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Old 07-21-2004, 13:57   #1 (permalink)
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Engine cutting out

This has been happening perhaps a little more lately..

When I floor the car, occasionally it will keep revving, but have no power at all seemingly. When this happened this morning, it was almost like slamming the brakes on.

Now, while this might be cool (theres this stupid VL commy driver I see every morning, and this happened right infront of him.. I also accidently changed lanes right infront of him, and I saw that he braked a little in shock :) But I'm a good driver, I swear! ), it's also gotta be dangerous

Here are the things I think could be causing it:
TFI module
Ignition system (leads + plugs are new, maybe the dizzy?)
Fuel system (it has only happened on LPG so far, but I hardly ever use Petrol)
Rev limiter (does the EA have one? It was cutting out this morning, and I glanced at the tacho, it was below 4000rpm)
Auto trans (it is really in need of a service.. could it be slipping out of gears for half a second?)

Any other suggestions are welcome.. I think I will replace the TFI anyway (it might as well be replaced), and the auto is up for service asap as well..

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Old 07-21-2004, 15:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cutting out

i had the same thing and then i switched over to power mode and it was all good.... strange huh?
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Old 07-21-2004, 15:34   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cutting out

I live in power mode

I'll get the tranny serviced, but I just don't think thats where the problem lies
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Old 07-21-2004, 16:56   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cutting out

Did you check that your gas converter wasn't freezing up? Was the car cold??

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Old 07-21-2004, 17:07   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cutting out

Well, on these coooold mornings, it usually sits just below the normal range, but I am quite certain it is not freezing over... although it does leak coolant from the lpg converter "OUT" coolant pipe... maybe the converter is blocked up?
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I can guarantee it's something to do with the gas. It's happened to me a few times in Mum's car when I've had the heater running for ages for some reason. Probably something to do with the coolant flow through the converter.

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Old 07-21-2004, 17:24   #7 (permalink)
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So.. forget about swaybars and transmissions, focus on getting a new converter?

Reckon an impco converter would work with my ring mixer? Cause I really like that mixer for some reason (even though it probably reduces my mileage per tank by 200-300km )
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Pull your converter off, drain and clean it properly then chuck it back on. See if it happens again.

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:49   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'll try that.. maybe I can do my annual coolant flush as well

On the other hand, I spoke to soon about the trailing arms removing all noise.. now I have this noise that sounds like the rear passenger-side door is trying to pop out of the frame or something... especially when I take off hard, or brake hard.. ahh well

When you pull the converter off, the gas pipe can be disconneted safely right? Cause the cut-off valve is cut off indefinitely when the ignition is off? Once I have it off, I may have the urge to smash it and get a decent sized one that can deliver enough fuel to run an engine larger than 667cc
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