Re: hot air box+ ticking sound
Unless your in a very cold area the pipe from the exhaust to the air intake
might just fall off or disconnect so you dont cook the air mass meter .My
wifes did ,mine was not fitted from the factory .My inlet was blocked from
the factory so I removed the bung and piped in cool air from beside the
radiator .Did the same with my wifes and sons cars .
"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
> "pepe256" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>So could this have somehting to do with my 14mpg and how owuld i know?
> Se the other response in this thread, but basically, the hot air is
> less dense and expands less when the fuel is ignited in the combustion
> chamber. it also will throw off the readings that the air mass meter
> gets which will mess up the enmtire fuel metering system.
> And as mentioned before, unless you are getting accurate odometer
> readings and doing accurate math when figuring teh mileage, AND you
> have a locking gas cap, then there is really no way to tell what is
> going on.
> My advice at this point would be to seek the help of a knowledgeable
> mechanic or a prefessional. Continuing to drive the car when it
> getting such poor mileage will ruin the rings, damage the AMM, and
> possibly necessitate a new catalytic convetor. If you continue to run
> the car at idle for 30 minutes at a time it will most likely
> eventually catch fire.
> I don't what to sound discouraging, but to save $10-200 in mechanics
> time you are risking that much in the air mass meter alone, and that
> is the price for a cheap rebuilt unit!
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> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"