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Old 07-26-2005, 17:48   #1 (permalink)
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My XR hunt was fixed, but now its missing heaps!

The garage said that they fixed the hunt because the gas mix was at some ridiculous level, and they upped the idle a fair bit to somewhere where it seems like it's idling high to me, but they said that it would feel like a high idle because it had been so low for a while. But i can notice now that its missing a fair bit, and it hasnt started backfiring yet but ive heard that a gas car that misses is prone to backfiring.

The garage said that the distributor is really worn, and said that if it gives me any problems i could replace it with a new one plus new coil and electronic ignition just to get better starts. That sounds good to me but i was also wondering if a worn dizzie would make the car go out of tune even after it had been tuned properly, because its starting to smell a bit rich again and its been a couple of weeks since it was fixed up.

What do you think about that? Cheers everyone
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:04   #2 (permalink)
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The garage said that they fixed the hunt because the gas mix was at some ridiculous level, and they upped the idle a fair bit to somewhere where it seems like it's idling high to me, but they said that it would feel like a high idle because it had been so low for a while. But i can notice now that its missing a fair bit, and it hasnt started backfiring yet but ive heard that a gas car that misses is prone to backfiring.

The garage said that the distributor is really worn, and said that if it gives me any problems i could replace it with a new one plus new coil and electronic ignition just to get better starts. That sounds good to me but i was also wondering if a worn dizzie would make the car go out of tune even after it had been tuned properly, because its starting to smell a bit rich again and its been a couple of weeks since it was fixed up.

What do you think about that? Cheers everyone

From Roo: is it injected with full elctronic ignition or normal ??

If it is full compute controlled then check or have an auto sparky check the oxygen sensors. If they go down you will run rich.
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: My XR hunt was fixed, but now its missing heaps!

g`day Young Angus

if you are running LPG (gas ) on your car then your spark does need to be in tip-top condition. spark plugs and plug leads need to be replaced more often then with petrol .

if the dissy is buggered then it iwill be very hard to keep in tune as well.

if it is missing then its proberly spark and they might have just wound the idle up to hide the miss ???

how many km has the old girl done. if the motor is original and its been on gas for long then it might pay to have the valves checked.or run some extra upper cylinder lube.

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Not sure how many km its done, but it is the original engine as far as i know and i think its only been on gas for around 6 - 8 years maybe...not too sure about that, but the valves were all done for it.

I think it would just pay to have the distributor replaced with a new one, along with electronic ignition etc.
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sounds like a good plan
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