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Old 10-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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Tom you know these aren't carbed vehicles right? you can't keep dumping fuel down the throttle body
All this time ... Now some one tells me LOL


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Old 10-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #22
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The hose clamps will open if you stick a small screwdriver in the square part and twist. It is just a hook that catches on a projection....and they can be reused. At least on my car they can. The screw-type clamps from CFM are easier to work with and hold tighter, but if you are in a pinch the stockers can be unhooked and hooked back up many times.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:00 AM   #23
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Why are we getting intake backfires on startup in the first place? Is it related to the hard start that seems to be common with these? VCT or fuel metering? I'm gonna go VCT considering how intermittent it is.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #24
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mine popped off when i pushed in the clutch getting ready to do a downshift.
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Car is a g money pit. Every time I drive I'm waiting for the next new suspension squeak or a new style of engine/tranny rocking when shifting. I'd blame the aftermarket parts but there are too many factory problems to blame.

I'm going to beat the piss out of my car tomorrow, and that might be the problem. I tend to do that.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #26
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this is quite common. To get more room, pulling the fuel rail and injectors helps.
My hands are big and I'm going to need more room. How do I remove the Fuel Rail and Injectors? What tools am I going to need? I live on campus and I didn't bring my tools with me.
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its only 2 bolts holding the fuel rail and injectors down. They come out, carefully, as one assembly. Be careful NOT to damage the O-rings.

There are wiring harness connections to and around the fuel rail that you can remove to also gain more clearance. Use a zip tie or two to secure up and out of the way.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #28
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Alright, so I was able to turn on the car, but I'm getting a really rough idle and the only way the car stays on if I keep giving the car gas.
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So, I bought new spark plugs and try turning on the car and the car is still having a really rough idle. Even with wide open throttle the car is barely staying alive. Maybe it's a bad rod, but then again if that was the case the car would've sounded alot worse. When I replaced the spark plugs, I noticed that there was oil there. I had a compression test done a while back and all 4 cylinders was running around 90.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #30
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Just to make sure that there isn't any water. The white part in the upper middle right is a light reflection.
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