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MikieP

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About MikieP

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  • Birthday 06/10/1945

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  • Name
    Michael Pioso
  • Car
    1993 Esprit SE
  • Modifications
    Cup Holder
  • Location
    Delaware, USA

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  1. Hello Damien! Sorry for the delay, just finished up with the flu. Turns out the passenger side (LH Drive) tank is rusty on its bottom so will have to pull it somehow and replace with aluminum one from somewhere I suppose. Hose across and its ilk all seem to be fine. As to my now radiator / engine hot tell tale light coming on after driving it some 10 miles, I got back and the tank in the engine compartment was 8 inches low and the plastic one in the rear trunk was empty so filled both up where they should be and let sit for couple of days. Went out for another drive today and
  2. Thank you for your reply. Atwell and Andy! Full tanks of gas. When my friend came home from work today, he noticed though it had rained earlier in the day, a dried stream of orange residue running down his driveway to the gutter from underneath the car, gas residue I would suppose. His driveway has a slope to it and he moved it outside of the garage to let the fumes escape to the outside. That is a new symptom, to say the least. Neither of us have any idea how to even look at the balance hose nor fuel supply and return connections nor how to get the top off the tanks' cover. Closest repai
  3. Hi Atwell. Thank you for your reply! The plastic jug was empty. no drips on the garage floor anywhere that I have found so far. The system was taken apart back in November to replace the Alternator among other things so perhaps it was not properly bled during refill? I never thought to double check that refill, not thinking it was not done properly by the fellow doing the work,. Should there be any antifreeze in in when either engine cold or hot O must ask? I see no scum on the internals of the plastic bottle. Mike Hi Steve, Thank you for your reply! Th
  4. Hi All, Mike, the Asshole here. This is SOOOOOO embarrassing! Yet, it appears I am lucky to not have an issue that may not have had a fix. After all these years of ownership (8) I have thought this tell tale was the alternator! After looking in the manual, it turns out I was looking at the coolant tell tale. Opening the tank reservoir, it was maybe 7 inches empty so topped it off and will drive again to see if my childish fix solved my brain deadness. Lucky, though. My friend's S4 is leaking enough gas somewhere that his house smells like gasoline yet can find no apparent leaks so th
  5. Andy, Yes. Using a digital meter so tiny variations do not show up if present. Going to try again when rain quits and measure on AC range, just in case, as I did not do that. Yeah, it is strange. lol Watched for ten seconds or so with no change. I also have an old charge meter that couples around the battery cable to the alternator and it showed a slight positive charging as well. Atwell, Will have to look to answer your question. lol. Mike
  6. Hi Andy and Atwell! Thank you both for your replies! Yes, that is what mystifies me/ 12.5 VDC with the engine off and 14.1 when the engine is running, and these numbers are true for when the Battery light is off, and then, once it comes on after several miles... Very glad it is not the alternator that is only several months old (from JAE) after its recent installation) , so far, and that the battery is getting charged but makes me wonder what else might be getting hurt while driving, of not being able to get to a repair guy if something I can not fix, and, not much I am able to do
  7. Car starts fine after a two week layover due to state shutdown. I keep a small trickle charger on the battery when not being driven. Alternator is about a year old. Battery shows about 12.5 without engine running or charger hooked up. After a few miles the battery bulb turns on. Voltage check shows 14.1 or so on the battery terminals with engine still running. Ideas as to problem causing the bulb to turn on even thought the battery appears to be charging properly, anyone. Thank you, all! Mike
  8. Car starts fine after a two week layover due to state shutdown. I keep a small trickle charger on the battery when not being driven. Alternator is about a year old. Battery shows about 12.5 without engine running or charger hooked up. After a few miles the battery bulb turns on. Voltage check shows 14.1 or so on the battery terminals with engine still running. Ideas as to problem causing the bulb to turn on even thought the battery appears to be charging properly, anyone. Thank you, all! Mike
  9. Got it! Figured out how it comes apart. Removed an old wasp nest that was not a hindrance. Greased up the bar that rolls over the fixed mechanics and works like it should! Thank you both for your help! MikieP
  10. I apologize, I was away for the weekend. Thank you for your insight! Followed another post to see if I can tear apart from the outside and will try tomorrow. Hope it is fixable as I can not see much but the side of my car in the only position I can get it to set at. lol. MikeP
  11. Then it started back up after stopping for a chicken leg and filling the gas tank, and cold, too. Half and hour later, stopped cooling, yet again, even though it did bring up engine idle when activated though the air remained uggy. Sight glass on the drier show a bit of bubbly, even though cold air in the vents. Also, anyone know of a higher air volume blower motor? MikieP
  12. Hi all, Been a while since on the site. Friend has S4 and both door mirrors have two positions once folded away from the door. My passenger door mirror has two, but the driver door mirror only seems to have one position other than folded. Tried loosening the set screw under the plastic cover but while it does move the mirror slightly away from the door edge, it seems to angle it downwards as well during the moving away. Any ideas, please? MikieP
  13. are these tickets caused by the UK Police using radar to trap speeders and are radar detectors not allowed in the UK?
  14. Radar or ? Detectors not allowed there?
  15. I am an ex  US army person. What do you need from me then?

     

    Mike Pioso

    1. Bibs
    2. MikieP

      MikieP

      Thank you very much, Bibs! I can verify with pic of discharge if needed... Cheers!

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