Fordmods Logo

au 5.0L sluggish down low 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 23 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: au 5.0L sluggish down low
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:21 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 20

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Glen Waverley
VIC, Australia

hey guys, i drive mums AU TE50 sometimes and have found that it is really sluggish down low, like really bad (only sometimes/rarely spins em off the line). the motor was rebuilt (standard specs) and i think and hope that it is still on the run in tune because it used to perform much better than this before it was rebuilt. once its moving its alright, but i think that there is more in her thats not coming out. can someone recommend anyone in sth eastern suburbs in melb that i can take her to, to get a tune?? thanx

-George
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 1380

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: FPV BF MKII F6

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

try different fuel. it might be that the compression has increased and it will run heaps better on 98 octane. try it with a full tank of premium before you take it to somewhere

 

_________________

OBS35N is gooonnnneeee.
Gone for good..... Damn fence posts!!!!!

OBS35N #2 (XXF6XX) just bought, bring it on

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:13 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 20

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Glen Waverley
VIC, Australia

always run mobil premium. anything else i can try?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:16 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 1380

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: FPV BF MKII F6

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

reset the ecu. there is a doco on here somewhere on how to do it.

 

_________________

OBS35N is gooonnnneeee.
Gone for good..... Damn fence posts!!!!!

OBS35N #2 (XXF6XX) just bought, bring it on

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:42 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 839

Joined: 10th Sep 2006

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: V8 Falcon, Nissan Patrol

Location: Brisbane, Bouncing off 5800RPM
QLD, Australia

maybe it was not the engine that had to be fixed (as you said that it ran better before it was rebuilt)

maybe blocked exhaust sytem??

as for fuel, i recommend BP ULITMATE

 

_________________

1993 Ford Fairmont EB II 5.0L V8 Wagon
1992 Nissan Patrol TI 4.2L Diesel 4x4 Wagon

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:34 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 20

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Glen Waverley
VIC, Australia

the motor had a bad knocking noise from the bottom end. we got to it b4 it f**k itself...ill try different fuel and reset that ecu and see how that goes. thanx guys.

-George
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:57 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 126

Joined: 19th Mar 2005

Ride: xlsv8ute

Location: mundulla
SA, Australia

when you say rebuilt to standard specs you mean tickford te-50 specs dont you? What actually was done to the engine?
was the cam changed?
get detailed work that was done and take it to a good dyno man and they will tell you exactly whats happening. :)

 

_________________

go the CROWS

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:59 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 126

Joined: 19th Mar 2005

Ride: xlsv8ute

Location: mundulla
SA, Australia

forgot to ask, is your maf plugged in? have done this myself before and it was sluggish down low.

 

_________________

go the CROWS

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:09 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 20

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Glen Waverley
VIC, Australia

yea it was rebuilt to te50 specs. Maf's the plug on the intake correct? havnt played with many v8's before. thanx

-George
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:37 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 126

Joined: 19th Mar 2005

Ride: xlsv8ute

Location: mundulla
SA, Australia

the maf is bolted directly to the top part of the air intake box and the plug is located on the side closes to the engine 4 wire plug. if it isnt plugged in it will not idle correctly and guzzle fuel as well.

 

_________________

go the CROWS

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:58 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Posts: 311

Joined: 3rd Jan 2006

Location: tauranga
New Zealand

wonder if they degreed the cam in.... ,or didnt line up the cam synchroniser properly......as said dyno will prove it
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:12 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 20

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Glen Waverley
VIC, Australia

thanx for the reply's guys....i know most of you arent in vic but is there anyone here than can recommend anywhere to take it??? should i look for someone who specializes in v8's or just take it anywhere to get it dynoed? thanx

-George
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:22 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 839

Joined: 10th Sep 2006

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: V8 Falcon, Nissan Patrol

Location: Brisbane, Bouncing off 5800RPM
QLD, Australia

u could try JMM lol

:shock:

 

_________________

1993 Ford Fairmont EB II 5.0L V8 Wagon
1992 Nissan Patrol TI 4.2L Diesel 4x4 Wagon

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:08 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 1093

Joined: 29th Nov 2004

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairlane V8

Location: Lower Hunter Valley
NSW, Australia

I'd say the cam sensor is out giving you some retardation. A common drama with AU windsors. Ford have the know how here assuming this is the problem.

 

_________________

Interested in a fair go for the Hunter-New England area of NSW?

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:58 am 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

banarcus wrote:
I'd say the cam sensor is out giving you some retardation. A common drama with AU windsors. Ford have the know how here assuming this is the problem.


Ohh, can you shed some more light on this topic?

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:39 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names