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Old 06-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #596
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Have a look at the brake line. It looked close to the rim and could rub at full lock. Also shouldn't you be set up for slightly more ride height on the driver side to compensate for your weight?


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When I set the heights I set them even so the driver must have settled a tiny bit more than passenger. Which I wasn't expecting because these coils are over twice as stiff as stock springs.

And Azure it's only ever at full steering lock (in reverse actually) and uneven ground. I never feel it when driving normally.


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So well it looks like it may be the K member.
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Sounds like it's time for spacers or a new k-member. You still have the factory one right?
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Another idea on the PCV tubing delete project is to replace the rubber tubing with steel braided lines with quick release connectors. This way you maintain correct emissions and can get the lines out of the way quickly for maintenance.

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That's not bad though really. I'm rarely ever in a steering lock situation. It's good to investigate like your doing though. Maybe spacers can handle it, but I'd be concerned with the type of track driving you do.


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Sounds like it's time for spacers or a new k-member. You still have the factory one right?
Factory K member. I would love a Griggs K member and A arms, but i don't have $1800.

I don't know how i feel about spacers though. I don't need too much. Maybe 1/8" if that. Or i could try rack limiters.
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I'd be concerned with the type of track driving you do.
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Factory K member. I would love a Griggs K member and A arms, but i don't have $1800.

I don't know how i feel about spacers though. I don't need too much. Maybe 1/8" if that. Or i could try rack limiters.
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Click the "order now" and see what happens

A47 Racing Suspension

Also the Griggs kit they sell in pieces, the K member and the specific A arms i want can be used with either the Macpherson or the SLA tower set up. So i can keep the current coilover set up for a while, then convert over to SLA later on.
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Click the "order now" and see what happens

A47 Racing Suspension

Also the Griggs kit they sell in pieces, the K member and the specific A arms i want can be used with either the Macpherson or the SLA tower set up. So i can keep the current coilover set up for a while, then convert over to SLA later on.
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So back to the rubbing.....

Spacer?
Rack limiter?
Raise the car up? (Last ****ing resort)
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Me thinks that your car is too low!
The steering geometry has got to be WAY off, if your wheels are rubbing the A arms. If you want to keep it that low, I would install a set of Steeda X2 ball joints to get the spindle back closer to the original position.
You really should be raising it up for the racetrack anyways. It's much easier to control the understeer if you have more travel in the front end to help with transferring the weight to the front of the car during trail-braking into the corners.
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Sorry. K member.
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Half the cars on here are way too low imo. I mean soccer's looks good but I always wonder how the tires are not getting cut up every time I see a pic.

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Half the cars on here are way too low imo. I mean soccer's looks good but I always wonder how the tires are not getting cut up every time I see a pic.

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Rolled fenders and -1.5* camber. I want to add in a tiny bit more camber. I do notice uneven wear on the tires but nothing bad.


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So I believe I fixed the issue. I raised each side up a few millimeters. Pulled in and out of the driveway with full lock multiple times, in both different direction. I did not feel a thing. I will see if it changes within the next few days or so. You literally cannot see a difference in height though. Only if you stick your fingers between the fender there is a tiny bit more wiggle room.


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Next mission is finding out where my power drain is coming from.

You can all start placing bets now.


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Stereo is my guess. You have an aftermarket one right?
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Stereo is my guess. You have an aftermarket one right?
Yea, aftermarket Pioneer touch screen. I hope its something thats easy to "fix", as in not have to replace the whole thing. It would be funny if it is the AC system, i would just kill 2 birds with one stone and rip it out. I have been wanting to fix it lately, and i do have the time to do it, just gotta diagnose the issue........ But this power drain is more important.
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My bet is those underglow body lights you run.


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Well I'm gonna go pick up a cheap $10 multimeter from Walmart today and start checking.
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So my car is now, also, officially smoking like a pregnant hooker in a bingo parlor!

I think that it may be the intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant into the #1 cylinder intake port. The water passage is only about 3/8 of an inch away from the intake port on that cylinder. The gasket has been seeping coolant for more than a year now. I hope that's it anyway. The smoke is mostly white with a slight bluish tint every now and again. It seems to get worse as the engine warms up. I'm not noticing any coolant loss yet, though.

Hopefully this isn't the first signs of a failed head gasket.

It's interesting, Andrew, how our cars have roughly the same amount of miles on them and they both are having similar problems.
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Had a tiny bit of time before work to take some polish to the intake manifold and other various metal objects like the fuel rails. It's making a huge difference. Just had to sacrifice a few old tooth brushes.
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So my car is now, also, officially smoking like a pregnant hooker in a bingo parlor!

I think that it may be the intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant into the #1 cylinder intake port. The water passage is only about 3/8 of an inch away from the intake port on that cylinder. The gasket has been seeping coolant for more than a year now. I hope that's it anyway. The smoke is mostly white with a slight bluish tint every now and again. It seems to get worse as the engine warms up. I'm not noticing any coolant loss yet, though.

Hopefully this isn't the first signs of a failed head gasket.

It's interesting, Andrew, how our cars have roughly the same amount of miles on them and they both are having similar problems.
That first line is pure gold lol.

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And where did you pick that up soccer? I might need to do that
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And where did you pick that up soccer? I might need to do that

Autozone. Doesn't really make it too shiny. It's slightly deeper, and gets rid of the oxidation great.


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Just gob it on a tooth brush and scrub away?
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Just gob it on a tooth brush and scrub away?

Yup. It's not going to do major correction. But it gets the oxidation off well.


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A bit lower than I was expecting. Also tested the alternator and it tested 14.2 with and without a bunch of accessories running. Battery also tested perfect........ I dunno
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There is a diode check you can do with the alt and a multimeter. I forget exactly how but you can google it. Bad diode can cause all sorts of funky **** and everything will test good on basic voltage checks.
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Yes. Check the diodes.
My voltages were all good but the Amperage output was around half what the alternator was rated at. That was a good indicator of an open diode.
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Ok I'll look up how to do that.


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Another test:


Alternator diode packs can also be quickly checked.
Failed diodes are indicated by AC voltage in DC electrical system.

Caution
AC voltage in the car electrical system can lead to running problems and damage to sensitive electronic components, namely the DME control unit.

To check for excess AC voltage, switch multimeter to AC volts and check across battery terminals with engine running. There should be approximately 300 mv of AC voltage present. If significantly more AC voltage is present, alternator should be replaced.



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To check alternator diode leakage, connect the multimeter in series with the alternator output terminal when the car is not running. This is accomplished by disconnecting the battery lead wire and connecting the digital muitimeter’s red lead to the battery terminal on the alternator and the black lead to battery lead. Leakage current should be a couple of milliamps at most; more often, it will be on the order of 0.5 milliamps on a current scale of your multimeter – more that a few milliamps indicates a shorted diode and this will definitely zap your battery in a day or so.


The last test is the one I used when I had my 98. Thing was cutting out on me at around 4k. Wound up being a bad crank position sensor of all things but I was able to rule out the alt with a $7 multi meter from HF.
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**** my life..... I pulled some fuses. Pulled a specific one and the draw went straight to 0. So I know where it is coming from. But now I wish I didn't.


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