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rookie206
09-23-2009, 03:47 AM
I have completed my first swap!!! I didn't do it all by myself and still have a lot of questions/worries to deal with. First, my idle is running around 2000 when I start it. Second, there's still a hissing sound around the P/S area. Third, anyone from the Seattle area that can steer me towards a good shop to help me tune this bad boy up and diagnose the problem? Thanks in advance.

88st165
09-23-2009, 03:58 AM
What kind of swap exactly? There is a power steering idle up valve on the pump that has two vac lines hooked up to it. It is very common for people to break off the ports of this valve when removing/installing the engine b/c its plastic. Thats prob why your idle is high b/c you have a vac leak there.

Rick89GTS
09-23-2009, 08:28 AM
Yes, more details please!

Shadowlife25
09-23-2009, 09:28 AM
Tell us more about the specifics of your swap. :)

(makes it easier to help you ;) )

rookie206
09-24-2009, 01:24 AM
It's a 3SFE into my 89. Everything is basic for daily commute purposes. The two vac lines seem to be fine last night, but I will check again tomorrow for the hoses to make sure they're connected properly.

Shadowlife25
09-24-2009, 04:41 AM
Why don't we start with the basics:

Year and make:
Model:
Trim level:
Original engine designation:
Engine swapped in:
What electronics were used:

RedRkt01
09-24-2009, 08:19 PM
^Tell us more......(just to pile it on ;))

4thgenceli
09-24-2009, 09:11 PM
Yeah, there's some vac lines running from the PS resivors over to the intake manifold. Make sure these are sealed and good.


Everyone else.... use the SEARCH!!! (always wanted to do that).

Dood's rollin a 4th gen ST, 89. bought it with no motor, sourced out a 3sfe from a junkard and dropped the bish in

RedRkt01
09-24-2009, 09:27 PM
:lolhittin Listen here, bish......

4thgenceli
09-24-2009, 09:48 PM
Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket! Red Rocket!

RedRkt01
09-25-2009, 02:35 PM
You rang? :P