87 5000 loosing power sometimes
spsherm at msn.com
Tue Sep 6 16:40:28 PDT 2011
Just wanted to bump this up some.
Any thoughts anyone? Beyond the basics (leaking intake hoses etc) what
would like cause a lack of turbo boost at lower rpm, especially when
hot. I could use some hints.
On 8/23/2011 10:35 AM, Stephen Sherman wrote:
> First let me say that the car runs just fine most of the time. However
> when going up long hills (as we do to get home) it tends to loose low
> end power, and I've noticed the engine temps rising too. Turbo boost
> seems to still be available if I downshift and up the rpms to say
> 3000, but is not happening at lower rpms (say 2200). Seems to only be
> a problem when the engine is getting hotter.
> A quick check in the engine compartment did not show any missing lines
> or loose connections, but I did notice that the U shaped horn on the
> air intake has disappeared. I was wondering if sucking intake air
> from close to the turbo might account for some of this behavior (Sort
> of doubt it, as this horn tended to fall off alot, so not sure how
> much it really was in place to work)
> Thought, things to check?
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