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  • Urgent Festiva help needed - Anyone near Culpeper VA?

    SafetyGuy is in Culpeper VA and his Festiva won't start. He thinks it's fuel problems, either the fuel pump relay or the MAF, most likely. He doesn't have internet where he is and his phone is not getting good reception. He called me and will call back this evening.

    Is there anyone near there who could help him? If so, call me 919 497-6205 and I can help hook you up with him.

    Thanks, Barb
    1992 Green GL - "It's not easy being green" - Kermit - RIP killed by a tree
    1992 Aqua Funtop - Belle
    Wife of V8Festiva.

    Madness Committee Member
    website www.festivamadness.com

  • #2
    Hey Barb - I'll try calling you in a few minutes when I can use the phone; my family is in from PA and I'm obliged to join them for dinner, but I can run up there later tonight. I can take a VAF, fuel pump, etc with me as well. Its about 2.5 hours so I won't be able to arrive until pretty late - if you can talk with him at all see what would work best for him and ask if there is anything else I should bring.
    ~Nate

    the keeper of a wonderful lil car, Skeeter.

    Current cars:
    91L "Skeeter" 170k, Aspire brakes, G15, BP, Advancedynamics coil overs, etc. My first love.
    1990 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - my gas saver, 60+mpg - 40k
    2004 MotoGuzzi Breva - my "longer range" bike - 17k

    FOTY 2008 winner!

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    • #3
      Thanks Nate, I tried his phone and it goes straight to voice mail. Will try again in a while. I thought about you, but didn't know how close you were or if there was anyone closer.
      1992 Green GL - "It's not easy being green" - Kermit - RIP killed by a tree
      1992 Aqua Funtop - Belle
      Wife of V8Festiva.

      Madness Committee Member
      website www.festivamadness.com

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      • #4
        These two seem to be missing each other. Anybody else close by?
        Also, anyone know of a junk yard in the area that might have Festiva parts?
        Karl is supposed to leave tomorrow. He's hoping to track down parts and get his car running again so he can head home on Monday.

        Let me know. I have contact numbers.
        1992 Green GL - "It's not easy being green" - Kermit - RIP killed by a tree
        1992 Aqua Funtop - Belle
        Wife of V8Festiva.

        Madness Committee Member
        website www.festivamadness.com

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        • #5
          Looks like 92festy is in Martinsburg, WV, about 100 miles from culpeper, VA.
          He was last on this morning.
          He may or may not have read this thread.
          I have his number and will pass it to Karl and Nate.

          Also scaned the FIT spreadsheet no one comes closer than 92festy
          Last edited by Pu241; 10-10-2010, 10:41 AM.
          '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
          '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
          '92 Aqua parts Car
          '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
          '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

          "Your God of repentance will not save you.
          Your holy ghost will not save you.
          Your God plutonium will not save you.
          In fact...
          ...You will not be saved!"

          Prince of Darkness -1987

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          • #6
            Isnt this why some of us though up THIS thread...
            http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=29853

            ???

            With a little more participation it could have been really useful right about now.
            Last edited by bhazard; 10-10-2010, 10:45 AM.
            91GL BP/F3A with boost
            13.79 @ 100, 2.2 60' on 8 psi and 155R12's

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bhazard View Post
              Isnt this why some of us though up THIS thread...
              http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=29853

              ???

              With a little more participation it could have been really useful right about now.
              True, and perhaps if you hadn't decided to "abuse" a member who obviously wasn't sure he should be putting his personal info on that list it might have gone some where.
              I couldn't have been the only one to have seen the "chat" messages you were typing!
              I know it made my mind-up about signing on.

              We'll get SafteyGuy whatever he needs to get back on the road.
              If you want to help feel free.
              '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
              '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
              '92 Aqua parts Car
              '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
              '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

              "Your God of repentance will not save you.
              Your holy ghost will not save you.
              Your God plutonium will not save you.
              In fact...
              ...You will not be saved!"

              Prince of Darkness -1987

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pu241 View Post
                True, and perhaps if you hadn't decided to "abuse" a member who obviously wasn't sure he should be putting his personal info on that list it might have gone some where.
                I couldn't have been the only one to have seen the "chat" messages you were typing!
                I know it made my mind-up about signing on.

                Perhaps you could refresh my mind on this "abuse" via PM?
                91GL BP/F3A with boost
                13.79 @ 100, 2.2 60' on 8 psi and 155R12's

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                • #9
                  I would like to help but i have no way of getting to em. Now, he is more than welcome to stop at my house, if its on the way, to fix whatever is needed, I have most if not all of the tools. PU241 has my number so feel fre to call/text and ill see what I can do for em.

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                  • #10
                    Update

                    Have spoke with SafetyGuy, it seems he isn't getting fuel to the rail.
                    Cranked the engine a few times with the line to the fuel rail disconnected, no fuel coming through.

                    So possibilities:

                    clogged fuel line

                    Clogged fuel filter-----------------Replaced a few years ago along with new tank

                    Bad fuel pump relay---------------Replaced a with a used unit a few month ago when
                    original unit went bad

                    Tripped fuel cut off switch --------Already checked
                    Clogged fuel sock ----------------Replaced with new sock when replaced tank
                    Dead fuel pump ------------------Oem unit never replaced

                    I think there is a connector under the hood that can be used to by pass the fuel pump relay.
                    Anyone know if this is true and where it is located if so?
                    Last edited by Pu241; 10-10-2010, 03:53 PM.
                    '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                    '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                    '92 Aqua parts Car
                    '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                    '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                    "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                    Your holy ghost will not save you.
                    Your God plutonium will not save you.
                    In fact...
                    ...You will not be saved!"

                    Prince of Darkness -1987

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                    • #11
                      wHAT YEAR IS IT?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by denguy View Post
                        wHAT YEAR IS IT?
                        I didn't ask, it is EFI and given his signature:

                        '89L "Muttstiva," my pretty yard ornament, soon to be "repurposed"
                        '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, my future project
                        '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX
                        '91L "Muttstiva Junior," my aqua pet (current project to take Mutt's place)


                        I suppect it is the '93 with the B6 and ATX.
                        It is EFI is really all we needed.
                        '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                        '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                        '92 Aqua parts Car
                        '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                        '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                        "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                        Your holy ghost will not save you.
                        Your God plutonium will not save you.
                        In fact...
                        ...You will not be saved!"

                        Prince of Darkness -1987

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                        • #13
                          I THINK it is just off the firewall by the driver side strut tower. Brown switch, two connections? That is what I am a thinking. May not be in time even if I am right...
                          Contact me for information about Festiva Madness!
                          Remember, FestYboy is inflatable , and Scitzz means crazy, YO!
                          "Like I'm going to suggest we do the job right." ~Fecomatter May 28 2016.

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                          • #14
                            OK, SafetyGuy has a functioning reactor!
                            Apparently, the fuel pump wiring was messed with by the PO.
                            He found this out after installing a new pump.
                            Pics at Eleven!
                            '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                            '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                            '92 Aqua parts Car
                            '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                            '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                            "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                            Your holy ghost will not save you.
                            Your God plutonium will not save you.
                            In fact...
                            ...You will not be saved!"

                            Prince of Darkness -1987

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                            • #15
                              Great news!!
                              1989 Red L- The Baron
                              www.letstalkbeatles.com
                              Link to Baron Pics:
                              http://s478.photobucket.com/albums/r...nmervap/Baron/
                              1990 White GL- Chuck (for now)

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