RE: [DML] General lack of engine power. what's going on?
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RE: [DML] General lack of engine power. what's going on?



Andy,

If the low power condition is transmission related it's possibly a bad
torque converter although that is extremely rare on this car. 
More likely the problem is engine related. Did you properly reset the fuel
CO mixture after the fuel distributor was replaced? Doing this "by ear" is
not the way to go. It should be set with an emissions tester and/or a
dwell-meter.  If this critical and sensitive adjustment is off by much it
can have a pronounced effect on engine output and emissions. The workshop
manual explains this procedure but, lacking that, your parts provider (if
they are a DMC vendor) can help you out. If you didn't buy it from a
"proper" vendor well then....shame on you!!! Other things to check include
engine timing and advance as well as basic ignition tune-up parts for
condition and correctness. Don't forget to also check the air and fuel
filters for excessive dirt and debris.

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc.  


-----Original Message-----
From:odell_andy
Subject: [DML] General lack of engine power. what's going on?
when pulling away from red lights, the engine has a cam rattle noise,
and has virtually no acceleration  below 10mph. 
is the lack of power and revcounter related?
any help / ideas welcome. i am running out of ...

thanks for your time,
Andy





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