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Old 03-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #11
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not that i've noticed, so it couldn't be that bad.
Yeah that'* good news, I think, My 4runner did this at start up but it did smoke until it got warm. It ended up being the head gasket. I know the Ford 3.8L V6 is real bad about this too, only reason I ask.

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Could the coil pack be going out on it, to the point where heating it up helps it work properly?
No clue, I have never experienced one breaking down on me before (did have a bad ignition module recently). I would think the heat would make it worse.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:19 PM   #12
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yeah, we had a snowmobile that had that happen too, but heat made it worse...

I can't rule out the head gasket entirely, cause it does sound like it could be the culpret. when things heat up the expand and seal better.
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yeah, we had a snowmobile that had that happen too, but heat made it worse...

I can't rule out the head gasket entirely, cause it does sound like it could be the culpret. when things heat up the expand and seal better.
Samething with my 4 runner, ran fine after it was warm. But your not smoking so hopefully that'* good news.
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How about this.... How much coolant and oil has it dumped?
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recently had oil changed and no one mentioned coolant in the oil. She was low on coolant but she had a hole in the lower radiator hose. so can't really say how much is consumed by the car.
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I'm still leaning towards the MAF sensor..... That is, if it cleans up a bit when warm.
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CRC now makes a MAF cleaner spray, ive used it and it seemed to work well, just tossing that out there, eaiser than a qtip
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I don't beleive the Maf is used during closed loop (cold) running, I'd be more inclinded to think its one of the temp sensors, if not the cap & rotor, leading the computer to think its already warmed up. A self-diagnostic (KOER) will give a basic test of the other sensors leaving you with just the two temp sensors to check with a meter.

As for cap & rotor, always try to use motorcraft; they seem to seal the best; although in a pinch I've used the gold series from AZ with good results.
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not sure what self test you're talking about. Could you explain more?
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Has the car ever stalled out and she was not able to restart? Or does it start every time?

Also has anyone tinkered with the Distributor setting?

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