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  Raven interior paint???
Posted by: vegas_ss - Yesterday, 02:17 AM - Replies (9)

What would be a good match for the raven color used on the plastic trim pieces?  Unable to find anything that is called Raven, however some reference to satin black however the raven isn't really black.. more of a blue black or gray black???

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  1988 white and gray interior
Posted by: Hill115side - 07-02-2020, 03:07 PM - No Replies

Looking to buy a running 1988 white with gray interior

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  EEC codes kicking up! and part assistance?
Posted by: Tedybear315 - 07-01-2020, 03:47 PM - Replies (3)

Okay Kids!  (I'm old....)

Finished up the transmission work.  And ran head long into check engine light kicking on.  It was coming on at random while driving and shutting itself off after a few moments.

First run:  EEC-IV codes spit out:

Code 42:  Rich/ O2 sensor not switching.  We didn't have it running for to long, as we where filling the transmission back up. 

Removed the sensor and found a FORD/Bosch original!   Swapped our supposedly good "working spare" into it.  (Aftermarket, looks way different from the Bosch)

Drove home, car drove fine.  CEL came on after a few miles and I just pulled the codes:

Code 41:  Lean
Code 42:  Rich
Code 65:  Intermittent O2
Code 72:  PCM re-initialized  (Expected, so can be ignored.  I remove negative battery cable and shorted it to the positive cable to 'clear' everything the ECM had stored.)

Car still runs and drives okay!  I'm thinking it's probably due to have both the O2 sensor and the wiring pigtail replaced.  It gets a bit cooked in that area, so it's not hard to replace while it's apart.

Thoughts or ideas?   I do not really see a "Lean Code" (possible fuel starvation issue) combined with a "Rich Code" which points to the reverse.  The fact it's a code 65 as well?  Think our spare was bad.  Can't see dragging the fuel pressure gauges out when both the 41 and 42 are counterpointing each other for a possible fuel issue.  Plus she drives decent.

Sidenote:  We did replace the EGR valve with the spare as noted on other post.  However we do still get a running code for inop EGR.  The small solenoid is bad on this ol' girl.  The donor car has the same valve, but it's also dead.  Can't seem to find it anywhere!  The ones online visually do not look the same, and the 'key' on the connector is in the wrong spot.  Anyone ever replace that valve on an '87 or '88?


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  Wanting back in the game!!!
Posted by: Haws - 06-28-2020, 10:55 PM - Replies (20)

I’ve owned 2 Turbo coupes over the years.
An 1986 5spd
The other one 1988 5spd

Went to look at an 1988 auto today.
Don’t know anything about the auto trans what should I look out for?

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  WTB: Driveshaft Slip Yoke Dampner
Posted by: vegas_ss - 06-28-2020, 08:40 PM - No Replies

Looking for the driveshaft slip yoke dampner assembly for a 1987 turbo coupe with a T5 manual transmission.  Not sure if the AOD and T5 have the same output shaft spline.  Ideally someone would know for sure if you happen to have one from an AOD that it would indeed work on the T5.  Would like to see the condition of the dampner ring assembly as the outer ring on mine came off and don't want one that will fail in a short period of time.

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  87/88 Moonroof Weatherstrip
Posted by: vegas_ss - 06-27-2020, 05:16 PM - Replies (2)

Previously I have used weatherstrip from the sunroof doctor that you install using adhesive.  They did run out of stock but now have a peel and stick option.  Wondering if anybody has tried that versus the type that requires adhesive?  

Peel and Stick Style

Adhesive Style

Peel and stick is cheaper and would be easier to install, just looking to see if anyone has any experiences with the peel and stick weatherstrip.  I will give the sunroof doctor a call Monday and see what they may say about it.

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  Antenna base bezel
Posted by: glenn-tc88 - 06-27-2020, 02:18 PM - Replies (3)

Tried painting it every way possible. cannot keep paint on it. do i just get it powder coated?

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  Auto trans. fluid check
Posted by: t c mike - 06-24-2020, 05:57 PM - Replies (5)

How do you check the tranny fluid level in an 88 Turbo Coupe with automatic ?
Thanks 4 your time.

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  84 moon roof weather stripping
Posted by: RC Martin - 06-24-2020, 12:01 AM - No Replies

Posting to help anyone else, hopefully ...

I picked up the cut to fit weather stripping for the glass side and the body side.  Both are for the fox mustang, got them hoping for the best since mine were pretty shot approaching 37 years old... that pancake on top should be an "O" shape lol. Body side was perfect fit.  Glass side is different, but seems to work.  Took all of 10 minutes to do.  Seals great with considerably more force needed but in a good way.



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  Duh! Driveshaft!
Posted by: vegas_ss - 06-23-2020, 09:15 PM - Replies (6)

A while ago while driving on the interstate around 70ish, there was a pretty noticeable driveline vibration going on when all of a sudden I heard a noise and things smoothed out.  Been driving fine and forgot all about it.  Today when changing the oil I was looking around and noticed what had happened was the driveshaft balancing ring had come apart and the outer ring was up around the transmission tailshaft.  Luckily it stayed put or who knows what may have happened.  I'm just going to remove it for now.

I did have another 87 turbo coupe and had the driveshaft rebuilt and balanced however they removed the balancer since they weren't able to balance the driveshaft with it on.  I did have problems with that setup, mostly noticeable during slow speed driving in 4th gear, not really lugging the motor, but at low rpms it would cause quite a bit of vibration.  I assumed at the time that the balancer/dampner really did it's job.  Now that I'm missing the outer ring I wonder since I don't really have those same issues.

What is the consensus on the driveshaft balancer?  Is there a replacement available or can it be rebuilt?

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