TD New Guy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: northwest indiana
My Ride: 87 & 89 dodge omni
Engine: 2.2 carbed & TBI
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Re: Building an N/A Omni
Ok so ive dissapeared from this site for quite some time, ive been waiting sooo long for my camshaft, Thank you FWD performance for taking nearly 5 months on my cam...
Well anyways car is up and running and on the road again and i have some issues.
First, its slow as $hit
Second, its horrible on gas mileage
Third, gas seems to be making its way into the oil
Fourth, No matter what i do i cant get the tach to work with the VW distro. I can get it to read a signal but the needle flutters around like crazy(within 1500rpms of actual speed) And i tried a tach/dwell meter tuner tool and also a sunpro tach i had laying around and they give a clean reading without the needle fluttering, any ideas??
The car idles amazing, revs up good, has no dead spots. It never misfires, not even a little sputter here and there.
The plugs arnt black, pretty white. So if anything i may be running lean. So why such bad gas mileage? Also i mentioned the oil smells like gas, could it be getting past the rings? If that were the case wouldnt it burn oil? (which it dosent)
I have straight pipes on it but i stuck a muffler on it with baffles so its got back pressure.
i adjusted cam timing 6 degrees advance to compensate for the head milling (.060)
ignition timing is 12 degrees, i need to check full advance but gotta get ahold of a advance-able timing light.
I put it to the floor on some back roads and would go 80mph and struggle to keep going, my stock TBI will pull consistently to 100mph, and so did this car before i messed with it.
I havent gotten around to any shift mods yet but the trans seems to shift nicely and feels healthy.
Anyone have any ideas on what can be going on with my car? Its slower than it was :0