Budtee

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    Construction Management - Semi Retired
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  1. Budtee

    1989 SOHC running poorly

    I bought an 89 SOHC 2-1/2 years ago with 9,600 miles on it. I had similar problems with stumble on acceleration. I cleaned the throttle body, replaced the air filter and replaced plugs and wires and used Sea Foam in the first couple tanks of gas. It now has 11,600 miles and runs fine. Hemi's comment about a low mileage car's condition is right on target. I have replaced the struts, all of the brake hoses, flushed the brake system, replaced the hood, storage compartment, tonneau cover and trunk lift supports, replaced the top pull-down gears and I am sure there is more that I can't think of. BUT it is one of the few with pristine seats, carpets and top. This Forum has been invaluable!
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    Tachometer

    On the way to a cruise last night, I noticed the tachometer needle laying in front of the display. It does not appear to be broken off. It looks like it is just threaded on to a shaft or pressed on. Can anyone tell me what I may encounter when I take the dash apart? (I know how to remove the remove the dash panel) 89 SOHC If the needle just presses on to the shaft, I won't know where to set the reading as I know that it is common the tachometer to read more than 500 or 600 rpms when the ignition is off. Any advise?
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    Tachometer

    I have not seen any mention on this forum of the Rock Auto Closeout list that they send out periodically . This is a copy of the e-mail I received today. We have a limited number of wholesaler closeout parts available for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI and possibly other vehicles you work on. Wholesaler closeout parts come from manufacturers, retailers or distributors who, for whatever reason, decided to reduce or liquidate inventory. We pay less for these parts and can offer them to RockAuto customers at bargain prices. Some of these products were discontinued by manufacturers and may be hard to find after these closeout parts are sold. If you are planning for future repairs or if you have postponed maintenance, now is a great time to buy the parts you need! The links below display the wholesaler closeout parts available for your vehicles. Wholesaler closeout parts are also listed in the RockAuto catalog alongside our regular inventory.Wholesaler closeouts for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI: http://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehiclefeeds.php?carcode=1067172&m=wc&l=en&html=trueWe regularly add new wholesaler closeout parts to the RockAuto catalog. We will send an update email like this one, covering up to three of your vehicles, at most once every three months. To be notified immediately when a closeout part for your vehicle is added to our catalog, sign up for our RSS feed by clicking an icon in our catalog.
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    TC parts

    I have not seen any mention on this forum of the Rock Auto Closeout list that they send out periodically . This is a copy of the e-mail I received today. We have a limited number of wholesaler closeout parts available for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI and possibly other vehicles you work on. Wholesaler closeout parts come from manufacturers, retailers or distributors who, for whatever reason, decided to reduce or liquidate inventory. We pay less for these parts and can offer them to RockAuto customers at bargain prices. Some of these products were discontinued by manufacturers and may be hard to find after these closeout parts are sold. If you are planning for future repairs or if you have postponed maintenance, now is a great time to buy the parts you need! The links below display the wholesaler closeout parts available for your vehicles. Wholesaler closeout parts are also listed in the RockAuto catalog alongside our regular inventory.Wholesaler closeouts for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI: http://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehiclefeeds.php?carcode=1067172&m=wc&l=en&html=trueWe regularly add new wholesaler closeout parts to the RockAuto catalog. We will send an update email like this one, covering up to three of your vehicles, at most once every three months. To be notified immediately when a closeout part for your vehicle is added to our catalog, sign up for our RSS feed by clicking an icon in our catalog.
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    Speedometer

    Thanks Hemi !
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    Speedometer

    A couple years ago, I removed the gauges to replace bulbs in the warning lights. (89 8v) The car had very low mileage and was stored for most of its life. Turned out that the bulbs were ok and only required cleaning. I also removed the speedometer. (I don't remember why.) In doing that, the position of the needle was changed. Since then, the speedometer has been about 5-10 miles per hour fast. (There is no post to tell where the needle should rest at 0 miles per hour as in some cars.) Can anyone tell me where the 0 should be, or better yet post a picture? Since I don't drive the car in the Winter, I removed the speedometer and don't want to put it back in until I can get some idea of where the needle should rest.
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    Rear Brake calipers

    I had a company car, a Reliant SW and it was less than 5 years old. The flex lines were OK until they were not OK and a rear flex line burst and I was barely able to avoid an accident. I have an 89 TC with less than 11,000 miles on the odo. I changed all 6 flex lines last year.
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    89 Daytona SMEC

    Excuse my ignorance but what is involved in a "calibration change".
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    89 Daytona SMEC

    Hemi, At this point I am thoroughly confused. The car is running OK. I don't think that the turbo lag is too excessive, but I would like to get it to spool up quicker and perhaps get a little more boost. Reaper 1's suggestion about a restrictor in the vacuum line sounded promising so I did not check the yards for a SMEC from a 5 speed Shelby before I left Texas.(Lots of pick-a-part yards there.) I have not located the restrictor yet. I think that I can find it behind the valve cover near the left side of the engine. The "ball and spring" device someone suggested is, I guess, the Grainger device which I have considered. A boost gauge would have to be installed be safe. Ajakeski's suggestions seem a little beyond my abilities. I would be interested in your thoughts on the best way to go.
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    89 Daytona SMEC

    Thanks Hemi! Is the change from stock to a SMEC from a 5 speed Shelby worthwhile? I didn't see the "pictured above" .
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    89 Daytona SMEC

    Reaper1 - I just got back and looked for the restrictor near the waste gate solenoid. I have the service manual and was able to locate the waste gate solenoid. A scan page showing the solenoid is enclosed. I also enclose a couple of pictures of my waste gate solenoid. Where is the restrictor? The two small vacuum lines go into a loom that goes towards the left side of the engine. Scan_Doc0027.pdf
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    89 Daytona SMEC

    Thanks Emmett. Where can I get information on a ball/spring type manual boost controller?
  13. Budtee

    89 Daytona SMEC

    That sounds like a good place to start. I will try the timing change and the remove the restrictor as soon as I get home. Thanks!
  14. Budtee

    89 Daytona SMEC

    Thanks Gary. I guess I didn't word my questions properly. I wanted to know whether the 89 Daytona Shelby SMEC upgrade was worthwhile. My car is running fine now. From previous posts I gather that the Daytona Shelby SMEC would give me better performance by increasing the turbo boost. It seems like that is the first and easiest step to improve performance. However, it has less than 11 K miles and I don't want to do anything that might damage it. 1. Is it a "plug-and-play" type installation? 2. Could there be harm resulting from this change? 3. Are there any other SMECs that would give the performance improvement and are they a PNP installation? Any advise would be appreciated.
  15. I have an 89 TC 8v. Is there any downside to using the 89 Daytona SMEC? Is it a simple install that requires no other modifications? I am in South Texas now and there are a lot of pull-a-part yards that I don't have back home. From other posts I got a part no. 5235069. Is that the only one to look for?