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Zetec to replace TC?

PostPost by: chrishewett » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:29 pm

Why would anyone want their engine ticking over for half an hour?
Something must be going over my head.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:58 am

Chris
Just a sign of good mixture and timing (at the bottom end),and it's nice if you're stuck in traffic...
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:45 am

My Sprint will happily tickover at 800rpm for an hour or more with bonnet up........ got sidetracked by the phone in the house and forgot it was running !

Makes a mess of the plugs, though !!!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:34 am

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The Zetec will tick over as described also with 45 DCOE's.
At a rated 185 PS (2 liter engine) mine will also tick over for ever.
Higher states of tune generally mean an increase of choke size.
That is all that would be needed to push my engine up to 195 PS but I would then expect Idle problems.
Why did I choose Carbs? They were a gift :lol:
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