Delanoso's resurrection thread

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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Yoshi » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:53 am

coil wires are coil wires. So don't get the upgraded bosch ones. I have seen 2 sets of the bosch wires fail within 2 years so I'd go OEM.

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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby 87e30 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:46 pm

Good luck getting everything fixed. Pics of damage? I wish I could remember where I got my wires from. At the time they were supposedly one of the best sets you could get, and cost like half of what everybody else was asking. I may actually have a link in my white 87 build thread.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby M20_fever » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:34 pm

I'm still running the BavAuto wires that came with my car, lol, like 7 years old. Cheapest route would be to make your own, but a cheap set of ebay wires will be fine for stock applications. That's what we got for my Dad's e30 and he tracked for a season without any problems. Been street driving it for a couple years still no issues.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Delanoso » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:51 pm

I was too disgusted to look at the damage much less photograph it for a while - the same day I got tags for the car to drive it legally, it roasts itself from the inside out. Uuuuugggh! I pulled a bunch of stuff out of the engine bay Wednesday night but I'll take a few pictures and post them. The intake manifold looks like it's powder coated. I think I'm gonna pull it and clean it. I bought wiring harness and I think I'm just going to replace it while I have the compartment emptied out and move forward from there.

I remember when I first got the car buying what I thought was the best set of wires and plugs I could get for it - and then having to take it in to a shop to have someone look at it because it was running like crap. The shop guys were laughing at the garbage I put on. The wires that got melted were the same wires they gave me and I just don't want to get the wrong set again. Looks like BavAuto has them for $119, why would I spend $250?
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby M20_fever » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:13 pm

If you need a washer tank you can have mine, just pay shipping. It's painted black if that matters.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby 87e30 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:46 am

And if you don't want it I'll take it. I'm too lazy to figure out why my tank is still leaking after replacing the rubber grommet.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Delanoso » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:59 pm

Black matters not. Tell me how to pay for the shipping and I'll gladly do so.

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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Yoshi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:04 pm

Damn son. that sucks. I'm gonna save this under "When you think shit hit the fan, it could be worse"
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby 87e30 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:21 am

You get the extended warranty with that fuel pressure gauge? :-P

It definitely could have been a LOT worse.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby M20_fever » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:59 pm

thats depressing...you'll likely need a complete new harness, and if the car was running when that happened the ECU may be fried too. I wish I was further along in my MS install, I would give you the stock harness from my car. It will be a few months before I can pull it out of my car though...I'll try and find a box that fits the washer tank and get a quote this week. Shoot me your shipping address. I'll dig through my bin of stock stuff I have laying aorund and see if there's anything else I can stuff in there that might help get you back on the road.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Delanoso » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:40 pm

*Really* appreciate your generosity. I'll PM you my address shortly.

It was running when it caught fire but I turned it off so hopefully that saved the ECU. I have a spare just in case, though. It's not chipped like the one in the car but that'd get me running again. I managed to score a eta harness for what I think was cheap so I'm at least set up there. Other than the AFM/air cleaner box (looking for a junk yard), I'll survive the nickle and diming well enough. Just lots of tedious work, nothing hard.

Stuff starts rolling in this week. Next Wednesday I'm on vacation so it might be that long before I can really get to anything.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Delanoso » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:15 pm

Not dead and neither is the car:

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About to put the manifold back on but I have a loose stud - should I Loctite it or just snug it down? I have just about everything else staged so that when I get that done it's just a matter of reassembling. I'd love to have it running again by the end of Thanksgiving break.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Yoshi » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:39 pm

I'd put locktite on it and use the double nut method to tighten it down there pretty good.

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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby M20_fever » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:33 pm

dang, guess you don't need me to send you the washer tank, lol, sorry I totally forgot...Parts look nice! when you say you have a loose stud, you mean it's loos in the tapped hole in the head? Even red loctite won't hold up long there. How loose is it, like slightly undersized stud threads, or stripped tapped hole? Make sure you use brass nuts on both intake and exhaust studs.
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Re: Delanoso's resurrection thread

Postby Yoshi » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:59 pm

He said loose. I don't think it's stripped.
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