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Old 10-03-2003, 21:06   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone. Well i seem to have come accross a bit of a dilemna! My 3.9 cif eb seems to be running like a ****in snale. Over the last week, i have noticed some pretty average performance. I thought it was due to the pod filter i had put on (not enough cold air getting to it or something) but after taking that off and going back to normal, the performance seems to still be shite. Basically what i am noticing is when i flatten it, it either revs extremely shit and kicks down like a lawn mower would, or it hesitates and eventually boots down but seems to be rough? rough as in, it seems like its not liking it. And mostly it feels like i have a full load of people in my car. its really sluggish. wtf!

ALso last night i went to start it up after it was sitting for a while in a car park, and i had to rev it quite hard to get it to stop from stalling. It kept choking and trying to cut out on me...

Well i dont know if anyone can help me, but i was just wondering what do you think could be the problem here? It used to go pretty good, its only just ticked over to 160thousand last night as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Could it be due to "giving it a bit" reasonably often? I dont mean every day, but i spose every weekend nearly i would give it a bit, but no way near as harsh as i see my mates flogging the sit out of their commodores!! haha.

oh well.....! thanks!

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Have u checked teh Head Gasket?

My ea mpi idled like crap, and lost lil bit of power without a real noticable drop in coolant levels, etc. when my head went.

Is there water coming out exhaust, or oil in coolant and vice versa?


Other than that check all the plugs n leads and maybe the fuel filter?

I dont really know, just guessing :)
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MPFI conversion! hehe
Nah what he said. Fuel filter and leads should be coming up due for changing anyway so you're not really losing anything by renewing them in any case....
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Old 10-04-2003, 00:38   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have a bad lead or spark plug, running on 5cylinders. My car was running crap like that and it turn out to be a ht lead. Broken metal cap that attaches to the end of the spark plug inside the lead boot. Pull all your leads off 1 by 1 and check them. Also check your dizzy cap and rotor plug.

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Cant agree more, mine did exactly as u described and i simplied pulled my plugs out and then put them back in. I didnt replace coz they were new, but it fixed my problem
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AAAAhhh ok thanks alot guys. thats good news, if its not the gasket. I only replaced the leads n plugs a couple of months ago, but ill go check em out. thanks again.
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check the map sensor, and coolant temp sensor.
Also the TPS is a common problem, which would explain your idle issues intermittently
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Ok... could you please tell me what the map sensor is and where it is.. and same with the coolant sensor and TPS??? sorry but i dont really know much about it. How can you check them? lol
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check your rotor and dizzy cap first, every EB i have ever come into contact with (including both of mine) have required a new rotor and cap between 100,000 and 150,000km
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tps is on throttle body at the end of shaft.. map is on firewall behind inlet with a vacuum tube to it..
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