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Went out playing in the ice/snow and boogered something up. Working with a stock '88 TC swap ranger. Haven't had the chance to pull anything apart yet, but I am guessing the issue lies within the cylinder head. Any recommendations for OEM+ work to do to an otherwise stock setup? Trying to keep the low end torque and build it to be slightly more reliable. On the docket:

Turbo rebuild (Evergreen)
FMIC (already have NPR unit)
Fuel Pump
Whatever comes up head wise

Currently have ability to manually adjust the the boost and fuel pressure but kept it around 10lbs

I can try to get a video uploaded here but I have posted it in the TurboFord FB group  FB Video
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For anyone following along- I came across my first set of problems. There is a good size crack in the header which I believe would correlate with the plugs that show a rich combustion chamber. Sooooo, who has a header/exhaust manifold for sale? Or recommendation on where to pick one up at? TIA


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The cracked header/manifold is not what's causing yer main issue.....altho it DOES need to be replaced. As I said on FB, IF your firing order is correct, you've got at least one (possibly 2) "low" hole[s]. Have you checked the compression (ghetto OR with a gauge), as I suggested? My gut tells me that you blew the h/gask between two cyls, OR........you've kicked a cam follower (aka, "rocker arm"). <shrug>

And YES..........you sent it too hard!!  Wink
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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Ran out of time to get to the compression test today. Hopefully I can get to it later this week. It is on my carboard to-do list.
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(02-11-2022, 12:31 AM)Hoonin88 Wrote:  On the docket:

Turbo rebuild (Evergreen)

Are they still using outdated clipped wheel with a .48 housing?  Last time I needed a turbo rebuilt I called out there and that's what they were doing.  I was not about to give up my brand new .63 housing but they said that's what they do.  .48 housing, clipped wheel, and I don't get my housing back.  Thus, I used a more local place that I could not be more pleased with.
'93 Mustang 2.3T swapped. LA3, Stinger FMIC 3" down elbow and 3" exhaust.
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(03-15-2022, 11:54 AM)TurboTodd Wrote:  
(02-11-2022, 12:31 AM)Hoonin88 Wrote:  On the docket:

Turbo rebuild (Evergreen)

Are they still using outdated clipped wheel with a .48 housing?  Last time I needed a turbo rebuilt I called out there and that's what they were doing.  I was not about to give up my brand new .63 housing but they said that's what they do.  .48 housing, clipped wheel, and I don't get my housing back.  Thus, I used a more local place that I could not be more pleased with.

I am not certain. When I spoke to him he had at least a couple of variations. I told him I wanted to keep the IHI so I have full boost down low as it's for an off-road application.
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