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squeeky Offline
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#1
Morning guys, can someone explain this.......88 turbocoupe seems to run great,rebuilt garrett T3, 16lbs boost, k&n filter. Went to check my timing yesterday just for the hell of it and with the spout out it is reading like 8deg. ATDC, and with the spout in it is reading 10deg. BTDC. With the spout out shouldn't it be at 10deg. BTDC? She starts right up and runs good but i don't know why the timing is so far off??

Thanks, Joe
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Someone probably set the timing with the SPOUT plug in. You are correct timing (stock) should be 10 deg BTDC, set with the SPOUT plug out. With SPOUT in, and at idle, timing will be in the 25 to 30 deg BTDC range.
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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squeeky Offline
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#3
So if I take the spout out and reset it the right way I should be all good? and probably even better?........
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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Pete D Offline
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#4
It should be. If it isn't, get back to us.
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
If you thought the car was pretty good with base timing at 8 deg ATDC, wait until you drive it with the timing set correctly at 10 BTDC. Hang on!!

I am guessing it built boost REAL early at low RPM and low throttle opening with the timing so retarded.
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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squeeky Offline
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#6
HELL YEA. ....now that's what I'm talking about!!! Idles still right at 1000 and hang on is right. Do I need to reset TPS or anything? I'm used to my old 5.0 bird
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
If it is idling fine, no need to mess with the TPS. If TPS closed throttle voltage goes over 1 V, idle will hang high.
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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squeeky Offline
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#8
Thank you sir, you have been a great help!! I had the 5.0 sport with T
FS heads, ported cobra and ALL the goodies, pretty damn quick and then she happened to hit a pole on my 16 year old sons first day out, so this Turbo thing is all new to me....
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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Jeff K Offline
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#9
Sorry to hear about the loss of your 88 Sport. Sounds like it was a great car with all the mods you did to it. I love my 86 Tbird 5.0 just as much as I love my TC.
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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squeeky Offline
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#10
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc154...CF0185.jpg here was a pic
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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