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 Post subject: El Sapphire Hybrid
Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:13 pm 
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Hi. im cory and im new to Ford mods. i just recently bought a 98 EL Sapphire with only 106,000k's. and ever since i bought the damn thing it seems to get worse everyday. at first i thought it was the muffler because it seems to miss or backfire. So i changed the muffler(thankgod because the original was completely corroded out). and the problem is still there. it has bad idle quality aswell as when you put your foot down it has a wierd JERKING motion. like a Boost cut . but i have no turbo. i thought possibly it could be the gearbox or a sensor?? if anyone has info it would be much appreciated.

Thanks Guys. FORD MODS has alot of good info.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:42 pm 
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hey welcome to the forums of s**t giggles and stuff!

sounds like a spark issue

a quick check of the spark plug leads is due
could be 1 is loose
or just change your leads and plugs a fairly easy and inexpensive exersise to do
well leads ~$75ish plugs ~$3-$4 each
then go from there if that does not solve the dram could be a dirty injector or even a bad coil

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:47 pm 
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lol checkin the plug leads are a PITA on the EF's...
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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:05 pm 
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Ashman1985 wrote:
lol checkin the plug leads are a PITA on the EF's...


on any e seires and AU they are!

so going to move my coil pack 1 day

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:08 pm 
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i had the exact same problem in my EL.
99% your leads are f**k. change the leads and do the plugs while your there. problem solved.
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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:07 am 
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check air filter, and also fuel filter while your at it, no harm in doing it all in one go
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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:19 am 
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yeah just do a full service, might as well if you're in there.
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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Thanks alot guys. i changed my oil aswell today and i just bought some TOPGUN leads from auto one. maybe noit the best quality but they where only $60. im about to change them now im just waiting for it to cool down because i didnt realize where the dizzy was until now and my god its in the worst of locations. thx for the advice. ill post back when i get the result.

 

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 Post subject: YES!!!!!!!!
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:01 pm 
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THANKS YOU ALL. i can now finally sit back light a smoke and relax that my car has nothing major wrong with it. i now know why i was chewing through fuel like anything too. anyway thx guys the leads it was and the leads i changed. first shot aswell :P.

im putting a Cam and probably a turbo on it eventually and im sure you guys will have the info for me. THANKS

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:25 pm 
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So why was it using so much juice? the leads? Or did you find something else while you where in there?
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 Post subject: Update, Sorry for the wait
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:48 pm 
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hahah sorry for the few months delay on this thread but i havent been on the net in awhile. ive solved a few problems in the last 4 months, i got the injectors cleaned a new 91 degree thermostat which helps alot with fuel economy. becasue i realized it will never get out of cold enrichment mode. I put a K&N Pod filter straight off the pipe into an open box and used perspecs as a shield from most of the engine. It seems to run alot better since the new fuelk filter and injector clean but it still has idle problem, I believe it might be the manifold gasket. Thanks guys heaps of Help!!!

P.S. New JMM race series headers coming in next week and i will possibly get someone to make me a Mandrel bent 3" intake. (Im in WA and have no diea where to go).

Im chasing 240-250 HP at the wheel which is about 190KW but i would love to have it NA. Is this Possible????

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:19 am 
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i think thats a bit wishful, a couple of guys on here have about 150-160rwkw with heaps of mods.

data_mine has a cam for sale for the hybrid engine, he got 151rwkw with the cam, exhaust and some custom computer editing.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:09 am 
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Good to hear it wasn't a big expensive problem, welcome to the forums.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:52 pm 
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umm ive heard 170-180 KW with head work and big lumpy cam with intake and exsaust and a good aftermarket computer tuned right could be possible. The Cars only done 125,000K so the bottom engine is resonible, I dont care on the price by the end of the process i would have spent probbly 30K on this car so if its possible to get 180 on say $10000 work on the engine please let me know whats possible without Induction.

Thanks everyone i feel welcome to be here

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:18 pm 
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It depends on the dyno.

There are very few genuine 170+rwkw cars out there. Not because its hard to do, but because the car becomes horrible to drive.

 

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