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Grot
06-01-2013, 02:30 AM
So im trying to get rid of this god forsaken wagon. it is impossible to sell a lowered wagon apperently. i finally got an offer on it.

an 86 supra that needs some work.

http://www.mautofied.com/listing-100580201.htm

Ad says:
"I have a 1986 Non Turbo Toyota Supra, It needs a battery, it will start up but when I hit the gas it dies. I haven't worked on Toyota's at all really so I don't know what exactly is wrong. Maybe the fuel pump. Newish motor put in it and the tranny was check on by pros and is in good shape."

basically im hoping to fix it and flip it.

Any ideas or advice?

Grot
06-01-2013, 02:31 AM
my first thought is fuel filter. but that is probably too easy.

Murgatroy
06-01-2013, 05:30 AM
Filter would let it idle, but it would stumble and stall under throttle.

Pump could be the same.

Grot
06-01-2013, 05:31 AM
eh its almost worth just throwing parts at it. i cant sell this wagon for anything. im only asking 1200 for it at this point

Lonestag
06-01-2013, 05:50 AM
I would say it is probably more trouble then it is worth and at least around here MK3s are a dime a dozen.

Grot
06-01-2013, 06:52 AM
buts its getting rid of my wagon. thats the big thing. i cant sell this thing for anything

Shadowlife25
06-01-2013, 06:02 PM
If you aren't currently driving the wagon and you have a few hundred to spare, get it, have it checked out and then replace what it needs if it isn't out of budget.
That way, you are trading up a bit and can drive the damn thing while you have a for sale sign on it. :)

Grot
06-01-2013, 09:04 PM
i drive the wagon occasionally, but i Daily my 92 525i.

I think im gonna do it, if the dude will throw a little cash on top.
It needs a battery.
The fuel filter is like 21 bucks, and the pump is like 130.

Lonestag
06-02-2013, 01:34 AM
Yeah, really don't think it's a pump or a filter. But let me know. I'd be happy if I was wrong!

Grot
06-02-2013, 07:59 AM
pump is easy to test. filter is cheap. i imagine its not air related. and spark is possible, but unlikely. i guess it could be an electrical gremlin, but i will see i guess. im going to take a look at it tomorrow

Facime
06-02-2013, 03:06 PM
Starts but dies the second you touch the gas is the afm connection. Either the afm is completely bad or its just not plugged in

MrWOT
06-02-2013, 03:06 PM
I would guess the AFM

edit: dammit Facime :p

Grot
06-02-2013, 11:38 PM
So went and saw it try to run today.
It doesnt have a battery so it was running off jumpers off the Caprice.

Trying to start it, it would turn over then just click a few times.
do that over and over and over. presuming the cables werent allowing enough juice. they were scorching hot when taken off.

But it would Turn over seemingly fine. just wouldnt catch. it did fire twice. and would run like 2 or 3 secs then die.

I thought about the AFM. but it looked like it was plugged up. and i didnt want to mess with anything til i bought the car.

I could tell it needed a few things. like one of the Vac lines off the canister was just missing. Could be the entire problem right there...
Also A sensor off the radiator was missing the wires. the battery wiring looked rigged.

Stilll wanting it, just going to ask for more cash on top now.

T-spoon
06-03-2013, 02:38 AM
Sounds like kind of a turd... definitely sounds like AFM (although I doubt that's the only problem). Also, it's not an 86. 86.5 maybe, but not 86

Grot
06-05-2013, 06:03 AM
yea i passed on it. they didnt want to throw cash on top.

Ended up picking up another BMW.
This time an E36 318.

This thing had more umph than the 5 series. even tho its just a 4 cyl

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u215/kingn0thing013/bmw318_zpsa06bd181.jpg (http://s169.photobucket.com/user/kingn0thing013/media/bmw318_zpsa06bd181.jpg.html)

Shadowlife25
06-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Nice ride. Needs tires. :D

Luni
06-05-2013, 06:58 PM
After reading your report, I would say AFM as well.

Luni
06-05-2013, 06:58 PM
yea i passed on it. they didnt want to throw cash on top.

Ended up picking up another BMW.
This time an E36 318.

This thing had more umph than the 5 series. even tho its just a 4 cyl

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u215/kingn0thing013/bmw318_zpsa06bd181.jpg (http://s169.photobucket.com/user/kingn0thing013/media/bmw318_zpsa06bd181.jpg.html)

Dude, one of these days youre going to actually get a fucking car and keep it. Youre as bad as Joe.

Grot
06-05-2013, 07:40 PM
Dude, one of these days youre going to actually get a fucking car and keep it. Youre as bad as Joe.

i had my mustang a while. and my 5 series.

but yea i like to trade.

Shadowlife25
06-05-2013, 07:42 PM
The amount of cars...



IS TOO DAMN MANY!

Luni
06-05-2013, 08:15 PM
i had my mustang a while. and my 5 series.

but yea i like to trade.

A While?

What do you consider awhile? My last Mr2 I had for 10 years. My current one Ive had for almost 3. My Celica Ive had since 2006 so 7 years. I guess I dont like going through cars. I get one and I generally keep it.

Shadowlife25
06-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Maybe it's like Pokemon and he needs to catch them all?


ROFL

Grot
06-05-2013, 08:28 PM
A While?

What do you consider awhile? My last Mr2 I had for 10 years. My current one Ive had for almost 3. My Celica Ive had since 2006 so 7 years. I guess I dont like going through cars. I get one and I generally keep it.

i had the mustang a year, my buick a year. the mountaineer almost 2 years.


Maybe it's like Pokemon and he needs to catch them all?


ROFL

Ha ha. fucker.

I just like to play. i dont get financially vested into them, so it doesnt really make a difference.

Shadowlife25
06-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Fair enough.


I'm still laughing by the way. :D

85gtsblackman
06-14-2013, 07:57 PM
But u see luni I get rid of stuff either cause I'm bored with it or I get this strange feeling it will blow up soon. The 240 I sold had strange electrical gremlins, the 6th gen blew up after a few months of being sold( it had ran outta oil twice but never did knock) subie was totaled, other truck blew up after I got rid of it. The corolla was a waist of money, but I'm going to trow a ecu, some sensors, and a fuel parts at it and give it to my brother

I plan to keep the camry awhile. I'm gettin old I like chuggin around in my manual 5s. Plus I got 4drs and a/c now

Shadowlife25
06-14-2013, 07:59 PM
Heh, all 240's have electrical problems. ALL of them. Sad but true. Too bad too since it is one of the body styles I liked from Nissan. Shame they were so unreliable when it came to the electrics or I would have picked one up.

CriScO
06-14-2013, 09:10 PM
Heh, all Nissans have electrical problems. ALL of them.
Fixed.

Shadowlife25
06-14-2013, 10:25 PM
Maybe not all Nissans, but yeah they do tend to hearken back to the days of when Jaguar had their electrics done by Lucas.

85gtsblackman
06-16-2013, 05:42 AM
Botch electronics for the lose

Nitro_Alltrac
06-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Maybe not all Nissans, but yeah they do tend to hearken back to the days of when Jaguar had their electrics done by Lucas.

Ahhhh, the Prince of Darkness.

Aaron is less than half my age and I'm pretty sure he's already had way more cars than I've owned.

Grot
06-17-2013, 06:27 PM
ive only had like 15 mike.

Nitro_Alltrac
06-17-2013, 11:04 PM
OK then. I'll have to count up later but I think you're getting close.

Shadowlife25
06-18-2013, 02:25 AM
Ahhhh, the Prince of Darkness.

This made me laugh out loud. :D

Nitro_Alltrac
06-19-2013, 12:01 AM
This made me laugh out loud. :D

Glad to spread some cheer. I've always loved stories about the fine work of Lucas Electrics.

MrWOT
06-19-2013, 03:46 AM
You know why the Brits drink warm beer?

Lucas makes the fridges too... ;)

Shadowlife25
06-25-2013, 04:01 AM
You know why the Brits drink warm beer?

Lucas makes the fridges too... ;)

Nice one :D

Nitro_Alltrac
06-26-2013, 03:02 PM
I know this is thread jacking but if you've never read anything about Lucas Electrics, look it up and get ready for some good entertainment.

One of the finer examples that I remember ready about was either on a Jaguar or MG model I believe. The main junction box for the electrics had a cover over it. No problem right, it needs a cover. BUT with Lucas working on it, the cover was open on one end AND the open end was mounted up. Once again, shouldn't really be a problem, but where they mounted the junction box, water would run in and as you probably know, it rains a lot in Britain. I'll let you figure out the rest.

Shadowlife25
06-26-2013, 10:29 PM
Tales of Lucas Electric abound in the automotive world. Mainly as a warning of what NOT to do. lol