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  1. GSXRunner

    2G Engine to transmission bell housing

    You could actually stick weld that quite easily. They have rods specifically for cast iron. I used those rods on my turbo housing and my exhaust manifold. They weld so smoothly and after grinding the weld disappears into the surrounding metal and it looks like it was never broken.
  2. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    Good god, you just found this now? According to your first post, the car was sitting for a few years. Now you say it was a few months?I'd of suspected squirrels or chipmunks chewing the wires, but those have been stripped by humans.
  3. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    Did you read my post #34? It contains the solution to your problem.
  4. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    My diagrams are from a 95-96 GSX. Your diagrams are probably for his car, so in that case he does have this extra relay. However, I don't think it's that relay because his power door locks and windows don't work. I bet if he tried the fan for the heat/AC , he will find that doesn't work either...
  5. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    You can see from these schematics that the doors and windows are driven from IG1 and IG2 that come from the ignition switch. My money is on a bad ignition switch.
  6. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    This is from the FSM. I see just a connection from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. I don't see any other relay in between. The ignition (ST) comes directly from the ignition switch.
  7. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    I think your problem is the ignition switch or whatever is feeding it. The ignition switch powers the door locks and the windows. Remember, you can't open your doors or windows unless your ignition switch is in the run position.
  8. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    From what I understand, the relay for the starter sits on top of the starter itself. Power to that relay comes directly from the ignition switch that is in the steering column.
  9. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    Have someone crank the engine while you hold a voltmeter across the battery. If the battery is bad the voltage will drop to less than 7 volts while you are cranking. If the voltage doesn't drop at all, then there is no current going through the starter.
  10. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    Doesn't really matter what direction the leads go; although I usually use the black terminal. It will flow a very tiny current in the micro amps region that will not harm anything. Just make sure the negative battery is disconnected and only touch the clamp, not the negative battery post. And...
  11. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    You can test every ground using a multimeter without turning a single bolt; other than the ground clamp. I would test these first to save time. It's probably going to be a ground issue, because it's more than one thing not working. The ground test will localize where you are losing the ground...
  12. GSXRunner

    2G NO START, NO WINDOWS NO DOOR LOCKS

    There are several grounds. Disconnect the negative ground clamp from the battery and attach an ohmmeter test lead. Then touch the other lead to various parts of the engine and chassis. You should read very low ohms, close to zero.
  13. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    Why the hypocrisy and anger? We're all friends here; don't need to fight. I'd love to say that you're right and I'm wrong just to spare your feelings, but I can't with good conscience because I believe you are wrong; so let's just agree to disagree and not waste bandwidth on unproductive chatter...
  14. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    Water should NEVER be near paint, period. Water on paint that hasn't dried yet is not good at all for several reasons. For one it beads up on the paint, trapping solvents underneath so the paint dries unevenly. Secondly, the water contains minerals and sometimes acid (from rain) that can react...
  15. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    The fact that you used a 30 gallon compressor to paint your car speaks volumes about your knowledge and skill level of painting. It's like someone who owns a Lowes, all in one tool set claiming they're an ASE Certified Mechanic. Let me guess....You did not get into painting because you wanted to...
  16. GSXRunner

    1G I need an 4G37 engine...Help!

    I did a search on https://car-part.com for that engine and there are a few available fro $250 - $600. Of course it doesn't include shipping though.
  17. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    I don't know where you heard this from but water is the second worst thing you want in your paint; the first being oil. You want to make sure you drain the water out of your compressor before starting any paint job. Furthermore, you need to use filters, preferably at the compressor and one at...
  18. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    I'm sorry, but you're incorrect.The "high volume" means that more paint is moved at a lower pressure, not more air. More air flow comes naturally with a higher pressure. The siphon feed guns need higher pressure to create the venturi effect that draws up the thick paint. The side effect of...
  19. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    Can't really put too much bondo on a hood. If you do, it will crack as the hood will go through high temperature changes. You can always check using a magnetic paint gauge or simply a magnet. Magnets don't grab onto thick bondo. Yes, there is a lot of questionable body work out there, but it can...
  20. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    All depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a show car that will spend most of its life in a garage or under a cover, then paint the whole car. If you're going to be driving this on the road, you better expect to get stone chips here and there. There's nothing worse than having...
  21. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    Yes, it does appear to be repainted. As long as you can feather edge into the surrounding paint without any edges, it will be an acceptable substrate to repaint.Dead center is the best place to blend. If the damage is on the edge, adjacent to another panel, you would have to blend into that...
  22. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    Compounding it will reveal all areas where the clear coat has failed. You can scratch the clear coat and it will turn white, but as long as it doesn't go through to the base you can just lay down clear over it. Compounding will make all the whiteness disappear if it's not all the way through.
  23. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    How is the paint on the overall hood? Is it just that one spot that is bad or are those little white spots going through the paint? You should compound the hood and evaluate. If the rest of the paint is good, you could blend in some color over the bad spot and clear coat the hood. You do not...
  24. GSXRunner

    Paint Advice: How to tackle this hood.

    This is not accurate. An HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) gun uses Low Pressure; whereas a Siphon Feed gun uses Higher Pressure as it has to fight gravity to draw in paint. An HVLP gun is better, especially if you have a small compressor.
  25. GSXRunner

    2G Cylinder 1 and 2 not working

    Aren't you curious where you are losing the compression? You can do a leak down test to quickly find out where you're losing the compression. If you don't have a leak down tester, you can remove the schrader valve from the hose on your compression tester and pump some air into #1 cylinder (at...
  26. GSXRunner

    Ideas for 3D Part Scans

    I don't have much faith in 3D printed parts for inside the vehicle. In the summer time when your car is sitting in the sun with the windows up, the temperatures can get quite high, causing the plastic to distort.The engine compartment isn't a good place either. I made a special mount for my...
  27. GSXRunner

    1G Car just died out of nowhere and will not start back up.

    Can I ask why you were changing your O2 sensor in the first place?
  28. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    I have that OTC tester. I also have that old HF tester which I retired many light years ago.
  29. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    Read the thread and you'll notice that I mentioned several times that I did a leak down test, which turned out less than 5% leakage (about what a brand new engine would read) and I did a compression test that had acceptable numbers, although I would get inconsistent readings on cylinders.Now a...
  30. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    I'm aware of the fact that there is some overlap, but when the piston just starts its travel down on the intake stroke, there is not enough vacuum to overcome the pressure from the hot gasses that were just released from the exhaust, at least not enough to suck a paper towel into the exhaust...
  31. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    That's exactly what I mean. If the tensioner is not tight, it will bounce as the slack is taken up from the tension of the crank. Remember that the tension varies due to valve springs fighting one another. This will most likely cause the timing to be unstable and would SOMETIMES cause the...
  32. GSXRunner

    1G Car just died out of nowhere and will not start back up.

    That's correct. Like I said, the dangling connector is reading atmospheric oxygen, which is telling the ECU that the engine is extremely lean, so the ECU will max out fuel trims and flood the engine.Get enough fuel between the spark gaps and they will not spark as the high resistance air gap...
  33. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    I never made the claim that the misfire was caused by a belt issue. In fact, the random misfire isn't even my concern right now. My main concern is the exhaust sucking in air.The plugs, wires, PTU, coils were all replaced and the plugs are firing. The injectors are working perfectly. The...
  34. GSXRunner

    1G Car just died out of nowhere and will not start back up.

    You must of dumped a massive amount of fuel into cylinders with the O2 out and still connected. You're basically telling the ECU that the air to fuel ratio is 1:0. The ECU was seeing all oxygen and no fuel, so your fuel trims maxed out.If I were you, I'd remove all the plugs and clean them off...
  35. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    The whole reason why I brought up this topic is because I think I have a possible valve timing issue and I want to minimize as many variables as possible.Here is my dilemma. Hunting down a random misfire that occurred sometimes when driving, never while idling, among other things I replaced my...
  36. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    So it is adjustable then? If this is true, then anyone replacing the sensor would have to move it to the correct position before tightening the bolts, which I'll assume was set at the factory. Does this mean there is a paint mark which shows where it's supposed to be tightened? I'm not looking...
  37. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    WOW. So there's not a single person that has an opinion or concern on this?
  38. GSXRunner

    2G Is the base timing really adjustable on a 95 GSX?

    I can't seem to get a definitive answer on this. I've always assumed that it was fixed because it is hidden behind the cam sprocket. However, I watched one of Jafro's videosAccording to him (at the end of the video at 6:25) it can be adjusted by loosening the screws and sliding the sensor...
  39. GSXRunner

    3D Printed Car Parts

    What would you fab this in? It'd be quite expensive to have that done by any fab shop.
  40. GSXRunner

    2G Cylinder 1 and 2 not working

    A compression tester and maybe a leak down tester will be your best friend. Start with compression and get back with some numbers.
  41. GSXRunner

    3D Printed Car Parts

    Great ideas, but that flywheel cover will never hold up to the heat. My experience with 3d printing for automotive is that anything close to the engine will warp and anything that is in the interior will eventually warp from high temperatures of the sun. I had a door lock actuator fail on my...
  42. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    Well, I replaced the seals again and there's no more leaking; but there still is 1mm play before installing the throttle plate. The play is taken up by the spring so you have to push the shaft on the spring side to see the play. In the relaxed position, the throttle plate goes in easily with no...
  43. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    How much in/out play should there be with the throttle plate removed? I'm getting around 1mm. Is that typical? or am I missing shims/washers?
  44. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    I can't see how they can be removed without destroying them. They have a metal rim that is sure to get mangled if you try removing them, no matter how careful you are.
  45. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    Well then I need to borrow your "pretty dam tight" wrench because mine usually strips the threads whenever I attempt to use it.They're the STM seals I'm using.
  46. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    Why would you put thread sealer on the threads? It's not going to stop leaks as it's only a nut. If the seals aren't holding pressure, the throttle is going to leak. If the nut isn't tightened enough, then there will be more radial play which will flex and/or wear the seal prematurely in one...
  47. GSXRunner

    2G Anyone know what the torque spec is for a 2G throttle body shaft

    Can't seem to find this anywhere. I replaced my seals recently and it was leaking, so I took it apart, tightened it a bit and it still leaks. I am afraid to overdo it, so I may be under-doing it.No one has this info?
  48. GSXRunner

    Resolved 2G Boost gauge

    It's not really an issue right now. It's just that for the two decades I've owned this car, I've always thought it to be an alternator gauge. Now that I know it's a boost gauge after all these years, I thought it would be helpful to know how it's calibrated and how it works so it can alert me in...
  49. GSXRunner

    Resolved 2G Boost gauge

    I got my car with an aftermarket boost gauge on the A pillar that works well and is marked.I think it's weird they would put a boost gauge next to an oil gauge. Since the oil gauge is a very critical indicator, I would think they would put an alternator gauge next to it rather than a boost...
  50. GSXRunner

    Resolved 2G Boost gauge

    The one on the left is a boost gauge? LOL I always thought it was an alternator charge gauge because it looks like a pic of an alternator and it has a plus and a minus. You sure about that?
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