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Old January 6th, 2004, 10:07 PM
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5w30 seems a little "lite"

Been running Castrol full synthetic 5W30 for several years in two different D90's with no problems (so far).
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:01 AM
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FWIW,

Here is the response from Mike Hippert for the sump oil chart from the owners manual that I posted a few weeks ago....

"And the Book says, 6.5 quarts for the oil sump

5W/30 -22 to 90
5W/40 -22 to 122
10W/30 -4 to 90
10W/40 -4 to 122
15w/40 14 to 122
20W/40 32 to 122
25W/40 60 to 122"

Right now in Boston, MA it's a balmy 18 degrees with nighttime temps for the rest of the week in the single digits. So I use 5w/30 in the winter and 10w/40 or 20W/40 in the summer.

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Old January 14th, 2004, 05:56 PM
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I got my truck back from the shop yesterday and the difference is dramatic. Not only does it fire immediately and start right up on cold starts, but the stumble on acceleration around 2200 rpm is gone. I highly recommend the $13 ecm prom for anyone with these issues. (Also put in a new ignition coil).
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Old January 14th, 2004, 07:43 PM
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Good news & thanks again for the info Phil. My ecr prom is on the way!

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Old May 27th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Question Rover Won't Start

I have a 94 D-90 and it won't start. It turns over and is getting fuel and spark. I am not sure what is happening. If you have any ideas please let me know what to do. I will try anything.

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Old May 27th, 2004, 10:00 PM
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Is your ECM getting power? What did you last do before it stopped working?
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Old May 31st, 2004, 05:05 PM
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Won't start!!!

I'm pretty new to this. Have a 97 d-90 that was running well. Did not use it for couple of months and when I went to start it, cranked but would not turn over. Played with the plug wires (rotated around) and still wouldn't start. Next day started without a problem. Today, same thing, crank but no start. Disconnected #1 wire and spark present. Disconnected fuel line after filter and minimal flow on cranking engine. I then disconnected fuel line before fuel filter and still minimal flow on cranking. Is this a fuel pump problem and/or relay problem? Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi Marc, welcome to the forum.

There are a couple other threads that may present some help on this subject. I will merge them and hopefully they will help you out.
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My guess would be on a 97 to check the inertia switch, and if it is ok look at the fuel pump. You should hear it run when you turn the ignition.

I have one ECU with the cold start prom and one without and I can't tell the difference. BTW the dealer I worked for put 5w 30 in all the D90s (there were quite a good number in the area) and never had any oil light/pump issues.

I am willing to bet the coil was the main issue. there is an interesting bulliten on excessive dwell angles and how it kills the coil. there is a whole update involved--ignition module etc. Saw it happen twice. one it actually melted the coil so it started to leak black stuff. nasty.

some things to keep in minds when diagnosing these type of issues.
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for the help. In the works right now!!
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Old June 14th, 2004, 05:36 PM
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Fuel pump replaced and it works like a dream. Thanks for the help!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:48 PM
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man, will take this info to garage

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Originally Posted by Kent Welsh
I bought this truck about three months ago. For about the last six weeks I've had trouble getting it started. I'm not much of a mechanic so it's been dealt with at the local dealership.
It turns over and will crank and crank but not fire. Sometimes you can try it again and it will start but still reluctantly. So far we've replaced the ignition module, fuel pump and all of the wiring to the fuel pump and it's still doing it. I've just ordered a water temperature sensor but it's been suggested that since my plugs aren't soaked when I pull them out after cranking that that's not going to be it. Any help?
Hi Kent, PJ (Polly) Lodge here in Naples....I had that same problem with my 97 D90, thought it was just "bad gas"- after two or so tanks it stopped...I was THRILLED! then today in the Publix parking lot- it would start, but not STAY on.

I'm looking for a solution and would appreciate your advice! Polly
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Old June 13th, 2005, 08:42 AM
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Hey Polly, any engine codes? I know a little about the 97's system.
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