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    Curious if the contacts on the distributor cap are brass or aluminum. If you don't replace at least clean with a contact spray maybe.

    When you are done and before you turn the key I would still get the battery load tested. Clean the grounds by the battery and pcm or ecm whichever you have. More if you come across them. Change the fuel filter. Make sure you have 1/2 tank of gas or more. Maybe a new oem cap and rotor. If that doesn't work check the fuel pressure again
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Interesting tidbit here...

    Last summer, my brother bought a new car... bought a RAV-4...
    Nice car BTW...

    According to my brother's research at the time, these are the top 3 selling personal vehicles (not owned by a business) in the USA:
    #1: F-150 truck
    #2: Chevy Silverado truck
    #3: Toyota RAV-4

    So while the Camry has slid down the list a bit...
    Toyota still holds the slot for the best selling 'non-truck' vehicle in the USA...

    A funny part of the Toyota story is why the company name ends in "TA" instead of "DA."

    Mr. Toyoda thought exchanging the D for a T would somehow make the name sound.... are you ready for this?


    "Less Japanese."



    I kid you not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    A funny part of the Toyota story is why the company name ends in "TA" instead of "DA."

    Mr. Toyoda thought exchanging the D for a T would somehow make the name sound.... are you ready for this?


    "Less Japanese."



    I kid you not.


    .
    Yeah... I think I remember that...

    Regardless...

    Toyota is an example of what happens when one sets the bar HIGH...
    Rather than setting the bar only as high as necessary to make short term profits!

    The result of a VERY HIGH BAR = sustained profits over the longer term!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Yeah... I think I remember that...

    Regardless...

    Toyota is an example of what happens when one sets the bar HIGH...
    Rather than setting the bar only as high as necessary to make short term profits!

    The result of a VERY HIGH BAR = sustained profits over the longer term!

    Which is exactly why our industry is in dire need of a bar raising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Which is exactly why our industry is in dire need of a bar raising.

    Big Time.
    Well, that and our industry workforce as a whole is getting older and it gets tougher to limbo under low bars as we advance in age.


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    Today (Wednesday) I sanded and prepped and stained oak staircase all day.

    Plus; it rained quite a bit and was damp and dismal in general outside (where the truck is <g>).

    Tomorrow is Halloween so I have to get ready to grille 500 hotdogs for the trick-or-treater gang that always shows up.

    Friday will probably be Varnish Day - so I'll get the oil pan R&R'ed and the timing chain replaced and recovered on Saturday.

    Full Report to follow. <g>
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    Distributor caps contacts are silver-colored - not yellow-metal colored - so I'm voting for "aluminum".

    I will change the fuel filter.

    Getting the gas tank filled before the engine runs is likely more work that I'm up for. And heretofore the engine has freely started even when the fuel light has been on.

    Once I get the timing chain renewed and it all bolted back together under cover I'll see what the Snap-On live data scanner has to say.

    $9,000. for the SOB - so it Better know every Possible thing about the van! <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Curious if the contacts on the distributor cap are brass or aluminum. If you don't replace at least clean with a contact spray maybe.

    When you are done and before you turn the key I would still get the battery load tested. Clean the grounds by the battery and pcm or ecm whichever you have. More if you come across them. Change the fuel filter. Make sure you have 1/2 tank of gas or more. Maybe a new oem cap and rotor. If that doesn't work check the fuel pressure again
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achso017 View Post
    Well, that and our industry workforce as a whole is getting older and it gets tougher to limbo under low bars as we advance in age.


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    I resemble that remark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Distributor caps contacts are silver-colored - not yellow-metal colored - so I'm voting for "aluminum".

    I will change the fuel filter.

    Getting the gas tank filled before the engine runs is likely more work that I'm up for. And heretofore the engine has freely started even when the fuel light has been on.

    Once I get the timing chain renewed and it all bolted back together under cover I'll see what the Snap-On live data scanner has to say.

    $9,000. for the SOB - so it Better know every Possible thing about the van! <g>

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    When you take out the fuel filter, pour it out into a clear cup. it's amazing.

    You bought a snappy scanner?

    Does it have the most recent GM data card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Distributor caps contacts are silver-colored - not yellow-metal colored - so I'm voting for "aluminum".

    I will change the fuel filter.

    Getting the gas tank filled before the engine runs is likely more work that I'm up for. And heretofore the engine has freely started even when the fuel light has been on.

    Once I get the timing chain renewed and it all bolted back together under cover I'll see what the Snap-On live data scanner has to say.

    $9,000. for the SOB - so it Better know every Possible thing about the van! <g>

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    Good luck.
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    9k? I would have tried another engine first....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Distributor caps contacts are silver-colored - not yellow-metal colored - so I'm voting for "aluminum".

    I will change the fuel filter.

    Getting the gas tank filled before the engine runs is likely more work that I'm up for. And heretofore the engine has freely started even when the fuel light has been on.

    Once I get the timing chain renewed and it all bolted back together under cover I'll see what the Snap-On live data scanner has to say.

    $9,000. for the SOB - so it Better know every Possible thing about the van! <g>

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    Lot of green PHM... With that kind of money to burn...I would toss a new distributor cap and rotor on it and see what happens.

    If you spend that 9 k it's gonna take a while to make your money back ..it would need to stay pretty busy .
    9 k will buy you another van as far as that goes



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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Guy View Post
    Lot of green PHM... With that kind of money to burn...I would toss a new distributor cap and rotor on it and see what happens.

    If you spend that 9 k it's gonna take a while to make your money back ..it would need to stay pretty busy .
    9 k will buy you another van as far as that goes



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    Yeah, was thinking something similar...

    However I fully understand the:
    I AM gonna figure this out
    Attitude!

    Been there many a time!

    And from reading PHM's posts... he will make the $$$ back using that tool to barter favors from other folks.
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    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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