87 5000 loosing power sometimes

Stephen Sherman spsherm at msn.com
Tue Sep 6 19:17:33 PDT 2011

I didn't mean to imply the engine was overheating, although it was 
getting past the mid point on the gauge. This trip is ~3000' climb in 
elevation over 10 miles. So most cars warm up a bit doing it. I just 
thought that since the engine was working hard, pulling air in right by 
the turbo because the air horn was missing, might make the power thing 

On 9/6/2011 6:25 PM, Tony Hoffman wrote:
> I can't imagine that air horn would cause that. First thing to check 
> would be the basics, as in the cam timing, unplug the O2 and see if 
> that makes a difference. The overheating in tandem has me wondering if 
> the car starts running lean which causes it to overheat, or if the 
> overheating is causing a loss of power?
> Tony
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Stephen Sherman <spsherm at msn.com 
> <mailto:spsherm at msn.com>> wrote:
>     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.
>     Thanks

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