Re: Question on '88 240 wagon.
"James Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schreef in bericht
> "Ken Burt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I have a 1988 240 wagon. So far I had to replace the fuel tank and fuel
>> sending unit, then coming home the timing belt broke(replace it with
>> and WP), fuel filter. My problem, it stats and idles perfect, sometimes
>> acts like someone shut the fuel off, just loses power, this happens cold
>> warm. It happens when I am accelerating hard, if I pull my foot back it
>> seams to improve but not much. BTW tonight I remove the TB and cleaned
>> Also new flametrap. Could it be the fuel relay? If so where and how do I
>> get to it(nothing is as easy as my 740 wagon). Thanks
>> ps it has 164,000 on it.
> Check the fuel relay first, actually it is as easy as a 740, it's just
> different. Pull the panel off above the passenger footwell behind the
> glovebox (assuming LHD) and it's clipped to the firewall, usually a white
> box. Pop the cover off and inspect the soldering on the back of it.
> Do you have a tach? If so look and see if the needle drops like a rock
> the engine stumbles, if it does then look towards the ignition system.
Check the intake air duct (from Air-filter - AirMassMeter to throttle body)
for splits or cracks.
Got this tip on the Brickboard forum when experiencing similar problems,
turned out to be a crack in the air hose just before the air-mass-meter
When accelerating fast, the engings toruques so the crack widens and false
air is sucked in, engines stalls and begins to hop.