Car dies at idle after hci swap

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  1. 94darkhorse

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    My car dies when I put it into drive or reverse or sitting at a stop for a while after it warms up, I have to keep the rpms at about 900 other wise it chugs once or twice and eventually dies. I have the e303 cam w/ a 2400 converter, would that be causing it to do that? I was prob. going to get a bigger stall next year anyways (like a 3200).
     
  2. scarface

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    IAC maybe.....
     
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    We checked it and it is working fine, except when I put it into gear then it reads higher than it fluctuates from where it should be to higher than it should be.
     
  4. scarface

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    Have you checked your TPS? You are describing the exact problem my car recenly developed...It is the TPS on mine.
     
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    Havent had time to check it out, but I will give it a shot.
     
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    Did you just put the cam in? That was my biggest worry about putting the e303 cam in my car. I heard that they do not go well with some peoples cars and they need to get it tuned afterwards, but most people do not have a problem.
     
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    Yeah just put it in. I disconnected the battery for a while and that helped a little bit, it dosent die nearly as much now. I'm gonna have to get a tune on it next spring.
     
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    Thats what I have heard. Good to hear that you at least got it to do it less often. Your car looks nice man, next time I need tires I will be getting a set of those. Goodluck.
     
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    So you used the e303 cam? What heads and intake? And how big of a difference did it make?
     
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    I went with AFR 165's w/ 58 cc instead of the 60 and I have an Eddy's Performer 5.0 intake that has a stage 3 port. After @ 2200-2500 rpm it kicks really hard. I need to get steeper gears either 3.73's or 4.10's tho. So far, other than the dieing issue I love it and it sounds great to.
     
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    im going to go with the same set up pretty much, except for im going to get 1.7 rockers and a trickflow intake. Money permitting lol.
     
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    You'll like it.
     
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    how hp you thinking?
     
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    I couldnt even tell you, I will say between 200 and 500 lol, It has a lot of top end power, I'll say 280ish for a guess idk. I will hopefully get it to a dyno next summer.
     
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    i know my 95 has a hole drilled in the throttle body and that helped alot. mine would die without it.