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auto show cars wrong

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Question From learnurcars on auto show cars wrong

I have been looking at the auto show pictures on this site and am quite upset that a lot of cars are mislabeled. There is a Lamborgini Gallardo marked as a lotus, and a maserati marked as a ferrari. These are just two of the many that i saw. If there is something that can be done about this please do so.

Response From carjunky

Thanks...

I saw the some of the cars in the 2004 auto show album with the naming mistakes... Looking at some paperwork I see a few pages where out of order with picture id's and names....

we try to matchup the names to the cars to make it easy for people, but when trying to match up a few 1000 pictures we mess some up. I'll get this fixed up.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I can delete posts at this site and generally it's unwanted advertising. I was NOT aware of misleading posts and would fix those too except I wouldn't know the cars you mentioned.

I don't own this site but care very much about it and you input is welcome. Thanks, T

Response From learnurcars

I was not aware of who had rights to change what and who owned the site. I was trying to bring to the attention of all to the mistakes. I appriciate your helpfulness.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

If you go to "private messages" or the memberlist of any site and look at the firist few you have the owners. It's a passion for the mechanics and owners to even do this. If anyone gets paid -- trust me keep your day job. Enjoy the site in good health. T

Stumped

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Question From juniorkel25 on Stumped

My engine runs fine and starts like normal. However, my directionals, wipers, defrost fan, power windows and radio don't work. The only 2 things that work are the rear defrost and the cruise control.... Any guidance would be appreciated.

Response From Sidom

Besided all the vehicle info......The event that happened leading up to all these things not working would be helpful

Response From Hammer Time

Fusible links and maxi fuses especially.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Ferrari's are known for that? What is this thing? Start by checking fuses and one may be common to all those,

T

egr cold start

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Question From chas on egr cold start

when i start my car cold the EGR system and vsv is open.
as the temp rises it closes then opens under load or throttle up.
is it correct for the EGR system and vsv vacuum open on cold starts?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Is this a Ferrari or a lawnmower?

You should know how it works. YEAR? MAKE? MODEL? ENGINE SIZE?

Response From chas

yes, i know how it works.
it functions but vacuum is on when cold start.
should it not be closed on cold start?
all EGRs and vsv work the same, no?
as an experiment i did this.

with engine stone cold.
1. open hood
2. turn key to "on" with panels lights for oil and CEL on. did not start it up.
3. go back around to front. disconnect vacuum line out from the vsv at the vacuum rail to EGR and modulator.
3. draw through it with my mouth. vacuum was open through the vsv. i could draw through the vsv
4. removed the plugin to the vsv.
5. draw on the vacuum line again with my mouth. vsv vacuum was closed. could not draw through the vsv.
6. plugged the vsv plugin back in. it opened. could draw through it again.
this test was done stone cold.

when at running temp i removed the vacuum line again from the out port to the EGR and modulator.
at idle it is closed.
when i rev it a little i put my mouth on the vsv outport. it opens. i can draw through it. then closes as it returns to idle. could not draw through it.
when it warms up a little the vsv opens and closes and seems to function normal.
is this normal?
is the vsv vacuum and EGR supposed to be a closed circuit on cold start?
thanks H.

94 toyota pickup 22re.

Response From Hammer Time

When I said you know how this works I was referring to the forum and your lack of vehicle information but now that you have expanded, no, you do not understand how this works and no, they do not all work the same.
If this is all still hooked up properly it will work the way it was designed. The valve is open because it is supplying a bypass for the vacuum back to the manifold and when it closes, it basically forces vacuum to the EGR valve.

All this is assuming that this is Federal/Canadian emissions and not California.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Is the truck and this engine running properly now and you just stumbled on this somehow?


Being a Toyota especially (others too) are good at custom engineering specs for these things for the destination they will be sold (or expected to be) as well any vehicle makes does.


General on EGR times to operate would be less to none cold and at idle and none again at full throttle. Exactly what temp and load on engine would vary. If not running properly and you think this is the reason I would have to buy some real detailed info for the specific engine sold to where with what specs.


What is the problem you are having if any?


T

Response From chas


Is the truck and this engine running properly now and you just stumbled on this somehow?


Being a Toyota especially (others too) are good at custom engineering specs for these things for the destination they will be sold (or expected to be) as well any vehicle makes does.


General on EGR times to operate would be less to none cold and at idle and none again at full throttle. Exactly what temp and load on engine would vary. If not running properly and you think this is the reason I would have to buy some real detailed info for the specific engine sold to where with what specs.


What is the problem you are having if any?

T

chuck>>>>
the EGR had a problem.
the EGR VSV was bad and had a few bad vsv plugins on the vsvs'...the vsv plugins were worn out and broken wires at the plug to the vsv.
i got some good ones in good condition.
wired them in taking note of which wire on the harness goes on top and bottom to the harness.
the EGR vsv still did not work.
i switched the wiring polarity on the EGR vsv plugin.
now it worked. i guess the polarity was backwards. bthuom how i got it wrong.
but i still suspected a problem because the EGR vsv vacuum is on when cold start.
Hammer said all is good so i guess ill leave it alone.
any more suggestions Tom?
is it working proper?

ever since the conceptiion of the car it became a source of polution.
in the turn of the century in the early 1900s that were not many cars on the road.
as the population grew and more cars on the road.
air polution became a problem.
also get rid of leaded gas and TEL



Link deleted not allowed


and i think there was another called MSB?
they were all poison


im all for clean air.
alot are to young to remember way back in the 60s and 70s what it was like.
the air was terrible.
there was a dark grey almost black muck in air.
my eyes watered and chocking on the bad air.
the air is much better now.

Response From chas

why did you delete that link?
whaddya mean not allowed?
this is part of the history of the car and why things are the way they are.
i lived through it too.
put it back please.

Response From Discretesignals

If this is CA emissions, it probably has a VSV for EGR. I do know that Toyota VSVs will not be activated by the engine computer unless the ECU sees vehicle speed.

I usually T in a vacuum gauge into the hose that goes to the EGR valve and drive the vehicle. When the engine is warmed up, you should see 5-7 inches when you accelerate.

Response From chas


DS>>>>>If this is CA emissions, it probably has a VSV for EGR. I do know that Toyota VSVs will not be activated by the engine computer unless the ECU sees vehicle speed.

I usually T in a vacuum gauge into the hose that goes to the EGR valve and drive the vehicle. When the engine is warmed up, you should see 5-7 inches when you accelerate.

DiscreetSignals>>>>>I'm looking at the diagram above and the VSV has nothing to do the the EGR system. Maybe it is the wrong diagram or something. The VSV according to the diagram is used for the pulse air injection reaction valve.
Thermal vacuum valve should be closed when the engine is cold, so vacuum can't reach the valve. EGR valve should never ever be open at idle.

chuck>>>>>it is a CA model. i usedd the vacuum diagram under the hood for CA.....i think the diagram is ok or close. this 1994 CA model does have 2 vsv in the EGR system and does have a PAIR valve. the first vsv is the one im looking at because it's open on a cold start. the EGR should be closed when cold start or idle.

the vsv is open on cold start then closes after it warms a little then seems to function normal at operating temp.
im pretty sure the EGR vsv is supposed to be closed on cold starts and at idle. it's supposed to open when throttle up under load.

is it possible the vsv plugin is wired backwards? is there a + - polarity or dont matter how it is wired with the 2 wires in the vsv plugin?

Response From Hammer Time

Question answered multiple time.

Closed now

Response From Hammer Time

One more time I will tell you how this works and then I'm going to close the question.

The valve bypasses the vacuum so it doesn't build up when open. When it closes, it seals off the vent and causes vacuum to reach the EGR. Thus, it is open when the EGR is not applied.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

A clip from post #17 ">>
chuck>>>>>it is a CA model. i usedd the vacuum diagram under the hood for CA.....i think the diagram is ok or close. this 1994 CA model does have 2 vsv in the EGR system and does have a PAIR valve. the first vsv is the one im looking at because it's open on a cold start. the EGR should be closed when cold start or idle.

the vsv is open on cold start then closes after it warms a little then seems to function normal at operating temp.
im pretty sure the EGR vsv is supposed to be closed on cold starts and at idle. it's supposed to open when throttle up under load.

is it possible the vsv plugin is wired backwards? is there a + - polarity or dont matter how it is wired with the 2 wires in the vsv plugin? "


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chas: Going blind trying to read your script. Whatever the reason a device or knowing how to use it or a forum it lacks and is confusing everything


So far I can make out that nothing is wrong but you've found wires and a plug damaged to a VSV (Just a valve that opens and closes) that could be for assorted things for assorted reasons.


So - there's nothing about this that is really wrong except now a question that if wires were reversed polarity because of the damage you thought the could be so asked if that would matter. If just two wires to a plain switch I say it wouldn't matter, especially for model year 1994.


It's thought to be a CA vehicle and that does change things. Sticker under the hood if you believe it's original to the truck (might not be at all) should match other info and VIN# around the truck which also identifies what it was when new.


OK: In these years and before as well vehicles did put diagrams on stickers under the hood for common info as well. Tons of repair manuals would default to suggest going by any info under the hood over theirs.


You have rewired and a good used plug I understand one thing you found and continue to wonder if it should be open or closed and when and have been told that in this thread so unless you have a problem why are we dragging on this thread over something that isn't broken?


chas: Some suggestions for used plugs, wiring pig tails when needed especially when not available new with original colors match them up with the used item and your own vehicle as best you can.


Are we all done with this now?


Tom

Response From Discretesignals

I'm looking at the diagram above and the VSV has nothing to do the the EGR system. Maybe it is the wrong diagram or something. The VSV according to the diagram is used for the pulse air injection reaction valve.

Thermal vacuum valve should be closed when the engine is cold, so vacuum can't reach the valve. EGR valve should never ever be open at idle.

Response From Hammer Time

Here's a different diagram.

The valve stays open and vents vacuum back to vacuum. When the valve is closed it allows vacuum to build and then open the valve. It works opposite of other valves.


Response From Hammer Time

I guess it's time you read the rules.

FORUM RULES

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Sorry for posts stepping on post with this thread now I have run out of time and have to go. We all want engines to be clean running and well all the time.


Link you posted really isn't allowed and probably be removed. Saw some of just the garble saying LEAD in fuel and TEL is the same thing BTW "TetraEthylLead" was the product used to make cheaper low octane fuel have the "anti-knock" rating of same fuel without cheaper than using more % of real crude oil to make it. Lived all thru all that mess and politics of it. Was a real problem upon introduction no longer a single thread about a lead contaminated fuel issue on this site that I can recall and was a routine problem back when.


Gotta go - sorry - will read the rest quite a bit later,


Tom

Response From chas

ok, so the vsv vacuum is supposed to be open on this model vehicle when stone cold?
its a calif car.
i used the the vacuum hose diagram under the hood for CA.
i was not sure if the EGR and vsv was working proper on cold start.

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, closing it applies EGR vacuum if the vacuum modulator allows it.

Response From chas

H, i dont think were on the same page.
is the vsv vacuum and EGR supposed to be open or closed when cold start on the toyo pickup 22re?

Response From Hammer Time

Yes







PURPOSE
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) Valve is a vacuum operated valve which opens and closes a passage from the exhaust manifold to the intake manifold. This allows flame temperature in the combustion chamber to be lowered by diluting the incoming mixture with exhaust gases limiting the formation of nitrous oxides (NOx) .

OPERATION
At specific times determined by the Thewrmal vacuum valve (TVV) the EGR Valve opens and allows exhaust gas to flow to the intake manifold. The amount of exhaust gas introduced to the intake system is directly relative to pressure in the exhaust system.


PURPOSE
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) Vacuum switching valve (VSV) controls the regulated vacuum applied to the EGR valve. The Engine Control Module(ECM) uses the VSV to prevent EGR operation when the engine is cold to improve driveability.

OPERATION
The VSV receives voltage whenever the ignition switch is turned on. When EGR is required, the ECM grounds the remaining terminal which opens the VSV vacuum passage allowing vacuum to the EGR valve.

toe in and toe out question

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Question From edt71 on toe in and toe out question

Hey guys, I measured my toe in and toe out by using a tape measurer on the outside tire groove of the tread. The front measurement was exactly 59 inches. The back side measured 59 and 1/8th of an inch. I guess I have a bit of toe in now. My question is...................Is this much of a difference? Its only like 2/16ths of a difference. Will this make a huge deal and start wearing out my tires?

Ed

Response From Hammer Time

That's OK, That's what it calls for on a Ferrari.

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Just realized that Alldata doesn't have Ferrari listed. Could be a Yugo since it has a 59 inch wheel track?

Response From Hammer Time

I don't know about 1/8 but 2/16 should be OK.

Response From Discretesignals

ummm 2/16 is 1/8...HT you been hitting too much egg nog?

Response From Hammer Time

Really? Can't get anything by you.....LOL

Response From Discretesignals

Sorry, I didn't see your sarcasm there. Maybe I need some egg nog...

Response From Hammer Time

LOL .... No more than 6/8 of a cup. 3/4 will be too much.

Weird noise while driving, just like the reverse gear sound

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Question From Babil on Weird noise while driving, just like the reverse gear sound

Hello,

today I have notice that the car started to make a weird sound. This sound is similar to the sound that the car makes in reverse. Basically no matter what gear I use, it keeps making the reverse sound. What could be the cause?

Thanks in advance.

Response From Hammer Time

Sounds like reverse ..................... Well, that's definitely a new one. What exactly does reverse sound like.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I take that as the sound of non bevelled gears. If in all it's probably a bearing needing careful diagnosis up to a complete tear down to find it and what else could be highly suggested also. It wouldn't heal it but make sure gear oil is at proper level. If found very low could be a cause but just filling wouldn't be the cure now IMO,

T

Response From nickwarner Top Rated Answer

Your option level of that exact model Ferrari uses blinker fluid instead of snake oil to lubricate the muffler bearing and keep it in time with the canooter valve. if the balance is upset you take a left handed metric crescent wrench to the adjuster screw and torque it to 15 ft-meters.

Don't use the right handed one, thats going to cause you trouble.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Your right Nick - I forgot all about the Ferrari muffler bearings! What was I thinking? KalecoAutomotiveSupply sells them cheap - really.........

Your one stop supply house for all the necessities,




LMAO - T

Response From MarineGrunt

I wish you guys would've let me know about the muffler bearing before I started tearing into my transmission. It would've been so much easier to replace and I would've had it back on the road in one day.

Response From Hammer Time

Yours is inverted and you have duals so it's a little more complicated.