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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:12 pm 

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Alright. family members 90sprint is having a problem. had recent timing belt change when he first bought it so unknown if problem was there before the change when it broke. problem is it will run great at lower rpm fine lots of power until you rev it up. probly past 3500 it will sputter and will keep sputtering at any rpm after. if it is allowed to idle it will run ruff and stall. restart and it continues to run ruff it has happened a couple times to him and im going to be coming up to some time soon that i can look at it.for him. just wondering if anyone can give some assistance to what i should be checking right off the bat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:54 pm 
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First thing I would check is the timing belt. Sounds like it could be a tooth off.

'95 Swift 1.0:

- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

0-100kph: unknown seconds

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:25 pm 
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also check fuel filter/fuel pressure. when an engine wont rev that could also be a fuel issue. what shape are the plugs, cap and rotor in?? also check compression.

92 geo metro 1.0L 5 spd. 2 dr Soon to be my turbo swap car. (Dragonfly) sold
91 pontiac firefly, 1.0L 2dr auto. stock. (The crap can) sold
91 chevy sprint. 1.0L 5 spd. My first turbo swap. (Red rocket) now the purple nurple
95 geo metro. 1.3L auto parts car. (Scrap)
91 chevy sprint turbo, blueboy keeping it "stock"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:54 am 
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All relevant but I would go with the peanut gallery :P and check the belt/gear alignment first.

Am I right, it's been doing this since he got it, or is it intermittent?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:03 am 

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peanut, +3

if he ahd a backfire thru the intake when the belt went it may have knocked out the map sensor. or at least knocked the vacuum hose off.

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1990 geo metro 1.0 5 speed 3-door hatchback "herbie"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:58 am 
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My 1993 G10 was idling roughly, finally died and would not start again. The culprit? A widened IG fuse socket (probably from 20 years of high ignition current) made the fuse have a very poor connection which eventually failed. Probably not the same failure as your car, but easy to check.
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The fix? Don't bother trying to push the contacts back together: they won't go. Just bend the fuse blade a bit so it fits snugly into the widened contacts.

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