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by Dranz
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: cutting the deck
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Running a cam?
When I had my block decked, I just had them clean it up. I think .015"? Don't do a lot with the block. You can't un-deck it if you end up with interference... Shave the head, do the head gasket mod, and be happy with darn near 11.
by Dranz
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel gauge bottoms out and then rises on take off.
Replies: 30
Views: 2544

The reason I don't think it's a connection issue, is it rises upon braking(on mine). But I personally don't know of anything other than a cap that can give you an average voltage of something without being a computer chip($). So I just assumed chrysler would have used a cap to perform this function ...
by Dranz
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel gauge bottoms out and then rises on take off.
Replies: 30
Views: 2544

I have this issue also. I believe the issue is a blown capacitor that basically tells your fuel gauge the "average" fuel level in your tank. It can be fixed by replacing your fuel level sending unit, or if you wish, the whole fuel pump assembly.
by Dranz
Wed May 07, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Something very cool about brakes and weight savings
Replies: 28
Views: 2518

I know I'm kinda bringing this back from the dead, but, the pt stuff isn't just a bolt on affair. If you look at the neon calipers, they don't have any brackets, whereas the pt calipers do have brackets. You need to swap to the pt knuckles. And not just any pt knuckles. You need a specific year rang...
by Dranz
Wed May 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: r/t intake manifold actuator question?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

I really don't see the need for a WOT switch... The benefit of the secondary runners are under 3k and over 5k and most likely you wont ever hit 5k rpm unless you are at WOT.

The vafc is just a regular afc with a vtec activation added. So guess what? YOU'LL HAVE VTEC YO!!
by Dranz
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cam sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 896

When I worked for Advance Auto Parts, I used BWD sensors for years with no problems. To this day a crank sensor I bought from them years ago is still plugging away.
by Dranz
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cam sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 896

[rant] Guys, use your brains when it comes to which stores you buy these from. If a part is really cheap, chances are someone cut corners to make it. If the part is very expensive, someone is price gouging. These sensors are not hard or expensive for companies to manufacture correctly. But even with...
by Dranz
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: What mounts for front and cam side do I use for 2.4
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Stock mounts work fine. No wiring needed.
by Dranz
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head swap??'s
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Hmmm... Guess I've been really lucky. The 2.4 I'm putting back together now, will get the old timing belt held by vice grip to torque it.
by Dranz
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head swap??'s
Replies: 9
Views: 603

I torque it by keeping a pry bar wedged in the crank pulley. Keeps the rotating assembly from turning. Works like a charm for me.
by Dranz
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head swap??'s
Replies: 9
Views: 603

I just run some cheapo regular 5w30 anytime I break in a new engine. Change it after 50-100-500-1000. But that's generally for new rings against a fresh cylinder wall. I'm not entirely sure you need to break in a roller cam... The most I would do is some assembly lube to make sure it is ok until you...
by Dranz
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bigger Throttle Body
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

What is the main reason you want a tb bigger than 60mm? Unless you are pushing into the 400+ range, I really see the bigger tb hurting your off boost response and drivability... 60mm should be fine unless you are tracking it and need something to really fill out the top end with a larger sacrifice o...
by Dranz
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: kicking around new engine idea
Replies: 24
Views: 2593

The 2.4 will only benefit if the area of travel is not flat. Otherwise, at the same rpm, you are using 20% more fuel. Cruising with a 2.0 is more efficient than cruising with a 2.4. It's hard to recoup that. My idea of a high mpg neon is a weight reduced, high compression 2.0 sohc with a 3.55 trans,...
by Dranz
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 02 R/T 2.4 PT swap manifold and tb?
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

^^ Good stuff! I too want to know how the SRT4 mani works on an NA. But the response I'm assuming is "It works.". You really won't know unless you run back to back with a different manifold... So I guess the moral of the story is, if it fits, it sits.
by Dranz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 02 R/T 2.4 PT swap manifold and tb?
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

02 R/T 2.4 PT swap manifold and tb?

So I picked up a 2.4 out of a 2001 PT Cruiser. I also picked up an NSRT4 intake manifold with the spacer. My question is, do I fab up an adapter and use the neon tb, or does the NSRT4 tb and sensors work with the neon PCM? While we're at it, what do I do for a MAP sensor?
    by Dranz
    Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:08 am
    Forum: Forced Induction
    Topic: Cold fusion nitrous kit.
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1384

    Yellow04r/t wrote: I think if I'm not mistaken it comes with one.
    Ah, you're right. On the left attached to the bracket... Didn't see that on the first go...
    by Dranz
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:37 pm
    Forum: Forced Induction
    Topic: Cold fusion nitrous kit.
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1384

    Just for safety's sake, also use a WOT(wide open throttle)switch.
    by Dranz
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:35 pm
    Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
    Topic: want better brakes
    Replies: 9
    Views: 726

    You could also go the PT manual trans route. Not as expensive because the SRT name is not involved.
    by Dranz
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:46 pm
    Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
    Topic: Gauge cluster issue
    Replies: 5
    Views: 799

    No, I'm saying the gauges went choppy again, the TRAC OFF, ABS, and BRAKE all came on as soon as I plugged in the non-DRBIII scan tool. The coolant temp gauge became erratic, the odometer would not register additional mileage, and the oil light, CEL, and alarm lights would come on intermittently the...
    by Dranz
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:19 pm
    Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
    Topic: RB1 esque stereo
    Replies: 26
    Views: 7634

    Yeah, the upgraded OEM look is what I was going for. This unit is still working flawlessly. I love this thing. If you have the money, go for it!
    by Dranz
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:05 pm
    Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
    Topic: Gauge cluster issue
    Replies: 5
    Views: 799

    Wow, my grammar is horrible in the first post... RESURRECTION!!!!! So anyway, I never did get another cluster. After about a week or two, things went back to normal with cluster. Lights were working normal, gauges stopped being choppy, all was good. Until today... Plugged in my scanner to check some...
    by Dranz
    Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:55 pm
    Forum: Engine
    Topic: Looking for some dyno results
    Replies: 5
    Views: 862

    1st gen.
    by Dranz
    Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:30 pm
    Forum: Engine
    Topic: Looking for some dyno results
    Replies: 5
    Views: 862

    Non-mag.
    by Dranz
    Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:01 pm
    Forum: Engine
    Topic: Looking for some dyno results
    Replies: 5
    Views: 862

    http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/jeepgrl13/IMG_0004.jpg Comp400, 1mm os ss valves, port work, 60mm tb, OBX-R Lth, side exit exhaust, AFX-R(7800) Naturally aspirated. Run007- AMM int manifold http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/jeepgrl13/100_0519.jpg Run003- GBP int manifold http://i124.pho...
    by Dranz
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 pm
    Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
    Topic: RB1 esque stereo
    Replies: 26
    Views: 7634

    Looks like it has good reviews on their website. Then again they are all in broken English and the entire site. The longer I have this unit, the more cool stuff I find out. I can load different logos. Custom or pick from a bunch. I can change the backgrounds. Every button does something on each scr...
    by Dranz
    Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:45 am
    Forum: Engine
    Topic: 2002 chrysler neon lx with blown motor, need replacement
    Replies: 16
    Views: 2587

    DOHC botton end and a SOHC head results in higher compression. I've done this twice. One I had to shave the piston edges, the other I did not. So shave them, otherwise, you'll get a nasty knocking sound and have to take it back apart again.
    by Dranz
    Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:11 pm
    Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
    Topic: RB1 esque stereo
    Replies: 26
    Views: 7634

    Stock 6 disc does not out of the box. But I was looking at setting it up through the audio in... Just not sure how to get them to interface yet... It does however have a simulated 6 disc changer where you can load up to 6 CDs into a memory bank for instant access.
    by Dranz
    Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:49 am
    Forum: Forced Induction
    Topic: Help me pick out a throttle body!!
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1491

    So then just a cammed throttle rotor would be much better. Less to worry about/ not much fab required.
    by Dranz
    Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:03 pm
    Forum: Forced Induction
    Topic: Help me pick out a throttle body!!
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1491

    I know by far I'm no expert on 500 horsepower neons, but isn't a 75mm tb overkill? I don't really see that being the bottleneck in the system. How much would really be gained over a 60mm and how much drivability would be lost? But then again, how drivable is a 500hp neon? Would it even matter? Or wo...
    by Dranz
    Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:20 pm
    Forum: Engine
    Topic: question... Hemi Neon?
    Replies: 7
    Views: 1231

    I've used the term "semi-hemi" in the past to describe our engines...

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