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Old 10-12-2011, 02:34 PM
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If you are worried about your speed/reference sensors, look to see if the tach is bouncing when you try to turn over the car. Sorry to hear about your problems.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:50 PM
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Two things come to my mind:
Check rotor for cracks, or the MAF. Mine did the same thing when the bolt for the rotor came loose and it shreded the rotor and cap internally. I was still getting spark but it was out of order and the car wouldn't start.

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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Thanks you guys. I will check the maf for oil and the rotor For cracks. Also I will pull the plugs and clean them. Which leads me to my next question...how do you clean fouled plugs?
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Clown View Post
Thanks you guys. I will check the maf for oil and the rotor For cracks. Also I will pull the plugs and clean them. Which leads me to my next question...how do you clean fouled plugs?
Just buy new ones they are cheap. Where do you live in CT?
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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Central ct Middletown.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 PM
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Central ct Middletown.
That's far or else I would go take a look
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:58 AM
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Thanks for the thought. I have not had any time to look at the car tonight. I will post back as soon as I can. I really appreciate your help and thought. I hope I can get to the bottom of this soon without taking it to a shop. I will probably pull the plugs and replace next to see if that changes anything. I just replaced them a few weeks ago but maybe they are fouled up due to running too rich.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:04 PM
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One of the hardest to diagnose problems of a 'just did a spirited run' now car won't start issues is the dreaded collasped double wall crossover exhaust tube. Bout the only way to test for it is to monitor the exhaust flow out the tailpipe if you can get it to run at idle, other than tearing the sucker out to have a look. Suppose you could disconnect the Wastegate as a header dump or cheat the Wastegate Valve somehow.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:40 PM
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i was under the assumption that the collapsed crossover would only cause a no boost issue.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:40 PM
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only cause a no boost issue.
True - No Boost, but the root is restricted exhaust flow, how much restriction is a roll of the dice.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:30 PM
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Guys I finally found the problem to my no start issue!!!!

On Friday I had my first real chance to really look at the car. I was checking the timing belt for TDC and to see if it skipped a few teeth. It looked good and as I was putting everything back together I stopped to clean the ingnition rotor when all of a sudden it moved. I was not sure at first if that was normal but then discovered that the screw that holds it in place was missing and I pulled the rotor right out with little effort !?! I could not beleive my eyes and do not know how long it was like that. I quickly found a replacement screw that fit and secured the rotor back into place. Put the cap and plugs back on and it fired right up the first time!! Been out in it all weekend and it is running great.

Minho78 - Special thanks for your help I probably would not have looked at the ignition rotor that closely had you not mentioned it!

Thanks you all for your help. Its good to be on the road again!
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:52 PM
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Glad you found it! How many times was the rotor mentioned in this thread?
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Originally Posted by zerMATT951 View Post
Glad you found it! How many times was the rotor mentioned in this thread?
Alot
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:20 PM
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Rod bearings... that was my favorite!
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Originally Posted by zerMATT951 View Post
Rod bearings... that was my favorite!
Samsonite I was way off.

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