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Hey guys i just finished swaping my 4 port engine and now its misfiring. First of all after i did the swap i had hard time starting the car but i figured out that the gas was old because the car was siting for about half a year so i put in some octane boster and it fired. At first it was smoking really bad but then it cleared up but the car was runing like crap. Check engine was flashing due to multiple misfires and rotor 1 misfire and when i try reving it goes up nice and smooth until 5k rpm and then it like chokes like its slow to 6k rpm but then when it gets pass it its good. Because my engine was used with 60k miles i changed the spark plugs, wires and coils it made it a liltle better but still the same problem, lack of power and flashing CEL. Then i took out the ess and clean it and i took out ess from my original blown motor and cleaner it too. I meseared resistance in both of them and one was 1ohm and the other was 1.11ohm so i put the one with 1.11ohm. It did not help at all and after driving the car for couple of minutes and reving it i shut it off. Two minutes later i tried starting it to pull it into the garage but it wouldnt start it had the same problem as i tired starting the car for the first time after the engine swap. I thought the gas was bad so i hooked up a hose to the fuel pump and a battery jumper and drained most of the fuel. I left a little less then 1/4 gas in the gas tank and filled 4 gallons of premium from BP and still nothing. It has the same problem. Then i decided to hook up smoke machine and the machine said it had a leak somewhere but i cant find it. At this point im frustrated and exhausted. Also that red light goes off thats by the oil pressure gause what does it mean? I was reading that it could be carbon build up and sea foam is good to get rid of it but i was wondering whats the best spot to hook it up.
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-Compression test is always best.
-seafoam is added to the sevice ports on the intake manifold, there is a DIY on here
-Make sure your wires are going to and from the right coils/sparkplugs
-20 brake stomp
-make sure you omp sensor is in the correct posistion. There is also a thread on here on how to set it
-test the valves on your intake manifold, also a thread on here how to do that.
i bought a used engine from a junk yard, it was from a crashed rx8 and the lower intake manifold was cracked so i swapped out my original intake manifold but i didnt check it thoroughly and one of the valves was stuck due to carbon build up but i ended up replacing my engine with a factory rebuild staight up from mazda