before the fuel filter change one has to wonder where all the rust came from if not from when you removed the old filter. Was there a ton of water and debris in it? You don't want to have the event repeated every time you replace the fuel filter.
by FiatSpider2
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Motor Oil Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Motor Oil Warning

If the oil had not been changed for a long time prior to this I would view the 5W20 as a pre-flush, warm the engine up so its at a low idle, add some kerosene or motor flush to it letting it idle for a few minutes before draining and refilling with at least a 10W30 or even perhaps a 10W40 along wit...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Motor Oil Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Motor Oil Warning

Yes 5W20 is way too thin for a motor that is using oil and potentially has high mileage. More should be leaking past the seals and onto the ground now too. The SuperTech oils all are API Certified so if you are using the SuperTech oil that meets the certification required for use in your engine then...
by FiatSpider2
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Isuzu 4FB1, C223 Turbo or Header Flanges
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Isuzu 4FB1, C223 Turbo or Header Flanges

Wish I could take you up on it however the Spiders engine compartment at best is only 39 inches wide and probably closer to 29 inches wide where the turbo charger is suspended due to the Double A Arm suspension, steering box, shock towers and wheel wells. Its a tight fit with the flat plane box tube...
by FiatSpider2
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Pup Diesel sat for 20 years.... need help
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Pup Diesel sat for 20 years.... need help

On an engine that has sat that long you really need to drain and refill the fuel filter with Dexron 1 or 2 transmission fluid or Marvel Mystery Oil before cranking it or you could damage the IP or Skip the Timing Belt and damage the valve train or some pistons. You need to be patient and just crank ...
by FiatSpider2
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Misfiring on acceleration
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Misfiring on acceleration

Clam wrote:How does a gas cap vent?


It has a pressure relief valve in the gas cap and a vacuum break too. If it didn't vent it would generate too much pressure when it got hot out or would develop a vacuum preventing fuel from being pumped out.
by FiatSpider2
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Rear gear
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Rear gear

All you need to know is the year and model Ranger to look up the available axle ratio. Being a 5 speed would likely limit the choices too. On any vehicle you would want the final ratio of drive shaft revolutions per mile to come out about the same to a touch less if the new vehicle is heavier than ...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Rear gear
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Rear gear

All you need to know is the year and model Ranger to look up the available axle ratio. Being a 5 speed would likely limit the choices too. On any vehicle you would want the final ratio of drive shaft revolutions per mile to come out about the same to a touch less if the new vehicle is heavier than t...
by FiatSpider2
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 81 LUV diesel transmission input shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: 81 LUV diesel transmission input shaft

Thanks for the help! I have the tech manual which says to do just what you are saying but was skeptical since those snap rings seemed to be all that was holding the bearing in. Guess Ill get very familiar with that transmission Yes you need to remove the shaft before you can press the bearing out f...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No Thermostat
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: No Thermostat

The thermostat itself has no wires and is purely a thermal device so are we talking about the the temperature gauge or cooling fan sensor? If its a cooling fan sensor for an electric fan then you need to get the fan running to help keep things cool. If you have trouble sourcing a cooling fan switch,...
by FiatSpider2
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Isuzu 4FB1 overhaul/resto-mod for CJ5 conversion
Replies: 141
Views: 34361

Re: Isuzu 4FB1 overhaul/resto-mod for CJ5 conversion

The Spider has a 4.10 rear axle with 13 inch tires so it pulls more like a tractor and you could almost start off in second or third gear. It has a front load diff so changing out to a better ratio is fairly easy however the only other choice I've found so far is a 3.90. The cars the 4FB1 came in I ...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Nissans and Isuzus
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Nissans and Isuzus

Yes indeed when you get involved in engine swaps there will be project creep and the need for customization. Some may go the machine shop route to have a bell housing to engine adapter plate made up so they could mate the Nissan Transmission to the Isuzu engine along with match up the pilot bearing....
by FiatSpider2
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Nissans and Isuzus
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Nissans and Isuzus

Just about any engine can be swapped if your determined enough. Sometimes you will have to swap both the engine and transmission in order to get it done and then have the driveshaft matched to the transmissions yoke.
by FiatSpider2
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Remote Oil Filter Hose
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Remote Oil Filter Hose

Found the root cause which was while driving the hoses would at times rub against the frame rail down below and chafed thin in that spot. I used the SAE R6 1/2 inch oil hose I had left over from the last time I replaced them and put them both through a 1.5 inch piece of clear vinyl tubing to prevent...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Remote Oil Filter Hose
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Remote Oil Filter Hose

While working cleaning up some grounds in my Fiat Spider with the 4FB1 diesel engine idling I notice a puddle of Rotella coming out from under the front bumper so shut it down. The new 1/2 inch Gates SAE R6 Oil Hoses installed a little over a year ago failed though they are rated for 400 psi at 400 ...