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turbotronic Offline
Senior Member
#1
I either have a fuel leak or my car is really drinkin hard. I seem to loose gas quickly.
~Mark

88 TC (Black), 5 speed
FMS 140MPH Speedo Big Grin
Oval Port Head
1.59/1.89 SS Valves
APC Cone (I know...Ricer part)
Gillis valve
TurboXS BOV-RFL
Alum. Water Pump
Walbro 190
3G

88 TC (Red) [Parts Car]
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AerobirdMotorsports Offline
Banned
#2
Turn your key "on" but don't start it, the fuel pump will prime. Run and look under your hood and see where the fuel is gushing out of. 9 times out of 10 a fuel leak is the injector (bad o-rings, injector itself, or fuel rail). If for some reason there is nothing underhood (check like 12 times BTW), start looking under the car. The fuel line passes under the driveline from pass to driver side, you might have scuffed it on something. Let us know what you find.

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Michael Pinto
www.aerobirdmotorsports.com

1988 Med Red/Red leather 5Spd, moonroof, all options, getting a fresh motor, BBK 255lph pump, Kirban AFPR, Cruzin' 35#s, AM IC hoses, Gillis Valve, AM prototype cold-air kit, 2' long open exhaust Wink, Optima
1987 Code 33 Silver-Blue/Charcoal cloth, currently making my lawn look white trash, will soon be a race car
1988 White/Charcoal cloth auto, g/f's car, HL mod, Clarion CD/Stereo
1988 Shadow Blue/Blue cloth 5Spd, going to be a dirt tracker
1988 Cougar LS Med Red/Red cloth, 5.0/auto, moonroof
1988 Silver/red cloth, 5Spd, moonroof
1992 Dk Green SHO 5Spd, feature car, 13.37 @104, for sale

RIP-1988 Med Red/Charcoal cloth 5Spd, all options, McK kit, spoiler
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
A leak bad enough to notice as bad gas mileage will be EASY to spot, as there will be gas everywhere, and you will be able to smell it from 10 feet away.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 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 // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
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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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Quote:Originally posted by turbotronic:
I either have a fuel leak or my car is really drinkin hard. I seem to loose gas quickly.

If you have you foot into alot & run up the turbo, it'll suck gas like you drinking a coke on a 100 degree day - real fast. It also dependes on of its stop & go traffic, having the AC on, etc.



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Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/TySa_88tc.html



HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator, New Paint...just needs to be put back together, Interior re-done & get some exterior parts.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
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turbotronic Offline
Senior Member
#5
My A/C doesn't work. [Image: frown.gif] I need to have it converted and charged.
~Mark

88 TC (Black), 5 speed
FMS 140MPH Speedo Big Grin
Oval Port Head
1.59/1.89 SS Valves
APC Cone (I know...Ricer part)
Gillis valve
TurboXS BOV-RFL
Alum. Water Pump
Walbro 190
3G

88 TC (Red) [Parts Car]
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turbotronic Offline
Senior Member
#6
Well, I guess I just need that gas saving device...he he. No leaky. I can sometimes smell fuel inside the car but as far as I know, this may not be a problem...
~Mark

88 TC (Black), 5 speed
FMS 140MPH Speedo Big Grin
Oval Port Head
1.59/1.89 SS Valves
APC Cone (I know...Ricer part)
Gillis valve
TurboXS BOV-RFL
Alum. Water Pump
Walbro 190
3G

88 TC (Red) [Parts Car]
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
If you can smell fuel you have a problem. Don't ignore it.

[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 09-01-2005).]
Pete Dunham


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turbotronic Offline
Senior Member
#8
What should I do, I can't seem to find any leaks, except the injectors, I have yet to check those. They prolly need service.
~Mark

88 TC (Black), 5 speed
FMS 140MPH Speedo Big Grin
Oval Port Head
1.59/1.89 SS Valves
APC Cone (I know...Ricer part)
Gillis valve
TurboXS BOV-RFL
Alum. Water Pump
Walbro 190
3G

88 TC (Red) [Parts Car]
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#9
Injectors are a common source of leaks

Pressurize the system as I described above - Key off - Key on and then use eyes and nose to investigate the injectors. Or see the diagram in step 1. of the Fuel System Diagnostics for a way to make the pump run while you are under the hood. Neat how I keep coming back to those diagnostics isn't it! [Image: biggrin.gif]
Pete Dunham


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t-bird88 Offline
Senior Member
#10
One thing that I just thought of that happened to me here awhile back. When you go and drop the tank, pull the fuel pump out and check the little hose that goes from the pump to the metal lines in the braket. If the little "S" shaped hose has swollen up, then that will slow the amount of fuel to the injectors. The best way to test the hose is to have the tank out of the car and the pump braket out of the tank. If the hose is really soft and kinda sticky, then the hose is crap and you need to change it. You can get just a little peice from the parts house down the street. Just drop the tank when it is near empty so that it is lighter and easier to handle.

Let me know if you still need the sending unit.

Jim B [Image: biggrin.gif] .

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Gunmetal Grey 88 TC, 85 & 88 TC parts cars.

Still chasing down greamlins in the electrical harness, damn things, aaaarrrrgggg!!!! Pics of the car up soon...I hope.
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