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Old 04-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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car is sputtery whats going on?

Only mods I have is long tubes cat less and cut out the trash cans in the back. LS3 M6.
No tune yet.

I just drove to Michigan from Texas and she ran like a champ as always. The next day I get up and go for a ride and while revving up to shift at 3-4k like I always do it starts sputtering and feeling doggish andkeeps doing it through all gears. After about 5 minutes it catches you can feel her come back to life and all is well again. At one time the DIC threw a message saying service stability trac as well when it was doing that. All my plug wires are good and tight everything looks good under the hood. Its just weird. Almost feels like its getting more gas then it needs then adjusts and all is well. Its also not bad gas as I've put 3 tanks through it since it started at different locations.

Any help would be great.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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You might try some injector cleaner. You might have gotten some bad gas that clogged one or more of the injectors and is still causing a problem. I've had good luck with RxP in the red bottle. Good luck. Hope you get it fixed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Check the power cable that goes into the fuse box. Make sure the nut is tight.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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plug wires? Don't tell me the V8 has that blast from the past too. I'm almost afraid to ask, but is there also a distributor?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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lol jk but the same thing happened to a friend of mine's truck, ended up being an injector problem if I remember correctly. Wish I could help more but that's all I know. :(
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The point of my post was to show that not everyone is reading the original post before spitting out answers
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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Exhaust grounding out on a brace and causing the knock sensors to back off timing?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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Only mods I have is long tubes cat less and cut out the trash cans in the back. LS3 M6.
No tune yet.

I just drove to Michigan from Texas and she ran like a champ as always. The next day I get up and go for a ride and while revving up to shift at 3-4k like I always do it starts sputtering and feeling doggish andkeeps doing it through all gears. After about 5 minutes it catches you can feel her come back to life and all is well again. At one time the DIC threw a message saying service stability trac as well when it was doing that. All my plug wires are good and tight everything looks good under the hood. Its just weird. Almost feels like its getting more gas then it needs then adjusts and all is well. Its also not bad gas as I've put 3 tanks through it since it started at different locations.

Any help would be great.

All the guys throwing up "Plug wires?". Yeah, last week my car (LS3) was acting sluggish on acceleration and I was getting the service stabilitrac message. Pulled the code's and had a misfire in #5. Asked the C5 forum and someone had the same problem. Turns out #5 plug wire had popped off, I'm guessing to the hot and cold weather I have been having in the north west here.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:23 AM   #12
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Your contact breakers might be pitted. I'd change them along with the cap and rotor.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #13
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Pull the plug wires and check the boots. One of our local guys had burned through one of the boots and he was having the same problem. He had sputtering intermittently issues
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