Power Loss/ Hesitation when steering



  • I have noticed over the past few weeks that when steering off a roundabout whilst putting the power down, i have hesitation.. i.e The car doesn't pull off the roundabout as t should…

    I put it down to dodgy CV joints previously, but have changed both 2 weeks ago and still doing it...

    Anyone know what else i should be looking at to try rectifying this?



  • lol i was going to post a very similar post hammy. mine seems to totally die when turning hard right, ie roundabout, and floor it. i put it down to the fuel lines being on the left side of the tank and no fuel getting through, but i havent checked where the lines are, its just a guess. my car is just fooked anyway pmsl. its always hesitant when i boot it. guessing i need to do plugs next :(



  • I turn left off roundabouts…. turn right round them though!!

    Had a thought... i have let the fuel run low a few times over the past few months.. so could be fuel filter?? or possibly fuel pump??



  • Im sure gulf has reported this issue under hard cornering when fuel is low.
    I've never had problem tho unless my fuel gauge is lying of corse.
    If you can rule out fuel level as a cause.



  • Yeah, get fuel starvation on hard cornering, when fuel level is down to just over 1/4 full, but have only experienced it on tracks!



  • can you take the fuel line off the engine to see if its pumping ok? could be clogged filter or even the fuel line itselfs clogged up would be my guess



  • @534b013085=mx3gulf:

    Yeah, get fuel starvation on hard cornering, when fuel level is down to just over 1/4 full, but have only experienced it on tracks!

    I don't reckon I'm cornering that hard coming off a roundabout..

    @534b013085=youdirtyfox:

    can you take the fuel line off the engine to see if its pumping ok? could be clogged filter or even the fuel line itselfs clogged up would be my guess

    I'll have a look tonight..



  • have you tried inducing the situation on a straight road?



  • @dacb1337cf=Jesta:

    have you tried inducing the situation on a straight road?

    Don't really know how i'd go about doing that…. Would need a fairly wide road.. However.. I did a "spirited" run across the Staffs Moors from Buxton to Leek on Sunday and had no issues whatsoever!!



  • does it chuck a load of smoke out immediately afterwards?

    Sounds like when your going from open throttle to closed and then open again that its dumped too much fuel in or not been able to burn it efficiently while the throttle plate is holding all the air back, then the engines resulted in an over rich state until its cleared the backlog of fuel. Might be worth taking a look at your throttle plate and making sure its not seating fully and requiring your bypass valve to compensate



  • @10cc89766a=Jesta:

    does it chuck a load of smoke out immediately afterwards?

    Sounds like when your going from open throttle to closed and then open again that its dumped too much fuel in or not been able to burn it efficiently while the throttle plate is holding all the air back, then the engines resulted in an over rich state until its cleared the backlog of fuel. Might be worth taking a look at your throttle plate and making sure its not seating fully and requiring your bypass valve to compensate

    Not noticed any smoke no…

    Would it cause a little back pressure or over run?



  • i should think so yes,

    you may also have duff sparks and ht leads, try a resistance test on each of your leads, the results will vary for the length of the lead as leads are designed to suppress electrical interference so they are internally resistant which increases with the length of the lead, so your shortest lead should also be your least resistant, and the longest should be your highest resistance of the set, if they dont ascend in resistance as the length increases in relation to each other then you have a duff lead. When I checked the leads on mine when I got it I found that I had HUUUUUUGE resistance on all leads and the one feeding cylinder 3 didnt work at all, i tested to 2million ohms and still nothing, the results where between 34k and 78k, which is way too high anyway, on a good/average set of leads it should be around 4k ohms per foot or something similar, on my new leads (Kerr Nelson K1's) I measured them all before fitting and the results where from 4k for the shortest and 13k for the longest iirc.

    Id check all those things, shouldnt take more than an hour to have the sparkers, ht leads and throttle body checked. Id expect that to point you in the right direction, take note of carbon/oily plugs too, the general thing about spark plug condition doesnt work as well as people still think and those are the only two things a spark plug is likely to show you nowadays as with the removal of lead from petrol the spark plug condition doesnt work like the ones you see in haynes manuals.

    If you find your throttle body is closing too much etc or you just want to rule it out and bring back some power at the same time, let me know, ive played around with mine a fair amount and have it sweet as a nut, should write a how to, but I doubt anyone would take the benefit of it.


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