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turbo and manifold glow
turbo88 Offline
Junior Member
#1
is it normal for the turbo and manifold to glow a orange color after a 30 -50 mile cruise . not running hard ,just cruising??? i have had chevy 350's with headers that glow but thats normal... how about turbo coupes??

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Pete D Offline
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#2
Was it daylight or dark? A slight glow after vigorus driving at night would be normal. A bright glow in the dark is too much
If it's glowing in day light, that's a problem.

Too much glow is an indication or too lean or too rich or incorrect cam or ignition timing or plugger cat converter.

Any other symptoms ie less power than normal,
pinging, running hotter than normal, rich smell to the exhaust, decrease in gas mileage?


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Jeff K Offline
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#3
Glowing after a freeway cruise at near legal speeds is NOT normal. A dull glow after WOT high boost driving is normal, but should quickly go away when driving normally.

Run the codes, looking for a 41 (lean) or 42 (rich).

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 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 // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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.
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turbogirl Offline
Junior Member
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hey ijust had the same problem and thanks to everyone on nato i figured out it was the timing and the spout was yanked out.make sure ur timing is correct and check the spout!!!be careful driving the tc i almost ruinned another turbo and manifold!!!check out the thread i posted.u will get lots of help from it.the name is glowing turbo and manifold

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[This message has been edited by turbogirl (edited 11-11-2002).]
friends dont let friends drive imports
87 turbocoupe
the tbird version of christine!!
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turbo88 Offline
Junior Member
#5
hello all , thanks for all the input . my son and i retimed the beast and she has calmed down a lot. now after a normal run she has a warm but not redhot glow. could the o2 sensor be bad? it doesnt have a cat and its a2.5 inch system all the way back with dynomax turbo mufflers,so i know its flowing ok. any whooo thanks again

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