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by trojmn
Thu May 16, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Looking for local help (Carlisle, Pa)
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Ok I have been told its a PITA with just hand tools but if it can be done fairly easy with hand tools I will give it a go, Just scares me fucking with compressed springs for the first time. yup a helper and a impact wrench, no spring compressor needed. putting the rears on is useful with an extra s...
by trojmn
Fri May 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: $400 for less than a tenth of a second!
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

if your intent on staying ATX... you are very consistant... i would look into changing the final drive before any hard parts on the engine.

http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/showt ... quot/page4
by trojmn
Thu May 09, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: $400 for less than a tenth of a second!
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

17.73 @ 77.03, 17.71 @ 77.12, and 17.72 @ 77.11 .
you'll win the brackets like that.
by trojmn
Wed May 08, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Tuning / MegaSquirt
Topic: NGC Neon Email Tunes
Replies: 22
Views: 4452

what are we using for the OBD interface?

edit: say i get the binary in an email. it would also come with flash program? a serial to ODB cable is common enough to source, though id hate to field those support calls ;-)
by trojmn
Sat May 04, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Dodge dealer oil change special.
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Hopefully a dealer tech would be smart enough not to strip the drain plug. and that's why i do my own work... brand new 03 sebring lxi and the $19.99 dealer special didn't check to make sure the old oil filter gasket came off with the filter. It was leaking between the 2 oil filter gaskets... rattl...
by trojmn
Fri May 03, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Need to Know Materials Spec for 04 R/T Crankshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 814

cast iron is actually harder than steel, so IMO no need to harden the surface further. A hardened surface might help "save the crank" if you get trash in the oil which i guess is the piont of nitriding? Which brings it back full circle to why bother trying to save a dime-dozen crank? nevermind that ...
by trojmn
Fri May 03, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: PT Cruiser 2.4 nonturbo clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

wasiesto wrote:back to the topic, I'm only interested in information, clutch PT Cruiser 2.4 non turbo fit to my Neon 2.0 SOHC??
yes. I have the PT clutch on my SXT
by trojmn
Fri May 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Need to Know Materials Spec for 04 R/T Crankshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 814

did you buy a steel stroker crankhaft?

or what did you do to your dime a dozen cast crank that requires surface hardening?
by trojmn
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: SRT Parts Needed to Prepare Vehicle for Willwood BBK
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

yes that would be the worst location of the 3 positions for slow speed maneuverability.... edit. again ;-) but the arm ratio is actually better than say my SXT. So the RT appears to have a slower rack but raster steering arm. effective steering arm is really tough to measure as its a 3d space from t...
by trojmn
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: SRT Parts Needed to Prepare Vehicle for Willwood BBK
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

The only caveat is the knuckle tie rod attachment location which then dictates how much adj you have or need to have. Mostly the cast aftermarket tie rod ends can bottom out depending on your combination. I don’t recall R/T attachment point can you get a pic of it? for reference this is my SXT pad i...
by trojmn
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Beginning again... 2004 Neon Repair
Replies: 66
Views: 9777

Also, I started chipping out some of the dirt and build up inside the rear fenders that had built up, I've washed it a few times, but have yet to thoroughly clean it. After seeing all the crap that was built up... I think I might have put it off too long. have you pulled the front fender liners yet...
by trojmn
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Noobish sensor question
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

there's only 1 red tab. In your pic, its the end "up" and pulls "up". I usually use a small flat screwdriver for leverage, just be careful. if you break the red tab i wouldn't sweat it. here's a good pic of how to operate the connector. Note you push DOWN where thumb is to release the catch. http://...
by trojmn
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cleaning magnum header?
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

I would clean up the nasty welds so that they do not protrude into the exaust stream. Mine had boogers at the collector and on the ports. Makee sure your collector gasket is the right size. The local parts store "r/t" gasket was at least 1/4" too small... same PN for SRT, RT or SXT iirc.
by trojmn
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Emissions
Topic: Cel flashing under wot above 5000rpms
Replies: 13
Views: 2733

What did the fuel pressure gauge say at 6000RPM WOT?

P0300 is a code for random misfire, and your at WOT so likely that's lean misfire. check for air leakage intake and exhaust and of course fuel pressure at WOT/high RPM.

Tro
by trojmn
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Autocrossing / Rally
Topic: First autocross of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

lol run RS3 front/r1r in the rear and i can still get loose and thats a GOOD low temp sticky street tire. you must have had a real handful with the A6/all season combo :shock: remember if you think your going to spin out accelerate the front >> MORE GAS ;-) first event for us is this coming weekend....
by trojmn
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Slight wandering of the steering.
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

typically front toe OUT \ / will feel twitchy/dary at highway speed and will follow ruts more. slight toe IN / \ will feel more stable at speed. i prefer as damn near to 0 as possible | | for both axles commuting and autox. if you going down the road holding the wheel tight and strait. if the car is...
by trojmn
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: taking cruise control out of one 05 sxt for another 05 sxt?
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

OP: find the Mopar cruise control addon PN, then search for the PDF, there are instructions on how to do it, what PCM wires to tap into etc. I have it somewhere, but its been a couple computers ago.... I wonder if once they changed the harness for 03+ cars they just said F it, and put them all in? n...
by trojmn
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Power Steering Filter?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

I'm not sure if there is a screen at the bottom of the reservoir or not... if your pump isnt making a constant RPM dependent whine (cavitation) its likely not clogged. The wife's Town & Country has a screen and was plugged... which i recently swapped out the whole remote reservoir. If its not making...
by trojmn
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Coilover or Perfomace struts
Replies: 21
Views: 2055

ST! No adjustable camber plates, but they're rebadged KWs that can be had for $800. Nope, rebadged BCs. But that's just semantics you sure about that? the last time i called, ST were still made by KW in Germany using the Variant 1 valving and thier anodized/platted whever steel housing material. Se...
by trojmn
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Just got a 2004 R/T.
Replies: 3
Views: 750

welcome. if your liking the r/t because of comfort your going to hate all things "lowering spring". The jounce on the 2gn is barely any more than your old ACR and taking away 1.5 ~2" means you hit the bump stops constantly. I autox'd for a while on SRT struts and the eibach pro's that came on the ca...
by trojmn
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: My ignition wont turn **Again**
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

had this happen on a couple cars/minvans, yes the hammer tap works. When you drop your keys on the ground, dirt/moisture/etc gets on the key and when you stick it into the lock cylinder, the contaminants get inside causing the tumblers to corrode or stick.The other issue I've seen is people with a b...
by trojmn
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Sleep tight...
Replies: 19
Views: 1415

sniff makes me miss my old rattle trap Shelby VNT and you even have pumpers.

what year is that? 89?
by trojmn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: body stiffness
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

RSwain wrote:Where did you get the rubber cylinder? I remember the pics from a write up ,but am too tired to think right now.
that's neoprene, IIRC it came from McMaster.
by trojmn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: mag header question
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

The magnaflow is a bit wider in the flexpipe area than OEM?
by trojmn
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: mag header question
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

The stock Cat flex joint kind of kills most of what you gain anyways. It only has about a 1.5" I.D. Could be one of the reasons an LTH makes more power too. You are eliminating that bottle neck in most cases when adapting the down pipe for an LTH. I never noticed the restriction in the flex pipe. I...
by trojmn
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: mag header question
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

the 1.625" mag header are IMO too big even for the mag head, though it would be less of step there than on a standard sohc.

if your going to do it, do it, but in almost any case (mag or not) if you cant fit a LTH a 1.5" header would be better as long as the collector isn't completely garbage.
by trojmn
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: body stiffness
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Take a look at the construction of the rear strut mounts. There is a "cup" of rubber surrounding the inner plate that the strut bolts to and it is encased in rubber. When it wears through to the bottom you get a "clunk" over bumps. keeping it from moving up and down will prolong it, but for handling...
by trojmn
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: body stiffness
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

I'm curious if other 2gns are actually connected or not
by trojmn
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: body stiffness
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Below is fuzzy cell phone pic of the longitudinal frame rail where it terminates millimeters from a lateral cross member about the B pillar area, about the a back of the driver's seat. That gap is about 1/16thth inch. Seems like they had meant for it to connect... http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums...
by trojmn
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: body stiffness
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

yeah. and just like the older mopars torque boxes and frame connectors. But all like that, all chassis bracing is not created equal. Check out XV motorsports shaker table and what it actually takes to identify targeted chassis improvements. Never mind the the idiocy of strut bars and stock rubber st...

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