So my story starts simple enough; I ran out of gas in my buddy’s car, filled it back up, it finally started but ran like >poop< for the first 10 min or so. Finally after coaxing for 10-15 min, she stays coming around. After 30 min or so of driving, I could drive her all I wanted, so long as I didn’t let it idle below 12-1500 rpm. If I did that, she’d kill, and stall out. Well I drove her the other day for most the day and it seemed the kinks were worked out. So today when I tried to drive her round the block for a final check, she up and dies, and hasn’t started since. I’ve replaced the fuel filter, checked the intake, and dropped a can of sea foam in to the tank to boot, but no dice.
Signs and symptoms seem to mimic a bad mass air flow sensor or possibly a clogged catalytic converter, with the exception that it only shudders and acts congested on low rpm’s and doesn’t choke out at high revs.
I’d like to get this thing back to my buddy without spending too much on $$$