car starts but dies when given gas

Posted by pezlow, Mar 27, 2009
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  1. pezlow

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    ok i looked at the other topics but no help ### not the same... sorry. first i have a 1991 eagle talon tsi awd that i bought for 1500 and it has a few mods but im not sure on all of them. well the problem is that the car starts and idles alittle but if you give it gas and try to drive it dies. it started when the guy i bought it from let some idiot over boost it and when he did that it popped off one of the intercooler pipes and died on them well they towed it home and after that the problem started. the guy checked the compression and he said that was fine he checked the valve sprigs there ok he checked to make sure the intercooler pipes were all on and tightened. he thinks that it might be that an injector came out but i dont think that could be possible ### the car wouldnt start and you could see the gas fly everywhere. im not sure what it could be. ### help. thanks
     
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    Do a boost leak test, it's happened to many of us before. Hopefully (probably) that's all it is.

    EDIT: A link might help sorry. IC Pipe Tester
     
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    ok ill check and get back with the progress. thanks alot.
     
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    ok well it has some leaks and they are fixed but still have the same problem. what to look for next? thanks:confused:
     
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    how long did the system stay pressurized? Did you use soapy water? You could be running super rich and flooding it out, but this is most commonly caused by a boost leak.
     
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    Did you try a fuel pressure test? I seen it on older fords when fuel pump was going.
     
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    do u have any cel lights
     
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    well i havent ran a fuel pressure test because the guy i bought it from checked the fuel pump and filter before i bought it and did a compresion check and everything was fine and as for it being flooded i dont think that could be it because it starts and idles fine when it warms up but if you try to drive it just dies no sound vibration or anything out of the ordinary just dies. and as for cel lights im not sure what you mean by that so i couldnt really tell you.
     
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    well its late for me so im out but if anyone posts i will check in the morning thanks.
     
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    CEL is check engine light. I would still check the pressure but I dont trust anyone LOL.
     
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    no the engine light is not on YET. and i could check the fuel pump and filter my self if that could be it.
     
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    Check your mass air flow. The plug might be lose or disconected.
     
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    Beat me to it. Yea definately check your maf. Does the car rev freely when its warmed up or does it sound like its breaking up? Dumb question but do you have gas in the car, Ive seen a few 1gs with faulty gas gauges.
     
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    ya check your maf bc my friends pulled a joke on me at the bar so they went out and unplugged my maf so i was scraping around to find out y my car was dieingout like that. and what does your gas gauge say.
     
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    I say the same. MAF could be the issue. I have done it quite a few times where I put my intake tract back together and that little plug doesn't get reconnected before closing the hood. It happened to me last week upgrading my GFs G35 intake.

    Word of advice, ALWAYS check the most basic things first. It can save you a lot of time and mental anguish
     
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    My friend had the same problem in his Probe GT with a swapped KLZE. It would start in neutral but anytime he went to throw it into gear it would shut off. He rewired EVERYTHING and it fixed the problem. Not saying you need to do something this drastic but that is what he did and it's good now. Good luck man.
     
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    no i haven't checked the MAF yet and that's a good idea but as for the gas thing i know it has gas in it because i put some in it. i will check it out tomorrow because I'm not near the car till tomorrow so ill get back you all and let you know if i get it running. thanks for all the advice
     
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    i know if ## iat (intake air temp) is reading to hot then it will do this. the iat is in the maf, so i guess you will have to search on here to see if theres a way to check that.

    jesse
     
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    ok ill check the maf when i start looking at my car again today. thanks for all the help since this is my first dsm.
     
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    well now the CEL is on and the car will only idle @500 rpm and it stays there even if i try to floor the gas. its running really rich according to the air\fuel ratio gauge. and i thinks its out of timing not to mention that the oil pump is not pumping oil into the engine and the reason i know this is because when i put the valve cover back on it was dry and when i took it off it was still dry and so was the oil line to the valve cover so we ran the car with the oil line off and no oil came out at all so something is wrong there. and the turbo clicks alittle but really bad and it does spool and run when idling but i know i will have to replace that soon.
     
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    Wow! It sounds like you have some sorting out to do before you get this figured out.:toobad: Just stay at it and take it one step at a time. Do you have oil pressure on your guage when the car is running? What oil line are you talking about on the valve cover? Do you mean the one on the left side of the cylinder head, below the valve cover when looking from the front of the car?
     
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    the line that is part of the valve cover on the left side.
     
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    That line is not supposed to have oil in it.LOL That is for crankcase vapors and feeds back into the air intake to the turbo.;)
     
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    oh! the guy i bought it from told me that it was an oil line. well this is my first dsm ever so opps. well i still have all the other problems so im still looking for the problem that is causing me from driving my tsi.
     
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    Yeah, back to your problem(s). So the car will run @ about 500rpm, but if you give it gas the rpms don't go up and the engine will not rev and you are getting a CEL. Is this correct?
     
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