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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:05 pm 
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Redrattler wrote:
I also own a 3valve XT and have been thinking about doing these mods for a long time however before i can there is a rough running issue with a surging idle issue that i have that Ford do not have a clue about, has anyone come accross this issue before? can anyone help?


Ford waits for the plug and play computer to tell em whats wrong. They have no idea and have lost the art of diagnosis.
Take it to a real mechanic. Replace fuel filter and ask them to check for irregular fuel pressure as this will not always show in fault codes on the computer.
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:20 pm 
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Thanks I thought as much. now all i have to do is find a good mechanic to take it to.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:53 pm 
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idle surging can be caused by a selector switch being a bit on its way out, sending info to the ecu telling it is in gear out of gear in gear etc.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:49 pm 
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pcv pipes are comin to colapse uner manifold vacume, there has since been a new design pipe. this can cause some running rough issues. also tps is a common problem.
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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:02 am 
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It is a mamual and they have already replaced that pcv hose. thanks for the help guys.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:03 am 
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oops Manual i meant

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:06 am 
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what a champion, a manual v8 xt, must be a damn fast biatch :D
pretend its got a lumpy set of cams in it hehe..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:07 am 
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I wish it did, traction is always an issue though. i do want to get it out to a meet eventually

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:21 am 
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Haha ford are a useless bunch. I had issues with my idle a while back, revs kept going up and down and stalling, ford couldnt work it out and wanted to spend more time on it. Turned out to just be a dirty throttlebody which i fixed in 2min

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:59 pm 
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yeh i thougth that as well! but i have cleaned it twice already, was your symptoms almost like having a ghost car when it was sitting there idling.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:12 pm 
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Oxygen Sensors are a big problem with these cars also, get them checked out.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:28 pm 
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Redrattler - Mine would idle normal then just drop til it sounded like it was about to stall then it would rev above idle for a bit then settle down, everynow and then it would just stall at the lights. o2's are a problem too, just had mine changed and fixed up my idle now.

Hey craig, bout time you got on here :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:37 pm 
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here is exactly what mine does. my car will be sitting there idling fine, all of a sudden it will start surging from close to stalling, to high revs (more than likely trying to compensite for low revs). and no one can find anything. even if it was an o2 ford would not want to replace it under warranty.. anyone know a good line of action????

 

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