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Had an interesting thing happen yesterday. All of you that were here last year know how I complained about my power issue when the car was still not up to operating temperature. We had all kind of concurred finally that it was my cat-warmup phase and unless I wanted to reprogram my ECM, I would have to learn to live with it. Well, yesterday was interesting leaving work. About 44 degrees here yesterday when I left work. My temp guage read 158 degrees. Gave it about 40% throttle, no issue…..let off gas and pushed in clutch to shift….the normal “backfire/burp” I get when it’s cold….. get back on the gas and it’s missing so bad, I’m actually slowing down…… Pulled it out of gear, tried to blip the throttle to clean it out, still missing…. At that point I started looking for an entrance to a parking lot to pull in and see what the issue was…. Put it in third gear to get me to the lot, let out the clutch to coast it down a little and it cleaned out. Didn’t have an issue the rest of the way home. I’m assuming from the way it acted that it had pushed too much fuel in the engine. I’m not sure. It did act very weird yesterday morning as well. It seemed to be burping a lot more then usual. I don’t think it was bad gas…..unless this year’s winter brew for gas has changed. I got gas from the same “good” station I always do…. Any thoughts?