Banned Wanker of the Century
- Feb 21, 2014
- Reaction score
- South Australia
yeah ok....sounds good...stuck head in engine bay and the timing belt is squeeking....wasnt doing that a couple of weeks ago...plus it was smoking white a bit but that was after the throttle body cleaner went it...it was kinda like no enough fuel...blockage or air...I took the air filter cover off first...wouldnt start...then added the throttle body cleaner red stuff. Took the earth wire off the battery....possibly did some wheelies up and down the road on the mini wr while passing the time. Re-connected earth and started it after about 5 seconds. Second try, sounded like something cleared and it started and stopped chugging...revved to 6k turned off and on a few times and started up fine better and better each time....so fuel blockage....not timing belt but it really really needs a good service and go through...plugs are still factory...but like way way better than iridium they're weird...need to be changed too etcthe landlord wants to take the verandah down, he won't pay to have it fixed.
Raelenes' car probably needs the throttle body cleaned, plugs checked/replaced, and the new fuel filter, plus an oil and filter change.
i can plug in my OBD2 scanner, and bring up the real time data from it to see if anything stands out.
it'll show any fault codes logged in the ECU, that's easy enough.
it take's 5 mins or so to set up a profile and run the scan, then i can give you the codes (if any) to look up on the net
then once the faults are fixed i can reset it.
how can you tell it's the timing belt that's sounding funny ?