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Old 04-18-2003, 23:04   #1 (permalink)
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frown info on ratios and gbox

i've got a 1990 facon wagon EA s pak 5 speed and im trying to find out my ratios.

i worked it out like this at 2,000rpm in 3rd its at 60 km/h
4th is 80km/h
5th at 100km/h


also i go to give the rev limiter a try,1st 2nd 3rd gears it closes towards 4,500 climbing towards 5000 but it starts slowing and feels sluggish is this suppose to happen,wondering if anyone knows my ratios and what my gbox or whatever is lagging close to 5000rpm..

help is appreciated

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Your car only revs out to 5000 so don't expect power at that point. You also don't have a rev limiter on the engine. I think ea-ed club site has the ratios on it but i can't see why you should care!!!
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thanx gli 90 :
i nnot long ago bought my car,just finished putting money into the motor,has all new cables, hoses ,plugs, leads,gaskets,the lot is all new..
so i tried to see what it would go to,thats why im asking and i never owned a EA till now,so revving to 5,000rpm is around the max limit,
i normally only rev to 4,000 max in gear changes anyways,but just driving normally around town etc only about 3,000rpm..i do have a new 2/half inch exhaust and im dead sure the CAT has melted,prior to me buying it,when new exhaust was put on i blew half of it out in around 3 minutes of driving it,so i gather the other half is causing my sluggish prob's,i might take it down and get that problem fixed,asap...thanx for your info..much appreciated..


slow jud:i do care, cause i like to know how my car suppose to run like,
its not like i drive it at 5000rpm all the time,but i do care about my car especially after putting 3 grand into it in 3 months...
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The EA does have a rev limiter at 5500rpm.
If you want to see one working, come to the next drag meet.. and I'll show ya :)
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We have 2 EAs, one a Ghia, and they definitely do not have rev limiters :)
The EB does tho, it'll only go up to 4800 or so and then bounces down to 4000

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