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Rowdy Fitzgerald

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So I finally figured out how to complete the EGR delete. I followed this guy's instructions
. It cleared my check engine light and fixed the surging idle. It's still idling low so I need to adjust that but she's running better! Hopefully my fuel mileage will improve. It's getting 10mpg now. I was getting 16-17mpg with the carburetor.
 

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Rowdy Fitzgerald

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So I haven't even moved her in almost 2 months. She's been setting in the garage. I picked up another muffler in hopes to quit it down. Also because I have a couple exhaust leaks and I am tired of smelling it in the cab. But I've been too busy and broke to do much of anything with it.
 

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So I haven't even moved her in almost 2 months. She's been setting in the garage. I picked up another muffler in hopes to quit it down. Also because I have a couple exhaust leaks and I am tired of smelling it in the cab. But I've been too busy and broke to do much of anything with it.


10 mpg and smelly leaky exhaust.

what processor do you have?
 

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I'm not sure, I would have to look up the part number again to be sure. But I believe that it's out of an 89 mustang.
 

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theres some issues there...
 

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Ok I'm interested. I'm in the process of doing a swap in a b2 with from an 89 mustang.
What should I be looking for?
 

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exhaust has to be tight for o2's to work correctly. egr dont do shit at idle unless its janky.

but timing and duty cycle are modded for egr flow...... watching the o2's is key under load and off throttle from load.
 

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Ok that makes sense. I'm not going to be using an egr at all so going to do the resister deal.
 

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Sorry about the slight thread jack. Rowdy your truck is awesome and I've been kinda following along for a few years.
Now I gotta get my project moving, have pretty much all the major parts sitting in the garage but limited time.
On to my thread that has been idle for about 2 years lol.
Thanks for the insperation to continue with the b2
 

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its a worthy thread jack. i am pushing for a work cycle out that way so i can get with some of these rangers with my own out west...


jim indicated the best place to start a trans am trail limited run is from tex/new mex towards the pacific.

if i am working out that way it will be easier to fit shit in.
 

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We need something on the west side lol
Was considering going to the anniversary trail ride but 2119 miles each way just wasn't feasible.
 

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Sorry guys, been busy. I do believe that I need to replace exhaust manifold gaskets due to the shitty Advance adapter headers cracking, warping and never staying tight.
 

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Next time I pull them I'm going to weld up the cracks, check their mating surface and replace the gaskets.
 

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Sorry guys, been busy. I do believe that I need to replace exhaust manifold gaskets due to the shitty Advance adapter headers cracking, warping and never staying tight.
Next time I pull them I'm going to weld up the cracks, check their mating surface and replace the gaskets.
Had the same issue with my AA headers. Wound up with some thick gaskets that conformed to the surfaces, and 2 piece locking washers. Worked mint as I can't pull my headers out without hacking up the exhaust
 


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