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Old 10-21-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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Any ideas on this one?

I'm driving home from work, about 5:30 or so, and get stuck in the traffic resulting from the Vice Presidents motorcade. So I'm sitting in one spot for a while, I turn the ignition off since we're not going anywhere. Around 6:15 the cars ahead start moving so I start the car again, throw her into gear, hit the gas, and she'* got no umph! I was moving, slower than I should have been for how far the pedal was pressed. Once I started rolling I slowly built up some speed and things seemed to be ok again, but this has never happened to me before. I'm wondering just how concerned I should be about it and what might have caused it.
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One of the marvels of computer technology.
Just like when your desktop computer sometimes locks up for no good reason.
It has happened to me a couple of times over the years with my Bonne...although not for some time now thank goodness.
I still love the predictability of a 4 barrel carb and HEI ignition....simple.

Still, the PCM does have it'* advantages.
There may be times when you simply have to reboot by turning off the ignition and starting up again.
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I get that sometimes if Im slowing way down to make a turn and try to accel after the turn, its sluggish to come around or there is a sorta pause before the car realizes the pedals being pressed.
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or maybe it was excessive heat soak that caused the huge loss of power?
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What I'm hearing is that so long as it doesn't happen very often I shouldn't worry about it. I can live with that.
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