Fuel or Ignition problem

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Sat Aug 9 15:49:16 EDT 2003

At 9:26 PM -0400 8/8/03, Michael Stricker wrote:

>Car starts pretty easy first thing in the morning, within a few
>minutes of being shut down, or after several hours of being shut
>down.  Otherwise I have to crank it several times, turn it off and
>then try again.  It usually fires right up after this is done once
>or twice.
>Once the car is running it pulls very nicely in first and second
>gear making 1.3, perhaps 1.4 bar on the built in boost gage.  Once I
>hit third gear, it feels like it is starved for gas at above 1 bar.
>If I back out of the boost, it accelerates fine and one would never
>suspect anything was wrong.  The same is true for 4th and 5th gear.
>The gas mileage hasn't changed and there are no stored fault codes.
>It seems like a fuel related problem but I'm not sure.  Any help or
>insight will be appreciated.

Checked the vacuum lines for the fuel pressure regulator?

It's a thought, but a leak there will cause very rich running at idle
and very lean running under boost, because fuel pressure won't be
right at either end.

It wouldn't hurt to disconnect the line from the back of the intake
manifold(it connects to both the FPR and the ECU) and try and apply a
vacuum to it...

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