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Date:         Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:15:25 -0800
Reply-To:     John Goubeaux <john@UCSB.EDU>
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From:         John Goubeaux <john@UCSB.EDU>
Organization: University of California Santa Barbara
Subject:      Re: On the road and need some help
Comments: To: Alistair Bell <>
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I disconnected both O2 sensor ans temp sensor and neither is the culprit. I am wondering if it might be a clogged fuel filter?


On 2/19/2011 4:41 PM, Alistair Bell wrote: > one thought is O2 sensor. Try disconnecting it (follow wires up into > engine compartment, connection there) > van will run fine with it disconnected if that is the prob > > good luck > > alistair > > > > On 19-Feb-11, at 4:12 PM, John Goubeaux wrote: > >> I'm on the road and several hundred miles from home ( southern CA) and >> my 90 Vanagon has begun to run bad. It is missing and has a serious >> reduction of power when under load. It starts up and idles, but is >> running real rough, no backfiring though. Its almost as if there is a >> fouled plug or bad ignition on one of the cylinders Or its running way >> too rich. I pulled the plugs and replaced them with clean re-gapped ones >> but no improvement. I inspected the plug wires and they are in good >> shape, almost new, so I doubt this is a problem, BUT I've seen a bad >> plug wire cause this type of behavior before. I cannot imagine that >> timing has changed. I should be able to limp back home as once up to >> speed the car runs OK and is not overheating and oil pressure is good. >> >> Are there any tips on simple things I can check ( while on the road) to >> at least eliminate any other obvious possibilities? >> >> Thanks for any suggestions! >> >> -john >

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