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  1. Thanks for the diagram! That is what I suspected...the float level is in one tank and the pump is in the other. I feel I may have run the fuel out of the one tank, and the fuel was not flowing from the other tank fast enough to feed the pump. That's why it felt like I was constantly about to run out of gas, but never did. ANd the crap that's blocking the tube was probably also blocking the pickup and filter. As for fuel pressure, I have a gauge that will plug into the shrader valve, but with the engine in the rear, it's going to be hard to see while driving down the road... I
  2. Can anybody give me description of how the fuel system would be set up on an '89 Esprit with the GM MPFI system? Specifically how the two tanks are connected and where the fuel level sender is located? I've already figured out that the fuel pump is in the RH tank (because I can hear it.) Here's the back story: I bought an Esprit that has probably been mostly sitting for the last 5 years or so. The owner before me only had it about 6 months and never even titled it in his own name, although I think he put a couple hundred miles on it. I've been driving it around and probably put anoth
  3. Thanks. That's helpful. I'm converting to R134A. There is a rule of thumb that when converting to R134a, you should use approximately 80% of the amount of R12 that you would use. So that would come to about 40oz of R134A. I've already put in 36oz and the AC is developing about 35psi pressure on the low side. The other rule of thumb is that at about 85 to 90F degrees outside, I should be developing closer to 50psi. I doubt 4 more ounces is going to get me there. But at least I now know I am pretty close to the correct quantity. Drove the car about 150 miles today in 90F, v
  4. Hi all, I'm converting from R12 to R134a, for my '89 Esprit. I can't find the amount of R12 required anywhere. Not in my manual and there is no sticker on the car anywhere. From everything I've heard/read, R134A is very sensitive to the amount (by weight) that you put in the system, and you need to multiply the amount of R12 required by a factor to put in precisely the correct amount of R134A. I am starting with a car that has had no working AC for many years (don't know how many.) I replaced all the shraeder valves and the dryer as a matter of course, flushed out the system,
  5. I just installed a Pioneer radio in my Esprit and am having the same problem with the back-up works sometimes, but is mostly just blank when I go into reverse. The guidelines come up every time, so I know the power wire is working, but I get no camera signal about 75% of the time. I wiggled all the different connections and don't seem to get any response from that.
  6. Yes, it is a very special color. My wife was very lukewarm about me buying the car, but now she has decided that she really likes it...and the color plays a big part in that
  7. I recently purchased an '89 Esprit Turbo. non-SE version with the GM MPFI. It's a very original car, everything feels very tight, and I believe low mileage, although it doesn't have it's original odometer. I only know for sure that it had 18,833 miles in 2013. In 2016 it shows up with an aftermarket speedometer and about 300 miles. That same odometer showed about 1000 miles 6 months ago and then was replaced with an incorrect vdo speedo. so that's about 20,000 miles plus whatever miles it might have racked up between 2013 and 2016. Everything is very tight and feels like a low
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