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Strange (managment?) problems

Old 08-17-2004, 07:20 AM
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I just started havin some probs with my car, it is now getting more and more frequent it goes like this:

when i try to start the car it takes a couple of cranks to fire and when it fires it just stumbles and dies and there seems to be a strong smell of fuel at the exaust, so i go to start it again and when it starts i press the throttle and it will rev to like 3-4k and then no matter what it dies, i noticed that when i turn on the ignition instead of the ecu light coming on for a second it just flashes really quickly once

any ideas, i have a few but i dont want to influence people's ideas

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Old 08-17-2004, 08:00 AM
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check for loose connections @ the ecu. Also, try a known good ecu (non chipped maybe).

strong smell of fuel... in the exhaust.. do a compression check as well.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:47 PM
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i'll check the connections, but i cant try a non chipped ECU as i'm turbo with 450's, i was thinking of a compression check but the car runs fine when its running pulls as hard as it always has. it resembles what happens when you flood a carburated (sp) car.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:51 PM
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valve clearance maybe?

my SOHC d16 did that when i put the head back on and not check the valve clearance...it would rev up like cazy on its own...
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Old 08-17-2004, 08:50 PM
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Clogged injectors or caked on residue...its something to check.

Check inside your distributor at the coil & ignitor too obviously.
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