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Author Topic: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity  (Read 96553 times)

Offline rednucleus

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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #280 on: 10:18:06 AM / 19-Jul-19 »
Thoughts & prayers for you & your mom today

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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #281 on: 06:56:27 PM / 19-Jul-19 »
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. That's really a heavy loss for anyone - Be strong bro.


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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #282 on: 11:34:26 AM / 02-Sep-19 »
As the temp's start to cool the tail lights vanished again so I need to figure out the wiring issue.
I am pretty sure the wiring issue is near or around the battery,

a possible bad connection.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #283 on: 02:17:36 PM / 25-Sep-19 »
after countless of hours tracing.

I have found that this sensor is the issue.
 

This sensor is located behind the wheelwell in the trunk area passenger side. I just bypassed one wire and now I have lights when I hit the breaks. Bypassed until I can get a replacement sensor.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #284 on: 05:56:14 PM / 25-Sep-19 »
That sensor is what causes the warning lamp on the dash to light up in case you have a burned out brake lamp.

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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #285 on: 08:46:56 PM / 25-Sep-19 »
ohh, that light always lights up when I touch the brakes so makes sense.

Question is now, all the bulbs are new and is in working order, if that is what it does. I wonder if the sensor itself is completely fried in a way it's causing my issue.

I also need to referb / replace the headlight switch. 
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #286 on: 06:57:14 PM / 16-Nov-19 »
A mysterious issue has started to happen.

Fuel pressure atleast checks in just fine, I can hold the RPM down above 1500+ and rev it just fine just wont hold an idle.
I am suspecting a massive Vacuum leak somewhere but I am not seeing it.

Fuel Regulator shows normal so it's not bleeding fuel in and doesn't change the vacuum starting and dying.
MAF could be a suspect but unsure. This just started happenig thought it was the fuel pump at first but it wasn't as I swapped out fuel pumps and still no go.

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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #287 on: 12:22:19 PM / 25-Jan-21 »
After some troubleshooting, CA20 is back to running strong, I found a vacuum leak on the lower half of the intake that should have had a plug that is no longer there and a few bolts on the intake to head could use an extra turn.

Starts right up, just needs an oil change now and some gas and she is ready for daily status once again.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #288 on: 07:56:46 PM / 13-Jun-21 »
been rather amazed how she is working for me still, so I have been feeling to restore the A/C and the power steering.
I need the brackets + bolts + everything else to restore the power steering.  A/C I just need the compressor + bracket + bolts.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #289 on: 09:48:47 PM / 13-Jun-21 »
I have a/c & I believe PS from an 86; as far as I know both were working fine and have been sitting in my garage for several years now,
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #290 on: 11:53:29 AM / 15-Jun-21 »
potentially should work just fine I would just have to re order the lines for it and hope the rack isn't leaking. I do have the rack from the 84 car I had to chop up last year if I need to get it rebuilt or I think there was a company that still sells remains maybe still? it's been since 2012ish when I had to order a remain for my 87.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #291 on: 09:55:33 PM / 19-Jun-21 »
if you want to sell, give me a quote and shipping for 89142.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #292 on: 03:56:23 PM / 09-Apr-22 »
Went to start it up as I wanted to focus on making this my daily driver again... still need an A/C compressor and mounting bracket along with powersteering pully and bracket for an ca20.

Fuelpump died, fuel needs to be syphoned.... will run on starting fluid tho. been getting alot of really bad fuel lately, last one destroyed my dw200 on another project.  THe fuel is like rotting faster than I am used to.

fuel is really bad, oddly enough it was fresh in december when I had it running and got gas >.> I just let it sit due to no where to go.
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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #293 on: 07:04:07 PM / 09-Apr-22 »
I have an ac compressor from an 86; possibly some brackets you need as well.

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Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Reply #294 on: 03:46:19 PM / 23-Apr-22 »
I have an ac compressor from an 86; possibly some brackets you need as well.

Awesome, Let me know how much you would like for them.  I am ready to get this lil beast of a car back on the road before summer time and blowing some cool a/c.

Update to this: 

technically updated the wrong post. Problem started with the car not staying running, massive loss of fuel pressure so I cranked open the fuel tank and found that the old gas sitting inside destroyed the walbro 190 I had in there. Pump is 100% burned out. Ordered an DW200 and swapped it in.
Let her run for over 2+ hours to help flush out any bad fuel from the system as I've dumped the tank last weekend and filled it up with 91 today.

Here is a video of her running.
https://youtu.be/W2-4sMRUmSc
« Last Edit: 03:49:04 PM / 23-Apr-22 by Wonderingraven »
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