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About TransaxleMat

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  • Birthday 04/27/1987

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    Simi Valley

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  • Campsite
    Barstow , Lucerne Valley, Jawbone, Ridgecrest
  • Your Ride
    Tandem Pre-Runner, '85 Raceco class 2 w/Acura 3.2

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  1. Is it possible that a wire broke free somewhere when I crashed and that is causing my issues?
  2. Hey guys, Just a little update. I still havent been able to take the buggy out to the desert to test, but have checked a few items along the way. I put in all fresh gas, checked both fuel filters (my coarse filter had some fuel cell foam debris but not much), checked spark plugs, and air cleaner and all seam to be normal. I checked my ecu one more time and its showing a P0453 which is looking like an EVAP code and im sure its common but just wanted to check.? Im assuming all of the evap sensors and such come off once installing the motor into a buggy but just want to confirm. Also I start the thing in the garage and it still seems to sputter a little after I crack the throttle and the rpms come back to idle. I dont remeber this being normal. Any thoughts?
  3. I had 15 gallons of fresh gas mixed with 5 of old, but I will definitely try all fresh gas. All check both filters while I am at it. I just found it odd that it was only between 3-5k rpm that it would happen and not consistently throughout all rpms.
  4. I have been rebuilding the entire front half of my car for the last year and a half and the engine has only been started once during that time. I finally got the car back together and took it out for a test last weekend. The car will start and idle normally but occasionally die which its never done before. When out test driving, 3 out of 5 tests the engine would fall on its face during acceleration between 3k-5k rpm but would continue to accelerate normally once v-tech kicked in after that. Once I let off of the gas it would backfire and would continue to have the same flat spot between 3000 and 5000rpms as I continued to drive. The 2 other tests out of 5 the car seemed to run normally like it always had in previous years. I am thinking it could be the gas has gummed up something or possibly a bad sensor? The car ran flawlessly the last time prior to ripping the front end off in the last race. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am itching to get back in the drivers seat. Hear are the codes it was throwing , but I know most, if not all are normal. P1607 P1298 P0141 P1768 P1706 P0450 P1491
  5. I finally got to go testing yesterday. The first thing I changed was the sending unit. I figured, if the solenoid was bad or not working, then wouldn't the V-tec system would be intermittent or not working after I reset the code on the ecu? When car went into limp mode last trip, I would just delete all the codes and the car would run fine/normal for the next 15 minutes. (does that make sense? I don't know) Anyways, I just decided to start with replacing the oil pressure sender instead of the solenoid and the car ran great. I'm hoping that was the issue. Nonetheless I will be carrying that solenoid around with me for a few more trips just in case the V-TEC code comes back. Thanks again guys for the help. Much appreciated!
  6. Good thing you rebuilt those when you did. Looks like the piston in the reservoir would have blown out of that shock if you ever took a good hit in a G-out! Also that shock oil looks like its seen too many miles.
  7. Great thanks for the info. Will let you guys know how it works out.
  8. Is the switch and the solenoid the same thing?
  9. I went through and checked all the main power components and all seem to be in good shape and secure. The battery is only a few trips old. I appreciate the input. I am certain it is the P1259 VTEC code now like you are saying. I cleared the codes again today after a fresh 5w 20 oil change and taking apart and cleaning the screen and plunger assembly. I proceeded to take the car down the street and it threw the code again. It did this two more times today after that. The last time I tried clearing code and testing the car ran normally. I then checked the codes again and the only one missing was the P1259. So, I guess the next step is to buy the solenoid and switch to have for back up if it happens next trip out. Where is the best place to buy them? AGAIN, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE HELP! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
  10. I checked the screen, and its clear. Anything else I should check while i'm in there?
  11. It won't come back right away. It takes about 15 minutes of driving it.
  12. Just yesterday I went out with my 2 seat Raceco w/ Acura 3.2 and 3 speed fields auto trans. It was a hot day (110 degrees) to be testing, but needed to be done. Car ran great a few months ago and for the last two years with no issues. We are cruising along going up a somewhat steep grade for about a half mile and the engine bobbles and goes into limp mode. The trans was warm at 220 and the engine was at a normal 210 degrees. So I limped it back to camp and put the OBDII reader on. P1607 P1491 P1298 P1259 (this may be the problem) P0141 P1753 P1768 P1706 I know most of these are just normal codes to be on due to the engine being in a buggy instead of a stock car, but can anyone tell me which one(s) are not normal? I checked the engine oil, and it was in between the two holes on the dip stick. Could the hill I was pushing up and the hot air temperature affect it? Also, it could have been in my head, but the car did seem slightly low on power than I'm used to while in higher rpms (5k-7k). Could just be mental though! X) I ended up clearing the code and seeing if it went away. After about 15 minutes of driving it and running fine, the codes came back two more times yesterday. I already tried navigating the forums for similar issues, but not quite finding any certain solutions, just a few things to check out. Any help is appreciated.
  13. It gets lonely in the front seat even with an intercom. The passenger generally complained about low visibility, but they sat very low in my car. Also, my car wasn't set up the best suspension wise, but the way the car handled changed drastically depending on if there was a passenger in the car or not. Drove this car for ten years and was a great little car. Custom built chassis.

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