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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
doing a carburetor rebuild for my
Jeep Pickup, I was using
some extra parts from a donor
carburetor. After installing
the carburetor and completing the
repair, I started up the engine,
made final adjustments, and
revved the engine to check upper
and shortly thereafter heard some
ominous rattles from the engine.
To make a long
story short, following removal of
the head, there was a
carburetor cover screw embedded in
the top of
one piston that jammed and bent
the two top rings. Obviously, one
of the "extra" screws
I had on hand had been lying on top
of one of the throttle plates in
the secondary and dropped into the
when the four barrel opened.
Keep track of your parts on any repair.
screw can create a lot of havoc
inside an engine.
Jim in Virginia
Tech Tip: Bad Ground
month my wife’s
tired old ’87 Mazda 323 was
acting even quirkier than usual.
The engine idled slow and rough when
first started, the starter solenoid
occasionally only clicked instead
of powering up the starter motor,
relays mounted on the firewall could
be heard cycling on and off rapidly.
The broad range
of symptoms made me guess the engine
might not be
properly grounded. A voltmeter showed
over 12 volts between the positive
battery terminal and the engine block.
The existing, accessible ground wires
appeared to be in good shape. I still
decided to run a new ground wire
from the negative battery terminal
to a heavy bracket bolt on the engine.
The symptoms all immediately disappeared.
Find battery cables under Electrical
and all-purpose wire under Extras
in the RockAuto
The Mazda definitely has wiring
problems that probably contributed
to the weak ground connection. I
also suspect the variety of metals
used in the engine and its various
mounts and brackets might cause grounding
problems. After twenty years and
many miles maybe a faint film of
corrosion has built up between the
various aluminum alloy and steel
parts. I have noticed some previously
untouched bolts and other fasteners
on the engine are almost too easy
to loosen. The Mazda may disassemble
itself one of these days.
connection always worth checking,
especially with autumn
approaching, is the grounding of
the heater core. The heater core
is the mini-radiator that uses hot
engine coolant to warm the interior
of the car (see photos under Heat & Air
Conditioning in the RockAuto
Electrolysis might occur in a poorly
grounded heater core and quickly
corrode the thin heater core tubing.
A corroded heater core drips hot
coolant on the floor mats. Using
a hose clamp to clamp an extra ground
wire to one of the heater core nipples
poking through the firewall helps
guarantee a good connection to ground.
1982 Dodge Ram
1982 Dodge Ram StepSide Short Bed.
It has a 225ci slant six engine
with a 4 speed (overdrive) manual
transmission. I have owned this
truck from new and it has only 43,000
original miles. It was my daily driver
for the first several years. Then
I figured that it might become special
someday so I garaged it. It now spends
most of the time in a climate controlled
basement garage. I only put a few
hundred miles on it each year.
I have been buying
parts from RockAuto for about four
years. I needed a power
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house couldn't get one. I went on
to RockAuto.com and not only did
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than what the parts house wanted,
even if they could have gotten one!
buying parts from RockAuto ever since.
I do a lot of work for friends and
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customer. Your prices and delivery
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