I'm owner of car shown above with 2.2 American motor and have a mechanic who cut his mechanical teeth on K-cars, doing literally hundreds of them, but is totally stumped. Got car last summer and it was fine til January or so. Replaced master cylinder to solve a problem with brakes. Car started running rough and losing power on hills, gradually burning gas so poorly that exhaust was literally black and gas had gotten into the oil. Bruce has worked on it a week cleaning out fuel injection box, replacing injection/idler valve(motor?), Rechanging oil and doing everything else he could think of. Power is better but idle still bad and after driving 50 miles exhaust is just as black as before.
I've had these vehicles one after another since Valient and this one has what seems a minor problem but I've never heard of it so I can't help wondering if it's related. When the gas gauge show a quarter tank it staazrts acting as if it's running out of gas. I'e just been keeping it fuller but it will only hold 10 gallons as opposed to the 12 the others have taken.
Could this be related?
Any help you can give me much appreciated. I know this is a long request and you're talking to an owner who admittedly knows little about mechanics. Thanks in advance,
Mary Griff (megno54@windstream. Net
PS My mechanic not computer savey so he can't contact you
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 4:14 PM