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Running Too Rich?

Old 01-23-2004, 04:27 PM
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ok guys,....need some expertise here.....or just some freaking suggestions.....my car has started to smoke a lil.....not the dirty smoke....just smoke..and only at startup..like its running too rich....and i mean rich...i can fill it up....and go 80 miles....and it be at half a tank....and i dont have any performance mods....ive put on diff muflers....but nothing as far as a full eshaust.....but thats all.....plus im thinking of ripping out all the emissions crap....ordering the block off plates from mazdatrix....what should i do to get my fuel economy back?



88 gxl.....rebuilt about 30k miles ago...as I'm told buy the guy i bought it from.....
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Old 01-24-2004, 04:34 PM
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wow....thats....one....long....sentence you.... have.... there.....
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:10 PM
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try a full tune up and o2 sensor
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:22 AM
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whats the color of the smoke?
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:15 AM
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did a full tune up...the wire to the 02 sensor was rusted through....and when i took out the rear leading plug i got it out...but the piece that goes from the wire to the engine came out due to rusting....old plugs apparently...or possibly something worse....but anyway... on with my long *** sentences...i put the plugs and wires back on, and the o2 sensor back on....and now the ****** wont start..itll go up to about 2k and just die.....wont run for any length of time....im using the ngk 7q and 9q plugs....as stated in the manual...7s in the bottom 9s up top.....top plugs to the coil nearest the rear of the car and the bottom plugs to the coil to the front of the car, just like it was when i took it off.....im lost...any help?
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:20 AM
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where do you live.... cuz the cold month we've had here in the NE def. has killed my fuel economy
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:29 AM
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thatll be florida.....kinda cold...but nothing bad.....so nothing like this ever happen to yall....i mean now the thing wont start.....pisses me off to unfathomable extent.....
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:29 AM
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oh well, there goes my idea..... lol
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:53 AM
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Check you air flow meter to be sure it's plugged in. Also check to be sure you didn't know the big hose that comes off the rubber intake boot the upper back part of the intake off messing with o2 sensor...



Basically just check for vacuum leaks...
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:08 PM
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sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Check all the hoses and things make sure you didnt knock anything off or nothings broke. Sounds like everythings really old on that motor anyway.
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