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Name the sensors! This is a test!
svo_thunderchicken Offline
Senior Member
#1
im going to change EVERY sensor on my 84.. hehe so lets name them all so i can be sure...

This is what i have so far, tell me what i forgot

83-86 TC's
VAM (vane air meter)
IAT (intake air tempature sensor)
IAC (idle air control valve)
ECT (engine coolent tempature sensor)
BARO (berometric sensor)
O2 Sensor

87-88 TC's
VAM (vane air meter)
IAT (intake air tempature sensor)
IAC (idle air control valve)
ACT (air charge tempature sensor)
ECT (engine coolent tempature sensor)
BARO (berometric sensor)
O2 Sensor
84 TC Silver 5 speed - PE EEC, Big Vam, RR cam, 35lb injectors, E6 swap, T3 60 Trim, 87-88 intercooler and hood, BOV, K&N Cone Filter *under constrution*
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2298891/1

87 TC Black 5 Speed - Stock IHI, BCS Bypassed
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2390431
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trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#2
87/88

TPS
KS
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

Stingers IC install and tbird photos
http://community.webshots.com/user/trashline
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
IMO, changing sensors and activators (the IAC is an activator, not a sensor) for no reason is a BIG waste of $$. Many sensors last darn near forever. The only sensors that actually wear out with use are the "mechanical" ones, namely the VAM and TPS. Most of the time, a good cleaning of the IAC will return it to like new condition. Changing the O2 sensor every 100 K miles or so might be a good idea, but in a properly running motor, even O2 sensors will last for a LONG time (never mind the Bosch ads that say to change them every 50 K miles..... all they want to do is sell more parts to make more $$).
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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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#4
lol.. that low oil sensor in the oil pan. I bet its leaking anyway.

I don't think this would have much effect on anything to be honest. I would put the money towards new rings/bearings and a new gasket set.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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svo_thunderchicken Offline
Senior Member
#5
whats the proper way to test the vam to see if its working correctly... and there was ALOT of oil in it from the last turbo... can you clean it without hurting the intake charge tempature sensor?
84 TC Silver 5 speed - PE EEC, Big Vam, RR cam, 35lb injectors, E6 swap, T3 60 Trim, 87-88 intercooler and hood, BOV, K&N Cone Filter *under constrution*
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2298891/1

87 TC Black 5 Speed - Stock IHI, BCS Bypassed
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2390431
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#6
I've always just used throttle body cleaner (NOT brake or carb cleaner) on my VAM. Throttle body cleaner is designed so it doesn't hurt sensors or peel the special coating some come with off.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Quote:Originally posted by svo_thunderchicken:
whats the proper way to test the vam to see if its working correctly... and there was ALOT of oil in it from the last turbo... can you clean it without hurting the intake charge tempature sensor?
In the link in my sig I have a pic of the VAM testing Pete sent me. go to the folder that says TC stuff and you will see it on one of my pages.
Brian

www.BCPCustom.com

06 Cobalt SS
66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

Stingers IC install and tbird photos
http://community.webshots.com/user/trashline
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#8
[quote]whats the proper way to test the vam to see if its working correctly[/quote[

What problem are you having with the engine?
Pete Dunham


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svo_thunderchicken Offline
Senior Member
#9
ruff idle, geting rich way too fast... tps is set correctly, fuel diag ok
84 TC Silver 5 speed - PE EEC, Big Vam, RR cam, 35lb injectors, E6 swap, T3 60 Trim, 87-88 intercooler and hood, BOV, K&N Cone Filter *under constrution*
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2298891/1

87 TC Black 5 Speed - Stock IHI, BCS Bypassed
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2390431
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