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Old 05-24-2010, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default IIT: We discuss our friend Murphy.

A few of my favorite moments I've shared with Murphy this spring/summer:

Original Problem: MS started randomly running on 2-cly. The only cure seemed to be physically hitting the MS unit to restore spark to all 4-cly.

Cure: Swap CPU to spare MS mainboard.

This lead to Problem: Idle erratic/problematic

While Diagnosing: The rubber cap on the back of the head burst open while idling for about 45 minutes. Determined the IACV died.

Cure: Replaced rubber plug with a hose from the back of head to the IM port on #1. Replaced IACV valve.

This lead to Problem: LC-1 is now on the fritz. Once warmed up it sends random values rapidly to outputs. Believe sensor has failed.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Yah I get to help fix Scott's car again.

At least replacing 02 sensor will be an easy job when we swap transmissions.
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I don't think Murphy ever accounted for you Scott.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:34 AM   #4
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Murphy?

Maybe you shouldn't chalk up your abject failures to fate, luck, or other theories based on skewed probabilities.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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I hate Murphy, he's an *******.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:53 AM   #6
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You forgot to mention the random misfires you are having too.
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You forgot to mention the random misfires you are having too.

And my front left shock squeaks when compressed...
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And my front left shock squeaks when compressed...
My left nut hangs lower than the right one...
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Thats actually due to a medical condition. Something to do with blood flow and heart valves. Nothing to really worry about though.
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Since this is a pity party....problems with my car this year:


-Car was running great, and would dust Mustang GTs and WRXs, I was happy
-motor I swapped in two years ago dies due to oil ring failure, massive amounts of smoke
-CAS dies first day on the road with hustler's replacement 1.6L (which was last running the day he got dominated by a soccer mom in a Prius)
-I have problems with injectors, while simultaneously selling my back-up set, and see four sets of injectors, including an insanely cheap set of RCs go through my hands, swapping three times due to obligations from sells, and am left with a mix-match set of 550s that run horribly
-I reset base timing, but forget the "-10*", which leaves me at a static 10* of timing for the next 300 miles. I think I got smoked by a douche in a Mustang that day, and the guy followed me for a mile, pointing and laughing.
-downpipe gets tremendously hot, and needs a welding repair
-cam seals die on new motor (only gasket or seal I didn't replace during swap), and car gets parked since it loses a quart a day
-part out follows


Luckily some nice members stepped in and helped a few times, as well as the usual advice.
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This thread is gay, I'm reporting it to a mod.
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for evey solution there is an equal and opposite new-problem

actually, the new problem is never equal, and almost always more daunting than the previous
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hey yall my car dd sum **** you aint gon belive this year,, so like first of my ms started runnin in like 2 syliner an then if i hit it it would be straigt and then i swaped the board 2 anothr one an than i had like this weird idea and **** and then this litle rubbar cap behind the moter like poped whlie i was idleing the motor and i thought the iavc dyed so i replaced the hoes from the back of the motor o the mainfold an put another iacv vavle so then my wideband starts acting crazy and i think maybe my o2 sensor dyed??.
heh.
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Most of the '09 and all of the '10 class have been subpar.
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