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Came over from the Honda world, need some help

Old 10-10-2011, 10:04 PM
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Well like the title says im over from the Dark side. Picked up a 88 turboII in a trade and now trying to get it to run right.

First thing i found from creepin' was the coil packs tend to be temperamental, and they are stupid expensive (thought the guy in advance auto was joking about the price). But, anyway car missfires a tiny bit idling and will rev up to about 3800 and start surging, almost like a 2step. lol. but then start backfiring and just isnt running right. So, i take a trip to crazy rays in MD for a set of coil packs and a distributor.

Found some mint ones in the yard and pulled them, and some other things i needed. Looked pretty kosher and they had a 8/2007 mark on them? is that if you buy new ones? but anyway got the coil packs in and helped a bit, but is still running like feces. so i go to look at the distributor and noticed it was alll the way what seemed like retarded, so i adjusted it by the idle (sounded like a good idea at the time? lol) and it stopped missfiring at idle, so after it warmed up a bit, i took it up to about 6500 and BOOM! the miss was gone! So I hop in to go for a victory cruise, and then it starts missing again at 3800. -_- So i bust out the timing like and all my prior knowledge of engines goes right out the window! so i set the trailing #1 on the first mark on the crank and the leading #1 was on the second mark. From there i brought it up to about 3500 and it advanced like it was suppose to but wouldnt come back? this is where i was stumped. it was about 20* advanced and after idling for a solid 5 minutes, it wouldnt come back to the first mark on trailing #1? and would go back to running like poo-poo over 3800.

If you read that whole thing you are awsome. But this is with the old distributor, its almost like it goes up to about 4K and misses like a 2step (or a 2fail) and then it almost seems like its skipping a tooth or not coming back in time?

thats about it, havent snapped any pics of it yet, as it is in de-ricing process. But Ill snap some and put them up asap.

thanks for any advice!

PS, crazy rays in Laurel MD has a black FC vert all the way in the back of the import section with a mint black dash and some black leather seats that are about 6/10! someone scoop them up before that poor thing gets crushed
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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Doesn't sound exactly like the 3,800 rpm stumble, but read this https://www.nopistons.com/forums/top...m-stumble-etc/
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:30 AM
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just check and clean the grounds you never know if a ground is good doesnt hurt to do grounds
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