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Sounds like an adventure! Glad to see it wasn’t anything major and you are back on the road so quickly. At least you weren’t bored!


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Thanks, it was actually fun to repair. Getting it back on the road quickly was important for the pride since I recently just moved into a new house and had a rollback backing up in the driveway after midnight.
 

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Thanks, it was actually fun to repair. Getting it back on the road quickly was important for the pride since I recently just moved into a new house and had a rollback backing up in the driveway after midnight.
Just setting the tone for the life to come at your new location! Glad it was an easy fix mostly because of your parts hoarding ;)
 

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So I went to Detroit for the Corrado Corral at RADwood. The car performed flawlessly. The power at highway speeds is impressive, going over the crown in the road or tar strips between lanes causes noteworthy torque steer at WOT. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing with a Peloquin LSD and sticky tires.

I need to work at reducing under hood temps (header wrap)
 

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It’s so great, after all the driving the only fluid leak is a minor dribble from the transmission. It took some wrenching to achieve that. At first the power steering and oil filter flange leaked. Then after I cured those the 2nd block’s vacuum pump delete leaked and with a new blockoff plate that’s cured.

Now I just need to install some output flange seals.

 

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Did you ever solve the fuel level sending unit issue? I ran across this adapter box on the internet. I am guessing it is a microprocessor based solution that outputs a voltage scaled to your ohm limits.

Testing the B6 level sender rheostat, the limits I tested for that are 55 ohm to 250ohm empty to full. Corrado is arond 40 ohm to 285ohm full to empty. Fairly close but you could really dial that in with that conversion box possibly without flipping the float too.
 

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3.6 24V VR6 Swap Questions & Links

Oh that’s great, I haven’t resolved it but in the past year of driving have gotten very used to how it works.

First I try to fill up every 200miles (10gallons) but realistically can go 280-300 miles (18-20mpg) even if I’m pushing it and 320 if I’m not pushing the car hard, 20-23 mpg.

Second the float goes from empty up to about a 1/4 tank and when above 1/4 tank I begin to get concerned about filling up.

All that said it would be cool to get it fixed to work correctly. Thank you

https://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/...ct_id=748/category_id=-1/mode=prod/prd748.htm
 

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Anybody looking for misc 3.6 sensors, coilpacks, MAF ping me. I often have them from cars I pull harnesses from. $25 minimum or $75 for the care package of everything pictured below.

I am doing a swap for a buddy, im sure I will need these parts
 

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To those interested in the 850 Downpipe, It fits the stock engine mounts and the Fabless stock positions pieces. It doesn't fit Fabless's Swap kits that center the position of the engine.

****NOTE THE 850fab Downpipe fitment doesn’t work with the FABLESS VR6 Swap Kit mounts and cross member that reposition the engine****
850 Fab's individual mounts and cross member doesn't reposition the engine and works with the 850 Fab downpipe.

****also note that I don’t have any connection with 850Fab other than I paid to have him weld my downpipe and he then made a jig from it. I don’t make a cent off the sales of that part or any other parts sold by other 3.6 swap part sellers.

I'm saying all this because it was pointed out that I had misspoken about the Fabless parts which hadn't been pointed out to me before. I'm planning to get a Fabless centering kit to help with engine fitment and maybe even handling. I plan to make mockup a new downpipe...who knows maybe a jig will get made from it.
 
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