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 Post subject: Car is running a bit weak, struggles up hills and heats up
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:17 pm 
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I drove my car about 20k's today, it got to the R which I thought isn't too bad compared to other drives, but it is not running at full power. If I drive it up a steep hill it really struggles and gets really hot. Could it be only firing on 5 cylinders? Is it the timing? Is it something else? How do I tell if its only firing on 5?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:34 pm 
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willygrice wrote:
I drove my car about 20k's today, it got to the R which I thought isn't too bad compared to other drives, but it is not running at full power. If I drive it up a steep hill it really struggles and gets really hot. Could it be only firing on 5 cylinders? Is it the timing? Is it something else? How do I tell if its only firing on 5?


it may be 2 thing if im on the right track. #1 it could a blocked caterlic convertor this may be it or #2 it could be a broken down spark plug or lead or even for some reason the timing, but i may be wrong i havent experanced it yet cheers
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:45 pm 
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do A commpression test to find out the commpression for each cylinder

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:00 pm 
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note i just replaced the head gasket and compression should be fine but i havnt got a compression tester

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:01 pm 
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Just had a mate look at it, it makes a hissing noise and he seems to think that it is a vacuum hose

 

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