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1992 lancer gsr 1.8 dohc turbo. 4g93t eng cd5a chassis. start trouble shoot

Hi 01Wrench01, still a few problems, engine light does not come on at all, i've checked the wiring and all seems in tact, oil had been changed 3-4 months ago but is black from car running rich, its cranking & has turned over but pops & splutters battery has run flat now (sitting at 9.3v on my volt meter).

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    ctk one Jul 02, 2008

    Hi PaulMo, thank you very much for your reply,.. engine has recently been to the engine rebuilders as I had a blown head gasket. But with the after market Microtech Ltx8 ecu the car has not been dyno tuned as yet which is why its running rich.

    Battery had gone flat due to interior light being left the plot thickens haha...

    apart from these dramas that i've stated, my check engine light does not come on at all, but oil light,hand brake light etc does, any ideas on what the source of the problem would be? I've checked the fuses, wiring etc but all was fine.

    Story of how it all started is, I had just been out driving in it, came back home, went to clean the engine bay abit, stereo had been on for abit, not long tho & when I went to move the car it would'nt start, I then went to jump start with jumper leads & it would crank then pop & stutter/splutter, I put gas in it thinking my fuel gauge was faulty but all it did was idle weakly, backfire & splutter out. I have a aftermarket Sard Race fuel regulator & the gauge reading was 4.0/40psi? Is that normal? Also Fuel regulator links/piggy backs to the factory Mitsubishi fuel regulator that came with vehicle.

    Prior to this, there were times where if I had stalled when car was warm or hot that my car would not turn over unless i let it cool abit or push started it.

    Car was meant to be sold but it went crook out of the blue the day is was to be picked up.

    Sorry to bombard you with this Lord of the Rings 5 script. Haha.

    Thank you very much & I appreciate your help.

    Pic of my engine I'm having dilemmas with...



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9.3 is a really dead battery - replace it and check the alternator. I have seen them go bad with no dash indication. As to the oil being black, you may have worn piston rings, and probably need an engine re-build. Worn rings allow the exhaust of the engine contaminate the oil - you should also see increased oil consumption due to the vapors exiting via the PCV valve and being burned in the engine.

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