The Plan!

I will be adding items here to outline my plan for my project. I hope to be updating this soon and a lot.

My Fiero Project Plan! Started: 6/21/2010 Brainstorm Area Notes: Body Paint I am going to keep the stock Red and Silver, but add textured semi-gloss black to all the . . . → Read More: The Plan!

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Vacuum leak detection.

In this article I’ll cover the general things that apply to all Fiero versions, then later I’ll break out the version specific and detail items. Contrary to popular belief, vacuum plumbing problems are a major issue. Even small vacuum leaks can cause major headaches.

A major problem? Why?

The ECM will try to compensate . . . → Read More: Vacuum leak detection.

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The Assembly Line Diagnostic Link

Warning! Don’t force anything into the ALDL connector! If you damage the connector then you can have problems when using ECM scanners and other tools that have the proper size terminals.

Note! It is possible that the ALDL may be installed with the Key up or down. The above picture is Key . . . → Read More: The Assembly Line Diagnostic Link

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Knock knock….

Who’s There?

Ping. Ping Who? Ping I just knocked a hole in your piston….

Engine Knock, Fuel Octane and other myths

Thing One: Never use higher Octane fuel than the engine needs to prevent knock.

I’m going to try to greatly simplify a very complex topic here. They write encyclopedias about this stuff. I’m . . . → Read More: Knock knock….

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Cruisin’ right along…. Cruise Control

Note: If you have 87-88 L4, you can use an ECM Scanner to test the MFL. The DIS ECM will report all the switches operation except the brake pedal switch for the dump valve. Besides checking switch condition, the scanner will tell you if anything else in the switch wiring is bad.

Multi Function . . . → Read More: Cruisin’ right along…. Cruise Control

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ECM upgrade (1227730) for stock 2.8

ECM upgrade (1227730) for stock 2.8

Recently a friend of mine brought me his Fiero to have a swap done. He had a very high mileage stock 2.8 and 125-C and wanted me to swap in a lower mileage 2.8 and 440-T4 OD transmission. Not content with sticking with . . . → Read More: ECM upgrade (1227730) for stock 2.8

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4.3L S10 to Fiero Engine Swap

4.3L S10 to Fiero Engine Swap

Old Engine Removal

Sorry, I didn’t have my digital camera when I started actually tearing into the car. But never fear, I still have some pics to share of the end result.

. . . → Read More: 4.3L S10 to Fiero Engine Swap

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