Join Date: May 2019
Location: Dubois, PA.
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Some new issues with the B18C1...
So, I got the awful won't idle/stay running/won't start without throttle taken care of.
Now, it's been mostly great. In fact, it's been damn good.
But, today, three times, pulling away from a stoplight it just had no power. Giving it more gas made the intake louder, but the car didn't really GO faster. It is enough to make it to cruising speed, but the throttle response is completely gone and it just crawls until around 75-80% throttle.
So far it has new cap/rotor, plugs, wires, valve cover gasket, TPS, the two larger coolant temp sensors, fuel filter, and new throttle cable.
I'm starting to really hate this car. So much random crap has gone wrong with it in a two week time frame and it's just getting hard to deal with.
Any ideas where to check for the lack of throttle response? I'm almost thinking it's a clutch issue.
Driving home on a long drive three days ago, I went to downshift and I had nothing. It wouldn't let me into any gear at all. Clutch pedal still went down and up fine, just couldn't change gears.
Shut it off, pulled over, and after messing with it for 30 minutes, put it in reverse (car off could go in any gear no problem) and kicked the engine over. Even with the clutch pedal in, the car started jumping backwards as if it were in gear. After the engine rotated 3 times, it loosened up and everything was fine for another 120 miles.
Wondering if the clutch isn't releasing the entire way and that might be causing the lack of power.
2000 EM1 Si with a B18C1 swap.
Wasn't meant to be, but so far it's been a project.