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Old 07-14-2012, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dohc zc obd 1. Short ram intake, exhaust with brand new o2 sensor running a p29. Sometimes it acts like it has no power then all of a sudden it takes off. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all. I was at 1/4 throttle a bit ago hit 2nd gear and all it did was spit and sputter and I gave it more gas and it started working right. Any ideas?
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Spark, fuel, timing, dead spot in your TPS..... what have you checked?
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Nothing yet. It just started. Its too hot to go stand in the sun and look at it. Just trying to get ideas so when it cools off later I know what to look for
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Check the valves.

Check the compression.

Check the plugs.

Close the plug gap down to about 0.025" and see if it improves.

Test high tendsion leads

Test coil.

Inspect dissy cap and rotor. The posts need to look REAL shitty before they are a problem, but moisture, dirt, cracks and especially carbon tracks can be a real problem.
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Check the valves.

Check the compression.

Check the plugs.

Close the plug gap down to about 0.025" and see if it improves.

Test high tendsion leads

Test coil.

Inspect dissy cap and rotor. The posts need to look REAL shitty before they are a problem, but moisture, dirt, cracks and especially carbon tracks can be a real problem.
I agree with pat on everything except the plug gap. If you are not boosted i would recommend leaving the plug gap at .044 or maybe only .040. If your coil is weak reducing gap will only mask the problem.
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Vacuum leak is also possible, too.
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The reason to close the gap down is not to fix the problem. It's to locate the problem. If tight gap fixes it, you then test ignition components.
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What brand is the oxygen sensor?
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dumping fuel, likely O2 wiring, have the same issue on my 91 converted (crappy wiring!) to OBD-1.
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I had an O2 issue for a while and ruled out the sensor after I replaced it. The I got a CEL and replaced the sensor with a different brand and it fixed the issue.
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Its a Bosch sensor. But it does smell like its dumping fuel. The sensor plugged right in and there is no cel
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Have you checked the fpr?
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No. What's the best way to test?
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Fuel pressure gauge and a FSM.
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Did a compression test.
Left sri hooked up wot and cranked for ~10 sec

Dry- 1- 130 2- 120 3- 125 4-125
Wet 1- 155 2- 145 3- 145 4- 155

Did valve lash yesterday.
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spray carb cleaner into the vaccuum line infront of the tb. clear it right up and a bottle of gumout wouldnt hurt.
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But what about now with the compression test
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looks standard, your looking for a huge drop. thats about normal honestly
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Compression looks low, but not enough to cause real problems.
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What do the plugs look like.
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