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1993 Splash in SC


racsan

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central ohio
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3/140-4
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
225/70/15-winter. 235/75/15-summer
My credo
built, not bought
summit has been pretty quick for me too, Jegs is even quicker. If its in stock I can have a jegs order next day- with standard shipping. It does help though that Im just 1 county away from a main distribution hub.
 


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Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
So I thought I finished the distributor replacement. Got it all hooked up. Removed the spout plug. Warmed up the engine. Adjusted to 10deg btdc. Tightened the bolt. Rechecked. Still good. Put the spout back in. RPMs jumped up a bit. Timing was at 28deg. Thought I read somewhere that it was supposed to do that. When I revved the engine, the timing changed. I didn't take note of how much at what rpm. Anyway, it seemed to be running nicely. Turned it off.

Got the dog in the truck to go for a test drive. When I tried to pull out of the driveway, it seemed rough and lacking power. I had to give it more accelerator than normal to get up the incline out if my driveway. Went just over a mile, turned around and came back. It never improved.

I guess I'll re-check the timing again on Monday. Don't feel like messing with it any more today. Could I have damaged something plugging in the spout with the engine running? Was I supposed to do that with engine off?
 

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Dillsburg PA
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1987
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Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
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31X10.50X15
Well it is preferred to plug the SPOUT in with the engine off.
 

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Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Well it is preferred to plug the SPOUT in with the engine off.
... and I know better. I have seen some very expensive electronics parts ruined at work when people connect them while energized. I'll try to redo the timing. But if it stays funky, I'll order the new Motorcraft ICM.
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3.0 V6
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3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Put the new ICM in the other day. Truck started and ran rough. Double checked and found that some idiot named Eric got a couple plug wires connected wrong . Oops. Ran better after that. When warm, if I rev it up and let off the gas I get a small pop from the exhaust. I guess the timing isn’t quite perfect yet.
 


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