Away from home and losing power

Joel A. Frahm frahm at jilau1.Colorado.EDU
Mon Dec 23 18:25:21 EST 2002

Hi Jim, thanks for the reply.
A little more detail:  I let the car cool down for 3 hours and then tried
it again.  It started up fine, as usual and seemed normal for about 2
blocks of driving (very little warmup time.)  After that it felt like it
was running on four cylinders, stumbling and sounding flat.  I turned
around and went home, but back in the garage it seemed to clear up an run
OK.  At least I was able to free rev the motor to 5k or so.  I may take it
for another spin in a minute and look for the knock sensor under the hood.
I have some tools, I might also pull the plugs and see if they look OK.

I don't know how to pull the codes, I will do a search and see how that is
accomplished, that might tell me a lot!


Joel Frahm <frahm at>
University of Colorado, JILA

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