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engine acting funny...please help!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by usnatclee, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    usnatclee

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    Lately my engine has been feeling a bit sluggish 45-65. It feels like something is bogging it down. When I turn it off after about 20mins of driving 65 in 6th gear it smells like something is too hot but the engine temp gauge reads normal. I am going to take off my secondary air filter later today to see if it helps. Anbody have any ideas on what it could be?
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Selwyn Boom

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  3. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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  4. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Parking brakes dragging?
     
  5. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Yeah I thought about that. I am at 27780 miles right now. I am due for a 30000 mile tune up. I will prolly do it around the first of october.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    The CAT is clogged?
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    chris4x4

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    This could be.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    How would I go about checking these things? I am just now getting in to doing the work on my truck myself. I am tired of paying other to do it.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    Is the CEL on? That should come on if its a cat. issue.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Also, Lift the rear of the truck with the tranny in neutral, no brakes, and turn the wheels. See if they turn freely.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    Nope everything appears normal from the cab. The heat smell is coming from the engine compartment.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    You can drive the truck at night. When you reach normally operating temperatures find a dark place to pull over and look under the truck. If it is glowing, the CAT is clogged/bad. They don't always through a code.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    did you check your oil?
     
  14. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    what would be glowing?
     
  15. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    The Cat.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    oil was changed with full synthetic as well as the oil filter 350miles ago.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    I have a feeling my cats are F@#$ed too, I think I will just get some headers and cut the cats off.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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  19. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    Eeeepppppaaaa!
     
  20. Sep 9, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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