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Does anyone have any instructions for the Smog delete? I'm thinking that is part of the problem with my '87 car. I took it to have the injector cleaning done and still no change. The tech thought it might be a vacuum leak but he could not find it. His thinking is its a leak in the brake booster since the pedal is hard. Anyway, I'm going for the booster now. If I had something I could go by, instruction wise, maybe I could trouble shoot it better because the previous owner took the smog pump off. A link is fine or something here would be good.
Symptom is terrible idle and no power anywhere in the power band.... bad miss.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Ronbuell on 5/21/06 10:29am ]</font>
 

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Check the timing also. It should be 10* BTDC. Some people run more, but I'd set it to baseline until the car is running straight.
 

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Thanks guys. Issue with checking the timing is there are no marks left on the pully so I can't tell what its set at. I also agree that as long as ALL the vacuum ports are pluged, it should run right.

Is it possible that an EGR from a '91 will not fit an '87 and seal properly? I thought they should be interchangable, but maybe not. That is a part that I swapped out without really thinking about it. If its not sealing properly, that is a possible vacuum leak source.

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The timing marks should be on the balancer, behind the crank pulley.
You may have to clean it off some to see them.
I couldn't find an article on FordMuscle on timing, but I found this one. There are plenty more out there if you do a basic internet search.
http://www.mustang50magazine.com/techarticles/4276/index9.html

The EGR valves are the same for 87-93, and probably up through 95.
Did you clean the old gasket off and put a new one on?
Is the vacuum line going to it hooked up on both ends?
 

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Thanks for the link Saw. I've used that site too as well as the Corral. I used the old one at first but it leaked, so I bought new ones and thought I had it. I did reuse the one on the vacuum tree under the manifold. Guess I'd better start from scratch and work up. Man I hate pull that thing again but if that's it, it's worth it. BTW, like your plow truck signature above. Reminds me of Dad's old truck.
 

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Thanks.
460, C6, 4.10 gears...
It has to be a plow truck only. I can't afford to start it unless it's making some money...
 
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