My 1.8 LS is dead!
Was driving her home from the shop earlier and get the little spanner symbol. Curse every god that's ever existed and pull over.
Stop the engine, have a look under the bonnet and at least the engine's still in the right place!
Well, re-starting the engine and the light goes. Booked her into local garage (independant, not main dealer - don't use the main dealer!) on Monday and didn't think any more of it. Then she started feeling a bit low on power and jerking as if only 3 cylinders were working!
Then curiousity got the better of me so I looked at the plugs, reasoning that it could just be not sparking. The plugs didn't look in a good state so I popped to Halfrauds and grabbed a set of Bosch plugs and popped them in - no warning lights and felt a lot better, thinking I'd sorted it I headed off out.
Just now she's flashed all her warning lights on at me for everything and is jerking forward and backwards when I'm trying to drive!
Thinking now it has to be either fuel or spark related, What are the odds of the coil pack being dead? Is it more likely to be fuel related and if so, is there anything I can do to test this?
If anyone's got a diagnostic code reader and they're at the seaside (Margate) tomorrow then feel free to call via my place - I'll do you a bacon sarnie!
Anyways, there's my moan - any light anyone could shed on what might be wrong!
Oh, thinking about it - it all seemed to go wrong just after I'd visited a different petrol station to the one I normally use! I filled up this evening at a local garage when I got the sparks so maybe that helped - wouldn't explain it being really bad now though!
Would dodgy fuel cause this? If so, what's the likely culprit?
Thanks for reading my whinge!