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Il.i have an old legacy turbo which i just replaced the block in but for some reason its pretty much dumping fuel straight out the exhaust any ideas on what could cause this???

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All the time? or just when first started? It may be getting to much fuel. are you having any other issues?

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

  • ejrusbridge Mar 29, 2011

    yes all the time it takes 10 litres to warm up alone doesnt seem to be any other problems tho however i went to do fault diagnostics and found the check engine light does not work so i will have to remedy that



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2 for best results you need an exhaust to match
3 you will need to replace the fuel pump. to match the size of your engine (preffrably take the turbo and the fuelpump from the turbo version.
4just as well stick a new timing belt on while the fuel pump is off
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If you have the turbo charged version, this issue refers to the "turbo dead zone" between 3500-4000 RPM. This refers to the no acceleration between these two RPMs and is caused by the time difference between the time the second turbo kicks in after the first turbo has activated. If you are referring to acceleration loss/delay below 3500 RPM, the issue is "turbo lag" which pertains to the delay in time between the stepping on the gas pedal and the 1st turbo activating.

In some other instances including non-turbo versions, the problem may be due to air leak in the intake manifold and the air cleaner. In the turbo versions, it would include the in/out junction of the blower including the clamps.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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