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Old 11-04-2009, 03:03 PM
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Rack Dampner install

Does anyone know how to install a new gold rack dampner?
I know the old one just came out easily but i am wandering if after i thread the new one how to adjust it.
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Does anyone know how to install a new gold rack dampner?
I know the old one just came out easily but i am wandering if after i thread the new one how to adjust it.
Many thanks
Turn it in until it just starts to give resistance. Then, with the engine running (provided it runs at the current setting), turn the bolt in until the engine smooths out.

This may take a few times of starting the engine & adjusting as it may take your IP a little bit to get going.

Once you have found the sweet spot, tighten the lock nut down.

I would strongly advise a set of stubby metric box-end wrenches for this effort. I found a decent set at Home Depot (Husky brand) of all places.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:11 PM
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Thanks Drew!
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:02 PM
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You need to do it with the engine HOT and after a drive or it will never be right.

Be careful in there. It is real easy to burn your fingers.

I also dabbed the tip with a tiny bit of oil before I put it in there. Not a drop, but just enough to "sheen" the steel pin.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:12 PM
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Where is the rack dampener bolt located? Picture?
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:34 PM
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Item #257 on the rear, lower bottom of the IP, just in front of the oil filter canister.
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You need to do it with the engine HOT and after a drive or it will never be right.

Be careful in there. It is real easy to burn your fingers.
I can't believe I forgot to mention this. I can still see the shiny spot on my finger where I burned it on the oil filter housing... It's hard to wear gloves for this job as you're in a tight space and having to manipulate small tools and parts...
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:54 PM
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I turned mine in too far, and now it's hard to start cold. Time to back it off some.
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