I've got a '91 and have had the computer shut down to normal power on me a few of times recently. Seems to happen at high rpm's in 3rd gear. I feel the engine swith to normal power and the @service engine@ light comes on.
All gauges in the green, no stumbling, etc. Have been able to shut the engine down and power has come back fine once restarted.
Any ideas, a fellow ZR-1 owner told me he had similar probs and wound up replaceing the compuker? :confused:
I had a similar problem; turned out to be a cam sensor, but you gotta check the codes to be sure.
some codes once set, will keep the engine in the valet mode as protection against further possible damage from occurring
Get the code from the computer. Sounds like a bad secondary vacuum pump.(Code 61 I think) I had a leak that made my pump go bad. It threw a code when the pump died. I put a new pump on and it fixed it for the moment. It turned out I had a few vacuum leaks that proceeded to get worse. Once I fixed those all was well again.
About 2 weeks after installing the new pump my car would pull through first gear just fine. But in 2nd or 3rd if I pulled up into the 5500-6000RPM range the car would fall on it's face. One of my secondary actuators would not hold vacuum and would close the right bank. It felt like the key was not turned on at all.
Dam Tony. If you weren't in the UK every two weeks having a great time, I would help you pull the codes anytime.
The car seem to be running fine last night when the back-up driver was blasting down the back roads of York County. I was with Diane when I saw this young woman shoot past me very quick in a Red ZR-1. Car looked to be running fine to me. :jester
On my 91 I had the computer just go nuts on me twice. No codes, no nothing, just the A/C goes completely crazy, the power switch is gone, it's like the car blew its brains out. I turn it off and restart it and it is like nothing happened. I never figured it out. And no, it is not the A/C going nuts. I've had that happen several times. It's the car, it's possessed!
Ed, You should have seen "the back up driver" run up to the speed limit with a couple of crotch rockets Sunday :reddevil
I am sure the back up driver will tear up the course in Anderson.
Also, I was going to take the wheels and stuff to Jeff, but when I called your house no one was home. So I'll take them over this weekend.
And, check out the sig. Time to find a new home for the rocker panels.
Heard you were going to Ohio to get the car now that you have a BRAND NEW garage for it. Heard somehing about a house or something attached to the garage to?
Mine made it back from Anderson but just barely. I'm pulling codes later today, power started cutting out on second laps Saturday and finally would not even come on for the ride home. Had now choise but to drive it back to VA.
Pulled the codes tonight, 44=engine running lean, and 55=lean exhaust. My book says to check the O2 sensor and fuel pressure. I hope I did not kink a fuel line changing tires at Anderson, I did not have a hockey puck and used Jeff's new "Harbour Freight" jack to lift each side.