TeamCapri

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

New & potential members - due to overwhelming spam registrations, it's been very hard to sort through new registrations. If your account has not been approved, check your spam folder! If not please contact us at admin[AT]teamcapri.com and we'll sort it out for you.

Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 ... 29

Author Topic: What did you do to your Capri today?  (Read 70972 times)

greywolf27030

  • Old-Timer
  • *****
  • Posts: 987
    • 88 Festiva, 91 Capri, 91 XR2, 92 XR2
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2015, 06:14:22 PM »

Put the top down for the first time this year.  It was great.

Jack Byrd
Logged
Jack Byrd

Grimsleeper

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • 1991 Capri XR2
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2015, 07:48:08 PM »

Took the hardtop off this weekend and then built a nice little hardtop storage rack.  If anybody wants the plans I can certainly provide them.
Logged

mitch1204

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
    • 1991 Mercury Capri NA Auto/ 1994 Mercury Capri NA
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2015, 11:47:53 AM »

I cried as my odometer passed the 100k mark, lol.
Logged

NomakeWan

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 162
    • 93 Capri XR2
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #93 on: March 30, 2015, 09:10:38 PM »



Brand new set of 4 Yokohama S-drive tires. Also bought a new PCV valve and special ordered a valve cover gasket and grommet set. She's got an oil-spraying issue that gets things all dirty and smelly on hard drives, so that's next on the agenda. Also have to see if I can figure out why the driver's side front marker light is noticeably dimmer than the passenger side one.
Logged

Rocketman

  • Administrator
  • Old-Timer
  • *****
  • Posts: 5164
    • 91 BPT AWD Capri & 1991 XR2
    • http://www.werbatfik.com
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2015, 06:30:54 PM »

Snowed here all day yesterday.





Some spring, huh.
Logged
1.8L Turbo All Wheel Drive Capri... the "GTXR2"


JJ

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 467
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2015, 10:08:13 PM »

100k eh? lol. I did that once. now i'm back down just hit 65,000 today.

JJ
Logged

mitch1204

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
    • 1991 Mercury Capri NA Auto/ 1994 Mercury Capri NA
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #96 on: April 03, 2015, 08:43:28 AM »

100k eh? lol. I did that once. now i'm back down just hit 65,000 today.

JJ

Have you been driving backwards, lol.
I rode with the top down after dark. A little chilly but fun.
Logged

JJ

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 467
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #97 on: April 03, 2015, 12:17:25 PM »

Not sure what happened. I let my friend Cameron Frye borrow it, and it came back like that...

lol, no the capri-I is dead. this is capri-II. I don't know how I got so lucky. That never happens to me. I had close to $0 and got an almost perfect for car for not much more. I'm very thankful to the lady that sold it to me.

JJ



100k eh? lol. I did that once. now i'm back down just hit 65,000 today.

JJ

Have you been driving backwards, lol.
I rode with the top down after dark. A little chilly but fun.
Logged

chrispoe

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 403
    • 91 BP Capri GT
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #98 on: April 09, 2015, 10:56:12 AM »

The weather forecast says it's going to be in the 60's next week, so I started up my Capri yesterday. It turned over really slow due to the battery only holding about 7 volts while cranking. Looks like I'll be buying and installing a new battery this weekend.
Logged

greywolf27030

  • Old-Timer
  • *****
  • Posts: 987
    • 88 Festiva, 91 Capri, 91 XR2, 92 XR2
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #99 on: April 09, 2015, 03:22:59 PM »

Charged the battery and put it back in and now I'm running again.  I didn't get the ignition turned off completely when I turned it off last.  I'm considering removing that locking mechanism.  This happened previously when I left it at the mechanics.  Yes, believe it or not the key will come out without the ignition being completely turned off.

Jack Byrd
Logged
Jack Byrd

Rocketman

  • Administrator
  • Old-Timer
  • *****
  • Posts: 5164
    • 91 BPT AWD Capri & 1991 XR2
    • http://www.werbatfik.com
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #100 on: April 09, 2015, 06:43:57 PM »

Charged the battery and put it back in and now I'm running again.  I didn't get the ignition turned off completely when I turned it off last.  I'm considering removing that locking mechanism.  This happened previously when I left it at the mechanics.  Yes, believe it or not the key will come out without the ignition being completely turned off.

Jack Byrd

Mine does the same thing, it's pretty worn out :/
Logged
1.8L Turbo All Wheel Drive Capri... the "GTXR2"


chrispoe

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 403
    • 91 BP Capri GT
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2015, 08:08:28 PM »

I always disconnect the ground cable from the battery when I store the car for winter. Then I periodically use a small float charger to maintain it. The battery was a cheap $40 one and they seem to last 5-6 yrs. The only problem I've had with the battery being drained was from the trunk light not turning off.
I never had a problem with the ignition lock, then again I only have the Capri's keys, remote, and house key on this key ring to keep it light to help prevent wearing out the ignition switch.
 
Logged

Capri-guy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
    • 1994 Capri N/A & '86/'98 Saab 9000
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #102 on: April 10, 2015, 09:14:51 AM »

recently i've been having a bit of an issue with my '94 Capri, here.

after a few days of sitting in the P-lot, my '94 Capri won't start. having a 'spare' battery in the back (took it out of my '86 Saab 9000), i can jump-start it. today, because of the nice weather, i wanted to make a short trip/do some shopping, but the Capri didn't want to  start. so i took my '98 Saab 9000. after returning i checked the battery of the Capri. the voltage was 11.98, and decreasing quite rapidly. in about 5 minutes it went down to 11.85 Volts.

here's the question: do i have a rotten battery, or do i have a 'current-leakage', somewhere? the battery came with the car and is a 360Amp Varta...seller told me he bought the battery new (2 years ago). (but i think he didn't do long distances, further more, the car had been sitting on his driveway for a year, when i bought it). some weeks ago i tried to use another battery, from a scrapped 9000, but the result was quite the same. when i exchanged batteries the Varta was (after about 6 mnths) still at 12.something Volts, so i thought that the Varta was still ok. but now the Varta is empty after 4 or 5 days. (after re-reading this text it looks like a 'current-leakage' to me. will have to charge the battery and see what happens, i think. input is still welcome!)

another issue:
my central locking system doesn't work anymore. fuse is ok...would that be wiring or other hardware?

still there: moisture in the storage area...
Logged
1994 Mercury Capri 1.6 16v, reef green 173k mi.
1998 Saab 9000CSE 2.0t LPT Anniversary Scarab green 203k mi.
1986 Saab 9000CC 2.0i Odoardo grey, 153k km.

blueamber

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2015, 09:24:49 PM »

I was troubleshooting a Capri with a dead battery, put my good battery in and it started and ran, checked the voltage after test driving and such, and it was putting out over 20 volts, bad alternator.  Put my good battery back in my daily driver and it was dead the next day.  Over-volts killed my good battery, wound up buying 2 batteries and replacing the alternator.
Logged

mitch1204

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
    • 1991 Mercury Capri NA Auto/ 1994 Mercury Capri NA
Re: What did you do to your Capri today?
« Reply #104 on: April 12, 2015, 10:53:56 AM »

I was troubleshooting a Capri with a dead battery, put my good battery in and it started and ran, checked the voltage after test driving and such, and it was putting out over 20 volts, bad alternator.  Put my good battery back in my daily driver and it was dead the next day.  Over-volts killed my good battery, wound up buying 2 batteries and replacing the alternator.

You should of exchanged the new battery for free then bought the alternator. What's your new alternator putting out? I read a lot of posters saying these alternators put out 15.0v which mine does too. That's kind of strange when almost all cars will put out 14-14.5v.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 ... 29