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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1592
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:26 AM

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Topics in this digest:

1. Oil spill while changing pressure sending unit
From: "content22207" <>

2. RE: Idle Speed ECU
From: jordan rubin <>

3. Pick up coil probs
From: "Henry" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 21:24:29 -0000
From: "content22207" <>
Subject: Oil spill while changing pressure sending unit

Only a minute bit will dribble out. Sending port is located above
static level in oil pan. Galley entrance to oil filter has a check
valve. Only oil remaining to lose is residue in sending unit.

Bill Robertson

>--- In, jordan rubin <nuttenschleuder_at_dml_y...>
> Hello all:
>    Was under the car today because of another problem,
>  Took a look at the unit.  Indeed there is an adapter
> and a copper seal.  They look to be in good condition,
> i dont forsee removing them to be a problem.  
>    Today I have ordered the correct size adapter and
> the cooper seal.  If somebody knows how much oil I
> stand to loose by removing and replacing this without
> draining the oil let me know.  If its not too much
> (1+qt) ill get it on the lift the weekend the part
> arrives.  I cant see it being too much...
>    Does anyone NOT recommend doing this unless I empty
> the oil first, or better yet, is there anyone out the
> who does NOT recommend removing the oil filter and
> putting it back on. (To make room to work and HOWTO
> picture stuff.
>    The thing is, i want to get this done but just
> changed the oil yesterday.
> thanx
> jordan 11613

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:26:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: jordan rubin <>
Subject: RE: Idle Speed ECU

If someone can take down the numbers of the components
and took lots or real big pictures at several angles,
i could find the parts or comparible parts at Conrad.

We did component level repair on equipment WAY more
complex in the navy. Over the years ive learned that
things are not only engineered to work, their also
engineered to fail.  Thats the beauty of a consumer
market. easier to replace than fix.

jordan 11613

--- John Hervey <> wrote:
> Bosch doesn't even have it. They won't release it.
> They know we would be
> fixing them. All you have to do is reverse engineer
> it. That's what I do.
> John Hervey
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 5:55 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DML] Idle Speed ECU
> Does anyone have the schematic for the idle speed
> ECU?
> Do they fail in any particular modes?
> Thanks
> Dave
> 6530

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 16:54:15 -0400
From: "Henry" <>
Subject: Pick up coil probs

Nothing ever goes smoothly for me with projects like this...It was going so well - I knew something was going to happen.

  I set out to replace a faulty pick-up coil in the distributor.  I get great directions from Dave T, Dave S, and Rob Grady (thanks all!!!).   I labeled everything and took notes and pictures.  I removed the fuel lines and moved the air box and got to the distributor.  Removed the wires, cap and rotor.  I can now see the pick-up coil, but do not know how to get to it to replace it.  I see a small spring clip.  It was a pain, but I removed it slightly mangled, but still usable.  But I still can't get the metal plate on top of the pick-up coil off.    So the only thing I can see to do next is remove the three small allen bolts in there.  I loosen the first two easily... then the third one strips!  I don't know if it was stripped to begin with or if I did it.  Now I can't get it lose at all.  HELP!  What to do next?  I'm totally stuck.


-Hank #1619


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