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Hi, my recently acquired car (2000 996 Turbo) started to run poorly and the check engine light came on. I took the car to my dealer and they thought it had an air leak. They replaced the MAF sensor and it seemed to cure the problem. However after using the car a couple of times it seems to have developed a different kind of misfire !

It seems to occur between 1500 and 3000 rpm. when using a small amount of throttle. It is most noticable at steady speed especially on the motorway when it feels like the engine splutters for a split second ! almost like the power had been cut for a moment !

Any idea what the most likely cause might be ?

Could it be the Lambda Sensors ?

Thanks

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did you read through this...

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=22132

I have an 01 turbo and this started last week. My CEL went on for about 10 seconds and then self-corrected. It still hesitates/stutter/misfires under high boost. You really need the codes. I taking the car next week and will let you know what they tell me.

http://durametric.com

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I let you know, my stutter is under heavy acceleration/boost (above .5) right around 3500-4500 RPM. My car has 56,000 miles on it and I track it as often as possible. I am sure its MAF sensor, spark plus, and/or a air leak. It is perfectly fine when driving normal and like I said, the CEL is off.

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Hi, my recently acquired car (2000 996 Turbo) started to run poorly and the check engine light came on. I took the car to my dealer and they thought it had an air leak. They replaced the MAF sensor and it seemed to cure the problem. However after using the car a couple of times it seems to have developed a different kind of misfire !

It seems to occur between 1500 and 3000 rpm. when using a small amount of throttle. It is most noticable at steady speed especially on the motorway when it feels like the engine splutters for a split second ! almost like the power had been cut for a moment !

Any idea what the most likely cause might be ?

Could it be the Lambda Sensors ?

Thanks

Normal...variocam.

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I am experiencing the same thing, and candidly, do not know if its normal or not (since I'm pretty new to these cars). I too have changed plugs, the maf (and even cleaned the filter and changed the oil), with no improvement. Today I got a check engine light. Its at my tech as we speak and I'll know more tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted.

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Hi Scott, looking forward to hearing if the o2 sensor was the problem !

I understand they gradually deteriorate over time before they actually fail. Some people have suggested they should be replaced every 30k miles to keep the car running at its best .

If it solves the problem on your car I will be changing mine immediately.

Good Luck

jay

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Hi Scott, looking forward to hearing if the o2 sensor was the problem !

I understand they gradually deteriorate over time before they actually fail. Some people have suggested they should be replaced every 30k miles to keep the car running at its best .

If it solves the problem on your car I will be changing mine immediately.

Good Luck

jay

I will let you know. I won't get the car back until probalby early next week, however, as my "slight oil leak" near the rms that I asked them to look at has now neccessitated an engine removal (breather hose above the tranny/engine, blew an o-ring). Scott.

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I let you know, my stutter is under heavy acceleration/boost (above .5) right around 3500-4500 RPM. My car has 56,000 miles on it and I track it as often as possible. I am sure its MAF sensor, spark plus, and/or a air leak. It is perfectly fine when driving normal and like I said, the CEL is off.

Dealer replaced spark plugs and it blisters again under heavy boost....so far so good.

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