Hemi Dude

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    52 years as a Chrysler product mechanic up to Service Manager at several Dealers. 22 years as private repair shop owner and operator for repair of MOPAR products.
  1. Are these front or rear calipers?
  2. There's a link to a Jalopnik article about a TC for sale in Oregon (I will NOT include the original CL add...not here!). But certainly this jerk's warped opinion. He figured some people here would like to maybe " be educated" the ass writes. Well, I would like to educate him if the censors of this page will allow. Defining the word "censor" is the following; From times such as during World War ll (letters home were censored: cut, delete parts of, make cuts in, blue-pencil, redact; edit, expurgate, bowdlerize, sanitize; informal clean up.) I am personally familiar with this since I grew up under the Nazi occupation of my homeland. You may remember this fellow named Hitler? This statement is directed to the writer who is one of the greatest "asses" we have read here in a long time. No doubt a left wing, liberal snowflake, he has the common sense of 'horse manure'. Having said all this, WE who own one or more of these automobiles are aware of the commonality with the LeBaron. After all, the designer of the TC and the LeBaron was the same individual. Here is where the 2 vehicles differ. Not one external piece of sheetmetal on one will fit on the other. The quality of the body steel, the subframe and the quality of construction of the LeBaron cannot in any manner equal that of the TC. The LeBaron was pumped out in the USA, the TC was constructed in Milan, Italy. Powertrain wise, we know the 8 valve engine is that of the Dodge Daytona Shelby. The 16V engine, though sharing the 2.2L block, finds all reciprocating parts to differ from the domestic engines and the unique dual overhead cam Cosworth cylinder head produces an engine that in 1989 was years ahead of so many others. The 200 HP which this engine was rated at is only the beginning of the amount of power this engine is capable of. Demeaning the writer further is fruitless ( but have at it if you please) because he likely has not the 'guts' to read this. (I'd really like to use another word here, but you baseball fans can surely guess.} Like any other car, there are admirers and there are haters of virtually all cars. Let us just disregard this ass.
  3. If I were to repaint mine it would be Smoke Quartz Metallic. At least that was a factory choice though they never followed through, BUT it sure looks GREAT on the 1 that was repainted in that color.
  4. Interesting, my turbo TC is nearing 290,000 miles and is still on the original turbo and 2nd head gasket. (both of which were replaced BEFORE they failed) Something about preventive maintenance here, I think. By now I think we all know that there is a 'weak' spot in the head gasket by cylinder #1 at the water jacket adjacent to the combustion chamber. The trick is to EXPECT the head gasket to begin to fail near 100,000 miles if the cooling system is kept clean of rust, etc. Sooner if you let it go. The turbo tends to suffer from neglect too but with clean oil and coolant, it can apparently go on nearly forever. I use Mobil 1 Synthetic and this new type antifreeze good for 100,000 miles, they say. Seems to work for me. My biggest problem with all these FWD fuel injected cars, the 89 TC, my 85 Laser 2.5L and the 85 Voyager van with a 3.0L MMC V6 is THE FUEL PUMP. Thank goodness for AAA towing. ALL of mine have had the 'ride' on the rollbacks, some more than once. Fuel pump EVERY time. MOPAR ones too!!! I believe the count is up to 7 now. Must be the rotten formulation of fuel we buy these days.
  5. Tell us MORE. Is there such a converter?
  6. YES, the ASD Relay does provide 12 volts to the injectors through the (Z1) circuit. You should make it a PRIORITY to find out if you have fuel pressure before messing up any more wiring. Did you not notice that I have already informed you of this in my answer above?
  7. You don't need to repeat it. Once is enough.
  8. I had an 89 with the EXACT same color and engine combination.
  9. Well, that is the main ground for all electrical engine components (K5 & J9) that require a direct ground, but not the injectors which are grounded individually within the SMEC (engine controller) There is a test fitting on the fuel rail, have you verified that you have 50-55lb fuel pressure to the injectors? There are only 2 injector circuits (Y11) & (Y12) to and from the SMEC from the injectors because #1 & 2 (Y11) injectors are discharged simultaneously as are the #3 & 4 (Y12) injectors. The 'HOT' side of the injector circuit is (Z1) which is energized whenever the ASD relay is energized.
  10. Curious! The grounding of the injector is what actuates the individual injector. The voltage to the injectors is a constant, when the engine is cranking or running. So which ground have you verified? AND, this engine is NOT equipped with a crank position sensor!!!
  11. Mark, take the drive North and help the kid out. It's only up to LA.
  12. I cannot tell you readers here how many times I have helped the owner of a TC by making the simple adjustment to the hood stops. It is so simple even an 85 year old lady can understand it. Follow the instructions I described previously.
  13. You have 2 'HOOD DOWNSTOPS', one on either side of the radiator core support. Try turning each one 1 turn counterclockwise. Check alignment with corresponding fender. You want the hood and fender to be flush with one another. That will put a preload on the hood when latched and it will pop up far enough to release from the primary latch when the hood release is pulled. No banging on the hood or 2 person operation required.
  14. Phoenix and Tucson areas only, the rest of the state has NO inspections at all.
  15. Either should blow just as COLD, they just have very different compressors. What do you see in the sight-glass when it is running through a complete 'compressor engaged to compressor disengaged' cycle? Give us the entire scoop, clear, bubbles, foam appearance in the sight-glass.