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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:09 pm 
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hey people. my car was working fine, untill..

i flushed my radiator and changed the whole coolant, now i dont know if i put the wrong coolant in it or not?.. so ive re-flushed it and put water back in..
also, because i did a auto to manual conversion - i have resistors in my canon plug, i removed one and re-fitted it, only because, once in a blue moon, i was having problems the car turning off while driving..

anyhow, now when i start the car, it idle's very very bad - as if its gonna turn off, and when i rev the car, black smoke seems to be coming out of the exhaust - not alot - but noticible..
even when i drive the car, it doesnt run smoothly.. any idea's as what the problem is?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:01 pm 
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Reset ECU?
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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:06 pm 
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can u put the wrong coolant in????

what are te differneces?? i have always used the full strength stuuf that u have to water down, before u have to put it in.. is there different grades..

sorry for hi-jacking thread...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:45 pm 
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did you knock a spark plug lead off or something like that?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:14 pm 
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you didnt put tap water in there did you? I know it's sidetracking the issue but that's a recipe for disaster when the head gasket goes later this week!!!
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:39 pm 
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lol top call exholden. did that one in my ef
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:00 pm 
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haha i like it, it wouldnt matter if he knocked 1 lead off i did a test with that, but i would say to reset the ECU dude should fix it
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:05 pm 
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haha i like it, it wouldnt matter if he knocked 1 lead off i did a test with that, but i would say to reset the ECU dude should fix it
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:37 pm 
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did the ignition module or coil pack (depending on model) get wet doing the flush? could be a bit of moisture causing problem. have had modules fail at work after flush or engine wash presenting the same symptoms.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:21 am 
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hey pplz, sorry havnt checked bak for a few days, but i figured out what the problem was finally, there is a plug which comes out of the dizzy, and connects to a black switch/box on the body of the car, that actually came lose wen i was working around that area, and was causing the smoke and the idle problem.. thanx for ur help :)

and no, i didnt put tap water in the radiator, lol i heard that can mess the engine up.. i put in some coolant..

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:00 am 
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so you knock the vacuum hose of the map sensor or did you mean the electrical wires?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:18 am 
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yeah i think it was the vac hose, caz i called my mechalnic and he was saying sumthin bout vacuum hose, lol i dont know much bout engines so took me a while to figure out what goes where

 

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