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Old 09-25-2007, 12:24 AM
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My lude is running super rich

My h23 is running super rich. u can smell gas on oil and soot blowing out alot. how do i fix this
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:54 AM
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full tune up( plugs, wires, fuel filter,and air filter), check the compression and see if its in spec ( you said your oil smells like gas right) Check the ignition timing. Oh and you could run some kind of motor cleaner through it also.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:33 AM
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has new plugs and air filter. i have nothing i can check comp with and how would i check timing
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:24 PM
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you could go to autozone and they would prolly let u use their compression tester either for free or cheap
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:41 PM
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u need a timing gun to check that
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:13 AM
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ok i got new plugs, plug wires, and i have a k&n filter on it. u think it could be my main relay or the fuel filter
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:31 PM
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the filter wouldnt cause it to run rich it would deprive it if anything.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:46 PM
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and i can get my compression tested for free?
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get a new 02 sensor, that should help you.

I dont know about getting a free compression test lol! If you know your mechanic(shop) well enough they will hook you up but i dont know about Autozone giving free compression tests!
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:42 PM
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yeh my car has 183,000 mile on it so it could be going bad. but wouldnt it be throwing a cel
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Not in most cases. They lose voltage over the years, so when it dies, then it triggers a CEL.
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ohh ok how much they cost?
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they range in cost depending on brand. go with bosch.
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alright and that will mostlikly fix my problem. i have most of the repair records on the car and nothing says anything about the o2 sensor so i guess its going bad
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