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WTF!!! sunfire engine problems


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ok so i was cleaning the sunfire, for the show tmrw, and the engine was dirty, so i sprayed it down not thinking and remembered that the engine shouldve been running, but now the sunfire sounds like it has a big loopy cam in it, and it runs a little rough, any ideas what to do?

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It might be an electrical contact that was wet during the cleaning process thats causing this... it's happend to me on anothe car when I took it to a car wash to wash/clean the engine... once the water evaporated and it dried off, it was good to go... this might take a while though...

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pete is right. this happened to my buddies civic. he sprayed his engine down and got a little water in the spark chamber. waited until it dried and he was set. when i wash my engine, i always wait til it cools down. turn the car on and spray. aluminum heads can shrink and crack over time if you wash it while its hot. just fyi

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As the others said, it's a misfire. Careful, driving while with a bad miss can damage the catalytic converter, and foul out the plug on the cylinder that's misfiring.

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yeah, i took it for a good 5min drive and it came back to its old self, runs like a champ again lol :D

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well its working just fine now so im not touching any of that stuff for a while lol

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