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by watkins
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

Fuel pump relays keep the fuel pump pumping. Oil pressure senders send oil pressure information. No overlap whatsoever.
by watkins
Tue May 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

If the CEL is on, you have codes. If you have codes, you have something to go off of. It may not be directly related, but one system often impacts others in ways only engineers can explain.

Pull the codes.

Either way, it sounds like your shop is playing Parts Darts.
by watkins
Mon May 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

I have the black tape on the "check engine light" (love that "Chicken Gin") since I bought the truck from ClutchDisk. I had it on my Ranger pickup, and think on my F150 before that. Greatest repair tool in the kit. AFAIK, the Chicken Gin light is a USEPA scare tactic to induce people to get polluti...
by watkins
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Absolutely. But I also managed to insure a school bus as a motorhome, so who knows.
by watkins
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

An interesting discussion on trailer tow ratings and why they differ from country to country. https://oppositelock.kinja.com/tow-me-down-1609112611 Oh, and THIS: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQSTMYNqBW8[/youtube] Science is precisely why I would immediately buy a quality weight distribu...
by watkins
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

If you want a diesel, you need at least a 3/4 ton truck. If you want a good diesel, you buy a Ram. The Cummins has always been the best in the business.
by watkins
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Do not under any circumstances - aside from intended destruction - buy an ecodiesel. They're absolute garbage engines and we have nothing but problems with them.
by watkins
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

It is a JL. The cable shifter feels fine, but barely. The clutch is absolutely terrible, however.
by watkins
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

The Wrangler has been awesome. We've put 28k miles on it since Halloween '18 and haven't had any issues. Sadly (not really, the JL manual is garbage) we have an auto because it's primarily my wife's daily. That said, I did opt for the upgrade to the 2.0 turbo with etorque. That thing is seriously en...
by watkins
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

You are allllll over the map with those ideas. You need to narrow down the type of vehicle you want/need first. We don't need a pickup because we have a trailer, for example. So as long as a hitch can be installed and the vehicle has a decent tow rating, all's well. At this point, its just the two o...
by watkins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

Re: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

The 8HP is pretty nice, but it can get confused during rolling stop maneuvers. At least with FCA programming, they hold 3rd until shifting to 1st at a stop. This results in some pretty terrible downshifts into 1st or 2nd when the vehicle catches on to the fact that coming to a full stop was never th...
by watkins
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55468
Views: 1851054

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

ClutchFork wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:59 pm
With our 92 5.0 I can't even get into second gear on surface streets without violating the speed limit.
That is undeniably an operator issue, not a car issue. I manage to stay well within the speed limit with considerably more power.
by watkins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55468
Views: 1851054

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

On the other hand if I found a nice '99-'04 Mustang V6 with a manual I might just go with that. Wikipedia says, "The 3.8 L OHV Essex V6 returned as the base engine for 1999. A new split-port induction system replaced single-port induction, which increased the base model's output to 190 hp (142 kW; ...
by watkins
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55468
Views: 1851054

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Random complaint:

New dash switches for the bus could cost up to $400 for a full set of sixteen custom pieces. I really need to find cheaper options.
by watkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55468
Views: 1851054

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I'm overdue but I'm still here... though my GTI is not. I ended up re-selling it back to the dealership I bought new 2 weeks ago and ended an era. I loved the car and I'm grateful for all the assistance and guidance this forum has provided me for years. This car never stranded me, but definitely wa...