North American Turbocoupe Organization



found one of my mysterious misfires
V6TBird87 Offline
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#1
well, i was reading a thread on one of the boards, and someone had a similar miss to mine, and someone suggested checking the ECT, here i am thinking i covered all my bases, when i read "make sure you have coolant first", then i think "dont f'in tell me i dont have coolant..."

well, fast forward to today, beautiful day out, i open the hood of the TC, check the PS fluid, discover that its leaking, look at the coolant resiviour, see it empty, look in my radiator, only half full...

i top it all off, run it for a while, thermostat opens and i add coolant as needed, and the car idles almost silky smooth...for a TC

moral of the story...look at the simple things first, or youll feel real stupid when you spend 500 dollars over some fluids

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1987 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed

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Ryan H Offline
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#2
haaaa

I just discovered my miss last night too- plug wire broke where the clip attaches to the plug and the rubber just slips right off of the top.. hmmm I wonder *doh*

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Ryan Harris

1988 TC, 5 speed, all options including sunroof Smile

1987 3.8L V6, C4, 160K miles, no options (winter car, when it works)

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V6TBird87 Offline
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#3
i had that happen on my little turbo k-car, pulled the wire and said "why dont all the plugs have that metal thing on it?" look in the wire "oh"

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1987 Thunderbird 3.8
1987 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed

www.foxthunderbirds.fast-go.com

aka Tbird232ci
2018 Mustang GT
1988 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed

aka Tbird232ci
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