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Car Stutters BAD...HELP
MyBlue88TC Offline
Junior Member
When i stomp the gas (WOT) in my 88 TC it boosts up and stutters BAD and wont accelerate any more,not even like 1/8 trottle, but after about 30 secondsit accelerates ok until i stomp gas has new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,TFI,fuel filter, K&N is clean,rebuilt motor...What is wrong...HELP

88 Turbo Coupe, Flowmaster Catback, Gillis valve, K&N cone on VAM, Crower race cam in trunk, Volvo front mount in trunk

Dan E Offline
Posting Freak
First, check the base ignition timing.

Second, run the codes.

Third, check your Fuel Pressure.

Also see the FAQ / Tech section for more specific info.

BTW, did the cam and intercooler in your trunk add any HP ? LOL

Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd, Crower 5.5" Sportsman Rods, Short Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Ported Head with Polished Combustion Chambers, Gutted & Polished Upper, Ported & Polished Lower, Polished T/B, Ported E6, SVO T3 .63AR Turbo, Bosch Bypass Valve, 3" DP w/No Cat, 2 1/2" DynoMax single cat back w/DynoMax Super Turbo Muffler, RR Cam, K&N in Fenderwell, Gillis Boost Valve, Centerforce I Clutch, Removed A/C, Polished Wheels, Polished Valve Cover, Polished Crank and W/P Pulleys, Walbro 255LPH HP Pump, Kirban Adj FPR, and the DAMN Heater Core is new too !

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88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...

Hybridbird Offline
Posting Freak
What kind of wires did you use?These cars are REAL picky about wires.My 88 did the same thing for a LONG time,never stopped to consider the wires cause it had a set of Motorcraft wires less than 2 months old on it.Sure enough,I tried some $100 MSD wires and it got WORSE.Finally settled on some Accel 8mm regular wires...think I gave $25 bucks for them....RAN LIKE A TOP.Go figure.

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MyBlue88TC Offline
Junior Member
ill try those 3 things and let you know what i come up with, im not sure what kin of wires, just got the ca and the guy i got it from did them, any way to find out what the wires are?

Pete D Offline
Some brands have their name on the wire. Motorcraft wires do have "Motorcraft" printed on the wire.

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GARNET88 Offline
Senior Member
as pete said Motorcraft!!! 100% the best

NATO Member
88 TC + a killer driver= one bird that can't be stoped!
2.5 in. side pipe exhaust with no muffler, K&N cone filter, Gillis set to 18 PSI, 1gDSM BOV...= the loudest TC knowen to man!It is time to build the Bitch of all 2.3's!!!!!!!

[This message has been edited by GARNET88 (edited 03-11-2003).]
1988 Turbo Coupe
2.5" Stainless exhaust. Duals with flowmasters.
House of Kolor paint by: Glen Gordon
ROH Wheels
Front Mount IC
Turbo Smart BOV
Gillis Boost valve

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