I recently had a rebuilt engine installed in my 1999 acura tl. It is losing power and going put put. Also the warning lights on the dash are on and it emits white smoke. what could this be?
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1999 Acura TL Question: I recently had a rebuilt engine installed in my 1999 acura tl.
PARTS GUY December 01, 2011, 21:10Master
Does the white smoke smell sweet? When you say "warning lights" What lights?
Replyronald475, December 02, 2011, 10:42Rookie
The warning lights on the auto's dashboard. One of the lights imparticular is called a TCS light.
Answer #2patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 01, 2011, 21:39Master
Check the basics, a compression test and cylinder leakage test may be needed to determine the basic mechanical health of the engine. There is a simple chemical test known as a "block test" that looks for the presence of carbon monoxide in the cooling system which would indicate a blown head gasket. A scan tool is needed to retrieve and or interrogate the computer in your car to see where potential problems lay. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
Replyronald475, December 02, 2011, 10:49Rookie
At first I thought it may be the engine. Now I wonder if perhaps if it could be the mass air flow sensor. Especially because the car was losing power. The oil level is okay and there semm to be no oil leaks.