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by Terry
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Well, I have another TPS and MAF to swap in one at a time to see if that does it.
Mechanic says that the CPS was new.
by Terry
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Shouldn't something like this throw a code? I did the stomp test and got the 1444 all good reading. BTW, pretty sure that when this does happen, it only happens at WOT, and then only sometimes. Keep coming back to the Crank Pos. Sensor on many posts of the same type... none of posters actually went ...
by Terry
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Both the cps and tps tested out fine using the bentley manual steps. The next thing to test would be the MAF I suppose. It says in the manual that the car goes into limp mode when there is a fault in the maf. What is this limp mode like? Anything like what I described, about getting a pretty sharp c...
by Terry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: s50 swap
Replies: 42
Views: 9794

Re: s50 swap

Nah, 12 is about for everything including the engine. I thought I had a great deal on that 800 dollar S50! I put the invoices in here so maybe someone might look at them to get an idea of things to look at. I actually think the shop gave me a decent price on a lot of the used parts, and freed me up ...
by Terry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Builds
Topic: s50 swap
Replies: 42
Views: 9794

Re: s50 swap

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by Terry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Builds
Topic: s50 swap
Replies: 42
Views: 9794

Re: s50 swap

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by Terry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Builds
Topic: s50 swap
Replies: 42
Views: 9794

Re: s50 swap

So almost a year later, and I finally got my car back from the shop about a month ago. A lot was done to it, so I don't know where to start, other than to say that there were a lot of unexpected expenses, and then some that I just added because I wanted to do it "right". I indulged and had...
by Terry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Today I got around to starting somewhat on a diagnosis. I tried a different DME and added another engine ground, and cleaned the other grounds. Still the same problem.
I'll check the values on the CPS and TPS.
by Terry
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Builds
Topic: Blasphemy101's E30 Build Thread
Replies: 537
Views: 31636

Re: Blasphemy101's E30 Build Thread

My trunk insulation came out just using my fingers on a 100 degree day. I'm hoping it's the same for the interior...
by Terry
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Thanks... I suggest kids to everyone, especially mine for the right price :) I experienced the 3500 restrictions (note: not sure if this is accurate with the swap) for the first time cruising down the highway for about 5 minutes and then it went away... stayed the same when playing around with the g...
by Terry
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Yes, it does sound a little insensitive... but even when people do try to sound sensitive when announcing a birth, they say "we"... on the second + child you know that's total b.s. Now the car occasionally surges between 500 and 1,000 at idle, whether the engine is warmed up or not. I rev ...
by Terry
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

They have one really sharp mechanic, so if he's not freed up, I have to just wait. The car was with them for a year, and I just got it back on Friday. 9 grand included a lot of stuff (minus hesitation :(). They told me to just watch fuel pressure, etc, and bring it back to them with my observations....
by Terry
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

The ongoing saga of my diy, then outsourced swap...
Bill is now approaching 9 grand, albeit, I'm pretty much addressing everything, but this issue seems to have got the shop guys a little stumped.
by Terry
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

yeah, they just put one on...
by Terry
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Restricted revs - intermittent
Replies: 25
Views: 5443

Re: Restricted revs - intermittent

Shop says CP sensor is ok, now he says maybe the fuel pump may not be sufficient. I know this shouldn't be true. I didn't find any direct info on the stock e30 '88+ pump used with S50us, but I think this quote I found gives a good idea of what the pump is capable of... "I can't seem to find any...

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