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Old 10-28-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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blinking check engine light blinking

ok so after work to day it was raining and as I left the parking lot I gave it some gas so my tires would spin I did this in 2nd and 3rd then going around 50 mph I started to grip and was in 4th. durning this I was giving it about 50% gas then my car made a shitty sounds like I just lost my exhuast and the check engine light started to blink after a few blinks it stopped. I turned my car off then on and it is running great.

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Probably some massive misfires.
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I say u sucked wwter in the intake and the blinking light means,u,r fu**ing the emmisions up mainly the cat. Its saying fix me,before u drive .


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ok so after work to day it was raining and as I left the parking lot I gave it some gas so my tires would spin I did this in 2nd and 3rd then going around 50 mph I started to grip and was in 4th. durning this I was giving it about 50% gas then my car made a shitty sounds like I just lost my exhuast and the check engine light started to blink after a few blinks it stopped. I turned my car off then on and it is running great.

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:51 PM   #4
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i am on the stock airbox do you think i sucked up water still
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U r either sucking some water in, water got onto coil packs causing.te misfire. It hd to do with water. Since it only dows it then.
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i am on the stock airbox do you think i sucked up water still
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If it wasn't warmed up yet, it will just run crummy and misfire when you beat on it.
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misfire bc of cold engine??? happens to me sometimes
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hmm i was told when u get a flashing cel it's never good
could be a misfire...change the plugs IMO
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Let car warm up longer than a minute next time. Id say it takes the OIL a good 4-5 minutes to reach full temp depending on the start temp
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Let car warm up longer than a minute next time. Id say it takes the OIL a good 4-5 minutes to reach full temp depending on the start temp
Coolant takes about 6-7 mins, oil takes more like 12-15 when I logged it.
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Yeah dude, always let the LNF come up to operating temp before beating on it like that. Thats what the missfires are from most likely. You can start it up and drive off if you like, but dont beat on it til its warm.
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Coolant takes about 6-7 mins, oil takes more like 12-15 when I logged it.
There ya go. Peeling out of the parking lot
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thanks guys yea i ALWAYS let it warm up, I start driving off at 100* I think I will wait for 150* before I start to have fun
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^ that theroy drives me nuts! so when its 80 out do you sit and wait for the coolant to warm up to 100? you can drive a car cold, just dont rev the bag out of it
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Coolant takes about 6-7 mins, oil takes more like 12-15 when I logged it.
When I logged my car once the ECT was at 180 it took the oil 5 minutes more to reach operating temp.

Total time at 90*F was like 10 minutes. The colder it is, the longer it will take.
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As was said, misfires. Let the car warm up before giving her hell, especially when tuned.
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^ that theroy drives me nuts! so when its 80 out do you sit and wait for the coolant to warm up to 100? you can drive a car cold, just dont rev the bag out of it
It takes less than a minute to get over 100* and its not a theory. The car generally doesnt run well cold. Just try cruising, its jittery
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^ that theroy drives me nuts! so when its 80 out do you sit and wait for the coolant to warm up to 100? you can drive a car cold, just dont rev the bag out of it
Its not a theory. The LNF DOES NOT like to be driven hard until its up to operating temp, which, on the LNF is at least in the 180's. The OP did a full peel, through third almost, on a not yet ready LNF, thus the missfire.
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He's lucky it didn't go out to lunch IMO.
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you guys missed to point , good job on reading what was written.

i know cars run best at operating temp. but when you say" i always wait till its get to 100* to drive it" thats bullshit. like i said on a hot 80* day you start your car an watch the temp go to 100* before you move it? i doubt it, cause you dont need to. you can start the car and drive it, which is what i said. i dodnt say row it through 1st,2nd,and 3rd gear.
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you guys missed to point , good job on reading what was written.

i know cars run best at operating temp. but when you say" i always wait till its get to 100* to drive it" thats bullshit. like i said on a hot 80* day you start your car an watch the temp go to 100* before you move it? i doubt it, cause you dont need to. you can start the car and drive it, which is what i said. i dodnt say row it through 1st,2nd,and 3rd gear.
I read what you wrote and I'm going to have to agree but disagree at the same time.

With the LNF, yes you can start it up and drive it but it's going to buck and give you hell. With the LNF you have to at least get it out of cat warm-up mode as it's injecting fuel on both the intake and compression stroke. Timing is all kinds of retarded too...
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Someone said it was in part do to the vvt. I guess it doesnt enable until the oil temp is above 160* idk
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this isnt rocket science. i strongly suggest that you let the car warm up a little more before you decied to "beat" the balt to death........ just sayin
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thanks everyone ya I will not beat on it un tell I am at 150*
thanks everyone very helpfull
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i did the same **** one day and i was told it was that esc thing that the balts have. your trying to floor the car while the "esc active" is on or something like that. could potentally snap an axle?

this is what i was told not positive if its correct or anything.
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