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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:50 pm 
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G'day all. I've got an ED 94 auto and when you push it with power mode on, it will only rev to 4500 and I have noticed that it will not kickdown from 2nd to first as easy. Is this as easy as adjusting the throttle cable or is it something else? Also I have noticed that fuel econ. is not as good as it used to be. I don't know if the reving problem is a direct result of this as I service the car regulary and have had new leads, coil, dizzy cap and replaced a split vac. hose over the last 8 months. Thanks for any help.

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:54 pm 
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Air filter? accelerator cable stretched?
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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:55 pm 
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does it rev hard up to that piont or is it fairly slow?

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:09 pm 
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blocked cat.

that happened to mine except mine would only rev to 3000rpm

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:59 pm 
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ReGiE wrote:
blocked cat.

that happened to mine except mine would only rev to 3000rpm

Another vote for that!
The fact you replaced dizzy cap and leads takes them out of the equation.

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 4:36 pm 
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concorde wrote:
does it rev hard up to that piont or is it fairly slow?


Yeah it does, 1st, 2nd same rpm (4500) but doen't hold the gears. Theres a little flat spot between 1500-2000, 2500 and after its all go to 4500. And its not the cat. 'cause the glowing red hot honey comb stuff came shooting out one night, thought it was fire works coming from under the car. LOL.

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:21 pm 
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Lol nice work with the cat. mine aint too far behind yours either. shes pretty shagged
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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:22 pm 
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Nato82 wrote:
concorde wrote:
does it rev hard up to that piont or is it fairly slow?


Yeah it does, 1st, 2nd same rpm (4500) but doen't hold the gears. Theres a little flat spot between 1500-2000, 2500 and after its all go to 4500. And its not the cat. 'cause the glowing red hot honey comb stuff came shooting out one night, thought it was fire works coming from under the car. LOL.


what all the insides? there is a s**t load of that honeycomb stuff in there. and most of it would been caught by the muffler?
what colour is your cat? mine went a dark pruple showing that i had been getting f**k hot. so i pulled it off and punched her out and it was much better until i replaced it

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:01 pm 
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its not the cat. 'cause the glowing red hot honey comb stuff came shooting out one night, thought it was fire works coming from under the car. LOL.


I think it probably still is the cat. Mine collapsed too and gave the same flat spot problems. Some blew out the back but alot was still stuck in there (great chunks of ceramic stuff)

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Just climb under and pull the cat out for a look, it's only 4 bolts.

As Regie said some could be caught in your muffler too

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:33 pm 
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yeah may ea revs off to 4300 fine then slows down and you really have to hold it then it slowly climbs past till it hits the limiter? what;s with that?

Gess it would be some thing like the others? my cat is fine, brand new like at the start off the year. could it be some sort of timin or fuel problem.

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:45 am 
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Nato82 wrote:
its not the cat. 'cause the glowing red hot honey comb stuff came shooting out one night, thought it was fire works coming from under the car. LOL.


I think it probably still is the cat. Mine collapsed too and gave the same flat spot problems. Some blew out the back but alot was still stuck in there (great chunks of ceramic stuff)

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Just climb under and pull the cat out for a look, it's only 4 bolts.

As Regie said some could be caught in your muffler too


Very good point. Thanks, I'll have a look on the weekend, but 'cause its a Lukey, I think the cat. has a three bolt join to the extractors and is welded (don't hold me to that, it maybe a join) to the pipe at end to the muffler, so it might prove to be a bit of a task to find out. But at the same time, it has been like this for about 2 years but the reving problem has only come about in last say 6-7 months. Maybe over time the pieces may have moved around?

 

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:01 am 
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Just had a crazy idea.
Have you checked the timing?
I had an incident whereby my timing ended up being retarded stupidly, like past TDC.
It felt like s**t, similar to what you're describing.
Although my cat was blocked at the same time, so I dunno.
Worth a check but.
edit: Forgot too, the reason mine was retarded is cause a mechanic who had replaced my dizzy cap hadn't tightened it enough, and it retarded itself over time.

 

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:24 am 
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Good point, that would fit best for the moment 'cause that might explain some slight hesitation from the lights sometimes.

 

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polish'd wrote:
yeah may ea revs off to 4300 fine then slows down and you really have to hold it then it slowly climbs past till it hits the limiter? what;s with that?

Gess it would be some thing like the others? my cat is fine, brand new like at the start off the year. could it be some sort of timin or fuel problem.

Cheers,DAN


what brand of cat is it. my cat only lasted about 6 months only cause it was a cheap and nasty one

 

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Nato82 wrote:
I think the cat. has a three bolt join to the extractors and is welded (don't hold me to that, it maybe a join) to the pipe at end to the muffler, so it might prove to be a bit of a task to find out.


Even if you can only get to one end the muffler should drop down away from the cat enough to poke a torch in and have a squizz.

What brand of cat was that Regie ? 6 months is pretty crap!

 

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