Engine: 3.8L V6
Help! (I am keeping the T-Bird, scrap the Jag)
I need some help I am re-falling in love with my T-Bird and I have been taken in as an apprentice to a mechanic but I need some help. I am going to be leaving on a trip to Richmond tomorrow (24th) and I think I have a bad tank of gas, the CHECK ENGINE light comes on, then will turn off after i have stopped or reached a lower speed. I am not sure if the bad stuff burned off yet but the car will kind of "lurch" when the gas is applied in a medium dose (above twenty and below 55mph). I was running late this morning and I was doing between 40 and 65mph right off the bat (no warming up), could I have damaged the engine? Could it be a short, do I need O2 sensors (I have a K&N filter in it, but it just started this today and I have not driven it really since I have got the gas in it, its been sitting for about two days), or is there a short in the electronics? Oil pressure is good, so is the tempreture and battery is good.
help and its good to be back, at least the T-Bird is easy and cheap to fix, doesn't look half bad either;-)!