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rxd 08-12-2013 06:50 PM

Bugeyed Noob
Hey everybody! Name's Jason and I am a proud new owner of a 2002 WRB Bugeye from the Bay Area in California.

Inherited the car from my brother because it couldn't pass smog, and on the condition I got it to pass it was mine. He had installed a lightweight flywheel and after a while a CEL showed up (misfire code). According to his research and troubleshooting he determined the flywheel was the cause. Replaced the flywheel with a stock one and the problem was solved. That was about 6 months ago and the car has been running great since (and man am I loving it!). Recently, however, the CEL returned. Misfire on cylinder 1. Can't be the flywheel anymore... Still in the process of working out what the problem is.

06_hawk_eye 08-12-2013 06:59 PM

Welcome to the site. Start with the easiest thing.. Which would be change spark plugs, next would be to switch the coils around and see if the problem jumps if it jumps then you know it's the coil if it doesn't jump then you'll need to dig into a little more. The possibilities are endless. Id start with those to scenarios and go from there.. Hope this helps

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psinuse 08-12-2013 07:33 PM

Check the plugs then the fuel filter, when was the last time it was changed?

sleepr 08-13-2013 07:42 AM

Welcome! Congratulations on your inheritance!

rxd 08-13-2013 02:48 PM

Thanks for the welcome and suggestions! Not sure about the plugs or the fuel filter. The car was sitting around for a while when it couldn't pass smog, so fuel filter could definitely be a possibility. I found this while poking around looking for information.


Gonna work my way down the list and see if I can't figure it out. Hopefully not anything too difficult.

psinuse 08-13-2013 03:03 PM

My recommendation start with all the free stuff first then work your way down the list as from cheapest fix to most expensive...just food for thought. It could be something as simple as water in the gas tank...

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