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spittin' and sputterin'
boost9 Offline
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Driving home last week, i let off the throttle to slow down coming into town, and the engine quits, coast into a parking lot and try to start it... nothing, crank, but no start. Let it set for a couple and fired up... then quit. Two hours later fired up long enough to get home. Started with the easy stuff, all igition parts, including modual, and fuel filter. Now it only sputters for a minute of so, then runs fine the rest of the way. Tried to pull codes, but all I got was a constant on engine light, which means unable to retrieve codes. I did notice that the incoming side of the fuel filter had clean gas, but the out side spilled out dirty, black gas, could dirt or something else worked it way to the injectors? If so, wouldnt it sputter all the time? THe pump does have a whine to it and it seems to have a voltage drop when brakes are applied or ac is put on and stuff like that. Any suggestions? 88 w. 70k miles.
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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Pete D Offline
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If you got dirty gas coming out of the filter thats a problem. Yes dirt could have got to the fuel rail and injectors.

If the pump is whining loud enough to hear it with the engine running, or while driving, it is most likely on the way out. Changing it and cleaning out the tank could be a good move. I would suggest you try to run the fuel system diagnostics first. See http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Fuel_...ostics.htm
I can possible help you with if I can get my gauge to work. Your only 20 miles away, roughly.

Do you have an orange wire connected to one of the two studs holding the compressor inlet tube to the compressor housing. The tube is what the VAM hose connects to? If that orange wire isn't grounded there, the EEC won't pull codes. Also see this article for more info about not being able to get codes: http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Unabl..._Codes.htm

Shoot me an email if you want some help with it. [email protected]
Pete Dunham


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boost9 Offline
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#3
update on this condition: Only happens when engine is cold, after warm up, no problems. Any guesses?
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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Pete D Offline
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#4
Have you pulled the codes.
I sent you some info by email
Pete Dunham


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boost9 Offline
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#5
Ok, here are the codes:
If I understand it right they repeat twice:\

Code:11

continuous memory:
Code 14 Pip Failure
Code 41 No hego switch detected
Code 65 never closed fuel loop

Is this correct, I can understand 14,41, but what is 65?
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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