1-When I looked at the intake manifold photo on my iPhone it looked clean as a whistle. When I posted it here and went back and looked I DO see the reflection in the back of the sump and that must be oil. I'll clean that out as suggested but won't it just come back again? This is from a borderline Crankcase Ventilation Valve correct? Maybe I should replace that bad boy after all??
2-I brought home my good Fluke multi-meter today and I just checked the OHM's on the Crank Position Sensor.....drum roll please..........It's supposted to read 1280 +or-10% and it reads a whoppin' 498. For kicks I brought it in the house and put it under hot water and it slowly walked up but only peaked out at 570 OHM's. This tells me that Roberto's trick of pouring the hot water on a bad CPS might work if it was only a little out of whack.
THE BIG QUESTION - Is it possible that the crank sensor is throwing off the timing of the spark?
So....we FINALLY found something wrong with the car. My new Crank Sensor will be here tomorrow and I'll verify the OHM's on it then will install it in the car and cross my fingers when I crank it over.
I also checked the OHM's on the cam sensor and it is at 1210 so it should be OK. I thought about putting it where the CPS is but thought I could wait one more day for the new one.
I'll check back tomorrow and maybe be able to put this klunker to rest. If not it will rest permenant at SIX FEET UNDER.....ha ha.
Rick in Ohio
Last edited by rv6rick; 01-07-2013 at 06:06 PM.