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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:57 am 
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hi ppl, i have an 1991 eb fairmont, i am currently running a crow cam 2222549 & am having no end of trouble with idle probs, (yes i have a hp4 chip to try & smooth things over a little) my question is, should i get this cam reground or look for another cam from another maker eg:wade?? i only ask as i am very happy with the performance, but not happy when it stalls out or the amount of black smoke from the exhaust, i have a fresh engine (no more than 400 klm old), plus i run bp 98 fuel... have i f**ked up in my choice of cams???
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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:13 am 
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Are you running the vernier cam gear to suit?
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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:09 am 
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Has the car been tuned by Chiptorque or one of their dealers? If they're selling the cam and chip as a package, it should be able to be tuned to idle correctly.

Black smoke may not be just fuel problems, it could be stuck oil rings. Is the motor using any oil? I did a motor rebuild one time and had the same thing happening. Went through a litre of oil every 200km.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:44 am 
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sorry guys, pc troubles. i contacted chiptorque & had the chip replaced & retuned, + (after a long search) i replaced the ecu with another unit with matching numbers, yes i have a new vernier cog, timing chain & gears , i have (not trying to sound like a sook) paid almost $800.00 trying to make my beloved fairmont run right, have come to the conclusion that it just wants to lay down & play dead... thanks for all your help, i am now looking at an bf xr6 tyfoon, maybe it'll play a little nicer than my last project?? + if anyone knows where there is a good xc hardtop shell with minimal cancer & no running gear for sale, please let me know......
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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:08 pm 
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mine does the same with a cms stage 3 cam and stage 3 head. the factory computer cant deal with it. the only fix for mine is an aftermarket computer.

 

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