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Old 02-14-2019, 02:57 PM   #401
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So I fixed a vacuum leak which got rid of the weird cold idle, but now it's doing that thing again where it dies when falling to idle while warm. Also I put in some gauges so I can be informed. It's idling and cruising at around 12.5:1 and if I even go near boost the wideband pegs at 10:1. If I go past 1/2-3/4 throttle the engine starts surging cause it's running so ridiculously rich. (6psi boost)




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Old 02-14-2019, 03:07 PM   #402
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Bad o2 sensor?
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:58 PM   #403
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I boost leak tested and only found two tiny leaks at vacuum lines. The cheapo BOV doesn't leak at all, surprisingly. So I put the boost controller back on and it rips. Still pegs the wideband at 10 but no more surging or anything.

Getting another MAF to try because even if the current one isn't bad I need a spare. o2 sensor isn't very old at all, I replaced it like 2 weeks before the accident.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:13 PM   #404
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I boost leak tested and only found two tiny leaks at vacuum lines. The cheapo BOV doesn't leak at all, surprisingly. So I put the boost controller back on and it rips. Still pegs the wideband at 10 but no more surging or anything.

Getting another MAF to try because even if the current one isn't bad I need a spare. o2 sensor isn't very old at all, I replaced it like 2 weeks before the accident.
I'm wondering if the surging was some sort of low boost compressor surging that the computer wasn't able to compensate for.

Are you running 2.2 or 2.4?
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:59 PM   #405
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I'm wondering if the surging was some sort of low boost compressor surging that the computer wasn't able to compensate for.

Are you running 2.2 or 2.4?
2.2. I got a new MAF in it today and now it's running pretty much exactly like it did in the wagon. 14.5-15 idle and cruise, 10-10.5 in boost. A quick base idle adjustment mostly fixed the stall issue.

But now I'm having some issues with my hot spinny thing. Occasionally it spits oil onto itself somehow and smoke comes in through the firewall harness hole. (I lost the grommet.) Happened one time when I drove it earlier. Also boost fell from 16 to 11psi, somehow.



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Old 02-20-2019, 03:33 PM   #406
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Clutch started slipping pretty badly today..

M47 dogdish with stock PP and Cali Clutch smooth lock pro with sprung hub. Probably like 10k on the setup.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:41 PM   #407
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So I can't figure out why but now most of the time it's running super rich. Wideband at 10.0 idle and cruise and wot. Rich enough to see black smoke. Occasionally it starts running fine for a minute or so before going back to uber rich. I cleaned the maf, got rid of the blowoff valve, etc. I checked the ecu temp sensor about a month ago and it was fine. What could cause this?

Occasionally the engine will sputter and die when I'm trying to take off. Starts back up fine.

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Old 03-04-2019, 06:02 PM   #408
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ECU temp sensor was bad, no connection to ECU at all. Replaced it and verified wiring, works fine now but no noticeable difference. Replaced o2 sensor with a lightly used one I had and it runs better, but still not what it should be. Went from 10:1 pretty much all the time to about 12.5 idle and 11.0 cruise. Still pegs at 10 in boost.




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Old 03-04-2019, 08:46 PM   #409
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:26 PM   #410
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Ugh.. More broken stuff..

Wideband started reading dead lean at the Wendy's drive thru. Restarted the car and it read normally for a minute or so before going back dead lean. Messed with it a little in the driveway and now it's showing a constant 14.7. Verified good power to it. I've been running it for a bit over 2 years and this is the first time I've had an issue with it. (AEM 30-4110 UEGO)

Also the clutch started slipping at low boost. I have a new Sachs turbo clutch kit and tranny seals, I just don't have time..

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Old 03-07-2019, 07:38 PM   #411
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So I noticed when the car was running badly the boost gauge was twitching a little without me moving my foot, so I unplugged the IAC and it ran great. (Relatively, anyway..) Kinda confusing since the IAC works fine at idle and the problem doesn't go away if I drive with the TPS unplugged.

Also accelerating like the car still had a D24 got really annoying so I went ahead and took the trans out. Very oily.






Gonna have to replace the pilot bearing (Slightly crunchy if I put a load on it) and I'm gonna guess that I should probably get the flywheel surfaced.

But I probably won't.
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:10 PM   #412
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Lasted 6 owners, 3 decades, and at least 313k..

Also the bread pilot bearing trick is totally legit. I tried wet toilet paper first which didn't really work, but that end slice that nobody eats popped the sucker right out.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:32 PM   #413
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I think the accident may have broken my 19t.. Or maybe I did it banging it around during the engine swap. Either way, I need a new center section.

Clutch works good tho. First gear shake is gone. Turbo is still making about 15psi too.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:03 PM   #414
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So I popped my old 15g CHRA and cold side housing onto the 19t exhaust housing. It's so quiet now. I can't hear turbo noise at all. What I can hear is the engine pinging. With the MBC unscrewed all the way it shoots up to about 10psi and creeps up from there. By 16psi the AFR is about 11-11.5:1 and it starts knocking. I was running at 16psi with the 19t and I never heard knock.. However with the boost leak the gauge was pegged at 10 while WOT. So that probably helped.

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Old 03-19-2019, 03:22 PM   #415
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It's uh.. I'm gonna need some Bondo.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:23 PM   #416
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HatredSerge is going to be selling his 244 m47 in April- its a minty solid car that would be worthy of getting these guts.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:37 PM   #417
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HatredSerge is going to be selling his 244 m47 in April- its a minty solid car that would be worthy of getting these guts.
I wanna try and get this thing minty, just to see if I can. The rear wheel arches and the rear drivers quarter are the most concerning areas. The spare tire is held in by Bondo and pretty much nothing else.

Also if I ever buy another 240 it's definitely gonna be a 245. I miss wagon lyf.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #418
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:52 PM   #419
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Had an interesting failure today. Noticed a thwacking sound and after awhile I decided to check under the hood. Right after I recorded this video the belt skipped and it quit running. Belt is roughly a year old and probably has around 10k on it.






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Old 04-21-2019, 02:22 PM   #420
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Interior is gutted. There's a small hole in the driver's side just forward of the B pillar and some significant rust on the passenger floorboard where someone missed the jacking point and smashed the floor in. Also the whole rear drivers floor pan is surface rusted. I'm just gonna patch it up, paint it with POR15, put down a bunch of sound deadening, then put in nice clean carpets. Gonna run wires for speedo and fuel pump while I'm in here.

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I've found: $1.25, rusty set of keys, a working Ronson lighter, and a ton of safety glass. The windows on the drivers side say 83 and 84 in the corners so I'm guessing it was broken into twice when it was newer.

Booger'd all the floor holes and threw POR15 all over it then some knockoff Dynamat. Washed all interior plastics in the sink and carpets in the washing machine.





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It's definitely quieter now. And less drafty. Also I got the RR window working by spamming the button a bunch of times, but it's making a slight grinding noise when it moves. It worked fine before the D24 exploded so I'm thinking the window motor got water inside when it was sitting or something.

I really like how comfortable this car is. It's the only 240 I've had with an absolutely perfect drivers seat. Too bad they aren't heated..

I'm gonna swap in the locker axle from the wagon, probably with poly bushings, then I've got some plans for the motor. I have a used head that I'm gonna go through, maybe get it milled, and pop in the IPD turbo cam I got. Also I need another 19t or something like that and some injectors to go with it. I'm thinking of trying 90s Ford 7.5L injectors. Bout 30 bucks a pop on Rockauto.
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Looks great! I'm currently doing the same job on my car
What was the knockoff Dynamat you used? I just ordered some "Noice" seems to be just about as good for far less $$$
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Looks great! I'm currently doing the same job on my car
What was the knockoff Dynamat you used? I just ordered some "Noice" seems to be just about as good for far less $$$
Got 36 sqft of Noico, $65. Got a lot left over, might put some in the doors and maybe the trunk. I'm happy with the Noico but I've never used a different brand so I can't really say how good it is. (I used the same stuff in my '63)
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Got 36 sqft of Noico, $65. Got a lot left over, might put some in the doors and maybe the trunk. I'm happy with the Noico but I've never used a different brand so I can't really say how good it is. (I used the same stuff in my '63)
I bought some of the foam stuff as well to compare to the butyl. I think it might be better under the carpet since it more padded and claims to be water proof
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The diesel hardlines sprung another leak (In the return for some reason..) so I finally got some new hardlines installed. Went with half inch for the feed. The diesel feed was probably about half the size, I had to use adapters to make it work. Should've gone with new lines from the start but oh well. No pics cause I did it in a hurry and didn't do a great job.. But no leaks.

New problem.. A good while ago I cleaned the original breather box but broke the things that stick out of the bottom in the process. So I slathered it in RTV and slapped it back in. Obviously it leaked that way so I got a new one and put it in with a new o ring. No more leak but now my dipstick seems to be popping out on occasion and blowing oil everywhere. Happened like 3 times in the last month or so. Passes the oil cap upside down test.

I stuck my knockoff gopro on the back bumper and caught it spitting fire.

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