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Everything posted by SpecialWarr

  1. Nice work! Sent from my SGH-T999V using Tapatalk
  2. I'm going to be giving the truck to the mechanic and I'll let him deal with the rusty bolts of the squeaky tension rod. The bushings are still there but the bushings spin by hand and the tensioner cups are non-existent on the truck. I'm not looking forward to the bill though! Sent from my SGH-T999V using Tapatalk
  3. Yea, the Volkswagen I had bought in B.C. had that problem that I was un-aware of. When the firefighters finally had the fire out they pointed out that the fuse box was hot-wired in just that way. I would begin a grounding trace from the rear lights and go through to the front. Replace any sketchy wires on the way and look for un-attached grounding wires. Do the same from the headlights back to the panel. Or give it to a mechanic and have them do it for you! Sent from my SGH-T999V using Tapatalk
  4. I don't think that there are more than one or two manufacturers of electrically controlled shocks. I have read that they cost in the $200- $250 each range here online. www.4x4parts.com has some Bilstein Heavy-duty shocks on their site for $66.78 to fit our trucks. They ship quickly and the prices are good. That being said the last time I rode Bilstein was on my Volkswagen Rabbit and I thought they improved the ride by adding about 20% more damping which I thought ideal for that car.
  5. Okay, I'll think I'll take a run at that on Sunday and post up with results and photos after I'm done.
  6. I didn't let them know that I was aware of this as a repair part, I just told them that I needed a new connector for my MAF (sloppy fit), this is what I had delivered. I, obviously, gave them all the pertinent info on the truck including the VIN when I was there the first time to order the part. I'm aware that it's also the first year of the VG30E here in Canada. So what I have in my hand: 24079-40F00 ENGINE SUB HARNESS Maybe there is a difference in US and Canada emission control versions??
  7. Yea I talked to the parts guy at my local dealership and they told me that the "official repair" is the harness pictured above. I also had this discussion with them in regards to what I have under the hood and the harness' conflicting wire colors and diameters with no information from them to clarify my issue. There also doesn't seem to be anything in the Haynes so that's no help either... I hate electrical issues to begin with, so all of this is getting me closer and closer to handing it to a mechanic!! I understand that the '90 is a transition year between sub-models and a lot of stuff crosses over between the older model and mine but without a wiring diagram I'm in the dark without a match...
  8. That's a nice counter! The problem I have is this is what I'm looking at and the wire colors, when the plug is connected to the MAF sensor are ALL wrong... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2cev4N8xowEaWVpdDFwVkdBWGM/edit?usp=sharing And yes I know the lower airbox is broken and being held on with 6 zip-ties to the upper airbox.... it's on my list to fix....just like the possibly faulty injectors, but first things first!
  9. I have only the one connector that plugs into the MAF sensor port, the wiring kit has one on both ends of the assembly plus an additional black wire making for 4 wires. I'm a kinda lost!! Sent from my SGH-T999V using Tapatalk
  10. Hey guys I have a question: I have 1990 WD21 which I bought last summer. It's had a few things that were needing attention the MAF included. I took a look at the wiring on the truck and have only three wires on my MAF connector and only one connector to the sensor end. The other end is hardwired into the harness with some seriously big wires. I tweaked the sloppy connector ends for now but which wires are what function? I can post up a picture soon but I'm just trying to get my bearings with conflicting wire colors. Sent from my SGH-T999V using Tapatalk
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