4kq acceleration issue
maxjoyce at ipa.net
Wed Feb 21 00:41:26 EST 2007
I'm going on 5 years with my magnacore wires in my 90 GL Vanagon. I
shopped for 4kq magnacores on ebay and found several sites selling
them. Glad the fix was easy.
At 05:59 PM 2/20/2007, Rory [Armodis.List] wrote:
>So this problem turned out to be suuuuuper easy to fix. I was just
>about ready to start replacing vacuum lines when I decided to check
>all the plugs just in case... They were all in *really* bad shape.
>None of them were gapped correctly and one had detonated. I'm
>guessing this is what caused my "acceleration" issue. I replaced them
>all with Bosch Super Plus copper core plugs, replaced the cap and
>rotor, and plan to order a set of Magnecore wires. (If anyone has had
>great experience with another set of reasonably priced plugs and
>wires, or if anyone has a specific source for Magnecore wires please
>let me know.) I feel a little stupid having taken the previous owners
>word regarding the plugs and wires. In the future I will definitely
>have a wrench to check plugs when I'm looking at a used car.
>Getting to the snow is my priority till the end of March, but come
>April I will definitely be replacing the valve cover and oil pan
>gaskets, the air filter, and all of the vacuum lines. I was leaning
>away from working on this motor much since I was planning a swap, but
>now that I'm learning about the more creative options where I can use
>this block I'm open to any maintenance suggestions. Additionally, if
>anyone has after market resources to check out please send them my
>Thanks again for all of the help!
>PS. This weekend will be my first opportunity to try out my Green
>Diamond Icelanders in the snow !!
>On 2/14/07, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> > Tony answered just about everything else...
> > > So rubber is better, thats good to hear. I was partly putting this
> > > off because the Audi gaskets are expensive. What about the oil pan
> > > gasket, same deal?
> > I haven't seen a rubber oil pan gasket, also haven't really seen one
> > leaking (maybe because they are harder to get to to overtorque out of
> > boredom?)
> > > Anyone have a recommended source/brand for these
> > > two gaskets?
> > Any auto parts store ought to have them. Or, at least, a foreign auto
> > parts store. Oil pan gasket about $12 or so as I recall.
> > > While on the topic of motor swaps, one really important question I
> > > have is what is the reason for the higher hp cars like the 90 CQ and
> > > 200tq getting better MPG then the 4kq? Is it that the motors are much
> > > more efficient, aerodynamics's of the vehicle?
> > Aerodynamics more than anything.
> > By the way, if you go MC-1/2 for your upgrade, "most" of the parts you
> > might acquire for your JT will fit (wires, cap, rotor, engine mounts, etc.)
> > In some ways, the 10v turbos are just "bolt in" swaps. The two areas
> > that aren't are wiring/engine management and plumbing - intake and
> > exhaust tracts. I guess that would be true of the 20vt as well - the
> > main thing is they all use the same block casting, so all the big bolts
> > go in the same place.
> > --
> > Huw Powell
> > http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
> > http://www.humanthoughts.org/
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