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Old 10-12-2005, 10:58 PM   #21
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Yeh I was going to say, that was clearly valve timing, you probably also did some minor wear on the head and valves. that kind of heat isnt meant for more than small bursts through the head. Having that much constant heat in the exhaust system means you were blowing shitloads of burning fuel out the exhaust. also means Cyl temps and piston face temps were going up.

Probably took a few miles off that plant.

I dont know what you mean by leaving the intake open longer you let more exhaust gasses in... that doesnt make a whole lotta sense. it's more like you had like spark timing off or exhaust valves mis timed.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:09 PM   #22
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Only time i've seen a glowing header was on a turbo miata, driven hard at 8 psi on the freeway for quite a few minutes... If it's driven really hard I suppose it's normal. At Idle... i would seriously look into it.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:44 PM   #23
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man, you could roast some marsh mellows over that thing!!! wow, that is nuts.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:34 AM   #24
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turbo manifolds tend to glow fairly regularly after some hard driving. never seen na headers glow that much
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:01 AM   #25
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Yea the Intake Timing is OFF that's why its causing a problem, I t was explained to me by a 30 year vetran Mechanic, That works on focuses, He says that the intake side is to far retarded and it's not letting enough fuel in to make a clean burn, what we are getting is too much air intake and not enough fuel in the system. The fuel to air ratio is WAY off and is causing a hotter burn thus causing the glowing header, and It won't cause any long term damage seeing that we didn't drive the vehicle anywhere, we let it Idle for about 3 minutes and shut it off once we found out that the header was glowing. Today we are going to reset TDC and make sure everything is lined up and re-install the belt and fire her up ! Hopefully everything goes well ! Once again thanks for your help guys !

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Old 10-13-2005, 12:50 PM   #26
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Smart of you guys not to drive it anywhere, if it was glowing at idle, you probably would have blown something after 2 minutes of driving.
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:09 PM   #27
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^^^ No kidding, would have prolly at the least burnt some valves!
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:56 PM   #28
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SEE.... Now how about an answer ?
BTW this is at 1200 rpm (high Idle) for about 3 minutes
btw -2 this is not my car this is a friends car hence SVT forum.....

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Old 10-17-2005, 01:31 PM   #29
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OK, Update !! Well by the time we got the car back together and the timing is RIGHT ON ! The header still glows !! But we found the VCT solinoid is Faulty..... Which according to the scan tool is sticking at -6.0 deg intake timing (CAUSING A LEAN CONDITION) Thus making th header glow. So we will be replacing the VCT Solinoid along with the IAC Valve (sticks at 3000 rpms after warm-up)
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:02 PM   #30
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^^ So... no more glow?
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