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by neonrog
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Greenhouse up to the challenge, takes the win at Rallye Defi
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Thats COOL!!!
by neonrog
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: The neon curse
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

I know what you mean... I kept thinking I had my electrical gremlin chased. Only to have it cutout at strange times. 4 gauge wire much better than what was there before...
by neonrog
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Ok. Swapped the plastic connector for the MFS. Everything works. Well. That worked before. Seems I'm not getting voltage off the MFS for the foglight setting. Bummer. I'll dig further into tomorrow. When did speaker connections for the dash speakers change? I don't recall what year car I snagged the...
by neonrog
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Today my daughter and I changed the intake manifold in her Patriot. What a pain in the butt! Tomorrow we change filter and transfer fluid in it. Ought to be easier. I hope to get a chance to wire my cruise control as well. We'll see.
by neonrog
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: torque app worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

I have a cheap obd2 dangle that works with Torque. Took some playing with other free apps before I settled on Torque and paid for it. Works well in my 2002 Supercrew. And my 03 Neon. My daughter's 08 Patriot though won't let me clear codes. Interesting. But I have used it extensively with my Neon an...
by neonrog
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

The other day on the way home, I heard a brake grinding. NOT what you want to hear in the mountains. Luckily, with a stick shift, I can modify my driving to limit braking and slowed down accordingly. I had 30 miles to go... http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/neonrog/2003%20Neon/Brakes%20July%2...
by neonrog
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 12179

My work week is 4 days a week. My commute is 100 miles round trip. I do frequently use my vanpool though. Every Friday revolves around doctor appointments and other things in town, about 40 miles each way. When I bought the Neon, my commute was 140 miles a day 5 days a week. In the first three month...
by neonrog
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

I just LOVE the reaction I still get with the big lights and pushbar. Questions include, "I didn't know cops used Neons?" Are they bright? Do you use them for idiot drivers? A guy stumbled into the curb crossing the street, his eyes were not where he was walking. Other cars speed up or slow down to ...
by neonrog
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 12179

I routinely average 33. Some city, some freeway, some mountain fun. I've seen about 38.8 myself, my son bumped 39.9 a couple times. No mods at all. Now thats its more AC season, I'm down in the mid 31s...
by neonrog
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Intake runner adjusting
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Well then...

That was just a "I wonder if..." question, but get the point.

Never hurts to ask.
by neonrog
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Ramroid's Project, now with some pics! woo
Replies: 35
Views: 3829

Wow that sucks. Watch that back issue close. And if they give you physical therapy, do it all. Try slowing me down, three years after breaking mine and gaining non-stock hardware.
by neonrog
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Ordered military style battery terminals for my Neon. And ordered some 2 gauge cables. Giving a ton of thought towards a separate power distribution block for my lights and such. Had a failure of the TPS before I could swap it out. Swapped it earlier today, swapped in the original style lights, with...
by neonrog
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Intake runner adjusting
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Intake runner adjusting

My daughter's 08 Patriot is showing a code for the intake runner actuator. Whether the flapper is stuck or the actuator is, I'll find out tomorrow. Which leads me to a question I want to pose, outside of my own Neon thread. It is a purely speculative question, just "bench racing"... Does the 2003 NG...
by neonrog
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Still surges and revs a bit high at random. Guess I'll try the junkyard TPS soon.
by neonrog
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Used my other meter (High Voltage Ammeter), shows 13 volts with the engine running. The first meter is showing it needs a new battery too... http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/neonrog/2003%20Neon/20140615_135728_zpsef9f78cd.jpg I did mention before that my Jeep's foglights really are a bit hig...
by neonrog
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: PDC removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Cool beans. Similar project lies ahead for me as well.
by neonrog
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

I have another meter I can try.
by neonrog
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Got the tie rod end swapped out on the Jeep. Forgot to get new grease for my grease gun... Must remember to get that and grease that fitting soonest... OK boys and girls... I did not enjoy the alternator replacement at all. Although, I enjoyed removing it from the PT even less. But color me confused...
by neonrog
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: PDC removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

I probably pried on that area thinking it went up or something... Wife has been pretty tolerant of my junkyarding, but not sure she'd sit in the car long enough to let me figure it out again.
by neonrog
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

And saw this while looking at PDCs.
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Funny, I can't recall any diesel Neons in the US... But the car didn't have an engine, trans or wiring harness, just the PDC lid...
by neonrog
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Hit a junkyard today. Pain in the butt removing that PT Cruiser alternator!!! Found a car with the head off which helped. Probably get it swapped into the Neon this weekend. I snagged a harness for the maplight rearview mirror I want... I snagged the door connector to swap my MFS connector out... An...
by neonrog
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: PDC removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

A trim tool works to get that out, use a pry type tool.
by neonrog
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: PDC removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Bill, I must be an idiot of sorts, as I couldn't even get relay contacts out. And I left the PDC I had cut out at the yard somewhere. I was very frustrated after removing a PT cruiser alternator... Just curious then, what slides out that you mentioned?
by neonrog
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

It needs a new filter. It is really bad. Thinking it might still be the one I dropped in 4 years ago... The PDC idea has been in my head since I first thought of adding lights. I don't care if it looks factory or not. I just want the wiring to be tidy. I rushed with the install of my lights and push...
by neonrog
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Well, thought I had the problem licked. But it came back in spades Saturday. At least I as able to get where my Jeep had been parked earlier in the day full of camping gear. http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/neonrog/2003%20Neon/20140607_185900_zpsd6707591.jpg And so, the Neon supported my ten...
by neonrog
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Ah, thanks for the warning. Unaware of the TB being plastic. So yes, I need to clean the IAC passages. My understanding of the TPS in this instance would be telling the PCM the throttle is closed. Unless, the throttle plate is dirty as well. Which is why I was leaning more towards the IAC. I general...
by neonrog
Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

@MichNeon, check my thinking here brother. TPS is not going to affect idle speed, so my surging at idle is more likely a dirty idle air circuit/control motor. I need to just pull the throttle body and lean it of 11 years and 180,000 miles of "experience"... Put another 120 miles on yesterday without...
by neonrog
Thu May 29, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Regardless, I'm tearing through the partial harness I snagged. Pulling the wiring bits I think I need. I'm not real sure I want to completely tear my dash out to get most of what I want. Upside, I can at least run what wiring I can from the switches and cluster to the fuseblock. But tearing the dash...
by neonrog
Tue May 27, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 17761

Great info, thanks a TON brother! I have some cable I can use for replacing grounds. I might have some red insulation cabling somewhere. Need to look around some. Maybe a big fuse as opposed to a fusible link? So, how many of you can get away with hitting the junkyard on your wife's (or significant ...
by neonrog
Tue May 27, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 2GN members getting old and moving on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2037

I was beginning to wonder why nobody uses Fidonet anymore... But yes, convenience and "New" win out. Forums replaced BBS's and there will always be a "better" way just around the corner.

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