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Old 08-28-2010, 12:07 PM
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'92 318 Dodge engine dist. turning*#@&#@

Forgive me guys, I'm not very well versed on these mopar engines. Took a young (55k) engine out of a 1 ton Dodge van to put into a project and it's runs(ran) very well.

To get to the point... If I turn the distributor to where the idle sounds/feels good and turn the a/c all the way up it will shut off in just a few minutes So, I turned it back to idle a little higher and it does very well with a/c running but, the trans jumps into gear F/R because the idle is just a little too high.

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Old 08-28-2010, 01:48 PM
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Ignition timing is not adfjustable on these engines, turning the dizzy is just goofing with the cam/crank sync. You do need to reset this sync for it to run properly.

Set motor up to number one compression , and then keep turning the crank until you get to TDC. Hook a digital multimeter to the cam sensor signal wire and turn the distributor until you see the meter deflect from zero volts to five volts. Keep fiddling with the dizzy, until you get the voltage around 2.5 volts or so, then lock it down there. This will sync the cam and crank sensors, and provide proper injection timing as well. Of course, if you have scrapped the EFI, this does not apply.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:27 PM
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Hey sbcfreak werent these engines noted for intake leaks ?Kinda sounds like the root cause here.
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Asuming you scrapped the computer idle control.

you might need to have a relay added to the ac switch and find a small solenoid to mount on the accellerator linkage, adjustable to raise idle only when ac is on-----
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:45 AM
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Yeah, they had issues with the intake plenum floor gaskets leaking, and causing an internal vacuum leak. Could cause poor idle, surging, backfire, ping, ect. The corners were also known to leak coolant, if not impeccably clean when assembled. Easy way to look for this leak was to hold the throttle wide open, and lookm down the throttle body with a flashlight. If there is oil/liquid on the bottom of the intake floor, the gasket is leaking. All the magnum engines using this intake design had this issue, from the 3.9 to the v10.
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