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Is there a MIL (check engine light)?. To me, it sounds like the car is in failsafe / limp home mode. In limp home mode, speed and RPM are both drastically reduced to... you guessed it... limp home in the event of a serious car malfunction. I have seen the SRS (aka airbag) light cause this as well, but in that instance it was after the airbags had deployed.


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Good day I am from Trinidad and own an Altezza with a 1G- FE engine. I couldn't help but notice you mentioned that you washed your air filter. I previously used a K&N air filter in it and purchased a regular replaceable Sakura air filter for it . The Sakura was supposed to be used for periods when the K & N needed to be cleaned since proper drying is ...


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If you haven't tried a dealer parts department, I would suggest that first (taking some doughnuts may encourage them to spend time tracking down a part for you). They really have the most complete parts databases, especially for body parts like this. If you can get a part number from them, you can possibly find a cheaper source for it online (You want ...


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It is worth making sure that the bulbs are getting their full voltage - Halogen lamps drop off in brightness significantly as voltage drops. Many cars of that age didn't have relayed headlamps, and so as the wiring has aged, it's resistance has increased, and the performance of the headlamps will suffer - fitting relays close to the lamps with new, good ...


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As I said previously, a set of Osram bulbs would help a lot. Further to that, your headlights may just need a nice polish. Some people try to get real fancy with products and methods, but what it really comes down to is that you need to use various grades of sandpaper (from rough to very fine) and finish off with rubbing compound and/or liquid polish (I use ...


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Your immobilizer is immobilizing.


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Really what you need to do is learn how to "read" a spark plug. We can tell you what spark plug to use for a stock engine, but once you start modifying the engine, all bets are off. I will explain what reading is and how you, too, can do this at home. As for the spark plug itself, the base spark plug which Denso says is model W14EX-U11. We can from there ...


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If you're going for performance, copper plugs are your best bet. Just know that they don't last nearly as long as platinum or iridium plugs. As far as brand goes, it doesn't REALLY matter, but my personal preference is Bosch simply because Bosch built most of my car's engine management and ignition system anyway. But the other brands you mention are just as ...



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