Thursday, February 23, 2006



After we reset the codes, I drove for a bit. Still smoking on acceleration. After one of the acceleration I got this code. And the "Emissions Workshop" light went on. This code must have been happening all along since my first post about the EW light.

P0101 code: Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Problem.
These were the numbers:
engine rpm 1238
TPS 95%
Eng Coolant Tmp 192
Speed 30
Load 0
intake air temp 100
mass absolute pressure 30.12
mass air flow 11.36

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Throwing Codes

Hooked up the car to an ODBC II unit and got these codes.
P2196 = 02 Sen Signal Biased/Stuck Rich B1S1
P0299 = Turbo Charger/Supercharger "A" Underboost
P0101 = Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Problem
And Throttle Position (TPS) was stuck at 95%

We then looked at the air filter and saw that the intake into the filter (a micro screen) was completely clogged with leaves and sand. Don't ask me how the sand got there. But it's probably been there since I got the car. Remember I got it used with 10k miles on it.

Cleaned out the micro screen, changed the air filter (which was very dirty) and reset the codes.
Started the car up and things were better but the TPS was still stuck at 95%. So now we are looking into how to fix this 95% Throttle Prosition problem.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Black Smoke and Loss of Power

Just when I was about to hit 10,000 miles and report back that all is well the car started to bellow black smoke with acceleration and now there is no power when going up hills. Sounds like injectors or seals. I don't think it's the filters. I'll keep ya posted. My mechanic is going to open it up.

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