As for the timing advance....you can look at it with the light. It should be 10 degrees like you set it....then with a little throttle it should move up a little showing the advance is working.
My only thought there is the "dieseling" as you describe...that is timing...so there the advance and on the side of the distributor is the octane adjustment rod. So just things going through my head.
So again...it isn't a ping, or knock....is it a hesitation...or like a lack of fuel......I am sorry....can you describe it any other way?
Normal conditions the car is fine....so that is good........
Okay on the heater....Prestone...
The BG-44K - fuel injector cleaner....I have attached the web site for your review http://www.bgprod.com/products/fuelair.html
and at the bottom of it you will see BG Find A Shop click on that and enter your zip and you should be able to see the nearest distributor of it.
It seems like the cooling fan is okay....if you want....do a quick spot check...AC all off...start car.....when fan is not on....turn AC on and fan should automatically come on.
I would hang on to the old one. I use one to test fuel pumps. Not to long ago I had a Chevy Tahoe stop about 75 yards away. I grabbed a gas container, my fuel pump and of course a fire extinguisher and went to the truck. I removed the valve stem from the fuel rail and jammed the out end of the pump to that. I put the inlet side into the gas container and put that on the fender.....braced of course.....( I wouldn't want it to fall off as the fire department was hosing down the Tahoe ) Put the negative end of the fuel pump on the battery, gave the fire extinguisher to the young college guy and said, okay, when I get in your truck, you connect the positive lead. If you see a fire.....use it....otherwise.....stay clear so I can pull this into the garage. Got in...turned the key on.....gave him the okay, my spare pump started pumping.....I turned the key....it started right up.....drove it right into the garage like nothing was even wrong with it. So.....I would hang on to it.....and.....with 127K on it...you performed what I call, preventative maintenance. He would have had a fuel pump problem sometime...and who knows.....it may have had some to do with the problem.........so good on ya.
Good on you for replacing all the other things......thermostat housing etc.....
Well you are certainly a detail person and seem meticulous.....finding the fail in the gasket....etc.
Yes....all this did not happen for no reason. If you would like - I have attached a pic....under my name is PM....this is Private Message which only comes to me...not open to all on the post. If you would like go there and send me your email address....I would like to see how you and the new wife are doing. Also, please give my best to your future in-laws and your future bride.
Also in that same are feel free to provide some feedback on your service if you would like.
It has been a great journey with you on this. Thank you for the opportunity and also your patience in doing all the checks and work and being so detailed back. That is a huge help. As you know, it is rather difficult to not be able to be there to touch, see, feel it do or not do, listen to it, smell what is going on....all the senses used in working on something. You were those senses and that together.....and of course....through Him got this running.
Your father-in-law and you will be closer I am sure.....
After the higher octane fuel and the BG and driving it for a little bit...if the problem is still going on then let me know and we will do some more checks.
Great job........thanks for the journey.............my best wishes to you and your family.
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Sunday, November 30th, 2008 AT 11:04 PM