help! i think i broke it[NG/NF ign. rough running]

Jim Green jeg1976 at
Wed Feb 25 10:47:29 EST 2004

--- Alan Pritchard <apritchard at> wrote:
> Ok, more details, plugs, cap and rotor are pretty
> new (ie 3000 or less). Car
> was running fine for around an hour or so, until I
> tried some hard starts
> (read 4 wheel spin hard!!!!) so imho it has
> something to do with the extreme
> shock through the car... infact, it was so bad I
> checked my drive shafts
> initially, expecting to see one flapping around. If
> the timing went out of
> whack due to the t belt (guilty here, have not
> changed it yet, and don't
> know how old!!!) I cannot see how the ecu would know
> that the timing has
> gone bad, but would still try and time the engine as
> standard but x degrees
> out..... I have a timing light to hand now so that
> is going to be my first

Ha, good luck breaking those driveshafts.  I do the
same thing in my car and they're still in one piece.

I'd bet you a case of beer if I was across the pond
that your belt has jumped.  You should see it with a
timing light because your cam is going to be way off
it's mark.

Jim Green
'89 90tq
'89 80q

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