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Old 07-11-2003, 09:05 PM   #16
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My car is doing that right now, and I think its running rich.

o2 sensor plays a role in air/fuel mixture so if car is running too rich or too lean, most prolly the o2 is the culprit.

and just in case someone would just to adjust the timing, i think the comp manages the timing so it's not adjustable...to newer model cars anyway
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:36 PM   #17
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The fuel filter is 40 bucks and is located under the drivers seat, under the car. Takes about 10 min to change.

m42/m44 have electric fans(not engine driven) so it's not a fan clutch and not a broken blade.

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Old 07-12-2003, 12:30 AM   #18
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i think i should change my fuel filter....any more in-depth instructions on how to do this? i think it hasnt been changed since 95....
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Old 07-12-2003, 12:37 AM   #19
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The fuel filter is 40 bucks and is located under the drivers seat, under the car. Takes about 10 min to change.

m42/m44 have electric fans(not engine driven) so it's not a fan clutch and not a broken blade.

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Wow, so the fan isn't robbing any precious HP from the engine? I never knew M42/M44 had electric fans. So I guess my idea of an electric fan conversion was totally retarded. Are you positive the M42's fan is electric? Thanks! Learn something new everyday!

Where is the best place to get a fuel filter? Dealer or crappy tire?

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Old 07-12-2003, 01:28 AM   #20
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Look inside your engine and tell me if the fan is connected to the engine in any way? Is there a belt going to it? I doubt it.

Get the OEM filter from the dealer. To change do the following:

1) pull the fuel pump fuse
2) run the car dry of fuel
3) jack up the drivers side
4) take off the filter cover
5) undo the 2 hose clamps from the fuel filter, and the bracket.
6) take out the filter
7) put the new one in, make sure the direction is correct,
8)put the clamps/hoses back on
9)bolt it up and reattache the cover
10) put the fuse in, and start the car, make sure that no fuel is leaking from the hoses
11) done.

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Wow, so the fan isn't robbing any precious HP from the engine? I never knew M42/M44 had electric fans. So I guess my idea of an electric fan conversion was totally retarded. Are you positive the M42's fan is electric? Thanks! Learn something new everyday!

Where is the best place to get a fuel filter? Dealer or crappy tire?

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ok wehn u say run the fuel dry, do u mean to drive til there is no fuel in my car??!?
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Old 07-12-2003, 06:43 PM   #22
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Yes. Take the fuel pump fuse out. Start the car, and wait till the car dies.

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ok wehn u say run the fuel dry, do u mean to drive til there is no fuel in my car??!?
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oh ok....i thought u meant to drive the car around the block til there was no fuel in the tank or car at all... i was like say the car dies at the end of the block?!?!
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Yes. Take the fuel pump fuse out. Start the car, and wait till the car dies.

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Isn't that bad for the car? Anyways, seems like more than a 10 min job. Probably going to take me an hour +.

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isnt that bad for the car? wouldnt it be better just to use 2 vice grips to clamp the hoses?
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thats what i thought.....hey autotech u want to find some time and do this?!? i am afraid i am pretty newb....but would like to try...
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Clamping the hoses can be a bit tricky since the fuel lines are metal with 5cm rubber pieces on both sides of the filter. It might work but getting the filter out will be a total pain in the ass since there is very little space in there.

BTW make sure you have a container to catch the fuel that will come out of the fuel filter.

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Old 07-19-2003, 02:34 PM   #28
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PLEASE PLEASE do me a favour! Get your engine code read!!! That will give us more info as to what the problem is. If your O2 is NFG, then the code will be stored on the computer. Don't waste your time doing anything else untill you get your codes read!!!
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:27 AM   #29
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Look inside your engine and tell me if the fan is connected to the engine in any way? Is there a belt going to it? I doubt it.
there probably wouldn't be a belt going to it.. it would be connected to the water pump and be a viscosity clutched fan, a belt to the water pump perhaps.
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Fan is belt driven. Driven by the engine and runs the alternator and the fan.

Adriano,

I forget how to do this. I have Motronic 1.x. I tried turning the key to the on position but not starting the car. Pressing the gas pedal and releasing it 5 times. This is what I did on my previous '92 and it worked. Only this time on my '94 it doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong?

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