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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010 Thread Starter
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Engine Problem - Help

Hello guys,

So I got my car turbo charged and it's been running fine for the past two months.

Then today I installed some Pype Violators (axle backs) and then went for a drive.

In the middle of a drive however, suddenly my engine at idle started getting random surges of gas in it without me pressing the acceleration.

Then while I was driving, the battery light came on then off, then low engine oil warning came on then off. When I actually give the car gas, it revs up then more and stays up there when I take the foot off the pedal.

When came to a stop light, after a few moments of surges of revs, my engine just crapped out. I got it to start again and it would keep going as long as I gave it gas, but if I didn't, it would crap out.

So now, when I start the car, the engine always sounds like there's not enough gas in it, so it tries to add more gas, and it cycles. Oil Pressure is fine, battery is fine. Also won't get it going unless I put some gas into myself (with the accel pedal).

Please help.

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hmmmm. when you had the turbo put on i assume you had your fuel system re done as well? if not then you amy have a problem getting the right fuel/air ratio. also when you had it turbocharged did you have it tuned? did you check the relays? could have blown a fuse.


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Check for an intake leak between MAF and throttle body.

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Yeah everything was tuned and everything. I checked the throttle body. Doesn't seem to be leaks.

Do you guys think the computer might've reset for some random reason when my battery light suddenly come on?

Keep in mind, like the car was running fine for 2 months. I really, really, really, doubt that my pypes violators were so good that it changed the fuel/air ratio lol.
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Check for an intake leak between MAF and throttle body.
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Check all the hose connections and piping (air) from the turbo to the throttle body.

The ECU can not "reset" itself.

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The axleback swap wouldn't have done anything. It's just a coincidence.

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Thank you everyone for your help. There indeed was a leak in the intake.

I couldn't find it myself... the people who worked on it had to smoke out the leak.

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