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by Pdxr4000
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions

One question that I haven't been able to clarify- at idle when I remove the vacuum retard hose, the engine wants to die. I quickly put the hose back on the barb end, and engine running returns to normal.

Is this correct for this engine?

Thanks!!
by Pdxr4000
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions

I wrote a lengthy response earlier this am, but it didn't seem to show up.

- I have the correct vacuum retard unit #250

- I'm going to try new plugs - NGK B6HS plugs - and a new rotor cap.

- I'll keep you posted!
by Pdxr4000
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions

Yes it has the correct retard not advance unit, with the barb end. When I unhook the vacuum line the engine wants to stop running. Not sure if it's a factor. With my timing light it's around 24 until prob around 3500 and then it goes way beyond 24. But maybe this is correct, just not intuitive. 24 +...
by Pdxr4000
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 513

180 Turbo Distributor Questions

Hello everyone, this is my first post! Thank you all in advance for any ideas you might have... So, I'm rehabbing my 66 Corsa coupe 180 turbo, and I feel like it's almost there but something is not right. It starts and idles just fine, and revs out pretty much fine, but under load it's popping and s...

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