Hey guys, im new here, and just got my first 240sx, its a 1996 ka24de and it definitely has its fair share of issues. If someone could help me figure this one out i would greatly appreciate it.
The car will randomly start bucking, similar to when you're first learning to drive a stick, but well after you're into gear. Its a constant on and off bucking, with no rhythm to it. Pushing the clutch in will stop the bucking, but the cars RPMS will start going up and down like crazy, and when releasing the clutch it returns to the same issue. Once the bucking starts, it will not stop until the car is turned off, let sit, and then turned on again. While bucking, pressing the gas has no affect on engine rpm, so i think ive narrowed this down to a fuel issue. Lucky me this is the only part of a car i know nothing about.
So, when i bought the car, the guy told me it had a ground issue, and that all it would need is a new negative terminal to fix it. Now, im not exactly a car-guru, but i was pretty sure that info was complete bull, but i played his game and bought the car, knowing well what i was about to throw myself into. Well now that i have the car and im playing around with it, i truly cant find out what the issue is. I am unable to recreate the issue at will, it only happens when you think its not going to happen. As you can imagine this makes driving the car a bit of a horrifying experience. I have floored the car going uphill in every gear, as well as coasting at high rpm. One of the spark plugs had a bit of oil on the threads, but other than that the car seems to be getting good spark. I have already replaced the ground cables, and cleaned all the other car grounds, albeit the wiring on this car was heavily F****d up, so its kinda hard to tell whats going on sometimes. I have gotten as far as tearing apart the trunk to get to the fuel pump, and oh boy is it a mess. Heres pics, if anyone can help me figure out whats going on here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16UP1t ... 1wzCT2iY-k
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-2NIA ... oTdlSWyX1s
Sorry if the pictures suck, as thats all i had time to snap today, i can post more tomorrow if needed.
From what i can tell, it looks like the previous owner has hung a bottle of gear oil, with a line leading into the top of the fuel pump, and i have no idea why, but ok. And there are 3 additional connectors not hooked up back here. Does anyone know what these connectors do, or are supposed to go to? The fuel pump has two connectors on it, both look stock, and 3 fuel lines going out, one into the gear oil container, and two to the front.
If that was confusing, my main questions are:
Why the hecc is there gear oil going to my fuel pump?
Is the bucking even a fuel issue? if so where should i start?
Is this how im supposed to post things here?
Thanks in advance for your guys' vast knowledge of these cars, i look forward to learning everything i can.