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Old 12-23-2003, 19:15   #1 (permalink)
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very sluggish when warm

have posted this in windsor engine tech but thought I try here. car runs fine when cold but when it warms up to normal operating temp it's very flat; sluggish from a stand to about 2500 after that it seems to be fine. can anybody give me any idea what the problem is ?

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Old 12-23-2003, 19:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: very sluggish when warm

I don't know much about windsors but I'd reckon you best bet would be to buy a repair manual and check all the sensors according to it....

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Re: very sluggish when warm

Check the coild for cracks, a cracked coil usually only shows up when its warm and the crack expands due to the heat.
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Re: very sluggish when warm

Take the engine cover off and youll see the coil and it has a square thing around it. Look down the front edge for signs of white deposits. When I couldnt get mine to run right I noticed this but thought nothing of it. When I was seeking advice at the local garage, there was an EF XR8 with the exact same thing except someone had tried to repair it with some sort of goop. I havent replaced mine yet. I don't even want to know the cost of a coil for the V8
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Re: very sluggish when warm

i get this too sometimes, i just put it down to hte fact its got 279,000 on the clock......
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maybe the timing is out?
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Re: very sluggish when warm

have checked the coil no signs of any cracks; timing is fine also
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Re: very sluggish when warm

1. Heat range of the plugs your using?
2. Check the fuel filter
3. Check your accel cable is OK (not really heat related but more common than you think)
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plugs are new but are same type of plug that have always been in it; fuel filter is new
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Re: very sluggish when warm

so it free revs nice and hard in neutral when you first start it up then? and the hotter it gets the lazier it gets, is that in gear or does it still rev as freely in neutral when its warm? Did it just start doing this one day or has it been getting worse over time?

Maybe find someone on the coast to get the (if any) codes out of it?..
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