Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Stuttering EL Falcon Problem
The last few weeks my EL Falcon has started to be very stuttery upon take off. Especially when the car has been sitting there for a while (like 1st thing in the morning).
It is pretty bad up when you have to stop and start again in traffic until about 30mins of driving and then it goes away. Once it takes off and gets past the stuttering it runs well.
I had a similiar problem once before but nowhere near as bad as when I took off from a standing start the motor would hesitate. This was due to dirty fuel injectors which I had taken out and cleaned which fixed the problem. Now it is shocking! The car has only done 8000kms since they were cleaned.
Also the problem is not as bad when the tank is full.
Could I of been unlucky and obtained a very bad batch of fuel which has clogged up my car's insides (we are picky with which servo's we go to)?
Or could it be just something simple like the fuel filter requiring replacement?
I just hope it is not the injectors again as they cost a bit to get cleaned out.
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1993 Toyota Camry Executive (Blue, Sedan, 2.2L, 4cyl, Manual, 95fwkw) -- 2005-Present
1996 EL Ford Falcon GLi (Hot Chilli Red, Sedan, 4.0L, 6cyl, Auto, 157fwkw) -- 2002-05 R.I.P
1987 LC Holden Astra SLX -- 2003-06
1984 LB Holden Astra SLX -- 2001-02