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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-03, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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engine playing up

ok ive got a xf carbied alloy xflow with a auto . and yesterday when i got to a hill the engine began to die right when i got to ahill .then when i got just over the hill it wouldnt respond straight away ,but the eventutually it did with a few pumps of the accelerator .

i got down to the traffic lights and when i stopped so did the engine .

this happend to me once more about a k down the road but woudl not start for a while .but i did manage to get home .lucky .

now you can start the car but if you let it idle then the car shakes and runs wierdly untill you give it a little accelerator .

the way the car behaves when it is doing its little thing is how a car acts when you are running out of fuel .

so if any one has had a problem like this before and managed to find what it was ,please help .

im going to check today :

plugs and points leads ,rotor.see if it is getting fuel .

if i cant find out what the prob is soon i think i will just put a new engine in

what should i expect to pay for a good going engine .,or should i find a xf cheap with a good motor in it .and a manual so i can do a manual conversion .

any help would be great .thanks.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-03, 04:08 PM
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I would check ignition timing, fuel pressure and make sure the choke is not sticking, whens the last time you replaced your air filter?

Also I have seen rebuilt 250 x-flows going for around $300 in the trading post

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