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89 Dodge Shadow ES Turbo 2.5 how to set base timing?

Purchased with some turbo mods. Boosting 15 to n17 psi? Per the factory gauge on the dash. Feels like I lost spark under full throttle(misfire?). It has methanol feeding the throttle body to keep it cool. I just wonder if the timing is too far advanced?

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What are you running for a blow off valve. wow it has been so time since I have heard 2,5 turbo. I have rebuilt so many of those motor . I have a tattoo of a 2.2 turbo dodge motor on my arm

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The timeing can not be set on it being that it has a timeing belt, It is adjusted when the belt is installed on the engine, There are marks on the engine block

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SOURCE: 89 chevy 2500 silverado

that was old school , vehicles with the turbo 400 transmission are equipped with an ECM controlled downshift system , when vehicle is at speeds below 70 mph a forced (detent) downshift is possible by fully depressing the accelerator ,when the ECM detects a drop in manifold vacuum (high map sensor reading) the downshift control relay is energized by the ECM , the relay detects battery voltage to the detent solenoid in the transmission to open open an oriface to force the transmission to downshift ..... if yours is not working i would first check the downshift relay , under hood , picture is so bad i can't tell , looks like on the firewall more to the passenger side , next to fuel pump relay , if it needs more diag than that maybe you should get an estimate for repair from a trans shop or such , hope ya fix it , cheers .

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SOURCE: boost spiking/ over boosting

replace the wastegate vacum lines or wastegate acuator. if they leak it raises the boost. Let me know if its not that.

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SOURCE: i have a saab 93

the higher the speed the more veloctity will be pulled OUT of that cowl opening...... those rear opening cowl hoods are ment to **** air ( THE HOT AIR ) out ! not in .
Acording to the procedure.The hood is fed by the positive pressure created at the base of the windshield. The 'hood' system starts to become effective around 35+ MPH by providing good clean but more importantly, cooler air. Cowl induction systems work well if put together properly. Usually there is a air box that fits under and around the air filter assembly and seals to the hood when closed. That isolates the air filter from the hot engine air and allowing the carb or TBI to pull air while the cowl opening pushes cold air . Thats the idea.
TBI Throttle Body Injection is a very versatile, highly adaptable form of electronic controlled mechanical fuel injection. TBI provides the optimum mixture ratio of air and fuel at all stages of combustion. TBI has immediate response characteristics to constantly changing conditions and allows the engine to run with the leanest possible air / fuel mixture ratio, greatly reducing exhaust gas emissions. Because it's air / fuel mixture is so precise, based upon much more than simple engine vacuum and other mechanical metering means, TBI naturally enjoys an increase in fuel economy over a simple mechanical form of fuel introduction such as a outdated carburetor.
The TBI form of EFI is controlled by the ECM (Electronic Command Module) which controls the TBI based EFI system through all stages of operation according to data received regarding the current state of engine performance, speed, and load. The main component of this system is the TBI throttle body injector, which is mounted on top of the intake manifold, much like a carburetor. The throttle body injector is composed of two different parts; the throttle body itself, and the injector assembly. Hard to understand, isn't it? The throttle body is in fact, a large throttle valve, with a pair of linked butterfly hinged flapper valves, which are controlled by a simple mechanical linkage to the accelerator pedal. Depressing the accelerator pedal will force the throttle valve to butterfly open further and further, increasing the flow of air through the throttle valve and instructing the ECM to add more fuel, thus producing more power, faster speed, and acceleration.
Attached to the body of the TBI unit are two sensors; the TPS throttle position sensor, and the IAC idle air control assembly. The ECM uses the TPS to determine the accurate position of the throttle body valve, it's degree of cycling, and how open it is (0% to 100%). The ECM takes readings from the IAC in order to maintain a constant idle speed during normal engine operation, during all stages of power, load, and combustion.
The fuel metering assembly contains a fuel pressure regulator which dampens the pulsations and turbulence generated from the very high pressure fuel pump. Think of the FPR as a conditioner that smoothes out the flow of fuel from the outside to the inside of the fuel metering assembly. The FPR also maintains a constant, steady pressure at the injector assembly. Dual fuel injectors are mounted over the throttle valve, synchronized, and raised slightly over a venturi (narrowing radius) throat. Each injector is controlled by the ECM through an electrically initiated solenoid (switch). The precise amount of fuel delivered by each injector is varied by the amount of time that the solenoid holds the injector plunger open for operation.
A high pressure, high volume electric fuel pump is used with the TBI system. This pump is located within the fuel tank itself (which can be a PITA if you have to replace it). Once the ignition key is inserted into the ignition, and the ignition moved to the RUN or START position, the fuel pump relay instantly initiates the pump, beginning the transfer of fuel (via the pump) from the tank to the injectors. A safety relay in the system shuts the pump off after two seconds, to keep the fuel from flooding. Failure of the fuel pump relay will allow the fuel pump to operate only after four pounds of oil pressure have built up. A high capacity fuel filter, similar to an in-line variety, is located on the left side of the vehicle, at the rear of the engine.
Two common mistakes when working with the EFI system. The fuel system is pressurized. If you remove a fuel line, you could/will get a face full of fuel! The fuel pump used on the EFI system is much more powerful than that found on a carburetor installation. For this very reason, the second problem is that you cannot use a EFI fuel pump to feed a carburetor, and you cannot use a normal carburetor mechanical style fuel pump (low pressure) to feed a EFI system. In order to work on any part of the EFI system, you must first depressurize your fuel system!!!!!
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2005 CARAVAN 3.3L.
Van misfires, code says coil three . change out with new a cam sensor , injector, wires , plugs and of coarse coil. What is left and why would the pcm just have a problem with # 3.
ps i checked the compression and all six cylinders have 165. lbs.

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