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fomorebuilder
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From: anderson,ca
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posted 08-05-2005 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fomorebuilder   Click Here to Email fomorebuilder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
on my '88 2.3 when the spout connector is pulled the engine dies. What can cause this?
Thank you for any help.
Tom

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ddenton749
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posted 08-08-2005 09:19 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe your base timing is way off? With the SPOUT plugged in the EEC sets the timing. When you disconnect the SPOUT the timing may be off so far that it won't run.

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 08-08-2005 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER   Click Here to Email SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your post kind of reminds me of something my Dad used to tell me when I was a little kid and had a sore arm from playing baseball or some kind of ache or pain. I'd say "Dad, my arm really hurts.....when I do this" (moving it in some sort of weird manner). His answer was always..."well Craig, don't move your arm that way!"

Your car shouldn't stall when you pull the spout out. Like previously mentioned, your timing must be off. How easy does it start? Does it run on (diesel) when you shut it down? Find out what the timing is at idle with the spout in, I'll bet you're off. If all else fails to provide any answers for you, follow my Dad's advice, and just leave that spout connector in!

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ddenton749
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posted 08-09-2005 09:44 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should be able to pull the SPOUT with the car idling and it will stay running. Removing the SPOUT stops the feedback signal to the EEC. This is how you set your base timing. I'm kind of surprised the car starts at all because the first few revolutions of the engine are at base timing with no SPOUT signal.

I would try pulling the #1 plug and bumping the engine to TDC on the compression stoke. Then take a look at your distributor orientation versus the timing mark.

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