[DeTomaso] what should I have done while the car's in the shop?
jeffcobb1 at me.com
Tue Sep 24 06:35:56 EDT 2013
On Sep 23, 2013, at 10:11 PM, Pantdino <pantdino at aol.com> wrote:
> Is there really any concern that my engine would be done at 36M?
Absolutely not, why even think about that unless you are worried "with reason" about the prior rebuild, as these are strong engines, you state it was rebuilt on high standards and 36,000 is not many miles.
> Even the crap Fiat 850 motors were good to about 60M before rebuild. :-)
And they were junk the day they were built, only lasted so long because of lightweight parts and low mass to move.
> I had an oil analysis done a while ago and it did not show any unusual metal levels
Good then Jim, now you know the engine is fine.
You just need to replace the starter and solenoid and make sure the ground wire is correct. Replace the battery especially if you have a warranty. When in doubt, change it out.
Think and walk or fix and drive.
Then drive it as deTomaso and Tjaarda would have wanted it to be driven.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dave londry <davel at emspace.com>
> To: Pantdino <pantdino at aol.com>; List DeTomaso <Detomaso at poca.com>
> Sent: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 7:05 pm
> Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] what should I have done while the car's in the shop?
> Well if it sounds good (meaning metallic sounds, not exhaust),
> I'd just add a compression test and ask them to cut up the oil filter
> to see if anything is shedding metal.
> (because the opposite slope is really greasy and you like that car as it
> is now)
> On 23/09/2013 6:21 PM, Pantdino wrote:
>> the car has 36M and the son of the original owner told me the engine
>> was balanced and blueprinted after purchase but is otherwise stock
>> AFAIK. I drive it pretty gently.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dave londry <davel at emspace.com>
>> To: detomaso <detomaso at poca.com>
>> Sent: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 5:01 pm
>> Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] what should I have done while the car's in the
>> How many miles on this build and how much do you beat on it?
>> On 23/09/2013 4:56 PM, Pantdino wrote:
>>> This is also a follow-up on the "starter system problem" thread. I had my
>> turn the key and the relay/ solenoid on the firewall was definitely the source
>> of the buzzing-- I could feel it as well as hear it. But I replaced that item
>> and the buzzing is unchanged. Also, when the starter is engaged the battery
>> voltage drops to 3.5v or something, from which I concluded the starter has a
>> short to ground and the relay/solenoid is freaking out from all the current
>> going thru it. (What a great 60's term.) :-)
>>> I planned to have some maintenance / update work which I can't / don't want
>> do done before the Fun Rally next year anyway, so I guess I may as well just
>> have the car flat-bedded to a shop
>>> Last time I spoke with Steve Wilkinson about replacing the timing chain /
>> set he recommended replacing the water pump while we were there since there
>> would no extra labor for that.
>>> So at this point I think the car needs
>>> 1) starter motor
>>> 2) timing chain / gear set
>>> 3) water pump
>>> 4) check harmonic balancer for condition, replace if necessary.
>>> Anything else I should have done while it's there?
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