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distributor shaft play
Nsw Offline
Senior Member
#1
Hi guys,

My car threw a code 18 and is running like garbage. all signs point to a bad TFI or PIP. I have an old distributor that i was planning on using temporarily, my question is. Is it normal for there to be shaft play in and out. it has ver little side to side play.

Are there any after market tfi/pip that you would recommend. OEM parts are obsolete in Canada.

thanks,
joe
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Normal for there to be some axial play in the shaft.

Code 18 = definite TFI failure. I wouldn't recommend any brand but Motorcraft. Can't you order one from Rockauto up there in the great frozen north?
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Nsw Offline
Senior Member
#3
thanks Jeff,

i can order from rockauto, but they do not have motorcraft TFI's they do have a motorcraft PIP though.

The spare dizzy has a 'wells' TFI....I imagine its cheap and should be replaced
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#4
Nsw Wrote:i can order from rockauto, but they do not have motorcraft TFI's...

They do - it's just not listed under the Thunderbird.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/partsearch/?partnum=DY-1284
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
^^^^ +1

And they are cheap too!! Last spring I ordered 2 spares from RA just to have laying around, as I have 3 EEC IV/TFI cars.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Nsw Offline
Senior Member
#6
great, thanks guys!
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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