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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:34 pm 
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I have an NA fairlane with the 3.9, its conking out at low speeds, like 2kmh..

example. Today had to park it, moved it a few metres forward it was a slug but ok, moved it a metre backwards and it shuddered and stopped.

What are the usual things to do when this happens? Might have bad fuel (filled it 4 months ago been sitting still since) but if it isnt that what could it be? Also refuses to start after it conks out.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:42 am 
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before you move it does it idle rough??

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:11 pm 
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idle seems fine

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:21 pm 
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but sometimes it is a total C*** to start

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:15 pm 
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What about when you apply throttle in Neutral or Park?

And this only happens when cold yes?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:33 am 
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throttle is slow on the uptake but the engine seriously roars at high revs in N or P.

Yeah only cold starts. I havent had it at road speeds yet (ie 60kmh) want it to be perfect before chancing it on the roads.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:50 pm 
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try changing the fuel filter.spark plugs well give it a good service......maybe even drop the fuel and refill it could have water in it.....was it under cover the whole time????

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:50 pm 
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it was under a car cover. But not garaged, ill give the fuel filter n new fuel a go then see how i go.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:42 pm 
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sweet dude let us know how ya get on 8-)

 

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