For the most part car runs fine. 1.8 20 valve turbo
has an intermittent problem where it will stall out when you start it and you have to hold pedal partway to keep it running and stall when you are slowing to a stop.
it will correct itself and then run normally in about a mile maybe 2 and then start up fine until the problem returns, the CEL is on for incorrect purge flow which I was told is a bad canister.
the N80 (purge valve) was replaced a few months ago.
when I fill the tank whether it is 2 gallons or 10 you have to hold pedal halfway to get it to start, once started it stays running.
the engine has lots of power so I doubt it is lack of fuel pressure, the only issue with the power is what feels like a dead spot on the throttle, about 1/4 of the way it slows down, go past that and it takes off like a jet, less than a 1/4 and it feels fine too, it is only that one spot, the car has an electronic pedal control not a throttle cable.
any help is greatly appreciated.
Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 5:58 PM