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Offline Rob

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3705 on: May 06, 2013, 01:31:02 AM »
when its full, throw it away (it worked well for my ex)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3706 on: May 06, 2013, 02:14:27 AM »
Gee Doc, I thought you were smarter than that, a smart man would have thrown it away, and got another !
Start throwing all your rubbish into the rear, then the passenger seats, when its full, throw it away (it worked well for my ex)
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Aren't you driving a VN Tiny?.......The lure of a couple of thousand bucks to blow on the racing program has me fixing all the hulks here.....it's a great car for commuting and gigs, downside is the insurance....far out,$850 a year....the F Truck is half of that..... thing is I have a work car now, and a fuel card so I don't need it, that's why it pooped itself, it felt unwanted.

Your idea has me thinking about working at the wreckers.....can't afford the oil disposal bill on all those Volvos?, easy, drain it out and tip it over the seats they'll soak it up.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3707 on: May 06, 2013, 05:07:21 PM »


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Aren't you driving a VN Tiny?.......
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That'd be the Wifes  :roll:

when its full, throw it away (it worked well for my ex)
Tiny
Are we talking about you or the car now Tiny?  :wink:
Both, the only difference is that I'm not quite full yet
Tiny (in OZ)
I would prefer to make horsepower, rather than buy, or hya it, regardless of the difficulties involved , as it would then be MINE

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3708 on: May 11, 2013, 03:49:37 AM »
Today I had the last fumble around with the top end job on the grocery getter. Reached in through the window, started first pop....ran it to temp, bled the coolant....still idling high, dunno why.No leaks, no huge backfire , or fire.

Went inside, that was about as much excitement as I could handle for one day.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3709 on: May 11, 2013, 04:36:59 AM »
Stepper motor
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3710 on: May 11, 2013, 07:04:19 PM »
Stepper motor
G

Well of course, but why is what I was in the process of working out before my motivation took a hit amidships.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3711 on: May 11, 2013, 09:04:30 PM »
If you touched the IAC pintle while you had it appart, that will fark it up.
If not, the ECU might have to re-learn the idle program from sitting for a period of time. Go drive it faster than 30mph for 3 miles & see if it settles down, assuming you don't have a vacuum leak.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3712 on: May 12, 2013, 04:36:28 AM »
Good plan if you could drive anywhere around here for 3 miles at 30 mph with out getting a ticket
The other suggestion was to look for a vacume leak with SYB
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3713 on: May 12, 2013, 05:50:46 AM »
+1 on the vacuum leak.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3714 on: May 12, 2013, 10:30:10 AM »
   My experience with GM stuff in the early 80's was that you could pull the big hose off of the power brake booster and to idle would go up and then settle back down to normal. That is the job of the IAC motor. It is a controlled vacuum leak. A small leak can be compensated for. The ECM does, however, have to relearn things. I would hazzard a guess that if it doesn't relearn and settle back down after a little running/driving, you probably have a bad IAC motor. These are just old ramblings from an old guy.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3715 on: May 12, 2013, 10:30:30 PM »
Hosed it with Aero-start, nothin.......it hasn't been driven yet, and it has settled a little, Sid might be on the money, I read a few forum threads on it and what's going on tallies with a stranged out IAC.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3716 on: May 13, 2013, 09:51:43 PM »
Older GM cars/trucks had a pretty thick composite gasket on the TB base to manifold.
More than once, I found major air leak there, larger than what the IAC could try to compensate for.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3717 on: May 19, 2013, 06:25:33 PM »
It's done a couple of hundred miles and everything seems to be well and good.

I've got a week off which will be spent mostly at the Spirit of Sunshine landspeed laboratory, possum park, cactarium, stickertorium and idiot wonderland engaged in general maintenance, by the end of the week if not sooner, I will have a post about the bellytank ....after all that's what you came here for innit?

Today I am taking the slow road up to Tatura to see my dear old mum who's fading fast now, she's a tough old thing but time marches ever on.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3718 on: May 19, 2013, 07:32:03 PM »
to being with your mum :cheers:   enjoy and cherish
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3719 on: May 19, 2013, 08:15:34 PM »
Ditto that Goggs!
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