At the start the engine swap went ok for a few minor problems. Wiring harness was different etc. So i took the old parts off my other engine and it worked fine, EXCEPT!!!
Did fine on the streets, mostly flats, but it would lose tons of power going up hills. It felt like it wasnt getting enough fuel. So I took the injectors off the last engine, ones I knew worked and swapped them out.
also swapped out the spark plug wires. The engine doesnt shake, and sounds good at idle, so Im not thinking its a spark plug problem.
Car ran fine for a few miles when my temp gauge shot up and my RPM gauge was all over the board. RPMs would drop to zero and then up to 4000 and just constantly up and down. When i went to pull over it stopped idleing and just died there. It felt like the power was turning on and off and it felt like I was in the Burmuda triangle. The guages where going hay wire, and not making any sense while the car was doing a bit of jerking. And I could hear a bit of clicking in the dash, like the same sound when you twist the knob on a lamp. But just the RPMs and the Temp were malfunctioning, speed o meter and other guages not effected.
when i pulled over there was a little bit of smoke coming out of my engine so I think it was actually overheating not just giving a false reading. Once when a plug went bad it said I was hot all the time,
and the lights would stay on in the dash even while my key was out. Its similar to that issue but not quite. When I take my key out now, all lights turn off, and my car seems to be actually overheating.
Also my engine light is on constantly... no blinking.
My dad rebuilds cars for a living, and has a computer diagnostic machine, just the plugs dont work for my older model of car... Im thinking knocker sensor? bad fuel injectors? Do you think Im going to need to get the plug that works for my car and his diagnostic tool?
But it feels like an electrical issue.
If anyone has a clue Id really appreciate hearing what you all think. This car is my baby I want her to live.
Edited by thefingD, 06 April 2011 - 08:42 PM.