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jiggyincanada Offline
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#1
Still having overheating problem. But I noticed a little of what seemed like steam comming from under my innercooler. I think maybe a leak in hose or somthing. Question is can I pull off innercooler and let car run to check for leaks?
Thank,
Jiggy
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DL1182 Offline
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#2
Well man,

To answer your question it is a no, you car will not start nor run w/ out the intercooler in place. The easly things too check thoe are the steel looking hoses the run too and from the trubo they may just need too be sured up.

Dave

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'86 Cougar XR-7 TURBO. Fast as hell, 18-19 psi, on stock engine w/ adj. boost valve, and custom intercooler. My cat is sick now, fuel pump is going to call it quites any day now Sad Hay I'm on yahoo IM at DL1182; On AOL at DL1282; On MSN at DL1182
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SteveX82 Offline
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The car *will* run (albeit it irratically) without the intercooler if you disconnect the connection on the VAM, but keep in mind that your engine will not only be letting in unmetered air (because of the VAM being out of the connection), but it will also be taking in unfiltered and potentially harmful air. I would suggest either checking for coolant leaks the best you can while the car's running with the intercooler on or running it for a few minutes until the steam develops, then shutting off the engine and quickly removing the intercooler to check for any leaks. Either way, I doubt that a slight coolant leak would cause your car to overheat (especially during these cooler months and in canada). Have you checked the coolant level and to make sure the radiator fans are working? Either of those problems seem more likely to cause your car to overheat.

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maroon 1987 TC 5spd, 125k miles

k&n mounted in front of radiator with 3" pvc piping, gillis valve set at 17lbs, kirban adjustable fpr set at ?, walbro 255 hi-pressure pump, crappyass rear tires

Best 1/4 mile: 14.857
Best trap speed: 94.01mph
Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 148k mi, a237, Bailey BOV, spec stg3 clutch, spearco FMIC, 50 trim t3/t4, 3" exhaust, Bamafuel, LM1, 55pph
Best 1/4 mile: 12.31 @ 110mph on 25psi
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jiggyincanada Offline
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#4
Thanks for your input. Yes the fans seem to be working and coolant is up and ok. Starting to think it's the temp gauge it self or sending unit (which will be changed today).
Thanks on the IC question because my dad was just about ready to try it with it off [Image: eek.gif]
Jiggy
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jiggyincanada Offline
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#5
Here is my signature just to let you know who I am:d
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jiggyincanada Offline
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Sorry guys [Image: redface.gif] Im just learning how to use this system. Here is mt signature [Image: smile.gif]

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1987 turbo coupe bought for me by my dad. I am 16 and a girl who loves turbos! Car is bonestock (for now!)eh Plan on Gillis valve,K&N ETC>
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Jeff K Offline
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#7
I suppose you could get some rubber hose and run it between the turbo outlet and the throttle body to get it to run better. That way you could see the hose connections normally hidden under the IC. Just a way out thought....

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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Blade1433 Offline
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"Uhh, hey baby"-Beavis

Gonna post some pictures of you and your car?

What are the details of your car? Color? Tranny? DETAILS!

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Blade

"Drive it like you stole it"

88 bone stock TC with 138k, 5spd, burgundy, almost all options. Soon to have a pillar boost guage along with new tires, zinc plated rotors and a custom paint job
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trbocoup Offline
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#9
maybe you have the same problem as alot of us have or had, your gauges lie to you! i forget what the part name is right now but, everyone else does because my brain is retarded today. lol

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88 tc with many mods
88 tbird 351 w/paxton
88 lincolin lsc

loves to eat Uncle Bens 5 min rice rockets! mmmm mmmm good!
Just because you're not paranoid,....Doesn't mean they're not after you!
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jiggyincanada Offline
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Hey blade1433,
My car is Grey,5 speed with all options including the cutest blond you will never see! 4 New blizzack tires (this is canada)and kenwood sounds. Red guts. Picture of me and car?? Maybe me and the car doing a burnout. Who Knows..Where are your pics?

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THANKS,JIGGY

1987 turbo coupe bought for me by my dad. I am 16 and a girl who loves turbos! Car is bonestock (for now!)eh Plan on Gillis valve,K&N ETC>
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