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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:37 pm 
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hey team!

latley whilst going up a hill my car will die and all the revs will drop to 0 and the economy light will flash on even though its on power mode? any ideas?
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:00 am 
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Just check all the normal stuff, spark plugs, leads etc. Do you have enough fuel in your tank? Maybe all the fuel is draining away from the pump on an incline, or maybe just bad fuel? Bastards probably watering it down these days to make even more $$$

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:31 am 
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don't think it would have anything to do with that stuff as the economy switch light on the dash pops up.. weird!
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:19 am 
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:23 am 
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maybe a dodgy emmision system. :? but really does sound like a fuel problem, doesn't it.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:26 am 
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You say die, and revs go to zero.
Do you mean it actually stops?
Or just the dash dies?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:27 am 
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'Normally' the ECON light flashing means the transmission oil is overheating (the trans also locks in 3rd or 4th) - does the tranny shift and operate okay ???

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:16 am 
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snap: tranny is f**k.. (time for 5spd if u know anyone that does the conversions local..)
sprint: the car sorta stops or idles really low, and the dash drops down to 0 on the tacho.

its a new thing every week with this car for the past 3weeks, alternator,fuel pump, now this! :( lol
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:46 am 
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I had the same issue with my fiance's car a while back. A coule of days later it wouldn't start at all.

Turns out is was the BEM that stopped it starting. Since that got replaced, we've had no worries with it at all.

I don't know why or how the BEM was affecting the tranny, or even if it was affecting the tranny. Just some food for thought.
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:05 pm 
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how much did a BEM set you back?
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:23 pm 
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i got2 spare! lol
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:26 pm 
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oh well ill keep you in mind if thus is the reason... im hoping its not though, they don't sound cheap! i'd rather it be a f**k box so i can get a manny tranny! mwhahaha
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