lol so I had a worst hot start ever today. Any ideas? I went for a drive, hit 8k 2x. Then drove to my parents house, parked it for about 5 minutes and when I went to turn it on it would not turn on. I had to try it 4 times. It never did that.
no lol but that was just that time, weird. I havent driven the car as much since I did the seafoam cause ive been working from home. I still get some white smoke when I start it in the AM. How long till it should go away? I maybe drove the car 3 times this month. Im going to try to drive it for a while today.
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Since my car has 130k on it, and I don't know if this has EVER been done, I ran 2 tanks of gas with a can of seafoam in the tank- about a week apart, to help loosen some of the crud. I noticed improvement with each tank of seafoam and I didn't want a big chunk to break off and not dissolve in this process.
Tonight I peeled away another layer of the ozone all by myself :D It was like I set a small village on fire- I opened the sunroof to see all this smoke just engulfing the car, hahah! It was epic. I did warn the neighbors ahead of time to shut their doors and windows. Great DIY, followed instructions exactly (with seafoam not the zoom cleaner), amazing results. Feels like a whole new car.
It is said this procedure is for engines models from 04-08, in other words these instructions are not for the Renesis? Is this true?
It doesn't matter what year you have, you still have a Renesis. Just varies from Series 1 or series 2. 09 and later are series 2. I have an 04 which is a series 1 renesis. Do some reseach on your car, people around here expect you to be able to find things for yourself and not ask redundant questions that are all over this forum. They will either flame you, or ignore you. There is an entire section dedicated to series 2. If you have a 09+ then your renesis has a different oil injection system so this thread probably won't apply to you. I wouldn't know for sure.
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Hey has anyone here ever hosed down their engine. I've done it before to clean other types of engines *achoo pistons*...but I'm reluctant to do it with the 8. Attempted once..but kinda pussed out. Anything I should know before I soak that sucker?
Not a good idea to just remove the plug wires. You need to disable ignition and fuel injection and this does not do that. As an alternative to removing the ES Position Sensor Connector, I believe you can remove all the EGI fuses (3?) in the main fuse box to accomplish the same thing as removing the ES connector.
Another way to access the ES Position Sensor Connector is from under the car. Jack up the left side of the car, install jack stand, crawl under the car and reach up in front of the engine and remove the connector by "pinching" the top of the connector and pulling up on it. Works for me. However, if you have "fat" hands you may not be able to use this approach.
Can I get someone to verify the thing about the fuses? I don't see any way how I would be able unplug the ESPS without 1.) taking so long the engine would already be cool, or 2.) getting burned in the process.
Disconnecting 3 fuses would make this whole thing infinitely more simple.
EDIT: I disconnected the 3 smaller fuses and gave it a shot and the car wouldn't even crank(I guess its called turning over??). Does this mean that this method won't work or was I supposed to disconnect the large EGI fuse and two of the smaller ones?
Waiting for coils and wires to come in to go with the new plugs I just got. I plan on seafoaming it as well, but should I do the seafoam with the old plugs new wires new coils? Or just put all the new stuff on and go with it. I figured I might as well do it with the old ones to just start completely fresh with the new plugs, but if it isnt necessary it will save me some time.