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Sometimes when i turn the key off, and just before the engine completely stops, it starts going backwards, blowing the air/fuel mixture from the carb all over the place, resulting in extremely flammable smoke looking fog. what is causing this? what can i do to stop it? i have also installed a vacuum gauge, and have observed pressure instead of vacuum when it is doing this. Please advise before the friggin thing catches fire with me close to it.
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Sometimes when i turn the key off, and just before the engine completely stops, it starts going backwards, blowing the air/fuel mixture from the carb all over the place, resulting in extremely flammable smoke looking fog. what is causing this? what can i do to stop it? i have also installed a vacuum gauge, and have observed pressure instead of vacuum when it is doing this. Please advise before the friggin thing catches fire with me close to it.


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Sometimes when i turn the key off, and just before the engine completely stops, it starts going backwards, blowing the air/fuel mixture from the carb all over the place, resulting in extremely flammable smoke looking fog. what is causing this? what can i do to stop it? i have also installed a vacuum gauge, and have observed pressure instead of vacuum when it is doing this. Please advise before the friggin thing catches fire with me close to it.


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I mentioned that to him on MSN...He sold to many parts off it now lol
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Your cat is plugged and getting too much back presure.
Is it sometimes hard to start after its warmed up and driven a fair distance?
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Tempo with a plugged cat = take it to the junkyard or get it on a hoist and set it on fire

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Your cat is plugged and getting too much back presure.
Is it sometimes hard to start after its warmed up and driven a fair distance?
not really. although it does idle really low when hot.
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Your cat is plugged and getting too much back presure.
Is it sometimes hard to start after its warmed up and driven a fair distance?
not really. although it does idle really low when hot.
Yup, I have a topaz for a winter beater (same junk as tempo). Knock a small hole in the side of the cat if you truley hate the car and want a few extra miles before you set it on fire.
ps dont sit and idle in the car with an exhaust leak
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