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 Post subject: pls help El Sedan slugish
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:12 pm 
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hi all

I have a problem with my EL it has done 260000 k's but when i put tha foot down at about 3500 rpm it feels really sluggish like it wants to go but something is holding it back i have changed the leads, plugs and also took it to ford for a dyalasis test but come up with nothing. :( :(
could someone plz tell me whats wrong

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Have u thought about your tranny? This is a similar prob that i had in my EF before it went and nearly blew up, just ask arm_79 8-)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:21 pm 
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i thought it could be that so i went out and bought a second hand 1 that only done 10000 but still nothing

 

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 Post subject: Re: pls help El Sedan slugish
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:47 pm 
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kovac wrote:
hi all

I have a problem with my EL it has done 260000 k's but when i put tha foot down at about 3500 rpm it feels really sluggish like it wants to go but something is holding it back i have changed the leads, plugs and also took it to ford for a dyalasis test but come up with nothing. :( :(
could someone plz tell me whats wrong


So you took it to a hospital to the Renal unit and hooked it up to a dyalasis machine to see whats wrong?


Just jokin

It a diagnostic machine/unit.
The coil could be at fault there. The unit won't tell you that, if its leaking spark. or the dizzy cap brush is burnt out.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:30 pm 
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thanks ill give it a go

is there anyway that the catalyc converter could be blocked or on the way out ?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:35 pm 
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kovac wrote:
is there anyway that the catalyc converter could be blocked or on the way out ?


if the cat was blocked, it'd more than likely run like a bucket of snot at all RPM's

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:55 pm 
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If the cat has problems, it just has a reduced max air flow. So at lower engine speeds, less air flowing through it, it could appear to be mostly normal. Once you start trying to move more air than you can get through it you will find the motor unwilling to rev higher.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:27 pm 
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cats can take a long time to break down to a state of 'bucket of snot'
driving the same route to work 350 days a year gives me a chance to compare how my cars going as to how it used to.
my cfi was loosing around 5kw a week i reckon untill one day it just ran like a busted @ss ring & wouldn't rev over 2500 revs.
just my 2c.
also i'm pretty sure no falcon with 260,000 kays would ever go as good as it used to without a rebuild.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:56 pm 
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i just come back from parts plus and they installed a new cat and it is running alot better.
i asked them what it may be and he said it has happened to him before.
He also said that if you thrash your car every now an then that you get the early signs of it.
it isnt running like new but now i can finally spin the wheels of the mark

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:16 pm 
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vibr8n wrote:
cats can take a long time to break down to a state of

also i'm pretty sure no falcon with 260,000 kays would ever go as good as it used to without a rebuild.


So how much is an engine re build would $600 cash get me anything
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:18 am 
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i talked to one guy i know and his ed was $800 just for the head gasket.

$600 would probably get you enough for the mechanics time to pull it out and put it back in plus fluids or something. then you've got parts cleaning, finishing, gasket kits, tensile bolts, rings and the other crap that might be broken.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:38 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
i talked to one guy i know and his ed was $800 just for the head gasket.

$600 would probably get you enough for the mechanics time to pull it out and put it back in plus fluids or something. then you've got parts cleaning, finishing, gasket kits, tensile bolts, rings and the other crap that might be broken.


grrr dam thats pricey crap.

Looks like there must be other ways to get power on a budget grr.
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:04 pm 
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$600 would get you the parts for most of a mild turbo setup i would think. slap them on with some bent pipe and bobs your uncle

 

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