Fires off at start then drops out. Does that 3 or 4 times then won't fire without some throttle. Is very rich, have to hold it at 2000rpm until it clears out, then it idles smooth @650. In a few minutes the idle increases to 1000 over about 30 seconds and stays there.
Heads are fresh. Exhaust with mid-length headers, true duels, cat delete is new. Cam, lifters and timing set are new. Cam is lightly upgraded;.420 gross lift, 112 lobe center, 120 separation. Do not recall the duration but know all specs are within the ECM's range of control.
O2, temp, EGR and valve, IAC are new. TB is clean, injectors rebuilt. Cap, rotor, module, wires and plugs are new. ECM is fresh.
There are no vacuum leaks to be found, replaced all of the tubing anyway. Static timing is at zero.
Fuel/air filters new. TB regulator delete, external AFPR is new, vacuum referenced and pressure set at 15psi. Have moved that up and down with little effect other than a lean stumble when set below @10psi. Had a 1” TB spacer, removed that with no effect.
A/C deleted, every thing under the hood.
Thermostat was a 180, changed to 160 with no effect. Engine reaches temp in a reasonable period of time.
Been driven 45-50 highway miles several times with no effect.
Fuel is 93 octane.
When the IAC is reset the truck idles ok a few minutes then climbs, does it every time.
MAP and TPS have not been changed, are on order. Both appear to be in spec but what the hell might as well invite them to the party too.
When driven codes 32 (IAC) set every time, 35 (EGR) set intermittent. SEL light would come and go.
Once while running in park after a IAC reset code 25 (Speed sensor) set.
All grounds are in place and intact, I've added a few with no effect.
All started with the exhaust. Knew it was shot and lucked into a deal with the headers. A previous owner had already dropped the cat. Ran all new 2 1/2” through an x-over can.
What I thought was a lifter tap or exhaust leak turned out to be a valve on #8, not enough to make it miss but did notice it was slightly down on power. Could not say with the iron manifolds, became obvious with the headrers. Thus the fresh heads. The rest is history.
Have I missed anything?
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 12th, 2015 AT 3:27 PM