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Old 02-17-2008
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Icon5 Dropped new block, got some problems!

I'll start with it running rough when reved up.

When driving, and you floor it, it acts like your gently easing on the grass and doesn't rev up yet the pedal is on the ground.

1st to 2nd is rough going, slams in a little, enough to cringe.

Also the Cat is smokin hot, not I know that they get hot and what not, but this is RED HOT light your cigar Hot. The exaust out the back is rather hot too, engine is running cool supposivly according to guages.....

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.....
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if the converter is glowing red then you have a missfire and un-burned raw fuel is being dumped into the converter.

or for some reason the injectors are staying open to long
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Old 02-25-2008
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Right on with that man, thats what we got to thinking, ended up we connected some of the spark wires to the wrong spots, ooops, running pretty good not, lifters aren't doing so hot, thats this weekend though, thanks man for the input....
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you could almost bet its a timing/spark issue.

Breaks up under acceleration, hot exhaust, cool coolant . . . retarded timing.
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