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 Post subject: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:08 pm 
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hey guys,

i bought myself an EA s-pac falcon for 500 bucks: its a 5spd with a 3.23 LSD with eb xr mag wheels i was happy with the buy but there is 1 problem :( it wont rev past 3500 rpm...

pretty much bought it as a donor car for my next project but i want to have some fun in it first lol

any ideas on what this could be?
any help is greatly appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:16 pm 
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What is the exhaust like, check to see if any blockages,

If ok return to basics, Spark, Air, Fuel, and also Timing

Best of luck mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:19 pm 
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exhaust seems alright, just changed the plugs and leads and did the timing and in the middle of changing the coil at the moment

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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Nah, it's rooted. The best thing you could do is drive it up here to brissie, and I'll give you the $500 for it. Cut your losses and walk away.







Only kidding, sounds like a bargain! :lol: :lol:
Check the timing first, then make sure the air & fuel filters are OK. Does it miss or break down at 3500, or just run into a wall? Make sure the intake air ducting isnt blocked.
Good luck, and enjoy. 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:20 pm 
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nah the intake is fine, has a new filter and yeah it just hits a wall kind of like the rev limiter
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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:23 pm 
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If the timing check out OK, try advancing it a few degrees and take it for a fang. If it pings, back off and back the timing off again. If it goes ok, try a few more. The balancer may have slipped.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:24 pm 
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timing is good but ill try advancing it.. thanks :)
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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:28 pm 
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OK mate,

Next options is to check the fuel system,

Fuel pump low rate and pressure

Fuel flow should be approx 1 litre in 30 seconds

Is is CFI or MPFI

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Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Dosnt a blocked/colapsed cat converter stop engins reving past around the 3500 mark.
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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Thats why I said to check the exhaust,

A Universal cat is available for approx $250, ( Dont Cut them ) as the EPA are going around checking cars at the moment, and its a possible $15000 fine

 

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Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:22 pm 
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throttle opening right up?
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 Post subject: Re: 500 buck EA
Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:38 pm 
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its a multi point injection. since im going to put a new exhaust on it soon ill just take the cat off and bash it out for now and see what happens, also how do i check what the flow rate is of the fuel system?
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Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:20 am 
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Also as silly as it sounds check the accelerator gable and make sure it getting full open throttle, as the falcons have problems with the outer cable,

 

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Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:48 am 
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check to see if it has the manual ECU because if its an Auto ECU and doesn't have the resistors they don't rev past 3500RPM

 

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Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 3:19 pm 
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its a factory manual so it cant b the ECU, when i get home today ill try a few of your ideas and let u know how it went tonight
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