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The '86 Wagon

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I can't have been THAT far off. It ran and gave me 25+mpg! :lol:

I won't lie and say I drove like Granny does either. That thing saw plenty of 4500 RPM shifts.

Nah it wasn't far off. In fact it was working fine the way it was, it just wasn't in the factory position. It will run facing any direction as long as the order is the same 1324.

That being said I thought I solved the problem when I switched it around. But the engine would still shake at idle. Then on the way home from the tree run the engine decided it would die whenever it was at idle.

So I did a bit of looking around for vacum leaks and found an un-corked vacum opening for (Idk what really, some accessory my car doesn't have). It was on the intake manifold close to the passenger side head. Closed that up and the engine idles really smooth now.

But as soon as I closed that vacum port, the engine developed a miss that doesn't go away throughout any rpm speed.
When left to idle at 1000 rpm, the engine will miss every now and then and eventually idle down and die just like on my way home from the tree run.

If I turn the idle speed up to like 1100 or higher the engine wont die, but it will still miss.

Also when I removed the airfilter cover the engine choked out and died. :confused:

I am getting spark to all four cylinders.

So I'm gonna look at a few things that the troubleshooting guide has pointed me to:
any other vacum leaks there may be
fuel filter

If anybody has some ideas of what might be happening I'm listening. :)

Edited by 6 Star, 15 December 2012 - 07:41 PM.

#27 wentz912


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

I'd be halfway inclined to think fuel delivery, since when you give it more air, it can't keep up.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Did some more tests today:

Disconnected the fuel line in the engine compartment and turned the car over, when I did this fuel came pouring out looking unrestricted. So by the looks of that my fuel pump and fuel filter(s) look fine.
*Is there more than one fuel filter on a carbourated ea82? There isn't one in the engine compartment.*

The engine really doesn't want to stay running when cold. If it is left to idle it will just choke out.
Once warmed up it is fine, the idle just has to be set at 1100 rpm.
However when the air filter cover is removed quickly it will kill the engine.

Is this my problem here?

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

This thing has been my amazing workhorse for over a year now.

Not much has changed since it is my daily driver.

The problems in the previous posts were vacuum leak related.

It is still as underpowered as ever, but after warming up it does just fine.


Here is a recent picture I took at work.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

I got bored with the looks of the wagon and decided that I would play around and lower this thing for a little while.

This is a hybrid of stock ea82 front and rear struts with cheap Honda lowering springs.

The front needed a coil cut on each side to look even.

The original struts/springs are stored away for when I want to go back to stock ride height.

The pugeots wouldn't fit with the massive tires on them, so wagon wheels are on for now. I'm planning on throwing my Enkei 3F mesh wheels on here soon.


Here is how she looks after being all settled down. Please excuse the dirt lol there is construction happening on my street.




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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

Heres a recent picture of when we got a little dusting of snow.






Also I have the Enkei 3F's on now, I like the way it ended up looking.






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