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Old 02-10-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Running lean and misfiring, need advice!

I have an 03' z, mod list includes nismo s tune catback, kinetix plenum , injen short ram intake and a lightweight pully.

For the past couple months (I'm stupid for not getting it taken care of asap) my car's been giving me a p0171 and p0300. I tried cleaning the MAF and replaced the spark plugs with iridium plugs, it cleared the p0300, i still had the p0171. Now, I'm getting P0171, P0300, and P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire) and i'm not sure what to test for. I've searched the forum and I saw that replacing the coil pack may fix the misfire on the specific cylinder, and I may have a vacuum leak (which i haven't tested for yet) that is causing the p0171.


My question is: while i'm in the middle of doing all this work, what parts will i have access to while replacing and fixing my car in its current state? I ask because I want to know what I can upgrade while i'm doing this job? Also any advice on the issues I'm getting would be appreciated
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You probably have a vac leak, injector isnt working and or you spark/coil pack is bad.

As far as access, nothing really asside from the plugs, coils, fuel rail, and intake mani. You're not really getting into the motor at this point.

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When you refuel, which octane are you putting in the Z; Regular, Plus or Supreme??
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When you refuel, which octane are you putting in the Z; Regular, Plus or Supreme??
I usually use 91 octane from Arco, lately I've been filling 91 from Chevron just to get the quality stuff in my car. I've used a full big bottle of that injector cleaning stuff over the course of three fillups to see if it would help, and while it did seem to help right after I used it, the CEL would come back on for P0171. I also forgot to mention in the OP, which i will edit right now, that occasionally the car will smell HEAVILY like unburned gas
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