Hey guys. My names Steven, and I've been lurking for about 9 months now, and finally decided to make my intro thread. I bought this beauty, a 2000 Emerald Green Mica with about 94k on the clock from a lady who said it had a leaky head gasket.
She had had "work" done on it
, and had cruise control and an alarm installed.
Alarm seen here:
Yay, vamp clips!
I did a rods-only build after reading 18psi's build thread, and discovered the cause of the low compression was a gunked up piston ring. If you're good, there's a youtube video of me doing a timelapse of the build, and my many mistakes.
I recently moved to St. Louis for school, and dragged the car along with me.
I went and bought myself a DIYPNP and had a blast assembling it. /s
I bought the sequential kit from DIY, and bought and assembled the alternator circuit with parts from Mouser, and that diagram the Braineack likes to hide.
My car is a "Cali-Spec" model, with that goofy pre-cat in the manifold, so I swapped that for the federal spec manifold and threw an AEM UEGO in the stock O2 bung. I swapped the IAT for the GM sensor, and cranked it up. It took a few troubleshooting days to finally get it to idle, but when I did, I discovered that when the coolant reaches about 175 degrees, the alternator output stops, and all the sensors go crazy.
I feel like there would be a short in the system from my messing around down there and the previous owner's handiwork, but how would I go about finding this? Anybody have any ideas?
Well, that enough about me. How are you?