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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-03, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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roll V8 missing

As some of you know, my EL has spent almost 6 weeks at Ford. I've had it back for a while now and ever since they've played with it, it misses at idle. The idle speed seems ok. Plugs are new. Any ideas?

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Plug leads? Mine had a miss at idle, and new leads fixed the problem.

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sorry, should have said that the leads are new too. Could I have a dirty Idle Speed Controller?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-03, 10:24 PM
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My EL's had the same problem ever since Ford played with it. They replaced the head and head gasket and the cars never been the same again.

I've just learned to live with the fact that it'll never idle 100% again. Bugger Ford!

Cars never been back to them either. The created more problems than it started with.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-03, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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must be something special they do to the cars before they return them!
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"V8 missing"

Try looking under the bonnet!



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Found it! but seriously, its really annoying and can get quite bad especially when taking off. I had the injectors taken out and cleaned a few months ago.
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The workshop manual says:
1. Defective coil,rotor,ignition wiring or spark plugs
2. Valve clearance set too tight
Worn camshaft lobe(s)

Perform a manifod vacuum or compression test to determine which mechanical component of the engine is at fault.

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