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Forum: Off Topic 04-03-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By fleetw00d
I don't do FB. I am on...

I don't do FB. I am on www.elementownersclub.com; maybe same folks - the header photo is the same as the forum site? The site does have a few for sale, but don't meet my criteria (I'm getting less...
Forum: Technical 04-03-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By fleetw00d
Thought I replied yesterday. The black one is...

Thought I replied yesterday. The black one is #25; it mounts under the head of the rear bolt for the battery tray; the peg on the bracket plugs into the air filter housing. I pm'd you about...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 04-03-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By fleetw00d
I assume you have no engine codes? Have you...

I assume you have no engine codes? Have you verified correct fuel pressure? I assume you correctly timed the distributor when you installed it? New cap and rotor with the distributor? What brand...
Forum: Members' Rides 04-01-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,871
Posted By fleetw00d
I think I cut that pin and used a hitch pin when...

I think I cut that pin and used a hitch pin when I put it back together.
Forum: Members' Rides 03-30-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,871
Posted By fleetw00d
Congrats on getting it in. When I replaced mine...

Congrats on getting it in. When I replaced mine way back when, I used a floor jack to get it close, then leaned over the fender and manhandled it into place. Luckily, the manual trans doesn't weigh...
Forum: Technical 03-29-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By fleetw00d
Check the shift solenoids. They are the lower...

Check the shift solenoids. They are the lower pair on the front of the transmission. The resistance from each pin of the connector to engine ground should be 12-24 ohms. If you apply 12 volts to...
Forum: Appearance 03-27-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By fleetw00d
For rattle can, you can get high temp clear for...

For rattle can, you can get high temp clear for the engine components. Eastwood has a clear coat for wheels that I used long ago. I've had several sets of wheels professionally refinished and...
Forum: Technical 03-27-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By fleetw00d
Yes, the lever moves very easily, it is just...

Yes, the lever moves very easily, it is just moving a valve within the transmission. Nominally, the lever should begin to move from its lowest position as soon as the throttle pulley begins to...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 03-25-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By fleetw00d
The clattering noise is the valves/rockers; the...

The clattering noise is the valves/rockers; the knocking is something else. Did you install the cam holders, or a shop? Make sure the holders are torqued correctly (ideally they should have been...
Forum: Off Topic 03-25-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 939
Posted By fleetw00d
There are multiple exceptions in Ohio: work at...

There are multiple exceptions in Ohio: work at "essential" businesses, going to the grocery, gas stations, church services (if they are still having them), helping others. The cops apparently can...
Forum: Members' Rides 03-25-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 80,198
Posted By fleetw00d
Ruby (90 LX sedan) is still alive (although...

Ruby (90 LX sedan) is still alive (although rusting again) and kicking at 384k with her tan interior. The gray interior was from Rose (92 EX coupe) - it looks great in there. Kick panels and...
Forum: Off Topic 03-22-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 939
Posted By fleetw00d
Ohio just issued a "stay at home" order starting...

Ohio just issued a "stay at home" order starting tomorrow at midnight. I've already been working from home for about a month for other reasons. To enhance the experience, I just discovered that my...
Forum: Technical 03-22-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By fleetw00d
The rubber goes on the nut outside the cover.

The rubber goes on the nut outside the cover.
Forum: Technical 03-22-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By fleetw00d
Are you getting any transmission codes? Just off...

Are you getting any transmission codes? Just off the top of my head, make sure the shifter cable is actually moving the selector lever at the transmission.
Forum: Technical 03-22-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By fleetw00d
With the trans off, it is easier to check. From...

With the trans off, it is easier to check. From the transmission end of the engine, the flywheel rotates clockwise. Since the timing marks used for ignition timing are 15 degrees before TDC, that...
Forum: Engine DIYs 03-22-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,467
Posted By fleetw00d
I have used a local place that sells all sorts of...

I have used a local place that sells all sorts of Parker O-rings, but normally in bulk, so when I ask for a just a few, they just give them to me. Fluorosilicone or Fluorocarbon should stand the...
Forum: Members' Rides 03-22-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 385,140
Posted By fleetw00d
PM'd about PS cooler. About battery drain - I...

PM'd about PS cooler. About battery drain - I had the trunk light staying on in one of mine. Also, I suspect you'd have noticed this (particularly if parking it inside). One project car had a dead...
Forum: Technical 03-14-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By fleetw00d
Photo added above. I also had an F22 cover done...

Photo added above. I also had an F22 cover done in gloss black - haven't installed it yet.

Persnickety = showing my age?

They electrically charge the part to attract the powder. I did have it hot...
Forum: Technical 03-14-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By fleetw00d
If the oil/sludge isn't cleaned out, it may...

If the oil/sludge isn't cleaned out, it may soften and flow (maybe even smoke) while baking the powder - don't want it flowing onto the coated surfaces; I think the temperature is around 400 degrees.
Forum: Members' Rides 03-13-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,871
Posted By fleetw00d
You're welcome for the rack, I bought them when I...

You're welcome for the rack, I bought them when I realized they were available and I could get them for about the same price as buying all the Honda seals, boots, and inner tie rod ends to rebuild...
Forum: Technical 03-13-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By fleetw00d
I just had one powder coated candy blue for my...

I just had one powder coated candy blue for my Element. They (at least the guys I've used) can be a bit persnickety about the oil that may still be in the baffles. ...
Forum: Technical 03-12-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By fleetw00d
I bought two once to fix Ruby. I cut one apart...

I bought two once to fix Ruby. I cut one apart to determine how to release the failed on my driver door; then installed the second one (verified it worked first). That's one part I haven't...
Forum: Technical 03-12-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By fleetw00d
Turn up the radio. The seat in Ruby squeaks just...

Turn up the radio.

The seat in Ruby squeaks just a little bit. If it annoys you that much, I suggest first trying to determine where the squeak is located. With the car stopped, can you move the...
Forum: Technical 03-09-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By fleetw00d
If you can still get one new, that's the way to...

If you can still get one new, that's the way to go. I tried finding a replacement several times, the joint was always frozen and I wound up destroying the line in the process of trying to separate...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 03-09-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By fleetw00d
In addition to the above, I have had the seam...

In addition to the above, I have had the seam sealer under the black roof strips crack/rust and allow water to leak in there that shows up where you describe.
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