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Re: Working on modern cars (was daily driver)

To: "Brinkman, Gerardo V" <>
Subject: Re: Working on modern cars (was daily driver)
From: Charley & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 22:37:15 -0700
  well, your examples are OK but limited.  I bought a 280Z one time. 
Got it cheap because it ran so rich it fouled the plugs withon 100
miles.  It had a flapper-valve air meter that controlled the length of
the electronic pulse to the injectors.  Then there was a "cold start"
injector that acted like a choke.  To measure all these pulses, you had
to have an oscilloscope.  Also, the thing had to start & run so that the
electronic computer was triggered by the ignition master-pulse.  With me
so far?  Then, thre were various sensors for altitude, humidity, CO,
etc., etc., which affected the injector computer.

  So: I bought a factory manual repro, had a Radio Amateur friend who
owned a 'scope I could use, applied 30 years experience as an
electronics tech and mechanic and got the thing running right.  Not your
backyard project.

  Moral:  there are some modern cars that the average backyard mechanic
can't cope with on modern cars, depending on the severity of the




"Brinkman, Gerardo V" wrote:
> I have heard this (I can't work on modern cars) argument on many
> occasions on this list.

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