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ok, I have a 16v. its a 9a and yesturday it hesitated going up my hill to my house. then today, when I was driving, it started backfiring. I stopped at an intersection and when I tried to go, it gave me the bouncy idle and started backfiring and a huge black cloud of smoke appeared behind me. its happened like 3 times on the way home from work. I turned up the mix last week and just checked the plugs and they are golden brown. so i don't think I am running rich at all. any help would be appretiated.
 

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Re: 16v GLi backfireing with a huge cloud of black smoke behind. any clue? (claytski)

Seems to me like you have valve problems. Or worse valve and head problems.
 

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Re: 16v GLi backfireing with a huge cloud of black smoke behind. any clue? (jamaicula)

it drives down the road fine. it accelerates fine, just not from a stop. also, I think it started when I hit a big bump in my road.
 

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Re: 16v GLi backfireing with a huge cloud of black smoke behind. any clue? (jamaicula)

thats what I was thinking but can a timing belt jump a tooth or two?
 
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