Engine Behaving Bad

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Engine Behaving Bad

Postby Pedro (PT) » Tue Apr 03, 2001 8:41 pm

Hi there
My 1991 BX 1.6GTi has a problem with low RPM. Below 2000RPM the car starts to choke and bounces many times until I press the clutch down. Also at constant speed, say 50-80 Kmh, there seems to be a misfire, It does a similiar bouncing thing but with lower intensity...Also when I press the accelerator for a fast run it seems to accelerate in phases not continuously... Could it be the injectors clogged...I have the idle rpm set to 1000rpm...could this be a problem? I'm way over my head on this one and has been freaking me out for a long time...
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Postby alan s » Thu Apr 05, 2001 7:48 am

Pedro,
Assuming you have good spark plugs & leads and that you have checked for air leaks either on the intake manifold or the hoses running to it, changed your fuel filter if it is about that mileage, then I suggest you go to the link I have shown below which has a "Trouble shooting Guide" for EFI motors.
It is very simple to follow & the guys who wrote it don't work on the assumption that you already know all about it as unfortunately so many often do.
Let us know if you are still in trouble after you check these things out.
http://www.users.bigpond.com/INTERJECT/Problem.htm
Alan S
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Postby Pedro (PT) » Thu Apr 05, 2001 4:41 pm

Thanks...the guy from CIT told me that due to the km in the counter it's probably the injector dirty...gonna do a cleannig first with the STP fuel injectors cleaner and then go to an Injector specialist and have them cleaned..
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