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skishop69 last won the day on May 4 2018

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About skishop69

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    If it ain't broke, you're not trying.
  • Birthday 12/07/1969

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    Anything w/ a motor
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    Chevy driveability Technician
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    84 Brat (x2) 88 XT 87.5 XT GL-10

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  1. skishop69

    XT coupe air struts.

    I have searched and searched and there is no one I have found who will touch them. When, if ever, I get my EJ conversion done, I am going to look into repairing them. Mine still work and I have an extra set, but it never hurts to have a plan in place.
  2. skishop69

    Random oil burn/plug foul

    Black 'soot' is usually not oil consumption. It's fuel fouling.Oil burning usually shows dark brown or black and looks 'tacky'. My guess is your getting fuel from the carb after shutdown. Fuel level too high or a leak. Texan has a good idea too. You could have bad valve guides or seals, but that usually shows oil consumption. I'd put in a new set of plugs and check the color after driving for a week and compare them.
  3. skishop69

    STOLEN 1988 Subaru GL Wagon

    I work in Renton so I'll keep an eye out. Unfortunately, the scum that resides in the majority of the area will likely thrash it. Sorry man, that sucks.
  4. I had to dig around a bit to find it, and now must say, I was wrong... again. lol They are EA63 heads. It was quite some time ago I saw them and though they are very similar, I'm pretty sure they won't fit an EA81. Can't seem to get the pic to upload, but if you search EA63 heads, you'll see them. My bad.
  5. Nope. The EA81 did have a limited run of dual port intake heads.
  6. skishop69

    No Power to Fans

    Fan has power (+ voltage) when the key is on and is turned on by the temp switch in the radiator grounding the circuit.
  7. It's not the twin port. Twin port heads have a cooling passage right in the middle and a port to either side. That's a twin carb setup and if it's been rebuilt, it's either the worst rebuild ever or it sat outside for years. My personal opinion based on what I see, not rebuilt and not worth more than $200-$300 bucks and that's only because it's the DC setup. I'd ask him for paperwork.
  8. skishop69

    EVAP smoke test

    No. they are not part of the EVAP system.
  9. skishop69

    How to lift 84 brat?

    +1 Cranking up the front and rear springs not only screws your alignment up, but it'll ride like a brick. Ask me how I know... Get a lift from Scott in Bellingham. SJR lifts.
  10. skishop69

    EVAP smoke test

    There is a gas cap adapter. I would use that, turn on the smoke and pull a few of the front lines to let it through the system faster then reconnect those lines when you see smoke come out. give it a couple more minutes then use a really bright flashlight to check all the lines and tank on the vehicle. A dimly lit are works best. Don't do it outside. Any breeze will blow the smoke away before you can see it. If you can't get the adapter, T a line up front and remove the gas cap until you see smoke.
  11. skishop69

    87 rx a/c parts

    Nope, urban legend. lol
  12. skishop69

    87 rx a/c parts

    I've been doing AC for 20+ years and I've never heard of condensers being rated. An aluminum condenser is an aluminum condenser. It doesn't care what refrigerant is running through it. What does matter is the seals, o-rings and oil. They must be rated for the type of refrigerant you use. Change those out accordingly, get the charge port adapters and then recharge with R134a and increase the charge 25% to compensate for the loss of cooling efficiency from R12 to R134. I've done close to 100 conversions over the years and never had an issue.
  13. That is awesome! A coworker has a RHD 93 Leone that he is considering selling to me. I'm not terribly fond of the body style. but hey, it's RHD! lol
  14. skishop69

    Voltage drop to fuel pump

    Yeah, we need to know if it's SPFI, SFI or carby.
  15. AF to turbo duct. I should still have one so I'll check. I'm in Puyallup. Ski