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  1. #170
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    what type of tensioners?

    you me need to buy new, 'loaded' with pin

    some are not reusable as they contain a sprag, one time out, no inni

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy2000 View Post
    yep......

    first thing though..........that speeding up during crank,,,,,,'relative compression test'.......is suggesting a compression issue for one.

    there might be more than one issue

    but the crank no start is easy one....
    Thanks for the reminder. I had to go back to the first post and look for this part:

    This van has never started again. Even the cranking sounds weird to me - different; with a sort of free-spin at the end every revolution or two. And with a slight backfire out the intake.
    This is cam/pushrods/rocker or something similar.
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    Still fixable...
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    This is why I like Steve. He is a poodle head. Never indebted and would likely be torn apart at a whisper of consensual blind spots. Steve is a man that sees the truth and has made mention of it. Thats what makes him famous and special, it about a quarter teaspoon of truth.


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    Normally with the mileage and years on that van I would be more concerned with the transmission. If you end up changing the motor any consideration of doing the transmission? My normal feeling would be to leave it alone until a problem appears but changing the engine would make me think about it. I realize you are not there with the engine but just throwing this out there.
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    I agree with you in principle, and often act that way myself. But at some point I have to draw a line before the intimate-repair becomes: I'll just get a whole new vehicle. <g>

    I don't rebuild automatic transmissions and in general for $2500. or less I can have a professional do it for me one day. And also; modern automatics are so damned reliable that they almost never go bad for me. I've changed Way more manual clutches - I can tell you That. <g>

    The engine ran like a nice watch heretofore and now that the 'is the timing chain bad' issue has proven be false I have every expectation that an inevitable triumph will be had. It's just been too cold for me outside to jack up the engine and get the new gaskets on. I don't picture needing an engine - I just mentioned in in regard to the amount of work I'm doing to this one. <g>

    Rain today and customers tomorrow but Wednesday and Thursday this week look warm and dry enough to maybe get it back together. I hope . . . . <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Normally with the mileage and years on that van I would be more concerned with the transmission. If you end up changing the motor any consideration of doing the transmission? My normal feeling would be to leave it alone until a problem appears but changing the engine would make me think about it. I realize you are not there with the engine but just throwing this out there.
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  7. #176
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    Yes...
    When doing ones own vehicle work... there is that thing called weather...
    Sometimes: ... sometimes:
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    Yes; and I am so stupid that I bought a house with a 1000 square foot carport with a 10-12' ceiling. With the intention of closing it all in to make a garage with a direct entrance to my basement workshops. Before I settled - no worries. After I settled I fought this town and one of my neighbors for years - all the way to the NJ Supreme Court - and lost.

    I think of that every time I am rolling around on cold concrete while the wind whips dirt in my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Yes...
    When doing ones own vehicle work... there is that thing called weather...
    Sometimes: ... sometimes:
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  9. #178
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    WOW... that sucks big time!

    I, OTOH... have a metal working machine shop in my garage... so no room for auto repair.

    However the weather down here is not quite as bad as up there.
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    I have the shell of a 1600 Sq Ft shop with 12" sidewalls and a sloped ceiling to 15' at the center. There is 10' off one end for a bathroom so I don't have to go to the house just to relieve some coffee of beer, a utility shed for lawn equipment and a mech room for the air comp, heat/cool system, panel box, etc. I am working on the electrical now so I can get it insulated and have some heat in there to finish it out and get the radiant floor going. I thought it would also be a nice place to wash the salt off the vehicles in the winter up here and not have to worry about them freezing before they dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Yes; and I am so stupid that I bought a house with a 1000 square foot carport with a 10-12' ceiling. With the intention of closing it all in to make a garage with a direct entrance to my basement workshops. Before I settled - no worries. After I settled I fought this town and one of my neighbors for years - all the way to the NJ Supreme Court - and lost.

    I think of that every time I am rolling around on cold concrete while the wind whips dirt in my face.

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    Wow
    The other side have a relative who was working for nothing?

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    I own a 2014 Silverado that the tranny went out on last week. One of several trucks I own.

    $3900 back on the road. Chevy dealer condemned it, independent condemned it and replaced for $1000 less.

    Back on the road in a day.

    Time will tell...

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    I don't know but her father was politically well connected. So was I, and maybe better at the time, but I didn't think I would have to call in favors and big guns for something so small and commonsense as a property line / setback dispute. Apparently I was wrong. <g>

    Actually I halfassed-won - what they demanded was the removal of the entire carport and the 60 yards of steel reinforced concrete I had installed under it. Oh; and both driveways. What they got was a single wall removed. But still; it was still not the garage I had wanted. And I Have tortured them mercilessly ever since then - but I wanted a garage not a fight.

    I have bought a number of houses since - but never again any house that didn't already have a garage. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Wow
    The other side have a relative who was working for nothing?
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