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Chris Roth wrote:
> I know you are a stock wheel man but I picked up a set of 94-97 16" 5 spoke
> wheels from Tom at All Mustang. I mounted them on the new SVO and WOW!
> They make the car look really good!
I've thought about those wheels. I'm curious about whether they stick
out as bad as the 17's. I don't like the offset on the 17's. I want
to see them...
> I am looking for an event to go run the cars at Bandimere. The only two
> days I see are the Test Night on the 9th and Club Clash on the 25th. That
> is it for July and neither excites me. Looks like August 24 for the
> All-Ford Day.
So are they not having test nights on the other Wednesdays in July?
Is this because of the big events?
> There are a couple of little problems with the 86 I want to throw your way.
> 1. If I use the premium boost setting and let the boost build to 12psi.
> The car starts to miss...badly. On the interstate I ran the car up to
> 14psi and I heard this squeeling sound almost like a belt. I think there
> is either a crack in the intercooler which would cause the vane meter to
> give the wrong reading to the engine (like leaving the hose loose from the
> intercooler). The other thing could be that one of the hoses on the
> intercooler is trashed. Finally I guess the intake gaskets could be bad
> under pressure. I have not had time to check any of these problems. I am
> going to pick up a set of NGK V-powers tonight.
I think you're right, and that you have a leak between the turbo and
the head somewhere.
> 2. There is a knock in the motor when I start it and it goes away somewhat
> when the motor heats up. It is really noticeable under acceleration. The
> knock is a lower sounding (dB) than I am used to. What is more probable, a
> rod/rist pin knock or lifter problem not pumping up? The cars oil pressure
> is OK.
I'm not sure. Mine makes a funny knocking sound at idle, but I think
it's because my motor mounts are falling apart. Since yours is noticeable
under acceleration, it's probably one of the things you mention. So do
we even have lifter-type-things? I thought the middle of the follower was
on the cam, one end was on the valve, and the other end was fixed. Is
the "fixed" end where a lifter type device would be?
> 3. When I first start up the can and take off and I get into boost the
> turbo or intercooler or something starts to howl. Could this be the Turbo
> needing a rebuilt or do you think it is related to the above intercooler
The only non-normal sound I've heard of a turbo making is a siren kind
of sound when the turbine blades contact the housing when the bearings
are worn out. I think what you're describing is related to a leak.
> What do you think? I know it is hard to diagnose over the wire but any
> ideas would help. I am going to switch intercoolers this weekend to find
> the problems.
I bet you'll find it. If not I'd try new gaskets in the throttle body
and intake manifold.
> I have been driving my SVO (the 86) all week and getting used to the yucky
> power. I jumped in the wife's SVO (the 85) and drove it last night. Wow
> what a difference in the wifes car. It hauls ass, I NEED better exhaust
> and a big tune up on the 86.
Yeah, I imagine so. So are you going to leave the stock tail pipes
on the 86? I would. I'd just put on a 3" down-pipe and cat. Good
luck finding all the problems. Later...