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Turbo Cary

Member Since 21 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:45 PM
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In Topic: Dumb question-sweep test TPS while installed

Yesterday, 05:47 PM

You do a sweep check to check resistance. When checking resistance on any circuit you never do it with power applied to the component. Voltage will throw off your resistance reading or pop your meter fuse.

Unless you are trying to do a voltage sweep by back probing the TPS while it is connected measuring voltage at closed and then full open.

In Topic: Got a reupholstering quote today ...

04 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

View Posttechboy, on 04 December 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

I'm a little confused why one place would quote 2400, and another 4000 - it's makes it hard to know what is acceptable rate for this type of work.

It varies based on materials used or needed, the type of seat, stitching type, wether or not new foam is needed. Then also include labor, shop supplies, and other misc things that may come up.

Some shops get better deals on material cost than others do. If possible take a quote with a material type listing to other places to get an accurate comparison.

In Topic: CARFAX

04 December 2018 - 03:43 PM

Shoot me a VIN and I will ask one of the salesmen at my work to run it for you

In Topic: How much are Starquest worth?

04 December 2018 - 08:52 AM

Without it starting and the turbo needing rebuilt you'd be lucky to get 1000 for it. Especially if the paint is not great and the odometer is tampered with. How long has it been since it started? Any bad fuel or rust in the tank? Any electrical issues?

In Topic: Steering wheel shake

01 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

View PostBradrock, on 01 December 2018 - 07:54 AM, said:

I have had brand new name brand tires that no amount of balancing would remove the shake. That's why I suggested trying another set just for kicks.

Were the tires being road force balanced or wheel matched at all? Are you hubs free of rust on both the wheel and mounting surface?