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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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1987 Turbo Coupe couple of questions

I just bought a 87 Turbo Coupe with 105,000 miles on it and it has a few problems, I hear what appears to be bottom end rattle, not real bad but it bothers me...is this normal for a engine with 105,000 on it and is it serious of will the engine just keep going like the 5.0 I had some years back, it had bottom end knock and I could not kill that engine, ran like that for five years and I sold it and it still ran good except for the knock.

Question two, the idle surges and every now and then dies, I think this is a common problem of these 2.3L, just don't know what the fix is, I cleaned the IAC and it didn't look dirty or gummed up or is this surging caused by a vacuum line, I don't see any off anywhere.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-17-2009, 01:10 PM
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the tps being out of adjustment can cuase the idle to randomly just to a high idle....
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Knock will kill a Turbo car in a hearbeat, within all likelihood that's not Rod's knocking (but check your oil) it's detonation - This TC is basically the OPPOSITE of your old 5.0 as these Turbos are really just hand grenades that LOOK like cars waiting for you to do something stupid & pull the pin - Get your cyber junkie mojo on & do a LOT of research on this car before you blow it up - & believe me that is WAY easy to do - LOVE... uncle buck

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 04:09 AM
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Check all your line, inlet from the Turbo and all Vac. lines . its an easy fix once you take the time to go thru all the lines , or may have to replace a few , rubber gets old . The rattle may come from the exhaust shield under the car, if there is a rattle , a knock is another story . Not much to them and make alot of cheap power with some Mods. and great MPG on top of that . Try the Nato club for more info and help . DW
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Another good website that deals with the fox body t-birds is /www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/index.php There's alot of good people there too.

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