Here's why...The “only person actually trying to help me” hasn’t offered a shred of any explanation whatsoever aside from “the engine isn’t getting enough air”. All they’ve done is repeat what I already posted, and hurl insults my way. I really don’t understand why you guys just can’t talk about this like adults, and I don’t understand why you’re coming here to defend them when you have nothing further to add to the discussion.
When you've been on this forum for 20+ years trying to help people out, and the majority of them don't follow through with what you're telling them to do.. you might end up like indy.
Ok, maybe not like indy, but you can imagine how frustrating it can be when you're trying to teach someone how to properly diagnose an issue and not just throw parts at it.
Proper diagnosis is done in steps for a reason. You can't try 3 different things at once and expect to make any progress.
Indy is Indy. He means well and is very knowledgeable but shows some tough love when you don't listen to what he's saying. He does not hold back & comes off as a complete ***** to the new comers but like I said, it's tough love. He is not going to spoon feed anyone, period.. but I have seen him go pretty far for people that were willing to listen and show interest in what he had to offer. Think of him as that teacher/professor that wants to see their students do well but expects them to listen & put in the work.
I offer my help but when I see people that just want to throw parts or have zero interest in diagnosing the issue, I leave the thread. It can be very frustrating but you have to understand this.. I am not standing next to your car. I'm not able to listen to what it's doing or not doing, i'm not able to unplug sensors or backprobe pigtails to obtain voltage readings so i'm going to rely on you to perform these things properly and do it in the order i'm asking you to do them.
You can't get to step 4 by doing steps 1 & 3 but not 2.
Anyway, I'm not defending indy but to explain why some of the veterans here might be snippy after 20+ years of trying to help & teach - this is why.