February 3, 2019 at 10:38 am #63815
I recently posted a question regarding an exhaust. Thanks for the response. I managed to source front and rear sections. But for some reason she struggles to go over 45mph. Any ideas why she won’t go any faster? As I am going to be using her for work and need to useM20.February 3, 2019 at 5:20 pm #63816
Could be one of many causes .. How is acceleration up to 45? & what happens at 45, misfiring or just smooth running but no more increase ? Is the same engine hot or cold ? Is this a new problem (since the new exhaust, since other changes)?February 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm #63817
Carpet under the accelerator pedal…. could be anything as Brian said need more info than that.February 3, 2019 at 9:08 pm #63822
Had a similar thing, the mechanical advance on the distributor was stuck. With distributor cap off try moving the rotor arm, it should rotate a bit against the springs of the mechanical advance. Mine did not the, the shaft that the rotor sits on had seized onto the main shaft. If you look at an exploded diagram in a workshop manual it should make things clearer.February 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm #63839
It accelerates up 45 then just sits there. After putting new exhaust system on. No spluttering or overevving.. Went over 60 with wrong exhaust for some reason! There is no carpet in at mo. Will look at that distributor suggestion as soon as get the chance. Thank you all for your help and advice.February 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm #63852
Where did you get the exhaust ? is it a a copy of the original system or a sports type exhaust I presume we’re also talking normal/standard 997 or 1200 engine too?February 9, 2019 at 1:07 pm #63861
It’s a 997. And I got both parts from a gentleman off ebay who said he deals in classic car exhaustsFebruary 9, 2019 at 1:56 pm #63862
Well if it was fine before you changed the exhaust and presuming it is of exactly the same type and bore size as previously fitted, and now its not fine there can only be three explanations.
A) Something wrong with the exhaust itself, ie blockage in the silencer box.
B) You’ve dislodged something during the fitting exercise, given you would have been working in the carb area- check linkage and carb fittings etc
C) Extreme co-incidence something else is wrong- but only started after you fitted the exhaust.February 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm #63867
Check to see if you are getting full throttle.
Fit electronic ignition for better reliability.
Fit a 3.9 diff.
Just my quick thoughts, sorry if any have bern suggested before.February 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm #63868
Fit a 3.9 diff? Firstly, if this is a 997cc car, that would be very over-geared. But more to the point, there is a problem: my Prefect has a 4.429:1 diff and will easily exceed 70 mph. The answer is to find the problem, and as Ken has said, if it was alright before the exhaust was fitted, that’s the first place to look.February 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm #63872
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