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It would only drive for about 15 min then it starts to

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it would only drive for about 15 min then it starts to backfire then dies. I cant drive it again for 4 hrs. I put a new maf sensor on it now it wont start
JA: Does the engine stall right after starting? And what about hesitation or jerking during acceleration?
Customer: no it runs smooth no stalling until it gets to a certain temp then I lose all power
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: ive replaced timing belt , balance shaft belt , the tensioner , water pump , crankshaft and cam sensors , installed a new cold air intake on it , check engine light comes on tested it comes back cam and crank sensor. I drove it to my back yard took less then 5 min. now it wont start
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: also had a universal convertor installed
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Can I get the year, make, model, and engine?

Any codes stored?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Cam timing concerns are normally the culprit when you get back fire issues.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am following up with you to see if you got everything you needed from my answer.
  • I have not heard back from you, so I assume you were not pleased. We're you pleased with my help?
  • If you were not pleased with my help, please let me know by replying so I can help more.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris

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