less rich, less power?
brett at cloud9.net
Fri Mar 19 16:45:04 EST 2004
At 9:41 AM -0700 3/17/04, Brandon Rogers wrote:
>my car had been runing rich for a while so this past weekend I
>swapped the Thermo Switch on the back of the head, and also replaced
>the injector seals due to some evidence of blow by or leaks or
>whatever where 2 of the injectors insert into the IM. The car seems
>to be running less rich, judging by the exhaust smell, but the car
>also seems to be a little less powerful, seat of the pants. Does
>this make sense? I was thinking (hoping) that it would feel even
>better with a more "proper" mixture. I admit, maybe less power is
>due to warmer temps??? It is now in ~60F whereas it's been 30s 40's
>up til recently, but 60 isn't _hot_. This is an urq 20V, so my IC
>is smaller than what is stock on a 200.
There's a clear difference in performance, at least to me, between 30
degree weather and 60 degree weather. Especially since you have the
My vote is warmer temps. -Maybe- the ecu taking a bit to re-adapt to
the sealed leak(it doesn't take that long).
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