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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    ^ have not done so, didn't even know what a growler was. I elected to reinstall starter after cleaning everything, will remove and have...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    It was running an Omega ECU on Alpha N, programmable. Now stock GM E38 ECU as originally used to run LS7 with coil packs, a native...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    Engine is managed by a GM E38 ECU, don't know what the start up timing is but it is stock programming, with a very mild cam. Ordinarily...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    I pulled the starter and partially disassembled to look at the contacts and brushes - pics attached. Nothing here seems too worn, so I...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    In both circumstances, the engine was fully warm. Starting up when everything has cooled has not be problematic. Routing of exhaust...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    did a little research on this, I'm guessing advice referenced the solenoid contacts, which I should happily be able to remove and...
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    spud replied to the thread weird starter problem.
    gents, resurrecting this thread, I ended up not doing anything with it, thinking it might be a one time thing. Well, it did it again...
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    Gents, I found the source of a non functional fuel level gauge - a broken green wire, right before the multiplug. Given it's proximity...
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    spud replied to the thread small leak in coolant system.
    epilogue - found my leak, elected to use these clamps to improve sealing. I've heard good things about them -...
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    spud replied to the thread Engine dies when clutch operated..
    The way I'm reading it is that the pilot bearing was not fully inserted into the crank, leaving it sitting "out of the hole". Thus, when...
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    showing off is usually a bad idea. It's ALWAYS a bad idea in a high power car with no driver aids.
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    spud replied to the thread small leak in coolant system.
    ^ thanks for that. I stopped myself from doing exactly that out of concern for sticking later. One problem is that when the hose is...
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    Gents, I've had a small weep in my cooling system, which believe came from the WP inlet nipple. It's tucked away in a pretty...
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    spud replied to the thread Starter Motor Post Mortem.
    Hi Dan, I think it depends on the ECU. I have a GM E38, and I believe long term fuel trims get lost when it's powered down.
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    spud replied to the thread Starter Motor Post Mortem.
    Hi Dan, one thing to keep in mind is that killing power to the ECU may wipe out adaptations. I have a kill switch in the car that I am...
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