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 Post subject: Guttless EL
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:54 pm 
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My OH has a 98 EL wagon 275000 km which when compared with my 96 EF wagon 195000 km has no guts plus it's using more fuel. I have replaced the plugs and air filter but it made no difference, it runs fine but the lack of power worries me. Any ideas as to the problem??
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:00 pm 
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check the ignition timing?? as el has a dizzy and can be adjusted..
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:04 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
check the ignition timing?? as el has a dizzy and can be adjusted..

What TROYMAN said +1 :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:32 pm 
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check the condition if not replace your O2 sensor also.
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:25 pm 
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And if the other answers don't fix it, can't hurt to check the cat convertor
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:15 am 
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check vacuum leaks...check the MAP sensor...might be leaking a bit there.

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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:31 am 
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Does the EL drive fine, other than being gutless and chewing fuel?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:22 am 
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If everything checks out, and it being a 98 model, its possibly a hybrid in which case therein lies the answer.
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:29 am 
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lol hybrid has nothing to do with it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:32 am 
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I'm talking about stock hybrids...

And it does have everything to do with it. You must be the only one in the world that thinks a hybrid is quicker than the previous motors.
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:35 am 
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??? no im not thinking, i have never had any EL or EF come close to me in a quick shoot off at the lights

 

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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Engine runs fine bar gutless and high fuel consumption and it has the hybrid motor. I also have 2 EF sedans , my daughters and one spare with over 300,000 km on the clock which blow the EL away. I'll check the dizzi first but now it's mentioned 20 years ago my XC falcon had the same problem when the muffler was blocked...........Thanks for the advice :D
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 Post subject: Re: Guttless EL
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:57 pm 
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aha! problem solved - it's a six pack - put a V8 in it for more torque! lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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