help! i think i broke it
Doyt W. Echelberger
Doyt at buckeye-express.com
Wed Feb 25 06:33:15 EST 2004
Same thing happened to one of my cars about 5 years ago(1986 4000csq.) Very
I messed with everything under the hood trying to get it to return to normal.
I finally got the bucking to mitigate but not totally go away by changing
the spark plug gap to 45/1000. The next week, I discovered that I could
get the bucking to clear up by changing the spark advance about 2 degrees
outside the book specifications.
I don't recall if it was clockwise or counterclockwise.
After the spark adjustment, I regapped the plugs to normal and the bucking
At 08:41 AM 2/25/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Ok, I was out last night in my 90q (NG engine) messing around on a rainy
>evening, so I thought I'd try some launches. All was good, but on the 3rd
>attempt of I went then the car proceeded to buck terribly until it stalled.
>It took me a few minutes to get it restarted, but when it did it sounded ok
>and revved as per usual. But pulling away entering 1500-2000 it would
>proceed to buck real bad, same for second, although 3rd and up seemed less
>noticeable. To drive through these areas when pulling away I actually have
>to slip the clutch.
>Any thoughts on this? I have thought through as best I can and can only
>think of a mechanical problem relating to the engine. What is the likely
>hood of a t belt skip in these conditions? And would it manifest itself in
>Mechanical design engineer,
>Seaeye Marine LTD.
>+44 (0)1329 289000
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