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Spyder

Oakland, CA

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As a WAG try starting with the MAF disconnected. If it runs better MAF could be failing.......


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If you are driving a Diesel restricted intake manifolding is common to this concern. Diesel or no you may have a collapsed catalytic converter/exhaust issue.......


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You need to accurately diagnose this before replacing parts. To do that you need a scanner that is able to access the various address locations. For example address 032 will give data as to your fuel mixture , learned values etc.That is the basis for replacing a MAF. Basics such as fuel pressure and volume , ignition , (preferably checked with a scope as the problem occurs) and mechanicals including compression , cam timing and integrity of the intake tract (preferably checked with a "smoke" type tester) all need to be 100%.


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Open the hood , look at the headlight assembly from behind. You will see a white square tab. This is the release for the headlight retaining ring. Depress the tab to rotate the ring , it will only move one way , and the assembly will walk the headlight forward or out. To install the assembly , start it in its "tracks" and rotate the ring the other way and the assembly will pull back into place. The tab will click when it is locked.


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If during the hard start episodes you are able to confirm that fuel pressure AND fuel volume are correct , that spark is available and sufficient and you have no air leaks plug the evap as suggested and try starting with the MAF sensor disconnected. Incidentally is residual fuel pressure maintained after shut off ?? Sometimes necessary for starting after hot shut off.


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As a footnote with a thoroughly warmed up engine , such as say after coming off a freeway drive , the fan after run could be +/- 10 minutes!! One reason for this is to protect the turbo from what is called " hot soak" which can contribute to turbo wear........


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The back of the the front seat cover is sewn on.


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Are the cooling fans running when the temp gauge is in the red ? If they are it is hot. The reason I ask is the temp gauge display could be wrong , the sensor for this is a problem area. The gauge reading versus engine temp can be confirmed via scan tool or other means. An overheated engine takes a lot longer than 15 minutes to cool down. However coolant pump and thermostat failures are very common , especially if the coolant pump is the original...........


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Timing belt issues will also set camshaft position fault.


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The fluid level can't easily be checked. The vehicle has to be raised , a scan tool is used to monitor the transmission fluid temperature and at the specified temperature (50 degrees centigrade ??) fluid should run out of the overflow/fill port. If fluid does not run out it is to be added during that process until it does. Unless there is a leak you should not have to add fluid........


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