starved rock mr2 meet (anyone going?)

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starved rock mr2 meet (anyone going?)

Postby 88st165 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:37 pm

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=2 ... ge=1&pp=30

well so far it looks like im the only alltrac going not unless some others in the chicagoland area are thinking about going.
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Postby bloodMoney » Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:30 am

I should be going to the one that 6gc.net is having there... I don't know if its the same one.

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=45819

I wont have the 'trac though... I can't get it running right. I'll probably be there in my GF's RSX.

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Postby 88st165 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:39 pm

looks like the 6gc is on Apr 14th and the mr2oc is on May 20th....

btw whats going on with your trac?
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Postby bloodMoney » Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:08 pm

- She needs a tune up really bad.
- I've got a coolant issue somewhere. She'll overheat and the fan runs constantly.
I thought that I had a BHG, but I changed the oil today and there was no coolant in it... :shoots:

This all not mentioning the cancer issues that she's got.

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Postby TexasAlltrac » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:20 pm

Sounds like what my AT did for a while last year. I had an air pocket in my system somewhere and so I would keep boiling over as they coolant had an area to expand into.

I had the system vacuum sealed and the problem was solved.
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Postby bloodMoney » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:40 pm

really? did the car sound like the coolant was boiling in the head after you would shut the car off? cause that's what mine was doin today.

- Also, I've got electrical issues (hard starts). I've gone through 3 cheapy batteries since july of last year.

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Postby killer_siller » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:41 am

hell yeah, i'm going! if i don't have school...

hopefully i'll have the 20v aw11 up by then!
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Postby TexasAlltrac » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:33 am

Yeah, I would hear boiling. I would also boil over and fill up the overflow tank, spilling a bunch of coolant out and compounding the problem. But once I had the system vacuumed, the air pocket was gone and the problem was solved.

I would not run the car for more than a few minutes at a time till you have that fixed. Taking a cab is easier than replacing a head gasket.

Yeah, electrical issues too. Most of these center around unholy under-hood temperatures from poor ventilation (especially the St165) which toast the wiring after a couple of decades.

I have had a lot of elec issues too. There is an open circuit somewhere that I have yet to find in three years. It will drain perfectly good batteries down after several days of sitting and eat through an alternator about once a year.

I have my engine out at the moment replacing all the gaskets, pumps and crap. While it is out I plan on replacing any questionable wiring and extending the harness around the firewall instead of between the head and intake mani in an effort to keep it cooler. Hopefully I will find the open circuit in the process.

You probably do not want to go to that extreme, but you could start by using a continuity light and begin pulling fuses till you find the culprit circuit. It sounds to me like you have an open or shorted circuit somewhere that is just enough of a problem to drain the battery, but not enough to blow a fuse.
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Postby bloodMoney » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:04 am

Well I guess a coolant system vacuum is next on the list after the tune-up. I still have my reservations about this... I just can't believe that it could be that simple.

I don't drive her for more than a few minutes a day. I've got a dd and she's just kinda a semi-project car that I'm trying to get back to dd ability. With the coolant problem, it does kinda restrict the dd prospect...

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Postby 88st165 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:51 pm

killer_siller wrote:hell yeah, i'm going! if i don't have school...

hopefully i'll have the 20v aw11 up by then!


sweet i cant wait to see it!



-good luck bloodMoney, hopefully you can get it running right again and maybe by chance make it to the meet. btw i also know a mechanic that always does coolant fills with a vacuum and he swears that he never has any problems with air pockets.
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Postby bloodMoney » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:41 pm

Where exactly are you located, cause I'm up near O'hare...

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Postby 88st165 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:18 am

pretty much Oak Lawn, about 40 min away from ohare...
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Postby bloodMoney » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:13 am

:smokes: Hey, is there anyone else in the area besides us two? I thought that there was one or two other guys in chicago with me but I haven't seen them around in a while...

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Postby 88st165 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:44 am

i know there is someone on this board that has a red 185 that also went to mvcc maybe a couple years ago, though i forgot his board name. there is also moee24 who literally lives a few blocks away from me but his 165 was involved in an accident about a year ago and im not sure if he still even has it. those are the only two that i know of in the chicagoland area.

i remember seeing a post about a HIN chicago meet a few years back and there were a whole bunch of alltracs, where did they all go?
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Postby bloodMoney » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:56 am

IIRC, the board lost a lot of people when they changed to this "new" format. I've been lurking around since '00 and yea, I remember those guys... They might have gone to celica.net, but I'm not diggin' the atmosphere over there.

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