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Old 07-10-2004, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guy's, the old mans EF Fairmont is running pretty sluggish under acceleration, the heavier i accelerate the more sluggish it becomes. Only noticed it a few day's ago, the cars always been serviced. I'v checked the plug's & leads, the air filter and all fine. Next best thing i guess would be the fuel filter but it doesn't look like the easiest job to check.

Anyway i just thought someone may have had the same problem & could suggest what it might be? Im thinking maybe dirty injectors & if this was the case, given that its only just become a problem they shouldnt be too bad, would a bottle of injector cleaner be a good idea. Also does premium have injector cleaners in it?
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i'd look at the fuel filter and cat convertor before the injectors, being an EF they would be up for replacement anyway.. Cruddy injectors usually have an affect on idle too and seems thats not the case, its probaly the other two
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alright thanx, i'll replace the filter. but what do you mean by the cat convertor, what could be the problem with it.
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they block up, stops the engine breathing properly
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Oh ok, bugger. Oh well so how do i check, i guess id have to take it to an exhuast place?
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you can sometimes smell it, but it would be best to go to an exhaust shop, how many klms on the Montie?
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oh ok yea i could smell somehting actually when i got out of the car, actually the old girl noticed it then i had a sniff & could smell something, i just put it down the the brakes.. what will the exhuast ppl charge to check the cat. its 160k.
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could be faultly dist cap/lead/coil
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Its getting alot worse. Very sluggish when accelerating & even going up hill, anytime there is labour on the car it will act like it's running out of fuel. I think it idol's ok, but if it was the injectors would they get worse quickly like this?

Could anybody tell me what the best way is to find the problem, like will a mechanic put the car on a dyno or something which will help them narrow down the possible problems, im wondering because obviously they dont all have these machines so im not sure wheres the best place to take it.
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Have you changed the fuel filter yet? If not, do this first. The injectors will not block up like that in that short a time(not all of them anyway).
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