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by DOHCRT
Sat May 22, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: headgasket
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Why replace the head gasket if it isn't blown? Your 99 came with an MLS gasket that is very stout. If its not blown, just do the timing belt and water pump. The valvetrain is also very durable, so unless there is something wrong you are kind of wasting your time and money. A compression and leak-dow...
by DOHCRT
Thu May 20, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes
Topic: do tie bars and strut bars really help handling
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

The chassis flexes when driving. Anything you can do to stiffen it a little more is good. Some cars will flex more than others, and for this reason strut bars and tie braces will have different effects on different cars. For instance, convertible cars flex a shit ton while driving. Adding braces and...
by DOHCRT
Tue May 18, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Got robbed now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 5515

Re: Got robbed now what?

also lost the bearing caps i know your not supposed to swap those cause of line boring but i really need those too. Sorry to break it to you, but your head is junk without the caps that came with it. Using other caps will break your engine in a very short time unless you have the caps bored and add...
by DOHCRT
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: DOHC Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

No, the interior harness is not affected by changing the engine harness. Technically, you don't have to even use a DOHC engine harness. You can easily modify the SOHC harness to work with the DOHC engine.
by DOHCRT
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Oil pressure gauge install question
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Some DOHC heads have core plugs in the holes, some have threaded pipe plugs, and some have a plate bolted to the head that seals the holes. If you have core plugs, remove the oil plug and tap the hole with a 1/8" or 1/4" NPT tap.
by DOHCRT
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Injectors question!
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

cut the brackets on the fuel rail and make them shorter.

SRT stage 1 injectors are much larger than 30lb/hr. They're somewhere around 42lb/hr.
by DOHCRT
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Tensioner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

There are two pulleys that determine the fore and aft position of the timing belt on the gears. The water pump sprocket prevents the belt from moving too far back on the gears, and the crank sprocket prevents the belt from walking off the front of the gears. Its normal for the belt not to be centere...
by DOHCRT
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: In need of questions and advice for the mp pcm
Replies: 5
Views: 4202

You don't have to lock up the converter, but you will lose gas mileage if you don't.
by DOHCRT
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2.4L swap problems... help !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5692

You can get a brand new genuine Mopar crankshaft for $294 from dodgeparts.com. Thats pretty cheap considering its brand new and needs no machining.

I would be surprised if you couldn't find someone on neons.org to sell you a used one for less than $100. There isn't a huge demand for crankshafts.
by DOHCRT
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: How do you find out if your tranny is modular or not
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

Its the clutch that is modular, not the transmission. All 95 neons have a standard clutch setup. 96 neons can have either, deending on where they were built. If its built in Mexico, it will have the standard clutch setup. USA built neons will have the modular setup. The difference between the two is...
by DOHCRT
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2.4L swap problems... help !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5692

You can get a 2.4L crank pretty cheap, even brand new from Mopar. I would go that route.
by DOHCRT
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: what is the best sparkplug wires and coil pack
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Best coil pack is a genuine Mopar. Mopar plug wires are also very nice and last a long time. There is a lot of false info out there when it comes to plug wires and coils. No matter what brand you get, it will not increase power. Go for the ones that will last a long time and have the best fitment. M...
by DOHCRT
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: is my tranny a base model ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

All US model DOHC neons equipped with an MTX had a final drive ratio of 3.94:1. I dont see why yours would be any different. It most likely is equipped with a 3.94 trans with a .72:1 5th gear ratio. R/T and ACR models came with a 3.94 with a .81:1 5th gear ratio. The base model MTX has a final drive...
by DOHCRT
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP!!! MY BABY KEEPS OVERHEATING
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

You most definitely want to make sure the fan is working. Cars with non-functioning fans will usually over-heat at lower speeds and be ok at higher speeds. Air in the cooling system is also another culprit. Jack up the passenger side of the car and remove the radiator cap to try and bleed out any air.
by DOHCRT
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Need honest opinions.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

If you don't have to bore the block, don't do it. Its a large expense that wont do much for you. The money would be better used on a larger cam. Raising compression too much is going to increase your potential for severe detonation, especially with a stock cam. The cam is the "mechanical brain" of t...