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  • Why my SVO Quit

    in case anyone was wondering why my black car quit at the auto-x

    Lets play an old nursery school game...
    One of these things is not like the other, one of these things doesn't belong!
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    Eric C
    SVOCA Webmaster

  • #2
    What about the cat debris? It came out of the DS tail pipe. I would pull the mufflers to make sure there isn't any more in there blocking the exhaust.

    Glad you found the issue.
    Mike S

    '86 SVO 9L Leather
    '86 SVO 9L Road Warrior
    '96 300ZXTT


    • #3
      well that is part 2... it's still missing a bit at 3-4k RPM
      I suspect that may be cat related. exhaust will have to come off for sure, but at least it's mobile again!

      PSA -- don't use no-name TFI's
      Eric C
      SVOCA Webmaster


      • #4
        My new to me 84 had an issue where it would go into "limp mode" after a hot restart ... certainly felt like a bunch of ignition timing was being pulled. So we put a fresh Motorcraft TFI on it a few weeks ago and it seems good since.

        84 SVO 1E, option delete 11/83 prod.
        95 Jaguar XJR
        17 Mustang GT PP coupe


        • #5
          No-name TFI's should only be used for 'short-term' emergency use...don't expect them to last as long as the Ford TFI. Also, NEVER forget to put the thermally conductive grease between the dizzy and module as it won't last very long regardless of the brand. I am sure the cat chunks are not helping things and need to find a new home in the dump.
          86 SVO Mustang
          17 Cooper S Clubman ALL4


          • #6
            I had no idea it had a no-name TFI in it... so just passing along the love
            Eric C
            SVOCA Webmaster


            • #7
              Shoot, I used a non-Motorcraft in mine earlier this year.
              I'll have to swap that out before I start driving it next season.
              86 SVO 1C