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Old 12-21-2001, 15:20   #1 (permalink)
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Not good, Not good.....

well, i was cleaning my MAF this evening and i was also cleaning my IAC valve. everything was fine till i went to put the vavle back on and then it happend.... one of the springs fell out as i was trying to put it back on the throttle body! And i can't find that joker for nothing!!! In the moring i'm gonna pull my intake off and move some of the wire harnesses around to see if i can find it. I'm gonna head to Homedepot tonight to see if i can find a similar spring for it. Dunno if it's gonna have the same spring rates or if it's even gonna make a difference. I put the valve back on but she idles about about 3.1k. Which is of coarse not good. Anyone got any thoughts on what i should do? Obviously, get a spring! oh well.... Gotta get something done!
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Old 12-22-2001, 06:54   #2 (permalink)
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Option 1
Pull your motor out and find that spring. Then knife edge the crank and micropolish it, replace the rods with forged units, and slap in some 12:1 compression forged pistons, port and polish the cylinder head, and have a 3 angle valve job done, extrude hone the intake manifold and install 320cc injectors, some aggressive cam regrinds while you have your motor out.

Option 2
Visit a salvage yard.

Option 2 is quicker and cheaper :s6:
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Old 12-22-2001, 07:43   #3 (permalink)
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or you could just give me your motor and option on might be a good one. Went to home depot and found the closest spring i though might work. It didn't, it was too stiff. Oh well. doesn't look like my car will be going anywhere for the weekend or first part of next week. :sigh:
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Old 12-22-2001, 14:15   #4 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to hear about that. I've cleaned my MAF cause I know it's hard to screw it up. But I haven't had the guts to clean the IAT... I always seem to break things that have springs on them.:dead:
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Old 12-22-2001, 15:37   #5 (permalink)
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About how long and wide is that spring? I might be able to find a comparable one at work... Ours are about 1/4" long and about 1/8" wide.... we have two strengths.... ones pretty weak and the other pretty strong...
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Old 12-22-2001, 20:47   #6 (permalink)
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About how long and wide is that spring? I might be able to find a comparable one at work... Ours are about 1/4" long and about 1/8" wide.... we have two strengths.... ones pretty weak and the other pretty strong...
I couldn't tell ya what size it is... It dropped out and i didnt' see it, i just heard it. I had bought a variety pack of springs from Lowes and tried all the ones i thought might work and cut some to different lengths and all.

oh well, i gotta head to a yard or something! I need it bad! And it's bad time to need something like that cause the yards are gonna be closed monday and tuesday, and tomarrow is Sunday so i can't go then. I'm gonna go to Autozone and some other parts houses tomarrow to see what i can find.
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