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Old 07-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Orange headers

I got a buddy who just put ford racing headers an Ecam computer from a 91 gt with the wire harness he has fuel rails and a adjustable regulator the pressure is at 40 psi what could cause his headers to turn orange
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like to much fuel and it is burning in the exhaust
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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They turn glowing orange within 3 minutes
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They turn glowing orange within 3 minutes
It means your engine is running to lean (not enough fuel) or the timing is retarded to far.
Do not drive it like this, it will do serious engine damage very quickly.
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He said his timing is 32 degrees total
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He said his timing is 32 degrees total
Ok, but what is it at idle?
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It idles at 1100 rpm then idles up and down
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It idles at 1100 rpm then idles up and down
Then it is not tuned properly.
Buy a Haynes or Chiltons manual and follow the procedures for setting the idle and timing.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:19 PM   #10
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Found out he had the wrong plugs in
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Glad he found the problem.
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