Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by phaedrus76 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:20 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Colin - congrats on another successful year of itinerant bus repairs and tutelage. Very sorry it had to include that rear end collision though, and sure hope you'll find a quality shop to do the body work. Thanks very much for sharing all the beautiful photos from across the USA, and a little of the experience of troubleshooting and repair.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by 71whitewesty » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:16 am

Glad to hear you made it back. This year seemed exhausting to me reading all the 2016 itinerary posts. You are like an athlete Colin, a marathon runner, and yet you have the patience of a saint and the knowledge of the finest and wisest. Thank you for what you do. I sincerely hope you keep this up for a while because I still have a lot to learn. Pencil me in for next year. =D>

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:19 pm

Hello All Remaining,

Drove NaranjaWesty up to Jasper GA to Georgia Mountain Customs. Met the new Progressive appraiser guy.
Mike from GMC went to work on him after I softened him up. We almost doubled the initial estimate.

NaranjaWesty started protesting halfway there, stalling at lights, loping idle. I yanked the TS 2 wire at the sensor, and it seemed to settle down.

Drove Alexus LS400 back to the storage unit. Automatic transmission. Sitting low. Soo quiet. Passed a chicken truck blowing feathers at the intersection before he even got 2nd gear. Missed my Rotten Tangerine.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by airkooledchris » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:24 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
NaranjaWesty started protesting halfway there, stalling at lights, loping idle. I yanked the TS 2 wire at the sensor, and it seemed to settle down.

Poor connection to the head causing it to randomly receive and then fail to receive the signal from the sensor?

Yanking the wire goes to 'full rich' mode, assuming cold temps all the time?
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by asiab3 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:34 pm

airkooledchris wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
NaranjaWesty started protesting halfway there, stalling at lights, loping idle. I yanked the TS 2 wire at the sensor, and it seemed to settle down.

Poor connection to the head causing it to randomly receive and then fail to receive the signal from the sensor?

Yanking the wire goes to 'full rich' mode, assuming cold temps all the time?
Pulling the wire can make a properly functioning fully warmed up FI 2.0 stall and completely underivable due to fuel flooding.

[wild speculation]
If the car drove well enough to finish the journey with the wire unplugged, I would guess at a decent air-leak somewhere, or other shortness of fuel delivery.
[/wild speculation]

A great way to say "keep me out of that damn storage unit!" Little does that Rotten Tangerine know how good it has it in there, out of the road salt, inattentive drivers, and scarcity of TS2's… :drunken:

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Done For The Season

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:10 pm

airkooledchris wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
NaranjaWesty started protesting halfway there, stalling at lights, loping idle. I yanked the TS 2 wire at the sensor, and it seemed to settle down.

Poor connection to the head causing it to randomly receive and then fail to receive the signal from the sensor?

Yanking the wire goes to 'full rich' mode, assuming cold temps all the time?
Hello Chris. I must have accidentally left the impression that I am now a ham-handed monkey somewhere in the past several months or years . . .

I yanked it to *re-establish* a clean communication with the ECU. I did not tear it out of the sensor or out of the connector. Just a nice yank and the idle came back . . . there will be hell to pay later for that sensor, just ask my old camera.
ColinInCommerceGAWithChloeOnA80*SunnyDay

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BecauseAllThatNeededToBeDoneWasWashTheWindows

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AndDriveDownAFastRiverOfTrafficInATeacup

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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