fuel problem? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
Total Cats: 0
Default fuel problem?

ok iam gonna write out a whole novel here so you guys can get somewhat a good understanding of whats happing...

i was driving home one day and i took a right turn and started to acclerate so i wouldnt get hit by the cars coming and than i got up to the speed limit and let off thah it felt like my engine had a misfire or something than the rpm guage was just going all over the place it would jump from 5k to 2500 rpm and just up and down than i pulled over and the car died and wouldnt turn over so i called my friend to tow me home and when he got here we tried to start it agian and it started with no problem. he suggested the fuel filter so i changed that out and yesterday it did it to me again! except i didnt pull over and i kept driving and than it the car was running perfectly again? is it my fuel pump? could it be the header i installed? (p.s. it has a brand new coil pack with plugs and wires)
reese's peices is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
Elite Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 2,322
Total Cats: 12

It could be your fuel pump. When mine was failing the motor would stutter under acceleration.
dustinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
fooger03's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4,132
Total Cats: 187

Could also be the brand new coil pack - but the miata engine will generally idle on 2 cylinders, which makes the coil seem unlikely.
fooger03 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
"Chimney Ethanol" E100 MiataGarage Engine Performance 5 09-30-2015 12:04 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.