06-13-2016, 11:33 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Total Cats: -6
Pretty sure my car is possessed...
I was on my way to the tuner on Friday and ran into a kind of weird issue (first time it has ever happened). I was on the freeway and ran into some light stop and go traffic when I noticed that my car wasn't accelerating and my rpm slowly coming down, good thing I was in the slow lane and was able to pull over on the shoulder.
The car would start but will not idle. I sat there for a good 10 minutes trying to start before I gave up and called a tow truck. About 20 minutes the car would fire up and idle correctly. I was able to make the 45-minute drive home w/o any issues.
TL;dr: Car dies and would start up again after some time has passed.
Info on the car:
Stock 1.6 ( I know... I know)
FF 610cc Injectors
DW200 fuel pump
stock ignition setup
NGK range 7 spark plugs (tuner told me to gap them at .024")
Bad Fuel pump
Fuel pump relay
What I checked:
Ignitor - Didn't know how to check this, but I assumed it was good because I was still getting a tach signal?
CAS - Did a datalog on the way home and did not see any sync errors.
Fuel pump - I haven't had a chance to open up the gas tank, but I hear it prime. (any way to log to see if the fuel pump is bad?)
Ground - Didn't see any loose ground wires.
Fuel pump relay - haven't gotten around to check this yet
The main relay - haven't gotten around to check this yet
That's all I could come up with, anyone have any other ideas? Criticism?