Thursday, May 31, 2007

Boost woes

I've had problems with the '85 and proper turbo boost for a while now. It's pretty driveable, but the lack of a kick is getting me down. Plus I think the issue is affecting first gear take off.

So I've been chasing a couple of ideas... removed the knock sensor, wrapped in a rag, and drove around with no boosty love. Phase II.

That involves cleaning the APC solenoid. It likes to be clean. Still no love.

Next step: check the wiring. Let's start with the APC. For this year, the '85 has the APC box under the rear seat. If you weigh about 3 kazillion kilos, it's hard to get back in there without removing things like seats. Anyhow, it turns out the plug into the APC, which is the magic box that sez how much we can boost, is not fully engaged. It has a commitment problem with the system. That is not all, though, as the plug won't go in even with a threat from a shotgun wielding daddy. So I think there's some more wiring fun in store.

Stay tuned. Hans and I have about one evening to figger it out before No Alibi rally. And odds are on other things getting done, like family obligations and the video for Sat. night entertainment. It's gonna be a cool compilation of Press On Regardless rallies going back to the late 1960s. Nothing like it in the world, daddy-o. Besides, there's still plenty of grunt under base boost. Right? Right!


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