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Old 01-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #21
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Man its so refreshing to see my 1st love still in 1 piece and doing fine and not wrapped around a tree or riced out.

GLWS man

I keep forgetting to link you to all those pictures I still have of it. Sorry, been busy lately.
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Haha I'm glad to see it's not riced out or destroyed either. It's really a sweet car. Needs to get to a tuner though. I've had a misfire two different times under boost. I don't know what it is and I don't think it's going lean. Could be stock ignition. I don't know. Willing to shave a bit off the price to compensate though.

If I keep this thing I'm driving it back to Cali to put in a 6-speed and 3.9 torsen and have you tune it to its former glory. It's not a bad drive from Utah.
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Any chance it's something simple like the plugs being the wrong heat range?
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Misfire could be because its rich too
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I honestly have no idea. As Vlad said, it could be because it's rich, it could be a number of different things. I haven't had time to work on it and I can't drive it because sucky weather. It won't be anything real big because 99% of the time I have driven it, it just boosts strong and smooth. It's happened on only two occasions, spaced about a month apart. The first time it happened I was pretty low on fuel so I thought maybe it was that. After putting gas in it hadn't happened again. But the second time I had half a tank so that wasn't it.
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mine did that exact same thing when it started to get cold and as i got colder out it got worse, mine was caused by a sudden spikes into stupid rich. a retune/ look into the tune for temperature adjustments will probably fix the problem.
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Well anybody know of any good tuning shops between MI and TX.
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In TX, but all the way down in Houston. Did FANTASTIC work on my sadly departed, and probably destroyed 94 Laguna Blue FMII. GHM / Gas Head Motorworks home. Clint Host is honest, detailed, and efficient.
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Lovefab in Traverse City has a dyno and Cody tuned my car. But I may have a buddy interested in it.
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i'll give your buddy a discount if you let me drive your NSX.
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Willing to let it go for $7500. Someone come get it before I change my mind and start spending money on it. Just don't have time for it with working a bunch and getting ready to move cross-country. Would be easier to move without it.
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Default Misfire is outside temp dependent...

Whew, 3rd post in a row...

Put it on a lift today and took pictures of the underside. Pics will follow... by Monday afternoon at the latest.

Misfire is outside temp dependent. When the temp is in the teens/low 20's, it misfires nonstop. Today I took it out when it was sunny and 28. Had a small misfire, but then several pulls were totally solid and the misfire was gone.

Basically the car tells you when it's too cold to drive it. When it misfires, time to park it and get out the winter beater
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I think its begging you for some COPs. Its on stock crappy ignition after all
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ed i have a spare cop harness laying around if you want it let me know, theres no coils on it but you can pick up a set for like 50-60 on ebay.
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I think its begging you for some COPs. Its on stock crappy ignition after all
Do I sense sarcasm here? Yeah I was thinking about picking up Chad's COPs setup. Still thinking about it since everything's there, just gotta do the wiring I guess. Problem is, it will require adjustments in MS that I am still utterly clueless about, and I currently don't have the time to mess with it.

One thing I saw the last time it was misfiring is that the AFR gauge goes to lines during a misfire. It's not showing rich. To me that seems to suggest it's a fuel issue instead of an ignition issue, isn't that so? I would think if it's the same problem as Tadd described with his car, then the AFR gauge would show rich spikes. Maybe that's not a safe assumption.
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Sarcasm?No idea where you got that.

Its actually something I always meant to do and never got around to it. Even if the misfire isn't due to that, the car still needs some toyota or gm cops

after that it needs tuning. desperately. it ran like a peach when I had it, and I've a feeling the other 2 owners messed up the tune horribly switching from e85 and moving the car clear across the country
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Just posted the M for sale on here. Hopefully it will sell eventually so I can pick this up before you decide to keep it haha.
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Sarcasm?No idea where you got that.

Its actually something I always meant to do and never got around to it. Even if the misfire isn't due to that, the car still needs some toyota or gm cops

after that it needs tuning. desperately. it ran like a peach when I had it, and I've a feeling the other 2 owners messed up the tune horribly switching from e85 and moving the car clear across the country
Just double checking. I know you had previously mentioned in COPs discussions how you had stock ignition on this car and it never gave you a problem.

It's gonna go down like this: If this car hasn't sold by the second week of March, I'm going to see if there's any way I can get it legal-ish to drive to Utah without registering it and paying sales tax. If that's not possible, I'll be registering it and keeping it. If I keep it, I'll be doing a coil on plug setup of some sort and getting a decent tune set up on it, and keep it at least for a while. So... It's got until then if someone wants it. If someone wants it after March, I'd probably still sell it but it'd be $8k firm to cover the taxes I'll pay on it. Sucks but that's how it goes.

This car is soooooo much fun though. Pretty awesome. Since it wasn't misfiring last time I took it out and the roads were dry, I got to just enjoy it for a minute. You're right about the ride on the Racelands too... It really rides pretty good for what it is.

I got it up on a lift yesterday and took some pics and a couple vids. I will add to the first post as well.

Pics from Photobucket: trturbofan's Library | Photobucket

Video walkaround of the undercarriage:

Video walkaround of the outside:

Feel free to laugh when I'm being a dork. Pretty sure you all know what a tire is but thought I'd point it out anyway.

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Just wanted to give ya a bump and say GLWS. I've missed this car a since I've sold it to you, it was a TON of fun!
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Thanks Tim! I'm hoping it sells for the stress relief it would provide, but if I have to keep it, well, I won't drive it to Utah crying, that's for sure.
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