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The 'worst case scenario' that I can think of is this. Your spark plugs become fouled because the motor ran too rich and the bike doesn't start. You would need to remove the spark plugs and clean them with a carb or brake cleaner and re-install them. Don't worry about your vehicle. It's fine.


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It will not damage the engine at all. All that will happen is that it will run richer, thus using more fuel. If you did it for thousands of miles you'd probably end up with more deposits in the engine/exhaust, but even that is easy to sort.


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You need to make sure the relay is the correct one for that circuit. There are several relays in the fuse/relay panel and while they can be moved to another circuit, they may not have the amperage capacity to handle the load, and they will overheat and fail. For instance the headlight relay is the same configuration, and it will plug into the EFI relay spot, ...


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Clear the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and reset the emission monitors information in the powertrain control module (PCM) was previously called PCM reset. All professional OBD scan tools and some consumer code readers support the clearing of continuous DTCs and resetting of emission monitors information in the PCM. Clearing the continuous ...


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If you do a hard reset of the PCM, you're computer will be back to the baseline trim the computer starts with from the factory prior to any self-adjustment. This will get you to your desired trim much quicker than trims which have been in place for a while. To do a "hard reset", pull the negative side battery terminal and leave it off for 30 minutes. This ...


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As the name implies, long term fuel trims usually require the vehicle to be driven for some distance in order to adapt and re-learn changes. Depending on the vehicle, it may even require a couple of hundred miles. That said, the fuel trims can be reset in many vehicles via certain scan tools, so one may not have to drive to let the LTFT's settle to their ...


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Subaru fires each cylinder 1 at a time but the Subaru is a boxer design which means that the cylinders are opposed to each other in pancake manner like Volkswagon, Porche and Corvair.... This allows them to have higher frequency vibration with less weight because they do not have to use counterbalance weights within the motor. Less weight and higher ...


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(NOTE: Since you aren't talking about an ancient fuel filter, I'll change my answer ...) This appears to be BMW's version of a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. It's purpose is to pull gasses which have passed by the piston rings and into the crankcase and force them back through the intake system to be burnt. It doesn't necessarily filter the ...


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When the tank is going to be completely filled the proper procedure is to allow the pump to shut off automatically. Add no more fuel after this initial shut off. Over filling the tank by filling to "the brim" can cause the evaporative emissions system to be damaged or rendered inoperative. The system is designed to control and process fuel vapor not liquid ...


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This sound similar to what I have experienced when there is rust or other "crud" in the bottom of the gas tank. Letting it get VERY low then filling it will stir up the "crud" and allow it to temporarily clog things up until it settles back down. To confirm if this is whats happening, try filling up before the fuel level drops below half a tank. Do that a ...


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For starters it's never a good idea to add additives to you radiator, they might work short time then cause major problems down the road, as I'm sure you know now. Sound like it's gonna be a lot more work to fix your existing engine, blown head gasket, I'm sure flushing Orr cleaning top end, or worst, That was some bad info from a self proclaimed mechanic. ...


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I had the same problem with my Civic. It was actually an intake mount, one little bracket causing all the shaking. I just decided to let the motor rest on it and didn't bolt it back together until later. I bent mine pushing and shoving up and down on the intake getting it out. Apparently motors and how they are mounted are very balanced pieces of machinery. ...


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Nothing will be damaged if you run out of diesel, but the injector pumps don't work if there's even the smallest amount of air in them. Therefor it will be necessary to bleed the air completely from the fuel lines and injector pumps before the engine will start and run properly. Regarding junk in the bottom of the tank getting into the system, that's what ...


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Sorry to tell you this, but more than likely the engine is dead. If I am correct in assuming that the Kia Rio has aluminum heads, I'd go out on a limb and say that the heads are likely warped, and you are leaking oil into the cooling system. It could be an out of place gasket, but my guess is that it is either a crack somewhere in the water jacket or a ...



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