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Old 10-11-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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need help, really weird big problem

ok first off this is NOT my car.

this is off a neon srt4, it belongs to a friend of mine, and well the story i got is he started the car, and it wasnt running right and they took the head off and this is what they saw.

cly 1 & 2




they think that someone put something in his tank, could be but wouldnt it be spread across all 4 clynders? idk the history of the car, and there will be no bashing in this thread, just looking to help a friend. thanks in advance


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Old 10-11-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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Has your friend installed a boost controller without tuning?

how long did the car sit before they took the head off? there *could* have been water in the gas, he got a ton of detonation, then the car sat, and rusted a bit.

are those cars coil on plug, or wasted spark? because it looks like 2 and 3 are really badly detonated and 1 and 4 are much better. so something could have been wrong with the coil, advanced timing too much.
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i dont know much of anything about the car, he sent me the pics, and asked me if i knew anything.

little more info from his gf

Always tunes the car, The car sat after the ~100 miles from after putting on a new head for maybe 5 months without running but not without being worked on.
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ok well if he upped the boost without tuning tell him he is an idiot and needs to buy a new engine

ask if it is coil-on-plug or wasted spark coilpack he should know what that means. if it is a wasted spark system then that explains why 2 and 3 are effed and 1 and 4 are fine. there is probly something wrong with his coilpack.
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pete they just have one coil. also pete they for some reason are able to up the boost a decent about with minamal tuning from what the guys around here have told me. got a couple guys around here running 20+psi with just a map sensor clamp.
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A MAP CLAMP IS NOT "TUNING".

sheesh these people make me shake my head so far to the left and right.
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so anyway, since it is a coilpack there is probly something wrong with the 2-3 coil or the wiring going to the coil.
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it kinda looks like sugar was added to his tank.......
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OK! Just an educated guess but it looks like #1 wasn't firing at all for awhile and the engine is using a little oil. It's going to be hard to trouble shoot now that he has it apart. Should have done a cylinder leakdown/compression test. Could have checked ignition and injectors too. Did you see if the headgasket was blown?

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i didnt see the head qasket, im in az and hes in chicago, theses are just 2 pics he sent me and asked what i thought
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