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gas and no power

Discussion in '308/328' started by Drew_4RE, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Drew_4RE

    Drew_4RE Formula 3
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    Dec 19, 2005
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    So, the 328 (87) recently has this new problem where when shifting into a new gear and giving it gas the car gurgles for a minute and then the power kicks in... very strange.

    Any ideas?

    I'm going to go wrench on her now and see if I can find anything.
     
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  3. desire308

    desire308 Formula 3

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    Start out with a good dose of Techron Fuel Injector cleaner [not fuel system cleaner]. See if it goes away.
     
  4. Drew_4RE

    Drew_4RE Formula 3
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    if I can't get my hands on the chevron one, would it be fine to use something else, like STP?
     
  5. GatorFL

    GatorFL Moderator
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    Drew I'd definitely find the Techron. They sell it everywhere! Walmart, Costco, even any Chevron. I have a habit of ONLY fueling my 328 at a Chevron (Premium, natch!) and dumping a bottle in the tank every few months for the good that's in it.

    If that doesn't work there is a Bosch service center a street or two over from Tim Stanford, I had him send my injectors over there during the major. Speaking of the major, it is amazing the difference a comprehensive service makes in these cars. It runs and sounds GREAT! Now if only the rain would stop I could drive it more.....
     
  6. gil308

    gil308 Formula 3

    Jun 22, 2004
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    When Tim serviced my 308 many years ago, he sent my injectors to Bosch due to some stumbling on acceleration. Was not expensive at all and it worked!!
     
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  8. fastjon

    fastjon Formula Junior
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    Good also be the o2 sensor.
     
  9. Paul_308

    Paul_308 Formula 3

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    Corn in the injectors. Write your congressman.
     
  10. Drew_4RE

    Drew_4RE Formula 3
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    Found the Chevron and it worked great. Thanks guys
     

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