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Hello everyone, I thought I'd check about some questions I have about swapping a 1986 TC motor into my 1992 mustang.

Basically, I ran across a 1986 TC for sale near me (going to look at it monday). I was wondering -
-What are common problems with these motors (things I should watch for?).
-Are there any ways to check the condition of the turbo while it is on the car (besides the boost gauge?) (the car does run)
-Are there any other specific things that I should watch for with the car itself?

-What would I need to convert it to 1987 specs (Besides PCM, and VAM)?
-Does a fuel rail from a 1987 TC fit onto a 1986 TC motor (saw a note on stinger's site that the fuel rail on the 1986 doesn't hook up to the lines on the mustang).

Are there any other websites that show wiring diagrams besides stinger's site (I saw he didn't hook up the knock sensor, and EGR wiring.)

Are there any other parts that I should get before starting the swap (I'd like to have as many things lined up as possible before I do this, if I do, to minimize downtime on my mustang).

Sorry for the large amount of questions, I just want to get as much information as possible before I get into this idea.
 

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Common problems are blown head gaskets and worse case scenario, cracked head.

You can check the turbo by pulling off the VAM hose, reaching inside and grabbing the impeller wheel and wiggle it side to side. There will be some play but a lot of play, i.e. wheel hitting the side of housing, is bad. As is any in and out play.

The ECU and large VAM, including the connector are about it.

An '87 TC fuel rail will work. I always thought '86 was the same. Maybe it won't work on '90-'93 Mustangs. Not sure.

Stinger's site is the only one I know of for swapping into a '92.
 
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