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New project '87 Turbo Coupe
Knall4 Offline
Junior Member
#1
Hi all...just picked up a 1987 Turbo Coupe from PA. Not a bad looking car no rust on the body. I had been looking for something unique...I always liked the look of these cars. OK...it runs decent real rough on startup..took it down the street today, turbo runs @ 15lbs boost in the first couple gears seems to be cool at cruising speeds. But at idle it runs rough as sh**...I'm going to do plugs, wires, filters, etc tommorow see how it works. Any special stuff I need to know?

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1995 F-150
1993 T-Bird
1987 Turbo Coupe
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#2
The tune up is a great place to start, be sure to use Motorcraft wires and Autolite 764 spark (regular, not platinum) plugs. Other wires and plugs are problematic for our cars, and that isn't a marketing technique. The only others besides Motorcraft that work well are Taylor High Energy and Magnecor wires.

Sounds like your base idle & TPS adjustment may be out. Refer to <a href="http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Idle-TPSadjustment_Revised_June2005.html">this article </a>for information on checking this out / adjusting it.

Welcome to the board!

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Ryan Harris

88 TC, 5 spd, B&M Ripper Shifter, Walbro 190 LPH, Aeromotive FPR, K&N, 3.73 rear, KS disconnected, BCS bypassed, 89K miles, shattered clutch, new muffler bearings, Mobil 1 blinker fluid
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Welcome to the board. Are you any relation to Nick from Ford?
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
As Pete said, Welcome! Clean out the TB and IAC and see if that cures the idle problem. Run a complete set of code tests to see if the EEC iss detecting any electrical / sensor / activator problems.

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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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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
Posting Freak
#5
welcome! when you do get these things to run right, they are ablast. your gonna love it. and as for unique, you cant get to much more unique without spending some green.

moller
AM

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1987 5.0 sport coupe, intake, exaust.>for sale<
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Knall4 Offline
Junior Member
#6
Thanks guys I'll start there. I was driving it today what a fun car! Also--no relation to Nick from Ford.
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
If you need any help with it, let me know.
We are not far apart
Pete Dunham


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