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 Post subject: Au v8 running like crap
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:04 pm 
Parts Gopher
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Ride: BA XR8 & EF Fairmont Ghia

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The au v8 is running rather badly. It doesn't want to idel and when it is running it make a popping sound from the exhaust. I'm guessing it's a timing issue but could be wrong. Any ideas on what it is or how to fix it?
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 Post subject: Re: Au v8 running like crap
Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Disconnect the oxygen sensors and take it for a drive and see how you go. Mine had a similar issue.

If that doesn't work, reconnect the oxygen sensors and disconnect the MAF sensor and do the same thing.

Let us know how it goes!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au v8 running like crap
Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:48 am 
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Ride: AUll XR8 220

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The same thing happened with my ED 5.0.
It idled rough, popped through the exhaust while driving, revs dropped when accelerating, and shuddered at speed.
I bought some MAF sensor cleaner and cleaned the MAF (didn't touch anything else) and it fixed it right up!
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