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Thanks for sharing the site pascalhatesworm! :)

How's your trip to Tarlac? What's your average and top speed on the highway? My van is in the shop right now for undercoating, just in case the La Nina spells will arrive early. You know our situation here in Manila, the City submerge in just a heavy downpour.

I'm planning and saving to have my van clean inside and out (Auto deatailing) in my friends shop.

Hope everythings ok with your Van.

P.S. Still looking for an engine though. :)
 

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Hey Man!

Me and my family had a safe trip to and pro. my average speed is 70 and top is 80km/h. i know i could go more but the problem is i am feeling a strong vibration as i go up from 80 and attempting to hit 100. A day after we got to tarlac i checked under the front wheels and saw some probblems there - tie rods are worn our and loose, driver seat wheel bearings needs replacement, assembly to gear box has a worn out bushing, disc brake on driver's side might need replacement. Needless to say i was able to temporary put a remedy on 'em all.

Going back to manila i can go from 80 to 90 w/o vibrations but then again im afraid to take it to 100 because i just put there some remedies. Next day were off to Bulacan for swimming with six people inside.

Im still having problems with hard starting on my van. i just finished cleaning and replacing my carb but the problem persist. i replaced contact breaker, condenser,
rotor cap, high-tension wires, plugs but same problem. inside the van now is a mess as i was trying to figure out the problem - trying hard mechanic me :(

Im not sure who can help me now as i cant get the van to start this morning.

Where is your mechanic from?

Let me know pls. Thanks
 

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Hard Starting

Causes for hard starting:

1. Engine needs a tune-up.
2. Weak battery.
3. Worn plugs/contact point.
4. Condenser/capacitor weak or inoperative.

The sequence ofr check are:

1. Put a strong battery in or use a jumper cable.
2. Check your contact point. If it needs to be replaced, replace your condenser also.
3. Tune-up.
4. You could also have your valve tappets re-set if there is a clicking sound in your engine.
 

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Hard to start

Try adjusting your timing, a little off can make a huge difference. If you don't have a timing lite, mark from the base of your distributor to the engine with chalk preferably, but you can just scratch a mark with a screwdriver as a baseline to start from. If your engine is turning over fast, your battery is probably ok. Only move the dist. about 1/16" at a time, you should end up with a happy medium between fast starts & fast revving:D
 

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Mechanic

Hello,

It might be off-topic but I was wondering if any of you guys know of a good mechanic? I live in Caloocan btw so any recommendations of mechanics or shops that specialize in F6A's would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

:rolleyes:
 

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Causes for hard starting:

1. Engine needs a tune-up.
2. Weak battery.
3. Worn plugs/contact point.
4. Condenser/capacitor weak or inoperative.

The sequence ofr check are:

1. Put a strong battery in or use a jumper cable.
2. Check your contact point. If it needs to be replaced, replace your condenser also.
3. Tune-up.
4. You could also have your valve tappets re-set if there is a clicking sound in your engine.

Bro, where's that condenser you're referring at?
What's on my mind is the one on the carburetor to which I replaced last year as advised by my mechanic(If I remember, parang solenoid yon at hindi condenser. Hehehe).
No other problem observed after the replacement. :)

@Pascal: Bro, thanks for the link!
 

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Solenoid?

A capacitor and a condenser are one and the same. If I am not mistaken, a solenoid is an electro-mechanical device such as a starter relay which also engages the bendix.
 

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Yeah, I understand what's the uses of a solenoid or a capacitor(Thanks for clearing Bro) but I dunno what's the term to call on the one attached to the carburetor, it also has a (2) two wire connection.
 

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Solenoid

The one attached to the carb is a solenoid. It is an electro-mechanical device that resets the idling speed for either the aircon or the engine temperature.

You are right...that is a solenoid.

The condenser/capacitor is the one in the distributor.

No worries. Thanks for the clarification. I got mixed up myself.
 
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