Iīm driving a 300 TE-24 from 1992.
The car doesnīt like standing around much, so to speak. :]
I just drive it occasionly, so it gets to stand around quite alot. At
first, the problems would only occur if it was parked for a week, but
now itīs enough with three to four days of standing still:
It will start perfectly, showing no signs whatsoever of what is to come
(sneaky car, it shure is!), but after about 10 minutes of driving it
starts to "hack" on low revs. Not responding as it should when I put
down the speeder (lightly). Now if I stop at a light and carefully try
to go, it will go out. Once the motor has stopped it takes forever to
get it running again. I have to wait about 15 minutes between the
startattemps and in about an hour I will have succeded in getting it
running again. (Itīs quite cold here in Denmark at this time of year so
this is not a very amusing thing to do!)
At this point I take it for a ride. Letting the motor come to itīs right
running temperature and then I will start to drive it quite hard "to
clean" it out. This "helps". It gets better and better, but even after
driving it around for 30-40 minutes it will "hang" at about 6000 RPMīs.
For example: I push the accelerator full down and after some
"stuttering" it revs up and goes like it should, almost, but only up to
about 6000 RPMīs where it "hangs" and "tries" to go beyond that since I
still have the accelerator full down.
After having driven it around for these 30-40 minutes I park it. And it
will run fine the next morning, almost not showing any signs of
problems. This procedure I have to do the evening before if I want it to
run somewhat reliable to work the next morning, that is if it hasnīt
been driven in three to four days. I donīt need to say that this starts
to get annoying and itīs a time and fuel consuming, freakish cold, game.
This car has most probably been treated very badly by itīs previous
owner, and my dad, who owns the car hasnīt had it serviced for the last
3 years. (He is also terrible car owner, fuel is the only thing he gives
his cars, shhh, donīt say anything)
Now Iīm not going to do a complete motor rebuild, something that is most
probably needed, but I am looking for an easy way out, an "light" answer
on what the problem could be. Myself, I presume that this problems stems
from the fuelinjector beeing clogged/dirty, and I have tried with those
supermarketfluids that apparantly should help with those issues, but
with no result whatsoever. Maybe I can do something easy, like changing
sparkplugs? Itīs not my car and I just want to keep it running so I can
get to work twice a week and do the weekly foodshopping.
This problem never came up when my dad had the car, since he drove it
I would be grateful for any answer (here in the newsgroup or by mail)
that might help me fixing this problem myself, even if it only
temporary. A proper service is what is needed, that I shure know.
IRIX forever. Tezro is in the Game!
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