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Old 06-06-2005, 19:10   #1 (permalink)
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Frustrating engine problem!!

Hey everyone,

I have a 96 NFII Ford Fairlane Ghia V8 which I got off my grandfather. Its only done 84k km and as such, a few things died on it as soon as I got it.

At the moment, I'm having an issue with the way it drives.

Its very sluggish, slow to rev, and pumps clouds of black smoke out when I put the boot in. It only started doing this once I fitted a K&N panel filter.

If I come off the throttle a bit, it runs better...but as soon as its full throttle, it runs like crap.

The exhaust also smells like rotten eggs, which I think is due to the fact the cat is dying from the engine running so rich.

I cleaned the AFM which was covered in black crud, and it ran fine for about 3 days, and now its back to the way it was. I have yet to pull the AFM again to check it out.

My theories on this problem.

K&N throwing filter oil onto the AFM, stuffing the reading up
Plugs and leads are gone (leads look to be original, plugs arent)
Blocked cat
Stuffed TPS
Stuffed AFM

Has anyone had this same problem before? If so, what was the cause??

Any other ideas??

Cheers :)
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Old 06-06-2005, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Frustrating engine problem!!

The first thing you shoulds do is pull the Throttel body of and give it a good clean. Second new plugs leads and cap and rotor button. You may also find the injecters may need a good clean. I would also guess that it has only ever putted around town all its life, the worst thing you can do is flog the guts out of it until you sort out all of you problems. You may also whant to check the TPI switch setting.
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Old 06-06-2005, 19:56   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers for that!

I dont flog the shit out of my Fairlane (it is my daily driver), but when I do put the boot in, or even partially, it runs like crap.

I'll give all those a shot
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Old 06-07-2005, 02:13   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Frustrating engine problem!!

Hello.

I had a very similar problem on my EFXR8. My solution was that the MAF sensor unit was faulty, the owner before me had a finer filter and had over-oiled the filter, so the air flow meter was fowled. I cleaned it as best i could but the problem persisted.

I ended up borowing a mates maf sensor and it ran well with his sensor on. I ended up doing a bit of research and bought a GMS 75mm MAF sensor and i havent had a problem since. My sensor also tricks the computer so that it runs 15 percent leaner, so it takes a little bit of the richness out of the system.

I had similar symptions. It was quicker at half throttle than it was at full throttle. Very anoying. It has been going fine for the last 50,000km, but i clean the maf every 10,000km.

Good luck finding the problem!
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:30   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Frustrating engine problem!!

Check intake temp senser? On # 5 inlet...
Sounds like maf though...
Check tps valtage @ idle should be under 1 volt koeo...
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Another thing I forgot to mention...when the car is cold or not quite at full operating temp, it feels punchy and powerful.

As soon as its warm, its sluggish and crap.

Could this be the intake temp sensor on #5 inlet??
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YES !!! Try cleaning it first???
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