2007 chevy tahoe throttle position sensor

Vandalism or regular build up

2023.03.28 05:52 FailingGuinea Vandalism or regular build up

Vandalism or regular build up
2007 chevy tahoe fuel pump truck randomly started dying out then started misfiring when put in gear
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2023.03.28 05:41 NonEuclidianMeatloaf ‘15 Sentra CVT weirdness

I have a 2015 Sentra with 170k km on it. I’m not the first owner, so I did a CVT fluid change at 130k km.
The transmission seems to work fine, accounting for idiosyncrasies, but it has very odd behaviour once it’s gotten up to operating temperature. When the car is cold, it works perfectly, exactly as expected. When I’ve been driving for 30 mins or so, accelerating from dead stop occasionally has the RPM pulse up and down by maybe 300RPM, maybe every half second, beginning 4-5 seconds after launch. This is perceptible in the car as an odd back-and-forth motion.
It doesn’t feel like it’s catching and slipping, more that the trans is “searching” for the correct RPM. Even weirder, it will immediately stop doing this if I either give it a bit more gas, or give it a bit less gas. It seems to exist in a very specific throttle position.
After some initial research I had seen one YouTube vid of another Sentra owner with a similar problem, but his RPM were all over the place, multiple thousands at a time… way more severe than my problem. Several commenters independently suggested it was his MAF sensor going bad.
I have no codes of any kind, and no other slipping. I drive like a grandpa most of the time, but on the occasional emergency maneuver or acceleration on a short on-ramp, I have never had slippage and the car handles high-throttle acceleration perfectly fine.
What the heck is going on?
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2023.03.28 04:01 UslashMKIV help reading a TSB. what does "GFF Time expenditure 01500000 = 20 TU max yes " mean?

I'm having some electrical issues with my 09 GTI and I took it to a dealership, but I also found a TSB from VW that describes my exact issues. the TSB seems to be a pretty simple procedure but the dealership is asking 1700 bucks to fix the problem. does the TSB say how long the job should take to do? for any VW mechanics who might help here's the mechanical situation:
rough or no starts and intermittent loss of power. my crappy scanner says: P0221 Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch B circuit range / performance.
dealership says: "due to tsb poor contact and resistance at throttle valve control module will need to depinn and replace all wires," 1700$
can anyone advise on what's going on here?
the TSB in question: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/MC-10106512-9340.pdf
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2023.03.28 03:13 thetechwookie Changed my throttle position sensor myself, darn that one tiny screw lol

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2023.03.27 07:03 UNSaDDLeDViRuS OBD Code Advice/Help on Toyota Sequoia

Has anyone had the following error codes before on a Toyota:
Friend is wondering what to do. I told them to just go get it diagnosed further. Hard to tell if it's just a fuse or something more serious. Anyone dealt with these before and can speak to the possible fixes/criticality? Thanks!

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2023.03.27 03:37 AutoCodes P0016 2007 FORD FUSION - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'A'

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2023.03.26 21:20 jay_len_d can’t fix p0121

after cleaning throttle body, replacing throttle position sensor, and throttle pedal position sensor (accelerator pedal), the code and problems still resides.
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2023.03.26 14:29 shapeless_silhouette PSA: I did the CDV delete last night, and holy crap, it is night and day.

I have driven many manual transmission vehicles since getting my license. A 97 Cavalier, 2 1st Gen Eagle Talons, 2007 GSXR, 2013 Chevy Sonic, 2015 Fiesta ST, 2017 Mustang Ecoboost, and now my 2022 Challenger Scat Pack.
By far, the Challenger was almost undrivable if I wanted to shift quickly. It would get hung up coming out of gear when disengaging the clutch because of the delay in the hydraulics. That would delay the throw going into the next gear. Then, I would slip the clutch to much(or not enough) while feathering the throttle. Because my left foot is telling the right something different than what was happening in the hydraulics. All of this has been happening for the last 15k miles. I am sure that the clutch was not broken in properly, and I fear how blue it will be when I do end up changing it.
So if you've been having these same issues, Google "Challenger CDV Delete" videos, and do this now. It takes about 15 to 20 mins, and you will not be disappointed.
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2023.03.26 12:26 ShadowDragon8685 [Ace is the Only Sane Pirate 13]Doctor Dick Feynman, I presume?

Ace was stunned. She almost felt disassociated from her own scaled hide; mentally she was still processing, even as, somehow, she found herself smoothly walking down the ramp to the navigation console, relieving the human who was at it.
She recovered quickly as she found herself reviewing the controls. They were all laid out, smooth and reasonably intuitively so. It wasn't even that she was entirely unfamiliar with taking command of a capital starship; she had, from time to time, taken the captain's post of the Arcadian Endeavour, to say nothing of the helm, but still, she was gobsmacked that Najia trusted her so readily as to just ask her to take the helm.
She looked the controls over again. The ship seemed ready to sail. "The helm is operative," she said. She was, however, unfamiliar with the ship class; fortunately, her station included a comprehensive overview. As Large vessels went, it was on the small size; the Arcadian Endeavour would handily outgun it; two Large Pulse Turrets, eight Medium Bolt turrets, and, on her stick, 2 'Medium Meson Streams'. She was vaguely familiar with Meson Streams as being the Protectorate's special signature weapon, but she thought that M weapons might be a bit lightweight to be the 'main armament' on an L vessel. "All systems seem to be reporting operational."
Ace looked uncertainly at the human woman standing the gunnery console next to her. She, too, had a slightly uncertain look, but, after a moment's double-checking, nodded firmly. "Gunnery confirms, all stations reporting green, C-Captain," she said, looking back up at Najia, who nodded firmly. "Ace, take us out. Let's track down Boso Ta's mysterious interloper."
Ace nodded firmly, and throttled the Destroyer-class vessel in reverse. The ship accelerated with surprising speed; nothing at all like the ponderous heft of the Empyrean Curs' home. The mammoth headquarters station receded into the distance, and she made a slight hiss to clear her throat. "We are away, Najia. We should begin scanning for this interloper if you wish to locate them." "Right. That's... Actually on this console," Najia recalled after a moment, her hands flying over the console. She'd done this before, a few times, but she still felt like such an imposter standing on the bridge of a ship this large and giving orders, even though she could - and did - order fleets of such ships around. Still, the long-range sensors came up, and in moments a ping found itself. She pushed it to Ace's station. "Let's go see who, or what, is creating such a fuss around here," she said. She felt vaguely self-conscious, running down what was probably some Teladi smugglers with a high-powered transmitter rig in some M freighter with a fast escort frigate.
Ace, meanwhile, was quite enjoying herself. The ship she was testing was spritely, responsive, without having the ponderous over-steer problem the Baku-class M Freighters had. Even the mighty Terran engines couldn't push a ship this large into T-drive immediately, but in regular drive it accelerated and decelrated rapidly. She quickly brought the ship to the appropriate course to intercept the sensor return, and, swooping past the headquarters station on course, activated her Travel drive. As with any large vessel, there was a considerable charge-up period while the ship's engines built power. However, it was rather less considerable than that of most ships in its class. She had time for a glance at the shipyard slips, and noted that a very large ship was under construction, and quite rapidly too - from its lines, it could only be one of old Professor Nakagawa's Nagoya-class Battleships. Ace found that amusing; Najia's people certainly worked fast.
The ship took off with suddenness that surprised her, the pitch of the T-Drive warmup reaching its crescendo. All attention back to the fore, Ace sucked in a sharp breath as they accelerated, rapidly intercepting the interloping signal. It wasn't hiding very well, Ace thought; if indeed it intended to hide at all. She targeted it as soon as it was within range; to the bridge the computer announced "Okinawa: Research Vessel."
Najia groaned audibly, glancing down; there was a transponder with a name. Oberth. "Dick Feynman," she muttered to herself, suddenly feeling a welling-up of outrage. What, she wanted to know, was Dr. Feynman doing in her system, lurking around her anomalies, without so much as dropping by to say hello? Woah girl, Najia thought to herself, taking a half-step back and a deep breath, wondering where that outburst had come from. Then she thought back to all the tiny little microaggressions Professor Feynman had bestowed upon all of his students; to say nothing of his research assistants. She snorted, loudly, as Ace pulled the Koshirae up alongside the Oberth, and she commed it. The skipper's face appeared on-screen.
"Yes; this is the research vessel Oberth. Can we help you?" Najia nodded to him. "Please put me in contact with the commander of your expedition," she said, firmly but politely. "Very well, one moment." The captain passed her through without further comment; he was clearly annoyed with the professor, since he didn't seem to recognize her, but he was still passing a random passer-by - in a destroyer admittedly - straight to the Professor.
Moments later, the professor himself appeared in the comms window, also on the bridge; just as she recalled him from before. "I am Dr. Rick Feynman, Chief Scientist of the Oberth and in charge of Project Genesis," he said, annoyedly and hurriedly. Najia waited for the other shoe to drop. It did so in a few moments, and he gawped openly at her. "Wait, Najia Takio?! Is it really you?" Najia smirked. "In the flesh, Professor." Unsaid, was that he hadn't even tried to contact her. He was either as oblivious as the Maestro of the Empyrean Curs, or he hadn't wanted to contact her. She was actually betting on the former. "Well, I'm glad you made it," he said. "We didn't expect biological matter to have survived this transition."
Najia blinked, and felt disassociated for a moment; she could just about feel the weightlessness of being cast adrift in her suit again. He had expected the transition, and hadn't warned her, or any of the others he had sent out in suits - whose fates she still didn't know? She was on the verge of exploding at him, quite possibly more literally than figuratively, but he continued on speaking blithely. "As I was saying, we are looking into how this station got here. Our research vessel is currently observing anomalies and gravimetric shears in this region."
That's it? That's... It? Najia felt stunned, and she shook her head. She felt on the verge of a schoolgirl explosion of anger, but looked to her side. Marta looked just as furious as she did, but she was maintaining. Selaia, the shipyard temporary master, was standing ramrod-straight, disciplined. Composed, with military bearing. Najia filed that away to ask her about later, but she looked back to the comms panel, and willed herself to the composture that Captain Kevlin had adopted. Be like her, she told herself. The Commander.
"Professor Feynman, I think it's time you told me exactly what Project Genesis is; after all, I almost died for it." There was a blink. He had, at least, the good graces to look somewhat embarrassed. "I'm sorry to inform you that you currently lack the required clearance to access that information, Najia."
Najia had very minimal military training; just the three-week Segaris reserve militia training course that every Pioneer university student got. Between that and the example of Captain Kevlin standing to her side with her feet braced proudly, her face schooled and her arms crossed behind her back as an example, however, Najia managed not to erupt in fury. Below, she saw Ace's tail lash in agitation, but Ace, too, was remaining face-forward, eyes on her controls.
"Is there anything else, Ms. Takio?" Najia considered laying down all the reasons she felt she should be granted clearance to access that information, ranging from the fact that her ships and her production facillities were providing the majority of the Pioneers' construction supplies and she had fantastic trading relations with them, to - again - the fact that she'd almost died for the project - to the fact that, within five minutes, she could have a fleet - a literal fleet of warships training their guns on Oberth.
That last one was, she thought, an argument most compelling. Part of her - a part of her she quickly pushed down - was inclined to simply order the boarding ships in-system to seize the research vessel Oberth by force and have Dr. Feynman dragged before her in irons. That was a sentiment every university student who'd ever had to deal with an insufferable professor would certainly sympathize with. She very much doubted that anyone she knew would even object, but she simply took a deep breath, letting it out slowly.
"In that case, Professor, what are you doing here; what do you need?" She somehow managed to maintain the composure she was projecting, she thought; though if she could involuntarily kill with her eyes over a comm screen, she was sure he'd fall dead with his head vaporized to a stump. Obliviously, or else with such a remarkable degree of awareness that he pretended to be oblivious, Dr. Feynman brightened and said, "we are currently lacking antimatter cells we need to complete our observations. If you can organize a delivery to this vessel, we'll be able to greatly advance our timetable."
Najia nodded, curtly, and cut the comm channel. She let out the seething huff she wasn't aware she had been holding in, and took a step back. "Captain, you have the Conn," she said, quietly. "I have the Conn," Captain Kevlin said, taking the center console as Najia walked to the aft railing of the 'smoke pit,' taking it in her hands and squeezing for a long few moments. "There's a conference room aboard, ma'am, if you need long-range communications capability," the captain said to her, with a glance over her shoulder. "Also, your two personal S-class craft were loaded onto our pads before you arrived. Should you require them." Najia recognized what the Captain was saying to her; she was semi-subtly suggeting that Najia take her anger somewhere the crew couldn't see it. Najia half-seethed at that, but she recognized the wisdom - and nodded. "Thank you, Captain. I do need the comms, in fact. Ace, Marta, with me please."
"I could kill him," Najia said, the moment the door closed behind her. Marta, ahead of her, sat on the edge of the conference table and snorted. The room was essentially a copy of their ships' standardized mess halls, but without the kitchen. "You and me both. Sanctimonious little..." "Why do you not, then," Ace asked, turning a chair around and sitting in it, drawing her feet up to the edge of it, curling her tail around her legs. "He has clearly given you cause for outrage; not mere ire or annoyance, but clear outrage. He is also utterly oblivious to the fact that, whatever you were relative to him when last you met, you are, now, the master of a vast organization and due far more respect - and information - than he provided. The Maestro would likely order his ship siezed, that he himself be seized, respect beaten into him, and then have brought before him in chains to answer the questions he refused to answer before."
Najia paused for a moment, and leaned back on the wall of the conference room, taking a deep breath, huffing and letting it out slowly, hugging herself self-consciously. Less the 'ordering a beating to a prisoner' part, she had considered that very course of action. "Is that what you want me to do, Ace?" Ace let out a soft, hissing trill, and shook her head. "No. That would be... Very out-of-character for you, I think." She blinked at that, unsure why she didn't want to see Najia order that course of action, when it was what her piratical upbringing was telling her that Najia should do - would be within every right to do.
"Yeah, well... I considered it," Najia said, "less the beating part, anyway." "He's keepin' secrets from you. Spook stuff," Marta pointed out. "Considering how you almost died in the name of this Project Genesis, you damn well deserve some answers. Frankly, I wouldn't blame you in the slightest if you did order the ship seized and searched for those answers. And if we took Doc Dick prisoner in the process, well... I mean, I wouldn't, you know, condone it if you happened to say that they shouldn't be too concerned with being gentle when they grabbed him, I don't think I'd raise a fuss about it, either."
Najia broke into a laugh, and then face-palmed, sighing heavily, and grinning. "No. As cathartic as it might be..." She sighed, heavily. "As deeply, deeply cathartic as it might be..." She trailed off, then shook her head vehemently. "No. He is a prick, though." Marta snorted. "No arguments from me there. I can't tell you how many times I daydreamed about force-feeding him his own lectern in class." She smirked at Najia. "And I know you felt the same way."
"Mmmhmm. So, fie." She pushed off from the wall, sat in the chair next to Ace, and pulled up the comms, back to the station, intending to explain the matter to Boso Ta. The Boron's head appeared in hologram above the table. "Ah, Assistant! It appears that they are researching the same anomaly which brought the station over here," Boso Ta said, preempting her. He continued on, quickly, "Most of the gravimetric charge dispersed during that event, but they brought quite an array of equipment to examine the traces. Let us hope that this satisfies their curiosity and leads to their departure." Najia snorted at that. "Don't bet on it. I know this asshole, he's... Well, he's up to something. I'll arrange to deliver him the stuff he wants and get this moving, but, don't get your hopes up." She sighed, and decided to be nicer to Boso Ta, if only because she had been reminded of just how not-nice Dr. Feynman had been to her. "Is there anything else you need, Boso Ta, that we can act on at present?"
"Ah, yes," Boso Ta said, brightly. "We are prepared for teleportation trials to begin. Well, we have already tested them," he admitted, "with nonsapient life forms; your Professor Nakagawa is quite the researcher. He and Station Manager Peterson have quite ably assisted my research here whilst you were off endeavoring in Avarice. We've been waiting to offer you the opportunity to be the first sapient teleportation subject of our revived teleport project."
Najia blinked. "Well..." She paused, and huffed, and the table's comm system chirr-upped. It was Peterson, and Najia added her to the conference call. "Tsukiko, what's this about me being a guinea pig?" Tsukiko let out a huff, interrupted in the middle of something she was about to say; her shoulders slumped, and she grinned, wryly. "Okay, not really a guinea pig," she said. "We've tested it in-system with mice, and dogs. We sedated them first," she said, "and then sent them through un-sedated, too. No ill effects we could find. I hate to say it, but Boso Ta is... Kind of a genius."
Najia held back a snort at that, and Tsukiko smirked at her. "So, it's safe, as near as anyone can tell?" "Oh yes. There's no evidence of any sort of atomic or molecular irregularities in scans of the animals taken on either side of the teleport, and a veterinary specialist who examined the animals before and afterwards indicated there was no sign of any lasting trauma from the experience," Boso Ta interrupted. "I felt that being the first sapient to go through the system would be your due, for the work you've put in to bringing us to the point where it is possible. Najia Takio; first human to use a teleport intentionally... Developed by us, anyway."
Najia snorted at that, and smirked. "I'll think about it. Do we need to retrofit anything?" "Oh, no," Tsukiko said. "Or, rather - and this is actually kind of mind-blowing - the actual teleport hardware itself is... Frankly miniscule. There is a refit needed, but it's already been done; we just started fitting them into the lifts of larger ships and the airlocks of Small-classes."
Najia blinked at that. She hadn't even known about it? "As a standard...?" "Indeed, as a standard option! This would, needless to say, greatly simplify personnel transfer logistics."
Najia laughed at that, and looked at Ace. Ace was stroking her crest, and looked... Thoughtful. Marta looked fascinated. "Shit, Ninja Taco, if you ain't gonna go for it, I will. But what'd you want, Professor Peterson?" Tsukiko laughed, blushing slightly. "Please, Marta, how many times do I have to tell you to just call me Tsukiko? You're harder to break of that habit than Najia was. Anyway, I called because the Golden Flea and the ship Ninja Taco are getting coded comms signals from the Empyrean Curs."
Ace let out a high-pitched trill at that. "Please, you must tunnel the comm from the Flea here with all haste." Tsukiko punched a button on her desk, out of view, and a holographic comms-panel came up in front of Ace. Ace studied it - it looked to Najia like gibberish - for a moment. "This is the recall signal. Maestro wants us back on the Arcadian Endeavour immediately, unless we are presently under surveillance by the authorities." Ace looked back to her. "It looks like the Maestro has his plans aligned and is ready to do something adventuresome."
Najia took in a deep breath, and nodded. "Alright." She squeezed her hand in a fist, and stood up. "We - or, I at least - are going to teleport back to the station. Boso Ta will get his test - and Boso Ta... Good work. Please proceed with teleportation research as far as you can take it." Boso Ta did a somersault in his tank, gleefully, at that request. "Oh, with pleasure, Assistant!" Najia looked at Ace. "Shall we try this teleport thing?" "Yes, let's!" Ace stood, and had a positively gleeful look. "This sounds... Fun."
Najia could only smile at that, and nod. "Right. Have the Flea and 'Chipmunk's' ships brought to the pads," she directed. "Actually, no; send all of my Chipmunk ships ahead; have them dock on the defense platform at the 18B gate, the Endeavor tends to hang out there anyway." She stood. "So... Just... The lift?" "Just the lift," Boso Ta confirmed. "Though, in the very near future, we suspect we'll be able to initiate the teleport from arbitrary locations."
Najia nodded. "Alright. A quick stop before we go." She smiled, heading for the lift.
A scant few minutes later, Najia was in the as-yet-impersonal-and-unfinished ready room, with Captain Kevlin. The two of them eyed one another warily, for a long few moments, and Najia pointed two fingers at her, starting the conversation. "You're not just some shipyard-working spacer," she said. "You stand like you're professional military." "And you stand like you're a free-wheeling, over-inflated sorority sister who lucked out and won the lottery," Kevlin shot back at her, smirking.
Najia blinked. She blinked again. Then she laughed, hard, curling her arm around her belly, the other hand reaching out to rest on the hull next to the window. When she looked up, she grinned. "Okay, now I know you're not a spy. No spy with a brain in their head would say something that's as likely to get them fired as anything else." Selaia smirked at her. "Unless I'm a very good spy who's compiled a massive psych profile on you."
"Which I strongly doubt," Najia shot back. "But you're also not afraid of being fired." Selaia shrugged. "No, I'm not. Working in your shipyard is nice, yes; probably the second-best job I've ever had, but I'm not going to kiss your ass and be a yes-woman. I won't do that for anyone."
Najia straightened up, and peered into Selaia's eyes. They were, not hostile, but hard with resolve. She smirked slightly, and nodded. "Good. I don't like yes-women, they fuck things up. So, you think I'm, what -" "An irresponsible, idealistic child who managed to, through luck and probably some skill, wind up controlling a growing paramilitary business empire," Selaia shot back, walking around her, eyeing her up. Najia snorted at that. "Child? Seriously?"
"You're not a veteran. You're not a politician. You're not a businesswoman. You might be doing a credible job pretending to be those latter two, but you're a university student who got lucky, and is good at putting on faces." Najia bristled, but shoved it down; the Argon-born starship operator was abrasively blunt... But she was airing doubts Najia herself had. "Harsh," Najia said. "But... Not entirely untrue. So, why are you still here, if you don't like me?" There was a long, quiet moment. "I didn't say I didn't like you," Selaia said, softly. "But you are all of those things." She smirked.
"And you like that, then?" Najia smirked back. "What got you discharged, presumably dishonorably, from the Argon navy? Your big mouth that can't seem to shut up? Called a superior out on some bullshit that you couldn't stand to let stand?" "You'd think that, but no; fraternization." Selaia met her gaze, levelly. "Though I was on the thinnest of ice before that for, as you say, speaking my mind." She walked around Najia, appraising her. "Are you planning to sack me? Should I grab my go bag and begone?" Laughing, Najia shook her head. "No! I was actually going to ask if you wanted the ship for real, not just for the trials."
That, at least, took Kevlin aback for a moment. She walked away, paused, turned. Looked Najia up and down again, slowly. Najia felt self-conscious about it, raising her eyebrow, as the other woman crossed her arms over her chest. "Do I have to get on my knees for the job?" Najia blinked at that. It struck her out of left field, and she rocked back on her heels. "I - I'm sorry... What?" "Do you expect me to put out - sexually - for the position," Selaia repeated, slowly, her voice... Almost unnervingly neutral; uncannily, composedly so. Najia gawped at her for a long few moments, her mouth hanging open. Closed. Open. Closed. She reached up and rubbed her face with her hands for a few moments. "I... I'm sorry, I - what kind of - where did you - what gave you..." She took a deep breath. "No. Emphatically no. What on or off Earth gave you that idea?"
A few moments that seemed like almost an eternity passed, then Selaia shrugged, and seemed to shrink in a bit, relaxing. "Frankly? You have a reputation as a party girl that goes back to Segaris and has followed you here what with all the Segaris Pioneers you're hiring away, preferentially beginning with your old circle of school pals - with whom you're pretty obviously in a, what did the Segaris call it, 'polycule' with. Your politics can only be described as 'liberal to an extreme,' given the way you run your stations domestically, and I overheard a snippet of one of your small craft pilots describing, very bluntly, you going down on her in the cockpit, after offering her the job. She was discussing this with the captain of Fenrir, who compared notes with her. I took that to infer that you liked to be sexual with those captains you personally offered a job to."
Najia flushed red, her jaw dropping, and looked out the window again, at the gas giant hanging in the distance. She groaned-and-laughed at the same time. "Fatimah and Xiaowen... I am going to scold them for gossiping somewhere public," she said, laughing so hard it brought tears to her eyes, and rubbed them out of her eyes. Then she heaved a heavy sigh. "And that didn't chase you away?" "I didn't expect I'd ever run into you personally," the shipyard expert said, "and frankly, given the dizzying breadth of corruption a kid with suddenly-unlimited power could get up to, being a little skeevy with grown adults is on the low end." Najia face-palmed again, harder. "Alright, look," she said, turning around. "Fatimah, Xiaowen and I are old friends from Segaris University. Yes, we're a thing, a big, messy, multi-tentacular thing that we're not ashamed of, but you've rather taken the wrong end of the stick there. It was roleplay, what they were discussing, pure and simple. A few moments of kink snatched from the jaws of some really messy, pressy schedules, between attempts to make the galaxy an overall better place and setbacks. Yes, I pretended to abuse my position and money to make them, for want of another word, perform to keep their jobs. And later, Fatimah turned that exact position around on me, while Xiaowen tied me up and -"
"Enough," Selaia said, laughing; finally her composure had broken, and she'd flushed, chuckling and holding her hand up. "Okay, I get it... I apologize, miss Takio. Clearly, I was badly mistaken." "... Najia, please," Najia said, blushing and grinning. "Since you already know me so well anyway."
Selaia snorted at her, and smiled, wryly, nodding. Najia met her eyes, for a long few moments. "So, that fraternization that got you kicked out of the Argon military..." "When you're a military intelligence lieutenant and a famous, well-liked starship captain insinuates that your career might stall out by standing on your feet but might go places on your knees, you weigh your options," Selaia said, bluntly. She pushed off the desk, and pushed past Najia, staring out the window herself. "So I started delivering reports from under his desk instead of in front of it. I hated myself a little, at first... Then he started telling me to sit up on his desk after. That was a little..." She huffed. "I dunno. Then his wife found out."
Najia winced. "Oh, damn. And monogamy is a big thing in Argon space, I take it?" "Well, yes, but she didn't blow up quite like you're expecting. She blew up at him all right - for not telling her and sharing me with her immediately. I got caught by my immediate superior - the one who didn't like my mouth - going to her home, who tried to use the thing to bring me, the captain and his wife - a defense industrial contractor - down. They had political connections, and when all was said and done, I basically took the fall for everything. The Lt.C who found out I was basically being half-bribed, half-blackmailed into being a kinky, connected couple's toy got to quietly resign, the captain got promoted to commodore, and I got the option to take an administrative discharge with my commission revoked for conduct unbecoming, or get totally shafted at a court martial and take the fall for everything, doing prison time."
Najia blinked at that, and winced. "That's... That's..." "If you give me a pity look, I swear I will punch you in the loins and tell you to take your offer and shove it." Proper fire glared in the skipper's eyes as she turned to look at Najia. Najia stepped back, her jaw half-dropping, and then she shook her head, laughing. "No - no! I was saying, 'that's a shit sandwich.'"
Selaia snorted roughly at her, and turned back to look out the window. "Yeah... Yeah, it was. Anyway, that was then, then I wound up here. I signed on a freighter to forget my past, made port here, decided to take a job in the shipyard because it paid better than the freighter, was work I could do, and the habs here are wonderful. Then I found myself in front of you, and, well... Sorry, for thinking you might be kind of a hump."
Najia snorted. "But not so much of a hump that it was an automatic deal-breaker, huh?" She scratched her head, craning to look up at the Oberth hanging 'above' them. "Yes... No... Maybe? I don't honestly know what I was going to say if you said yes," the Argon woman admitted. "At first, when I first... When I found the whole 'prostitution is legal and regulated' here thing, I was skeeved out. I tried to leave, but, there weren't actually any ships that would take me that day. Then I wound up actually finding out that one of my coworkers - someone I was kind of chummy with - was turning tricks on the side, and... Well, we had a chat about it. He was from Segaris, and thought it was no big deal. And, well... I... Kind of... Had whored myself. I didn't feel good about it then. I still don't, but... I was... Well, willing, I suppose, to at least see if the offer you made, the way you made it, made me feel greasy about it like it did back then, or if it was... I don't know; open? Honest?"
"Well, I'm glad to have pleasantly surprised you - though I am totally going to kill Fatimah and Xiaowen for gossiping in public," Najia muttered without sincere heat, continuing "and no... I'm really not going to demand that someone put out for a job. You just... Impressed me with what I saw, in the admittedly very brief time that I've known you, but hey, I'm the kind of impulsive idiot who takes a leap of faith based on her gut instinct."
"Then, in that case..." Selaia turned to her, and smirked. "I'll skipper this ship for you for now, but I want something bigger when it's available. And not assigned to a reaction force or routine escort or defense duty or something." Najia snorted again, and laughed. She took a step back, and looked Selaia up and down again, smirking and grinning. The formerly-Argon military intelligence woman didn't look particularly extraordinary, but she shifted to stand at 'parade rest,' arms folding behind her back, eyes piercing and patient. "Setting terms, huh?" Najia smirked. She looked like she was considering it, but Selaia had impressed her - and she was also the first hire she'd had who had a formal military background outside the Segaris Pioneers. That perspective could be useful. She crossed her arms. "It just so happens I'm planning to build more ships," she said. "Some of them will be quite large." She extended her hand to Selaia, who took and shook it, firmly. "You wouldn't happen to be planning to construct a Centaur II Battleship, would you?" Selaia asked, grinning at her. Najia laughed. "That depends; if you have the full plans for a Centaur II in your back pocket, I'll make sure you get the first one out of the yard."
Laughing now, the other woman reached back with her free hand, and dramatically patted one of her rear pockets. "Damn, I appear to have left those plans in my other trousers." She let go, grinning and shaking her head, sighing. "Sorry, again, for... You know." Najia shook her head. "Jeeze, are you ever gonna stop beating yourself up for it?" She shook her head, laughing exasperatedly. "I don't know," the Captain answered bluntly, laughing and wryly face-palming. "I thought for sure that you were either going to say yes, or you'd fire me on the spot for even asking. And now I'm asking myself, do I even deserve the post?"
"For, what? Being willing to entertain the idea?" Najia shook her head, and, taking a bit of a risk, reached out and laid her hand heavily on Captain Kevlin's shoulder, squeezing it. "It's not like I'm running a state military with rules against fraternization or anything. What I care about is; can you do it, and are you someone whose general... Mmmmmh... It's not exactly right to say 'someone whose morals I like,' so much as..." Najia trailed off for a moment; Ace's morals were certainly questionable, even by her standards - in some cases especially by her standards - but she had bonded with her, trusted her. "Someone I feel I can trust to continue to be someone whose actions I like. If you wanna be woo-woo about it, someone whose spirit I like. And you? I have a good feeling about you; I've been wrong before, but... Not often."
Selaia snorted at her, looking at her, then looking back to the window. "And you'd trust someone who was willing to go down on you to get the post?" "As its own qualification, no. But it doesn't make me distrust you," Najia said. "Especially with how you were prepared to evaluate how a 'yes' answer made you feel and then tell me to take that offer and shove it. So, we good? You want to skipper a ship for me?" "Just that simply? No... Strings attached?"
Najia laughed, and turned, leaning against the windowsill and looking at the other woman's head in profile, smirking. "Do you want strings attached?" Selaia started at the question, turning to look at her. She worked her mouth a few times, but couldn't seem to find words; she did, however, flush warmly, looking somewhat guilty, and swallowed. "Okay, look; you're conflicted, obviously." Najia took the professional spacer's hand, squeezing it carefully. "Like I said, the job is yours if you say yes, no strings attached. Completely separately from that, if you are interested in, you know, the idea of getting to know me more thoroughly, that's, you know, a matter we can bring up later. And if you're not, then I'm not going to mention it again."
Flushing, Selaia turned away from her, but kept her hands in hers; squeezing Najia's hand, tightly. "This is so fucking unprofessional of me to even be considering," she huffed. "Sure it is. And you impressed me by being able to put on and take off the 'Professional Selaia' almost instantly. I bet you could summon 'Captain Kevlin' back in a moment."
Selaia blinked at her, turning her head to look at her. She drew her hand back, took a deep breath, and faced the window again. Folded her arms behind her back, and executed a crisp right-face, her face schooled into stern impassivity. Her eyes were mirthful, but the rest was the very picture of the woman Najia had seen standing by at attention while she indulged herself in helming the ship personally. "Just like that," Najia said, grinning brightly. Her grin softened Selaia's demeanor, and she smiled in turn. "You're a deep well of passion who can put on 'military bearing' in a moment. And you're not a yes-woman. That's what I need."
Working her jaw slightly, Selaia relaxed, chuckling and sighing; she flushed again, and sighed. "Thank you," she said. "For the opportunity; for not getting pissed at me, for... Well, for being understanding, and tolerating me being an aggro neurotic about it when things didn't go the ways I'd seen them going." "It's fine," Najia assured her, holding her hands up, placatingly, and to her surprise, Selaia took them, squeezing. "I, um... I..." Flushing and looking away, Selaia swallowed. "Is that offer going to be on the table if I need to sleep on it?"
Najia laughed, grinning and shaking her head. "Oh, you're amazing. Yes, absolutely; sleep on it. Hell, I have to get going; places to go, pirate clans to infiltrate. Fun stuff! Speaking of which, please make the ship combat-ready and take it to the Windfall/Eighteen B hardpoint to dock. I'm not saying I expect anything to go down, but..."
"Understood." Selaia looked back up; she remained flushed, but smiled. "That, I can do." She squeezed Najia's hands, and Najia squeezed back, then let go. She pivoted on her heel, slipping out of the Ready Room and headed for the lift; Ace and Marta had disembarked said left and were standing to the side of the corridor, with Marta telling Ace an anecdote from when they were still young class-taking students at Segaris U. "Well that took longer than expected," Marta said. "Everything good?" "Everything's good," Najia said. "And we have a new captain. I figured she should keep Koshirae for now. So, how does this lift-teleporter work?"
"Like this," Ace said, stepping into the lift. She pressed a button, and Najia felt a strange, yet familiar sensation start to take hold; like the feeling she got just before the headquarters had transported itself. Like falling in all directions at once; then, with a bright flash, she found herself in another lift. Blinking, Najia felt herself up for a few moments, then strode out; they were on one of the landing pads at the headquarters, and standing above them was the Golden Flea. Her jaw dropped. "That... That... Was both incredible, and..." "Somehow underwhelming," Ace concluded with her. "It was not wholly without fanfare, yet somehow, I anticipated... More."
Najia nodded. "Right. So, how should we do this?" She looked to Ace, who smiled at her. "We stagger the arrival of Chipmunk's ships and mine in the vicinity of the Arcadian Endeavour, as though we had scattered, lain low, and were returning from somewhat different places." Najia nodded. "Right. And, I wonder... Would it be possible to fit the Flea with a teleporter?"
"Indeed it would," Ace agreed. "I asked Boso Ta if this was possible and he said it was very simple. He delivered the equipment to the Flea before I had finished asking, in fact, though I do not think I will be able to install it and fly home simultaneously." Najia grinned at Ace, and Ace grinned back at her, adding, "but, if you wished to fly back with me, one of us could tinker, while the other flies."
Najia grinned at Ace, and looked back to Marta. "That sounds good to me. Would you please take the Jackdaw and -" "Head on ahead while the two of you fiddle with Ace's ship and snuggle up naked while the ship is on autopilot?" Marta asked back, smirking. Najia flushed, glancing around; there was nobody within earshot. "Mmmm-hmmmm. You ain't foolin' noone, sister." Marta grasped Najia, pulled her close, and kissed her. Najia felt herself melt into the grasp, kissing back instinctually, embracing her oldest friend and turning her head to meet the kiss. Then it ended, Marta pulled back, and stepped back, looking down at Ace with her hands on her hips.
Ace blinked, peering up at the far-taller, stronger human. For a moment, she was concerned she would be threatened again, then she sucked in a sharp breath as Marta reached under her arms, grasped her chest, and simply lifted her to eye-level, then hugged her tightly. Ace let the breath out slowly, tentatively returning the embrace, and asked, "I... thought you distrusted me," she commented. "I did," Marta said, bluntly. "But Najia, apparently, took a chance on you, and figures you're alright. She's been right about that kind of thing a lot more often than I have." Marta squeezed her, and Ace sucked in a breath in alarm; the human could probably squeeze her so strongly that she passed out, yet she didn't squeeze so hard she hurt. It rather felt like being in Najia's arms, in fact. "So, I'm guessing you're one of us now. That ain't gonna be a problem with, you know, the whole pirate clan, is it?"
There it was; the proverbial shoe. Najia swallowed, glad that Ace couldn't see. She had been studiously not raising that point. "It will not be, provided... Provided I am not asked to betray the Curs. Membership in a pirate clan is... Voluntary, for the most part," Ace said. "I will not betray them." She looked back at Najia. "And, I think, neither will you." "But you are willing to leave them... For us?"
"For you," Ace said, reaching out with her tail, wrapping it around Najia's arm. "And, perhaps, the rest of you, in time," she added, looking at Marta, trilling softly. "But I will have to see the Maestro's big scheme through." "Family. I get that," Marta opined, setting Ace down. "Y'all fly safe. We'll filter in like a disorganized rabble."
Ace nodded, and turned to board the Flea. "What took you so long, anyway?" "Oh geeze." Najia followed the Teladi pilot. "It's a long story."
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2023.03.26 04:01 UslashMKIV what am I in for and is it safe to drive? (09 mk5)

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2023.03.25 15:01 KhoaFraelich 10 Logical Reasons Why Motorcycles Are Better Than Cars

10 Logical Reasons Why Motorcycles Are Better Than Cars

These undeniable facts illustrate why two wheels are better than four

We all know that even though cars and trucks make up a large portion of vehicles on the road, motorcycles are the mode of transportation that immediately commands attention with their "cool" factor.

There is nothing particularly unique or interesting about your typical sedan, SUV, or pickup truck, but any motorcycle causes people to briefly pause and stare at this unique marvel of engineering. Even if it happens to be a little Honda Grom. While most would suggest that there are more practical uses for cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks, there are just as many valid reasons why motorcycles are the unsung rulers of the road.

Motorcycles Have Better Gas Mileage

The price of gas can be a real pain in the butt depending on where you live, and it can cost you a big chunk of change out of your bank account every month. However, motorcycles don't really suffer that much at the pump. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars, they don't require huge engines to get them from A to B. This also means that despite having smaller fuel tanks (most range from 2-6 gallons), riders get more bang for their buck at the pump. A decent, fuel efficient car might get 30 MPG at best, most motorcycles average between 40 and 60 miles-per-gallon.

Motorcycles Don't Require As Much Maintenance

With cars, you have a lot of moving parts to take care of. You need regular oil changes, transmission service, tire rotation, replace cracked windshields, refill windshield wiper fluid, cleaning the interior, and dealing with that annoying "check engine" light. With motorcycles, you don't need to have that many worries hanging over your head. Other than bringing your bike in for routine service every few thousand miles, there isn't much you need stress over. Just keep it clean, don't beat the hell out of the engine, and not ride like an idiot. Outside of that, you are good to go!

Not Everyone Rides Motorcycles And That's A Good Thing

According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, approximately 8% of Americans ride motorcycles. It is that small percentage of people that take pride in being the black sheep. The fact is nearly everyone drives a car, and there is nothing special or unique about that. Unless your car can fly, double as a submarine, or travel through time, they are not that impressive.

Motorcycles are always noticed. They stick out like a two-wheeled thumb, and they come with a strong sense of pride in daring to be different. Motorcycle riders tend to have more adventurous, outgoing personalities that demand more out of life instead of coasting through by living some boring, cookie-cutter existence. Motorcyclists live to tell stories and connect with new people, because not everyone else is willing to take that extra leap of faith.

Motorcycles Don't Cost As Much As Cars

Unless you've got some serious coin to throw at a new Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited, purchasing a motorcycle does not require you to have deep pockets. The prices of new and used cars have been increasing over the last few years thanks to high demand and constantly-disappearing inventory. With a motorcycle, you won't have to shell nearly as much cash for a dealer to hand you the keys. With many sporty motorcycles costing less than $10k, owning the title to one isn't as stressful as trying to pay off your car. Not to mention that motorcycles don't cost as much at the fuel pump. With many cars and trucks demanding at least $50 to fill up, you will be lucky if the cost to fill your motorcycle costs more than $20.

Finding A Parking Spot Is Much Easier

We've all had those moments where you're driving into the city, and you are scanning the streets for an open parking spot that isn't next to a fire hydrant. Depending on where you are, this can become a real pain. Worst case scenario you find a parking garage that requires you to pay through the nose for a spot. With motorcycles, you barely have that problem.

Thanks to their smaller size, motorcycles can easily maneuver and position themselves in open spaces that a regular car cannot. You can park parallel to the curb, or you can back it in with a more perpendicular parking position. Regardless of how you park, you can take comfort knowing you won't have to deal with as many headaches as some trying to find a good parking spot while driving a Chevy Silverado or GMC Hummer.

Motorcycles Are Much Better For Your Mental Health

Unless you are John Wick or a member of a 1-percenter club, there is no such thing as a frowning face on a motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle is the same kind of sensory overload your dog feels when it sticks it head out of the window of a moving car. You feel the wind on your face, the humming of the engine, and your exposure to the natural world. They give you a brief hiatus from smartphones and other modern-day creature comforts to unplug and take a moment to relax. It's already enough to know just how crazy the world can be whenever you turn on the news. So hopping on a motorcycle and taking a vacation from the rest of the world will do your mental health a huge favor.

There is also the opportunity to increase your cognitive strength by teaching your body to operate a manual-shift vehicle without even thinking about it. The more practice you get, the more it feels like your body is simply acting and performing these functions on its own. Plus, because motorcycle riders are more aware of their surroundings, your reaction time to hazards improves. Being more aware of danger means more time for you to prepare, and properly react to every kind of obstacle.

You Can Actually Burn Calories While Riding

Not only do motorcycles improve your mental well-being, your body also gets its own workout. By using your body to physically maneuver, balance, and grasp your bike, you are also burning calories in the process. In a car, you are stuck in a prone position that isn't very physically demanding. But on a bike, you are using your back, arms, and legs to get you from point A to point B. Depending on the amount of activity, you can burn anywhere from 170 to 600 calories an hour on a motorcycle. A pretty fun way to get closer to that beach bod.

Community Of Like-Minded Individuals

If you are the only one in your friend group that rides a motorcycle, it can be kind of hard to connect when you are the only one that lives this kind of lifestyle. But the second you meet up with other bikers on your journeys, a connection is immediately forged. While there are certain clubs for car enthusiasts to connect with, most average drivers are not drawn to that sort of thing. But with motorcyclists, we want to know more about you, your bike, your story, adventures you've been on, where you're going, etc. In other words, motorcycles are a loud and fun social lubricant.

Adrenaline Junkies Love Motorcycles

Watch the X Games, or any sort of extreme-sport competition, and you will most certainly see some motorcycles involved. Being able to pack so much power into a small package is what many thrill-seekers find so attractive about riding a motorcycle. While there are some high-performance sports cars and muscle cars that can also get the job done, they usually require thousands of dollars in upgrades, as well as lots of skill behind the wheel.

On a motorcycle, all you need is a Class M license, some road, and you are ready to twist the throttle! You've got the wind in your face, the loud rumbling of the engine beneath you, and your heart beating in your chest reminding you that you are alive and in the moment. When was the last time you felt that way in a Honda Odyssey?

Motorcyclists Can Use The HOV Lane

Picture in your mind that you are on the highway while on your way to work. Traffic is backed up and the only lane that is moving is the HOV lane. Unfortunately, because you're driving by yourself, it would be illegal for you to take that lane. That is unless you're riding a motorcycle. In which case, the highway is your oyster and the HOV lane is that bright, shiny pearl you get to benefit from. Not only that, but you get to shave time off of your commute every morning. Pretty good perk for showing up to work both on-time and in the coolest way possible.

Source: Topspeed
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2023.03.25 07:59 StinkyMcGinky How much would a trans rebuild cost for a 2007 Chevy Tahoe?

Thinking of buying a used Tahoe, and from what I’ve heard the 5.3’s last forever. But all of the used ones I’ve been seeing have over 200k miles and I’m worried about the transmission going out, so I’d want to get it rebuilt when I get it and was wondering how much a estimate cost would be.
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2023.03.25 03:26 Admirable_Pepper_904 Vehicle damage

Hi. I’m in Nebraska and I need some advice. My older sister bought a 2010 Chevy Traverse from a buy here pay here in northeast Nebraska. She’s relatively new to buying vehicles and she didn’t let anyone know until she put pen to paper and drove the vehicle home. This was in mid to late February. She’s been having some trouble with it since she bought it, such as a noticeable engine knock and her car wobbles altogether. I hooked up my OBD2 scanner and it revealed that she has misfires in all 6 cylinders, the crankshaft exhaust position isn’t plausible, the intake camshaft position sensor performance is throwing a code and has a slow response, the passenger restraint isn’t working, the transmission fluid pressure switch 4 and 5 circuit low voltage, the left rear side impact sensor has an open voltage, the passenger presence module is missing, and the right front and left rear tire pressure sensors are throwing codes. It’s a lot to read and I apologize but just tonight, a little over an hour before I made this post, tire became unseated from the rim and bounced off into traffic. Is there ANYTHING she can do at this point in time? She feels cheated and rightly so
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2023.03.24 13:43 Negative-Design Mechanic or Auto Electrician?

My 2008 Mitsubishi Delica just came up with and engine light for the throttle position sensor.
Error Codes
DTC P1233: Throttle Position Plauibility
DTC P0122: Throttle Position Sensor (main) Circuit Low Input

Is it better to take it to a mechanic or an auto electrician?
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2023.03.23 23:46 prestappal 1988 Chevy s10 4.3L 178k miles - unintentional acceleration on start up help.

Hey Mech’s,
Long story short: I’m helping a friend work on a chevy s10 that is cranking and turning over, but immediately begins to accelerate to max. My diagnosis is currently something to do with fuel/electronics. Its like pressing down on the gas pedal to the floor on start up, even if I physically press the gas pedal because it will smell fuel heavy after shutting down. I will post full back story below, current fixes, but any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I am also an amateur DIY shade tree/YouTube/Haynes learner, I’ve brought back and still drive a 94 ford ranger, so any advice is also welcomed.
Back story: vehicle was involved in a off road ditch crash, nothing too serious, but was dead to drive home. After the accident, I assumed it essentially trip the ECM fuse, knocked loose the shift linkage, and some light alignment problems. The vehicle sat for months, and when I arrived to help, my friend (who is not mechanically inclined) said they thought the fuel pump was bad, so I trusted they were right and we swapped out the fuel pump (not the pillow) and did not fix the issue. After I reviewed the vehicle at the time, the only problem was a blown ECM fuse. Replaced the fuse, truck ran fine for a couple weeks. Friend said they went back and replaced the pillow, drove for those couple of weeks, but then, came the ECM/B fuses blowing out. They called a tow truck, hauled it to a friends house, I checked it out and solved this issue by replacing that fuse and I advised to take it to a shop to prevent any future problems. They didn’t and kept throwing fuses into it until the truck wouldn’t start even with a new fuse and called me back to check it out.
From the first day, I checked out a Haynes manual and checked what was powering that fuse: first line was the oil pressure sending unit, and once I checked it out, it was leaking with oil. I attempted to take the clip off and broke it, so now had a job to do. Now, in retrospect, If I didn’t touch anything the truck was extremely low on oil and assume If I would of added oil, the truck could of continue to run (?) but I wanted to do the job right.
Some time later, after removing the distributor, I replaced the OEM OPSU with a Advance AP part and soldered a new 3-wire connector. I TDC the engine, put the distributor back, line the spark plug wires, turned it over, but upon start up, the unintentional acceleration started. With the shift linkage still loose, the truck is unreliable to drive, and practically, will take off on its own.
Recent repairs, questionables, and diagnosis: So, I thought what the original problem was the 3-wire Oil pressure sending unit, which I thought was was: Power, Accessory power, and ground, two exact Orange with black stripe wires and brown wire, and maybe I had soldered the two O+BK stripe wires in opposites. I swapped those but did not fix the problem. I broke a vacuum line running to the ERG valve, but replaced the line. I so far tested (unplugged, started, plugged, started…) and swapped the IAC (idle air control) and Map sensor with new auto zone parts and hasn’t fixed it. I unplugged the throttle position sensor and started the truck to see if that was the problem, but same results. The cable to the gas pedal looked and felt fine, I can’t see any vacuum leaks, but can’t test because of the shift linkage being loose and the unintentional acceleration.
Final words: Ive slowed the timing down so far to the point that the truck still turns over but is still max accelerating, but any added throttle from the gas pedal has no effect. I had one successful start: normal idle and throttle was responsive to gas pedal after unplugging the OEM IAC on start up, but when I shut down and swapped it out, the problem returned and couldn’t recreate the solution. When I soldered the OPSU, I had little work space so I was leaning onto the EGR, Carb, and throttle body constantly. Any other concerns are there is too much transmission fluid in the truck and, from my understanding, the accessory/2nd power wire from the OPSU goes to the fuel pump relay. Maybe the fuel replay is faulty and just actively open? Any ideas? My plan is to return Sunday with a solution, but this is outside my research circle.
I will try to respond as quickly as possible and answer any questions. If all ends well, I’d be glad to post a pic for thanks.
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2023.03.23 21:48 keepyourbible My Tahoe goes into reduced power mode no matter how long I keep it running when I first started it.

It's an 04 with a newly replaced throttle body and throttle position sensor. I can leave it running for a long time but as soon as I put it in gear and start driving it'll go into reduced power mode. I usually leave it off for about a minute, start it for three minutes then turn it off for another minute. After that it runs great. But if I leave it off for about 4 hours I'll have to repeat the process over again. I've tried brushing a couple ground wire locations with a wire brush but I'm still having the issue. Any suggestions on what could be going on?
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2023.03.23 17:07 90blacktsiawd Here's my daily driven 540 whp sti

This is my first foray into the Subaru world though not my first trip into the turbo 4 cyl awd world as my name might hint at. I've built a few dsm's, a z32 tt 300zx, svt cobra and s13 in the past. I always liked wrx's but knew myself well enough to know anything short of a STI wouldn't keep me happy for long. I picked up my current car off ebay right before covid shut everything down. 107k miles, intake, cat back, AP3 installed, supposedly low compression in 1 cylinder, $8k plus shipping from the west coast. The car showed up maybe a week before the initial covid shut downs took place. First start had smoke billowing out of the exhaust and what sounded like popcorn popping under the hood. I'm not completely inept when it comes to cars but i knew doing the motor was going to be more than i was prepared to tackle. Stopped at a few places while waiting for the car to arrive and was shocked at the costs i was being given to prep something to break 400 whp after a turbo upgrade down the road.
I ended up settling on a local place called Area1320 in Nazareth PA to do the work. They're the closest Subaru specialty shop and they're an IAG certified installer. I started collecting parts as i found deals on them as my date to go in for the build was still several months off. Unfortunately due to all the shut downs shipping delays and places just plain being out of stock meant what was supposed to be a 2-3 month long build turned into a 2 year build. Over this time as i kept doing research and finding deals on more parts the build just kept growing. It was always intend to be a full street car. Something responsive that is a joy to take on my favorite back roads and to the autocross when they come to town.
When they finally cracked into my motor it was pretty clear that there were more problems besides 1 cylinder with low compression. 1 piston had a cracked ring land. Another has the edge of the piston crown literally explode. Metal chunks damaged 1 head beyond repair, turbo was smoked and tons of oil in the tmic.
There isn't an area of the car that hasn't been touched at this point. To the best of my knowledge this list of parts below is accurate.







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2023.03.23 02:39 AutoCodes P2128 2017 TOYOTA RAV4 - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'E' Circuit Input High

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2023.03.23 00:41 PsychoKuros [US-CA][H] Games for Xbox/360, PS1-PS4, SMS/Genesis/32x/Saturn/DC, GCN/Wii/WiiU/Switch, GB/GBC/GBA, DS/3DS and more. [W] Paypal/Cash

I'm always adding more items as I go through my storage so please check back.

Added in Guitar Hero 5 and World Tour (Wii), Transformers Fall of Cybertron & Triple Pack (360), Draglade (DS), PS3 60gb BC system

Holds: Items can only be held for 24 hours max and it's first come first served.
Payment: Paypal preferred.
Shipping: Shipping will be done through USPS or UPS.
Other Notes: If you're local to the San Diego area, I accept pick up and cash as an option.
Game Lists:
NOTE: Games are complete unless noted next to the game. Games that have a strikethrough have been sold.
* Gauntlet Dark Legacy $18
* Splinter Cell $5
* Fallout New Vegas $5
* Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds $10
* Prototype 2 $5
* Red Dead Redemption $8
* Big Mutha Truckers $6
* Drake of the 99 Dragons $7
* Fight Night Round 2 $5
* Spider-man 2 $9
Xbox 360:
* Anarchy Reigns $5
* Big Bumpin $3
* Crackdown 2 $4
* Dead Rising 2 Off the Record $8
* Farcry 3 $5
* Fight Night Round 3 $4
* Lego Marvel Super Heroes $4
* Nail'd $6 * Open Season $6 * Pocketbike Racer $3 * Portal 2 $5
* Saints Row the Third $4 * Skate $8
* Tomb Raider $4
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
* Mercury Meltdown Revolution (new, tears in plastic) $6
* Shaun White Skateboarding $3
Wii U:
Sega Master System:
Genesis/Mega Drive:
Atari 2600 Lot:
I have an Atari 2600 Light Sixer with hookups, adapter to coax, controller, paddle controllers and 76 games! Many games have label issues, they are described in the list below. Pricing has been reflected based on condition. All games are loose
Price: $350 + S&H Paypal for the whole lot
If you are local to San Diego, I can arrange a pickup instead.
Game List
Atari 5200: All are loose
Or $25 for all.
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2023.03.22 10:27 godiagshop 2023 GODIAG Power Probe(GT101/GT102/GT103) FAQ & Review

2023 GODIAG Power Probe(GT101/GT102/GT103) FAQ & Review
Godiag has three kinds of power probe testers: Godiag GT101, Godiag GT102 and Godiag GT103. All support Car Power Line Fault Finding + Fuel Injector Cleaning and Testing + Relay Testing. The difference is that GT101 covers all functions of the others, GT102 cannot display current, and GT103 is the cheapest as it doesn’t support AC voltage and Current display. Here have collected some newest FAQs and customer reviews in 2023 about Godiag Power Probe.
2023 GODIAG Power Probe FAQ:
Question 1: How to use the Godiag Wire Piercing Probe?
1) First, turn the red knob and pull down the spring clip to an appropriate position, so that the spring clip can clamp the line under test.
2) Screw the red knob again to make sure the probe and the line under test are in good contact.
3) Insert the banana plug cable at the end of it.
4) Plug the other end of banana plug cable into the GT101/GT102/GT103.
5) After reading the voltage, unplug the cable, turn the knob and pull down the spring clip, finally remove the test wire.

Question 2: Does this make a different sound for positive and negative or is it the same?
Answer: Yes, it makes different sounds.
When the product detects the positive, the beep will become sharp and the indicator will turn red at the same time.

When the product detects the negative, the beeping sound will become smooth and the indicator light will turn green.


Question 3: How to clean fuel injector?
1) Prepare a fuel injector cleaner pressurized can or a carburetor cleaner pressurized can (nozzle diameter of the pressurized cans: 4mm)
2) Hold the manual cleaning tool tightly with your hand, and firmly fix the fuel injector with your fingers to prevent the pressure of the cleaner can from washing away the fuel injector.
3) Pay attention to the hazards of liquid to human body during manual cleaning, and take protective measures. Do not operate in dangerous places with open flames because the pressurized cans are extremely flammable. (Choose an open place to facilitate the discharge of cleaning liquid.)


2023 GODIAG Power Probe Customer Review:
Review 1: Very helpful tool
I build motorcycles as a hobby and this godiag tool makes it so easy to find you positive and ground. Makes testing lights and gauges breeze.
Review 2: Great for troubleshooting, diagnosing and finding broken wires, shorts and failed devices
This Godiag circuit tester tool makes it a breeze when rewiring your cars, finding blown fuses, shorts and testing relays. The added benefit is the injector cleaning adapters and the ability to pulse them, as well as relays, and circuits in the cars. I recently used this tool to rewire a classic VW, troubleshoot an ABS communication and pump issue in a later model VW, wire in a new radio and trace out wires in a 2002 Chevy suburban, repair a broken wire in a tail light on a 2007 Chevy Silverado. Can’t go wrong for the price. Great tool to add to your tool box.
Review 3: GREAT diagnostic tool! Recommended for every garage!
These types of tools are great to have in the garage or workshop. You may be wondering what's so great when you can get a bulb tester for like 5 bucks right? Well, this Power Probe can introduce voltage into the system to test simple items such as door regulators and motors. It can also introduce ground when needed on certain components that react off ground, not power. You can activate it to test relays and fuel injectors.
Review 4: Work well
Got this godiag power probe for hooking and testing lights on my vehicles. Leads are long enough to reach for my battery to the rear of my pickup. Never used one before but is working well for me. Makes finding grounds, testing lights, checking wire for breaks easy. I'm sure there is more it will do, and I will learn them as I go. Priced a lot cheaper than most like it. Seems well-constructed with good test leads, good clamps, several types of different probe connections.
Review 5: Save yourself some money
We had a short in our 2007 jeep which we spent hours trying to find out where it was! When you have to trace a short down it is time consuming and taking it to a mechanic was going to cost us about $500! We purchased this Godiag circuit probe tester and within an hour trace the short down fixed it and saved ourselves some big bucks! This is one of those tools if you don’t have it you would wish you did, anyone that works on their own car really needs to invest in one of these. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
More customer reviews on Godiag Pirt Power Probe:
GODIAG GT101 PIRT Power Probe In-depth Review: Test Accurately, Fast and Good Value
2022 GODIAG GT101 PIRT Power Probe Newest Reviews
GODIAG GT102 PIRT Power Probe Review
Godiag GT103 Mini Pirt Electric Circuit Tester Customer Review
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2023.03.22 06:06 Interesting-Dance176 I'm lost on this kne

1993 2.8 V6 TBI 5 SPD 2wd. Has a steady low vacuum at idle and It idles rough because it runs so rich. But if you disconnect one injector it idles fine but has 0 powrr. Can also unplug a vacuum line creating a leak and it will run fine as well. Burns better up as rpms climb, vacuum is steady as well.
Got 25-30 mpg on the highway (60-70 mph) total trip was 300 miles, only filling up ~12 gallons total
I know compression is good, sat all night on a decent slope in 2nd gear, p-brake off, and it never moved.
I replaced:
The O2 which was coated in a dry black suit, carbon. Burning rich
Throttle position sensor, old one did work but not well
Fuel pressure regulator.
Map sensor holds vacuum.
My thoughts on possible causes:
Injectors may be stuck open, truck was sitting since 06, not sure how to check. Beyond the noid lights for pulses.
Return line clogged, I doubt this given the unusually high mpg on highway. Still going to check it tomorrow with a bucket and hose.
Timing is fucked for sure definitely isn't helping, but unlikely the cause of it dumping fuel. Ranges from 12° at low idle to 20° when it surges.
There are no warning lights on. Engine temp and oil pressure are fine.
While the end goal is an engine swap, I want to enjoy this 60v6, and have it in good shape before selling it off.
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2023.03.22 00:37 Mother-Buffalo-3861 Tahoe shuts off while running

Hello! I have a 2004 Tahoe 5.3L that shuts off while running. This past December it did it a few times and eventually would not start. After taking it to a mechanic in January he said he replaced the crankshaft position sensor. A week ago I made a three hour trip and two hours into the drive it shut off while running. My biggest concern is that when that happens, the brakes stiffen up making it difficult to brake. Any help finding a solution is appreciated!
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