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Re: 3000 RPM Wall

At 10:53 AM 3/6/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Dave Head wrote:
>> I've been thinking about your description again of how the car acts... Have
>> yer catalytic converter checked, along with the rest of the exhaust for
>> restrictions.  I believe this can give the symptoms you describe. That car
>> should rev freely to 6K with no problems...
>OK a little update.  It turns out that I was being a bit timid.  While it 
>is true that the engine light comes on at 3k rpm, and the boost pressure 
>is only about 1.0-1.1 at this point, I can steadily push it past this 
>point.  My girlfriend said she sent it up to 100, just ignoring the 
>light.  However, the light is annoying and I worry I am screwing the car 
>up more by driving it in that sort of fashion.  Would you still suggest 
>the above with that info?

I'm still not certain the light you're getting is a high boost light - are
you sure that's what it is - or is it the engine check light that flashes
for the diagnostics?  If so, you could have the timing off (very sensitive),
or be using too low octane gas.  If the computer senses knock, it will
retard the crap out of that engine - that would cause these symptoms.  A
clogged cat/restricted exhaust will give you drastically reduced power at
higher rpms
(cough, choke, gasp). Lets see if the listers have any other opines.
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87 5KCSTQ 170K miles and counting...
1.8 bar boost - @ 1.3 the shuttle launches
Maitland FL