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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #773808 March 29th 2021 9:02 pm
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One of the hardest things to find anymore is a competent mechanic.


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #773830 March 30th 2021 9:21 am
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In with an UPDATE!

The morons just didn't connect the MAP sensor. ECM thought it was WOT the whole time. My other mechanic friend had one laying around. I will change the oil which is probably full of fuel tonight and add more zinc break in additive and take some pictures.

She is running like a top now. I was really upset yesterday. Today is going to be a much better day. So relieved.


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
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Originally Posted by DrCaldre
In with an UPDATE!

The morons just didn't connect the MAP sensor. ECM thought it was WOT the whole time. My other mechanic friend had one laying around. I will change the oil which is probably full of fuel tonight and add more zinc break in additive and take some pictures.

She is running like a top now. I was really upset yesterday. Today is going to be a much better day. So relieved.

Awesome news! Glad it was a simple fix. cheers


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #773876 March 31st 2021 11:23 am
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Ran fine for 50 miles, got onto the interstate and had problems. Pretty sure my 700R4 wasn't a fan of the new power plant and rear end ratio. 1st gear is there but 2nd goes neutral. It's off the the transmission shop. I'll see what they say. Probably needs a full rebuild.

Seems like I just can't catch a break. It'll be nice to round out the big three, but dang it if I don't wanna be dealing with this right after paying for the engine work.


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #773887 March 31st 2021 12:55 pm
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That SUCKS! I know that feeling all too well. Astro is parked waiting on major work, Civic needs a valve adjustment, G10 still needs a lot, too many other things to even list between more vehicles than I should own and two freaking houses. Hopefully they find something simple, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #777980 June 21st 2021 9:26 am
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Love the swap!!!

Any more news? I'd like to drop a 454 in place of my TBI 5.7 but cant find anyone who wants to work on a van. I would myself except I'm working on my truck in my driveway

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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #778067 June 22nd 2021 11:03 pm
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Heyo! The transmission is most likely fine. The guy working on it is fixing up lots of the engine installers mistakes like plug wiring routing, alternator position, cheap intake gasket, bad vaccum line routing, oil cooler line routing, etc. He's gunna get the AC going too, and put on this rosta cruise unit. He's just busy as hell. More cars than he can shake a stick at. He claims end of month, but I'm not holding my breath.

Hope you find someone to work on your van. Yeah, I've definitely experienced the folks who scoff at vans. They are lame folks who I don't want to give money to anyway. The guy I found here in Atlanta is really cool, super smart, just absolutely swamped and slow.


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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #783436 October 07th 2021 7:57 am
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Been off the site for a while. Van is running good, minus some belt squeal. Once that is sorted, next up are getting the Rostra cruise put in, putting on a new gauge panel cover I got off ebay (It's mint), and fixing the speedometer whirring noise. Pretty sure the head is the culprit. After that, it's conversion window and windshield replacement.

Right now I'm fixing my doghouse console. Here's some pics of the repairs.

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Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
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Good luck on your progress.

Re: 87' G20 - Walter White - "The White Rhino"
DrCaldre #783513 October 08th 2021 10:11 am
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