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Thread: Eingine "looping"
04-14-2009, 10:40 AM #1
Was wondering if anybody has this happen to their engine or has a clue of what might be causing it. At 45-55 mph with my foot slightly on the gas just to keep the speed constant, my engine will start to "loop" or somewhat sputter. But if it starts and I let off the gas or give it a little more gas it quits. At all other speeds this does not happen. And runs as smooth as a brand new engine otherwise. Any ideas????99 Silverado 1500 Z71
5.3L 4L60E Tranny
TransGo Shift Kit
2.5" Rough Country
33" BF Good A/T
Cherry Bomb Turbo
Cobra CB w/
Dual Fiberglass Antennas
01 Kawasaki KLR650
04-14-2009, 01:59 PM #2
04-15-2009, 11:41 AM #3
No light, no smoke, no nothing.....just annoying and I dont know if its doing anything to the engine.
04-15-2009, 01:53 PM #4
Have you tried to duplicate the problem at other speeds, but the same RPM? For example, if you're normally at 2500 RPM @ 45 mph in 4th gear, have you tried to see if it happens at 2500 RPM in 2nd gear?
04-15-2009, 02:38 PM #5
I have not noticed it, but I will try it on the way home from work.
04-15-2009, 04:14 PM #6
have you done any work to the truck mechanically recently?? say, change spark plugs or something like that? something that could have been taken loose and not reinstalled correctly?Scott-Mississippi
*Mostly stock for now
*Soon to be airbag project..
04-15-2009, 06:56 PM #7
i think mine does the same thing. at around 40 mph in 4th gear is when it does it. it kinda comes in bursts, but only when i am going up a slight grade. i dunno how to explain it really2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
reman tranny @ 130k miles
04-16-2009, 09:46 AM #8
It started when I changed the spark plugs and I tried to go cheap with the plugs and bought Autolites. Now I have replaced those with AC Delcos and it went away for about 2 weeks but now its back. Maybe a plug wire change might work. Also it doesn't do it at any other speed even if its at the same rpm that it does it at 45-55. I tried that yesterday.
04-16-2009, 08:45 PM #9
04-17-2009, 06:40 AM #10
I will be picking them up soon!! And not the cheap ones!! Luckily with the weather being warm my truck gets to sit in the driveway while I ride the motorcycle. Thanks for the help, I will report when I put on the new wires and if the problem goes away.
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