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Old 09-18-2006, 14:40   #1 (permalink)
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03P71-washed engine and created problems-Help!

I bought a 03 P71 with 47k miles on it last week. I had the bright idea to spray the engine with simple green and rinse it off. Everything was running fine before I did this. Anyway I was very careful to dry all plug-ins and blow off with air.
**Initially it started up with a really high idle/cel. I unplugged the battery for about an hour and restarted. The idle was normal and the engine smooth, but it is shifting incorrectely and not kicking down as normal. It also seems to be making about 70% power. These are the symptoms as of now. What do I need to do now? What have I ruined? I would appreciate all help and suggestions. I am out of ideas. Will a code reader identify whatever it is I have done? Yes I really must be stupid. Help...Help...Help...please.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 03P71-washed engine and created problems-Help!

Every plug you can find, needs to be pulled apart and blown dry.

If the coil pack has a crack, then you have filled it with water and it will need replacing. (if so, you have only highlighted and existing problem.)

A good run down the highway, will dryout most connectors, and MAYBE fix your issue.

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