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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: danz91crx] #1077386 05/11/15 12:05 AM
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Something funky is going on.
I mean, the cap has only one position and my #1 is at 8:00 o'clock, I set to TDC and then position the rotor to #1 (8:00 o'clock) and still will not start.

I checked this over and over, GOSH!!!

What the heck is going on???

Spent a couple of hours in the garage this morning and still.

Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077387 05/11/15 02:16 AM
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danz91crx Offline
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The #1 plug wire should be at around 8-9 o clock looking at the motor from the front bumper. #1 plug fires when the rotor is around 11-12 o clock. The rotor should point towards the fire wall or around where wires 2 and 6 go at TDC.
If you install your distributor like this

[Linked Image]

the rotor should point in the right direction


1990 LWB RS A/T
1990 LWB Base A/T
1991 LWB LS A/T Going...Going...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: danz91crx] #1077388 05/16/15 03:41 PM
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Timing is right, 99% sure it is the ECU These are the same symptoms as before and it got replaced with another one.

I might have to outsource one to test.

Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077389 05/21/15 02:15 AM
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Uupppsss I had the timing on TDC exhaust, that is why it was not firing up. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> Removed the cam gear cover on the driver side and used it s a guide to check where the timing was, set it to TDC intake, aligned the distributor points and it fired right uP. Wooooohhhoooo, it runs perfect.

Have to post pics, it looks awesome.

Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077390 05/21/15 02:36 AM
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That's great news, I'm glad you got it done and everything is okay.


89 Raider - V6, Automatic, rear LSD, A/C Retrofit, Cruise Control Retrofit.
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Jay Ayala] #1077391 05/23/15 02:55 PM
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Here is the picture of the finished engine.
The paint on the plenum is from VHT called Wrinkle Plus and it gives this awesome texture. I painted the plenum and then very carefully with a very sharp blade I scrape the letters contour and followed up with some extra fine sand paper to give it a mirror like look. The picture doesn't make justice.

I also polished the throttle body using various steps. First a clean up with a bronze wire brush, then a deeper cleaning with the Dremel, 400 grit paper, then 2000 and finished it up with Mother's.

I also polished the internals of intake and plenum and the throttle response is magnificent.


Picture

Got others but will post later.

Javy

Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077392 05/23/15 04:07 PM
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Bernoulli Offline
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Beauty!!


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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Bernoulli] #1077393 05/23/15 09:55 PM
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Jay Ayala Offline
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JAY stop posting monster pics! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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Re: NOT AGAIN !!! Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Jay Ayala] #1077394 06/26/15 11:37 PM
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Hello again,
I cannot believe this karma that is following me. Well, I guess that have to learn from or mistakes or details that we let slip through the cracks.

Engine has been working awesome until I decided to make a trip from Atlanta to Destin FL with the family. Took the 1990 LWB instead of the wife's Gen III, even when she wanted to, and all worked fine; made it to the Florida pan handle and back flawlessly.

The next day when I went to check the coolant level and <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> I couldn't believe my eyes @#%&%$!()\;@@ it is not coolant anymore it is oil, yes OIL. Not a milky mixture, It is literally oil. You will not believe how upset I am <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

I have been pondering on what could be the culprit. Right after I fixed it I knew I had to add and extra quart and so I did but a day or so later when I checked the oil it looked like it needed an additional quart plus I had a lifter that was louder than normal so I made the immediate assumption that it indeed needed another quart. Long and behold I was wrong the oil was too clean when I checked it and now I had 1 quart too much in the engine. That could damage the rear seal or overflow somewhere but it has no way to overflow into the cooling system, right?

If the answer to the above is no then it means that I might have another blown head gasket due to a warped or less than perfect head surface or a cracked head. Either way, I believe that I should have had the heads checked by the machine shop, and for that I am kicking myself.

It should be easier to take apart now that I know what I am getting myself into but, again, I am so <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> I can cry, kidding.

The thing is, I don't need this problem right now, not right now but I have no other choice. The 1988 SWB at 500k is saving the day again. It barely revs to 4k and the spark plugs are so messed up that they are incapable of burning he oil otherwise it keeps going and going.

Sorry for the long rant but I needed it.

Javy

NOTE: moderator, is there a way to reduce the size of the photo on the previous note? I got to find a way to post my pics, MSN seems not to be working.


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: NOT AGAIN !!! Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077395 06/27/15 09:01 PM
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Jay Ayala Offline
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Oh JavyPro,
I'm sorry bro. I had something different but kind of like that happen to me too. I turned out to be that I didn't fully torque the intake manifold.

But yours sounds like something different all together. Have you tried a block tester? I don't know if it helps you now but it detects combustion fumes in your coolant. You have oil in your radiator, you will have combustion fumes no matter what. Time for a new set of heads? Clearwater?


89 Raider - V6, Automatic, rear LSD, A/C Retrofit, Cruise Control Retrofit.
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