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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:00 pm 
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My LTD (1993 302) is drowning itself, its running rich, performance is shocking and I'm only getting 300k's to a tank of gas. I have replaced the leads,the plugs, the thermostat the O2 sensor, full flush of oil and coolent brand new K&N panel filter. But its still running like a***. the temp gauge always reads just above C but never in the outlined "normal" bracket, it will read below C when cold and even when i have been driving for at least 2 hours it will still barely even touch the normal line let alone sit in the middle. What is going on here???

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:04 pm 
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Get the gas system serviced, did wonders for mine.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:30 pm 
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Sweet, what did you have to replace?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Nothing, it just needed a tune. Cost me $65 I think.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Sounds like your thermostat is either stuck open or has been removed as well, if your temp isn't going up much.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Hmm, shouldn't be, its brand new, just put in 2 weeks ago. The new 02 sensor improved the idle a little but a sfor performance and fuel mileage, it hasnt done a thing. Nice fairlane btw, Got all your LTD bits yet? Its bloody hard finding parts for these over here, i think i have found ONE wreck in the last year and a half. and they had no idea what it was worth, sold me the grille and all the wood grain for $150. You can never have too much wood grain hey! poor thing ended up in the crusher i think

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:37 pm 
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Hmm, shouldn't be, its brand new, just put in 2 weeks ago. The new 02 sensor improved the idle a little but a sfor performance and fuel mileage, it hasnt done a thing. Nice fairlane btw, Got all your LTD bits yet? Its bloody hard finding parts for these over here, i think i have found ONE wreck in the last year and a half. and they had no idea what it was worth, sold me the grille and all the wood grain for $150. You can never have too much wood grain hey! poor thing ended up in the crusher i think

s**t hey I got quoted $120 for just the Grille from Pick & pay (more) Less.
I wont pay that much for a Grille. :evil:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:02 pm 
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Grille and wood for $150.......bargain!
Nah mate, always on the hunt for DC bits'n'pieces. Will be for a while me thinks :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:44 pm 
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I would definately have a look at that thermostat even if it is new they can be faulty, i had an ea with a 5spd and used to get about 500ks per tank, replaced the thermostat and bang 650ks per tank (both highway) a car that runs to cold will run the choke constantly and produce rich results in fuel

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:06 pm 
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How do i go about checking the thermostat? Just a quick question, its only got one o2 sensor, should it have two?

 

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