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Old 03-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hey,

I'm new to this site and am looking for some help with an 88 sd H.O. 5.O.
I've swapped it out of an 88 mustang(don't hate me the car was toast), and gave it another life in my 79 Bronco. I had trouble with rough idle and surging, but got that fixed with tps adjustment, and base idle adjustment.
The engine starts and runs really smooth, but Now its burning more fuel than the 429 I took out of the truck, as is pretty gutless. There is lots of sut in the tail pipes. Any Idea where to start? Any help would be much appreciated. Can I check the return voltage on the map sensor, if so what should it be?
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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Re: No power, burning lots of gas

what other changes do you make, apparently something is so out of whack that the computer can no longer compensate...

first check all of your grounds, make sure your not throwing any codes, do a Koeo and koer test as it sounds like its possible you have a faulty device thats reporting a super lean condition.
you didn't install larger injectors did you?
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I can't seem to pull a code off the computer, I've transferred the self-test plug with the harness, but can't get it to work. Not sure what to do. I have put a plate over the erg port and haven't used an egr elimimator, not sure if that would screw everything up.
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