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Messages - Mikey97D

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Engine Tech / '88 2.3T breaking up
Recently on long hills in 3rd near WOT and about 10psi of boost the car starts "missing".  Does not do it in the other lower gears and have not noticed it in 4th or 5th.

The plugs have about 3000 miles on them.  I have another set to put in when I go to check.  I was originally thinking maybe the gap was too big and lower it.  Second guessing myself now that maybe I am running out of fuel?  I am on the original size pump.

Thoughts on what else to check?
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User Rides / Re: Work In Progress.
The B-pillars were driving me nuts with the paint flaking off.  I didn't do the best job but rattle canned some paint on them for the time being so I don't twitch anymore.

I've put about 3000 miles on it this summer and just did another oil change.  I need to get it in for an alignment since the front tires are showing some outside wear.  Slowly collecting parts to update the brakes and rear suspension.  there's a new noise in the front so might be working on the front too.

I went to a car show in Prospect, CT Sunday.  Over 500 cars there.  I was the only Fox body Thunderbird there.
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Other Vehicles / Re: '16 F150
NICE!

I really like the 04-08's. The 09-14's kinda turned me off. But the 15+ they really sharpened them up. And that's a great shade of blue.
Thanks! 
My previous daily vehicles (2) were white.  I needed a change bad and couldn't resist my favorite color.
I checked around with some online friends, some of which work at Ford, and they said 16+ newer were good.  Not that '15 was bad but it was a first year model and had some problems as they all do (every brand).
Today, I turn in my leased '16 Sierra.  It has been a good truck but a few things had me wondering.  I am sure it will treat someone else well. 
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Other Vehicles / Re: '16 F150
Sorry I didn't mean to start the debate on warm up of vehicles.  Next should I ask what kind of oil to use?  LOL

I am lazy and don't like to scrape the windows in the morning during the winter/cold months.  I just use the starter when I walk out the door of the house so it might run 1 minute during the summer before I start driving.
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Other Vehicles / Re: '16 F150
That sounds like  great mileage to me!  My 06 Silverado 6.0 is a gas eater!
But it has torque!!!
I do notice the 5.0 in this compared to the 5.3 in my old truck has a little less torque down low so it needs to downshift earlier.
Traffic was bad last night and I got stuck in standstill too.  Dropped down to 17.9 mpg and now with the ride back to work it is at 19.2 at mid 90 some miles.  If I did out by hand I am certain it would be lower since I have been using the remote starter to warm it up.
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Other Vehicles / Re: '16 F150
Did the commute into work with it today about 35 miles at 19.1 mpg.  Really good and about the same as my GMC Sierra 5.3L with cylinder deactivation.  Impressive.