My 100Q has no power again,,, big cow..

Jim Green at
Fri Dec 10 15:16:41 EST 2004

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 21:28:51 -0500, Denis <sparkplugvw at> wrote:
> Since i have this 100Q 1989 is not powerful at all, nothing like my 90 1988, same 2.3 same CIS-3.....
> 2 weeks ago i notice the car runs better when i touch the little gray module on the fuel distributor..... then i clean the module plug and changed the connector.
> So after that the car never run as powerful than before.
> I was very happy, i can now pull a big trailer fiiled hard wood, up hill with no problem, i can even accelerat......
> BUT the fun has gone 2 days ago......
> The car is hard to start ,again,,, as before it seems no compression or not very much effort to start,,, like an old man...
> The engine is oscilate between 1000-1200 even i removed the idle stab valve (was much worst with that valve).
> The engine stop oscilate when i unplug the gray module but i dont have power..
> When i accelerat i must let the engine take his breath before i can push more on the accelerator,, i f i even try more, the engine slow down like hhe has not enought gaz and to much air.....
> I lett the engine take his breath , then i can push more a little again ,,,,, then again,,, and so on until i reach the speed i want.
> Now i cant pull a trailer.... the car is like an old tired man .
> So now why i dont have power on the car ? why is so lazzy ?
> It ran 2 weeks very good , powerful,,, then again very lazzy. I tought the plug was oxidated again, i cleaned it again  but nothing changed.

Hmm, if the compression feels low, you might run a test.  If the #'s
really are low you might check your timing belt and verify it hasn't
skipped a few teeth.

Jim Green
'89 90tq
'89 80q

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