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help on rebuilt motor

Discussion in 'Tech & Repair' started by kikoy, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. kikoy

    kikoy Guest

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    i just recfently rebuilt my motor(38 mles on it) and the the other day my cat started to glow red hot and along w/ that was my crank pulley went wiggling and the check engine,light came on....anyway what is the most likely the problem?...will the pulley make the timing out/dump too much fuel?...what would make the cat glow red?.....anyway my escort is a 1993 lx w/ a 1.9l standard shift w/ no ps and ac....thanks
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    Did you replace the dampener pulley when you rebuilt the motor ? As far as the cat goes it might be toast. How many miles are on the car?
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    normally a glowing manifold or turbo for FI motors means the timing is too retarded. So you actually are having combustion take place in the head/manifold.

    I say check your pulley and make sure you timing is right....
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    the engine got just 38 miles on it and is supposed to still broken in...but the thing is the damper is starting to come-off(might as well put a u.d.p.) in which turnes the check engine light on and the cat started to glow red hot...anyway on the timing i know its on tdc(more or less exact timng) am just wondering on what would make the engine dump too much fuel?...the pulley/damper?.....anyway the engine is a 1.9 sefi w/ no ps and ac and has a standard shit tranny...thank you very much...

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