Not quite.... pulley problem is a mechanical problem. If pulley breaks then drive belt is f00ked and engine will damage itself.Originally posted by ItLooksFast
IS IT GOOD FOR YOU CUZ I HEARD PPL SAY IT WASNT GOOD FOR UR CAR SAME THIN AS PULLEYS
Resistor actually takes away volt, so it's not good to place a resistor in your electrical system.Originally posted by jway83
yes it's good. to ad to this, what does a resistor do?
Externally, there will be no problems, but aftermarket crank pullies don't have a torsional damper built in to reduce vibrations from the pulley system. Without that, the crank starts to vibrate along with the pulley, especially at the flywheel end. This causes excess stress on parts like the crank bearings and oil pump. Outside the engine, the crank pulley is connected to the power steering, alternator, water pump, and AC pump, so it has little to no negative effects on them (unless it's an underdrive pulley).Originally posted by typeIIonair
how will this ruin you engine..... you have all of what running on your pulley system... so i fail to see any mechanical damages caused by this...
Stock wiring tends to use the minimum necessary gauge thickness for cost savings. Adding more grounding points with larger wire will lower electrical resistance on parts that draw a lot of power (radio, headlights, starter, spark plugs, etc.).Originally posted by My68Spit
i still am not understanding exactly how a grounding kit can make such a huge difference? what exactly does it do? Wires are grounded as it is...bigger wires ground better?? i'm no electrical engineer...but i don't see how that makes sense.
Originally posted by Boosted2.0
Could have been just resetting the ECU that did it, or perhaps that car had some loose, missing, or corroded ground wires.
Let me put it this way - you all know how feirce the horsepower wars are in newer sports compacts - more HP = more sales. If a manufactorer could put 5-6 HP to the crank simply by adding or increasing the size of some wires for a measly (to them) 5-10 bucks a car - they would go for it in a heartbeat. However their electrical engineers already know what size ground straps are needed and in what location to provide peak operation and that is how they design the system.
Grounding kits do not improve the original design, they simply correct existing problems.
Really? And what circuit should I be looking at to become amazed? I happen to have a very nice dual trace osciliscope I've used to look at many circuits and I've never seen anything that made me thing there was excessive noise or insufficient ground on most newer cars with virgin electrical systems.Red01GTS said:Not only is a power increase usually seen, but you will stablize the electrical system. If you could ever put an o-scope on your car during start-up or during operation before and after install....you would be amazed.
First and foremost, most Celica's do not have virgin electrical systems. I would venture that 80%+ have at least an aftermarket stereo in them.Originally posted by Boosted2.0 Really? And what circuit should I be looking at to become amazed? I happen to have a very nice dual trace osciliscope I've used to look at many circuits and I've never seen anything that made me thing there was excessive noise or insufficient ground on most newer cars with virgin electrical systems.