Alright, pretty good day.
First, I went through alot trying to track down my miss.
First, I got my knock sensor system working the right way, and it was pointing to cyl 6. I thought this was odd because that was NOT one of the cylinders that I messed with ignition wise. I pulled #6 plug wire and the miss stayed on 6 so, I figured it knew what it was talking about.
First, I replaced #6 plug wire, no luck. Then I swapped 6 and 4 plugs, still on 6. Then I swapped coils and again, the issue persisted on 6. I did a compression test on 6 and it passed with no issues. I then swapped fuel injectors from 6 to 2 and the issue disappeared (check resistance of the coils while I was at it, passed) thought maybe it was a wiring issue and called it a night (last night) today I started it and the miss was back...except this time it was on 2...
I pulled the injector out today and looked at it. It looked clean. I pulled the fuel filter, it also looked clean. I took the injector, stood it upside down and sprayed carb cleaned into it and this black metallic shit came out onto a clean rag I was screening with. I checked it out otherwise, backflushed it, and decided that was the best i could do. I pulled the other 5 off and did the same thing. Some of this black material came out, but not nearly as much as what was in 6. I started it up and took it down a drive down the road. Its as good as new...no issues at all.
This bothers me because the filter looks great. then again...6 is the first injector coming off of the fuel pressure regulator...I may have to keep my eye on this and look for something to swap that out with as a precaution.
While I was at it, and the tank was empty..I decided to put my second pump back in. lucky for me, this is a suprisingly easy task.
I dont have tiny jackstands, and it help to keep this thing close to the ground for this job
ten minutes later...
1 minute later
Single pump Ive been running
double pump back together.
to those that ask "how does that double pump shit fit into the tank" the answer is BAD
but, it does fit
I then decided to pull the steering box off and replace it with the tighter ratio box off of an xtreme blazer. This is simular to what I use in my typhoon and it makes a world of differance.
old vs new
I then ate a pizza
new box in and working
there seems to be a drag turning left. I am hoping this is just some air in the line but...im scared. While I was in there I replaced the pitman arm, as mine was totally boned. The steering is now what I would call acceptable. I still have an idler arm to put in...I also knocked my clamp off of my 4x4 lock device that keep it in awd mode. I went to load it a bit to see if the motor was still running correctly and did a massive burn out. just shifting to gear with the brakes on is enough for a half a turn out of the rear tires. the front wheels pulling me is a very important thing on this truck it seems...