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Hey all its been awhile.

 

Anyway i own a 1988 pathy im in Australia and my problem is ( i dont know a hell of alot about engines, a little) but ive noticed today im having trouble with acceleration , its gotten worse the more i drove it today , so im not driving it anymore , i can feel it jolting not heaps but enough mainly when i hit 3rd and 4th gear its like its struggling for power and yeah its getting worse

 

any ideas would be great

 

thanks Dage.

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any ideas would be great

 

thanks Dage.

Well, I'm not the most experienced guy out there, but I know it could be a number of different things. A few easy things to check might be, fuel filter(may be clogged)If you run it really low on gas a lot fuel pump or injectors may be clogged, or spark plugs,plug wires,distributor may be cracked or worn, check throttle cable for ware or slack, Air filter could be old. I would buy some seafoam, and follow the directions on the can, may clear gunky build up. And last but not least check your Transmission fluid. These are just some things I can think of could be many other things, some of the more experience members would be able to service you better I'm sure. (just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents) cat converter could be clogged as well

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Well, I'm not the most experienced guy out there, but I know it could be a number of different things. A few easy things to check might be, fuel filter(may be clogged)If you run it really low on gas a lot fuel pump or injectors may be clogged, or spark plugs,plug wires,distributor may be cracked or worn, check throttle cable for ware or slack, Air filter could be old. I would buy some seafoam, and follow the directions on the can, may clear gunky build up. And last but not least check your Transmission fluid. These are just some things I can think of could be many other things, some of the more experience members would be able to service you better I'm sure. (just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents) cat converter could be clogged as well

 

 

Thanks for that i found the problem maybe i should of posted this under tyres.............Cheap spare tyres !! it turns out the shuttering and jolting was my tyre splitting that was yesterday today it exploaded and i thought the ass end of my truck fell off ha !! thankfully my spare tyre not my main tyres i run >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>pics here

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SH!T mate, is the a retread? Glad you didnt do any major damage to you or the truck

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Sure looks like a retread...old school goodyear tread pattern...I had a tru-trac that was majorly rotten do that to me once,but not that bad,it was only a flapper...but damn that looks like it would of been a ride.

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when i brought the pathy the spare came with it.

Its a Dunlop snow grip or some crap like that,i couldnt see any signs of it being a retread it looked unused but who knows how long it has been sitting around for before i owned it, just forked out 170 bucks for a Maxis A/T 30x9.5 looks pretty good for a spare! the tyres im running at the moment are Hankook A/T when i get a new set i might get 31s muddys or A/T not sure yet, been advised not to get any bigger than 31s somthing to with the drivetrain of my model pathfinder the guy said i would lose heaps of power being a Z24.

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lose heaps of power being a Z24.

Understatement of the century!

 

 

I think a couple ppl have the z24 around here (not much) but I know my pathy isn't very much noticeably slower than when I had 235's

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Definately looks like a retread to me!

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That's not the first time I've seen those re-treads blow up. I usually throw a couple of those away a month...

 

Good thing it didn't cause any extreme damage or cause you to flip!

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That's not the first time I've seen those re-treads blow up. I usually throw a couple of those away a month...

 

Good thing it didn't cause any extreme damage or cause you to flip!

 

I quit running retreads when one blew on me and flipped around and crinkled my whole wheel well.

 

looked something like this:

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