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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by micah, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. micah

    micah Senior Member

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    my car just started backfiring a couple days ago.

    and now it is detonating REAL bad.

    i think i might have gotten ahold of some bad gas for one thing. i put some engine treatment and fuel injector cleaner through.

    what else should i do besides checking out spark plugs/fuel filter/injectors/etc?

    i work all day so dont have much time to look at it 8\
    will have to do this weekend
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    check timing, use 93 oct., check fuel filter, check correct voltage to fuel pump.
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    never use anything less then 93 and sometimes octane booster on top of that.
    ill look into voltage as well
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    and then i get in my car today.

    and the bastard wont start.
    wants too but sounds like its out of gas, im guessing my fuel pump is bad
     
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    turn the key to the on postion, but don't crank.
    listen for the pump to turn on. it should "run" for about 5 seconds.

    that's EFI for ya.

    if you hear it- your pump is good. if you dont.... investigate further, or get better ears.

    this happened to bill once.

    through my expert disgnostics ( :D ) I was like dude- you bought some fuking Diesl didn't you?
    he's like no- i got 89.

    well, we hopping in my car and drove to the gas station and asked if people were complaining.... sure enough. the tanker trucker fucked up- put disel in the 89 hole.

    bill dropped the tank, dumped the diesl/gas mixture, re-filled up, car was fine. he also got about $350 from the insurance company of the gas company for the error after showing them a "service bill" that he wrote up at work. lol
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    people always say that
    ive turned my key to on all the time and ive never heard the fuel pump lol
    and i got pretty good hearing.
    oh well :p
     
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    clean those tators out of Jo ears son....
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Drain the gas tank, save a little bit in a jar, bring to a honda machanic and let them do a test on it. Chances are it is camel piss and water. If you have a recipte (sp?) or c.c. statement saying that you bought it from that station, bitch at them and get money for repairs.
     
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    i havent figured it out yet
    check you timing and valves because a car back fires do to an open exhaust valve at ignition in the combustion chamber.
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    Turning down the boost would also help your car at least run a little better until you find out the problem. Then again I dont know much about turbo so that is about all I can offer. :(
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    that would be great, IF he was turboed. lol
     
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