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Old 12-02-2009, 11:31 PM
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my instinct when you say no lights is the alternator..but no power means take it to the shop for a routine service (new injectors, plugs, air filter, oil, oil filter, cylinder check, piston check, gasket check, and a good thorough washout of the whole engine system [I think BG has something like that]). Thats my 2cents.
I remember I saw a Top Gear where a service brought an old car from 157HP to 206HP
 
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:25 AM
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So if you turn the key to ON but don't immediately turn to START; all the warning lamps come on initially? (bulb check)

Timing belt skipped so the cam is advanced?? That would make it idle real nice but it would be pathetic at any higher RPM.
 
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:24 PM
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the whole revving to 3000 then spitting and sputtering sounds much like a timing problem. I say get a full tune up and the problem should be fixed.
 
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:07 AM
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I don't think a full tune-up would usually check the camshaft timing, unless you specifically ask for it.
 
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you are probably right.
 
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:35 AM
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Distributor can't be off "a tooth or 2" since it's got a blade that fits into the camshaft. Distributor CAN be adjusted for spark timing - if that's off, you can have less power than you're supposed to.

But your description of a very severe loss as the RPM climbs above 3k, suggests the cam timing.

If the camshaft timing is off, you'll have to re-adjust the spark timing AFTER you set the cam timing.
 
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