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· absolutely classic
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200sx98fl said:
Also i noticed water on the muffler and this was after the car was running for a while. The muffler is only2 months old and tip inside is really black.
If the inside of the muffler tip is really black then you are probably running rich. Water is a byproduct of combustion, it's normal to see a small amount of white smoke after you first start the car.

Usually, if you see a large amount of white smoke coming from the exhaust it is a sign that your head gasket is blown.

Do the usual checks: timing, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, air filter, fuel filter...

How many miles?
 

· absolutely classic
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200sx98fl said:
SHe only has 82000 miles on her.....was thinking maybe fuel pump could be bad...but on a 98?
What would make you think the fuel pump is bad? They usually last a decent amount of time. If you have doubts, check the fuel pressure. That will give you an idea if the pressure regulator or pump is bad. Sounds to me like the car is just out of tune, and probably needs new O2 sensors (bad sensors can make you run rich).

Edit: cleaning the IACV and throttle body does wonders for cars that want to stall at idle.
 
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