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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question Rough Sounding Starts...

I'm no brain when it comes to the engine bay so any starts are more help than you can imagine. Okay here's what I'm getting. When I go to start my car at the begining of a day be it 6am or 11am the car will turn over and then kinda sound like it's chuggin. Then it takes off and runs smooth as ever. Now it's usually the first turn when this happens but it's happened other times but not as ferquently.

I just had the plugs and wires done because I thought it might be that, but could it be a fuel filter or clogged fuel rail or something?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 09:32 AM
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does it turn fast then stop for a second, then it kinda slowly cranks the engine?
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That's it!

I think you hit that one right on the head of the nail. So what exsactly causes this and does it cost more MONEY =(... Thanks
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mine was a bad battery...

it will start great sometimes and then like shit others...

what causes this is the battery discharges itself sometimes...and cant hold charge..

so i'd get a new battery, or at least get it tested..
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No it's not that...

I just put a new bat and alt in like 2 months ago. I know for a fact that it's not that.

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my battery was new too...only 4 months old..so who knows...

just tryin' to help..
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2002, 07:42 PM
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Well give the car a good tune up. It will run 100% better. Also somting you sould deffintly check is the timming. A car with bad timming will chug, have poor proformance, hard starts, and sometimes not even start.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 02:46 AM
 
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Sounds like the starter motor, ever replace it? How many miles??
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My 87 Cougar has 350,000 miles on it. It uses mabe a qt. between changes at 3,000.
I use an oil additive that really works. Go get a dictionary and look up Molybdenum Disulfide. Now, go on the web and search for this and try MrMoly. I am surprised that very few people know about this stuff. If you have really good tools they probably say "Chrome Moly Steel" on them. That is because when the steel was smelted Moly was incorporated into the mix. Look, the engine will last almost forever, runs a bit cooler, is noticeably faster, is quieter, uses less fuel. I am getting 28 to 32 mpg on the highway at 70 and 80 MPH. Last run to Toronto (Canada) from my home we averaged 26.8 MPH, and that included about 20 minutes of driving downtown Toronto. Anyway, go look up everthing you can find about Moly. Be careful using some of the artificially made additives. Some crystalize, shale off and score the guts of your precious motor, and you loose about 6 psi oil pressure. I have a '71 Stang and it has a 165,000 miles on it, it sill runs very strong, uses very little oil, and absolutely nothing has been done to the engine other that change ONE valve cover gasket. I can pull 55 mph in first, 93 in second and I have not the courage to find out the rest, but can attest that it will go 130 mph. We pulled a 4000 lb house trailer with it, ran the car pretty hard and still the compression is up and it runs fine. Not bad for a 2bbl 302 Windsor engine. Oh yeah, I have dusted off 350 Cameros and Firebirds. Big shock to there owners. I do have a Haynes tranny cooler. That is it.
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