Ignition System Won't Start When stopped When warm
Q: When start in the morning,it is fine.After stopped,it won't start again. Starter and battery are good. After few hours, it might start again. Something to do with heat or temperature?
A: sounds like a fuel flooding problem. that usually is a problem with caburated cars, your car is probably fuel injected. You might have a cooling problem. if your coolant passages next to your engine are clogged a bit, not enough coolant is cooling your pistons and they are expanding making it hard to crank, when it cools down, they move smoother. When was the last time it was tuned-up (fresh plugs, new distributor rotor, etc.) A tune-up should be first in order if its been a long time since the last.
Q: My car loses horsepower.
I have a feeling that it may be the oil pump going out, because it makes a grinding sound and it knocks when I crank the engine.
I was wondering if that could be the cause of why I lose hp?
A: If you were losing horsepower while driving because of low oil pressure, it would be a short lived experience...
The engine would have to be seizing to cause that and the rapid overheating of parts would have you completing your journey on size 10's....
Engine power is from basics...air in and air out (exhaust), while adding a fuel(gasoline) and igniting it (spark) to cause the explosions to produce the power....
All problems can be traced back to the basics...... Ed
Electrical / Lighting Systems Malfunction Happens always Always
Q: Hi my 1982 Toyota Celica which according to the manufacturer was only made for 6 months. The gauges such as gas, oil, and thermostat do not work what do I do? And I put a few months ago a Pacesetter header how much horsepower does my car have ?
A: The first thing to do is to see if the gauges are still hooked up. You will be able to see obvious signs if they aren't like wires hanging loose.Also if they are plugged in,a simple way to test a gauge is to groung the wire to the engine somewhere. First make sure the key is in the RUN(not start)position. Take a paper clip and stick it in the wire's hole.Now touch the paper clip to the engine. If the gauge is working,the needle will go all the way up showing full hot or full pressure,etc. If these 2 methods fail look for a blown fuse and then assume that the gauges are no good anymore.And as for the Pacesetter, I don't know how much horsepower your engine produced before but a fat header usually tweaks a motor on average 5-12 horses.