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  1. I agree. I was a purchasing agent for large truck fleets and later for construction equipment. Always used Wix in my vehicles as well. Got a Fram filter for my van a long time ago, that had a gasket that was not thick enough and I lost most of the oil in the first 5 miles. I believe that the Napa Gold is made by Wix.
  2. My low mileage 89 (12,000 miles) 8v TC has a problem with cancelling the turn signal. It sometimes does not cancel. If I manually move the lever back it is somewhat hard to move. I have not investigated yet but thought I would ask the Forum for some tips.
  3. 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 thin
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 i
  8. 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.
  9. Excuse my ignorance but what is involved in a "calibration change".
  10. 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,
  11. Thanks Hemi! Is the change from stock to a SMEC from a 5 speed Shelby worthwhile? I didn't see the "pictured above" .
  12. 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
  13. Thanks Emmett. Where can I get information on a ball/spring type manual boost controller?
  14. 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!
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