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Offline big_wig_074

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new member here
« on: March 30, 2012, 20:42:05 PM »
hi, im new on here,been lurking a week while waiting for my car, which i now have received. you may have seen it on ebay recently, a moonstone blue thundersaloon kitted xr4i with a turbo technics kit and 4x4 transmission.
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now, i bought it blind from ebay with a few known problems, it takes ages to get running right (WUR i suspect), it pinks on boost(he said he hadnt fitted the intercooler, and i thought maybe a tune up), and it smokes on boost due to the oil return being too low in the sump (not a massive problem)

so i got it delivered and the ex owner called me on the day to tell me he had left the lights on overnight so the battery was flat, so i thought no worries,ill jump start it and get looking. turns out the guy was a bit ambitious with his description!he was definitely no auto electrician (the ignition barrel has been rewired, with a separate switch for fuel pump and starter motor, but the ignition is ALWAYS on, unless you turn the key to the 1st position, hence the battery is flat!lol)
also im guessing the reason it pinks on boost is that, other than no intercooler being present as it stated there would be in the for sale ad, i can find no sign of any additional fuelling or ignition modules, so hes fitted the turbo manifold and gubbins from a tt car but not the actual important bits! can anyone show me where the dcu etc connects on a 2.8 tt just in case it is present and correct? if not, are there any available anywhere? or are they hens teeth?

thanks
hope ive not bored you too much, im off to do some more research on this very useful site!



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Re: new member here
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 20:50:50 PM »
Just saw you didn't get a welcome in  :'( sorry mate. Nice project you have got yourself, what area was the car from I have seen one fairly local to me but not recently?

Cheers Ade

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Re: new member here
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 22:21:58 PM »
Hi welcome do love those big winged sierra, will be a great car once you get it sorted
Cheers
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Re: new member here
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 22:51:45 PM »

Indeed looks like we gave you a crap welcome.  :rolleyes:

Welcome to Ford Power  ;D
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Re: new member here
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 06:52:35 AM »
Welcom.
greetz Paul.

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Re: new member here
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 10:54:10 AM »
Welcome! Nicw color, cool car!

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 11:59:50 AM »
Nice car ;D

Welcome to our forum, enjoy your stay
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Re: new member here
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 12:58:19 PM »
Welcome,

as far as I am aware there is no DCU on the 2.8 Single Turbo.

It uses a modified vacume unit on the dizzy for timing and a modded metering head (may be wrong ) for the fueling.

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Re: new member here
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 17:03:14 PM »
I believe you could fit the vacuum module from a saab turbo, might need some drilling to fit the ignition, but there is someone on this forum did it! Recent post!

There needs to be a profile block on the metering head, might find one on ebay, i dont have it either, but im not using mfi anymore!

 

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