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    Just had a call from the garage - my car is STILL bl00dy mis firing.

    He has changed the oil and fuel filters, plus done an oil change, but its still really lumpy.

    Hasn't drained diesel out as he said it def smells like the diesel if fine and theres no petrol in there.

    No codes are coming up on his diagnostic machine, but the spanner light still flashes up every now and then.....

    He said there is a small blowing noise in the engine which they are fixing tonight to see if thats causing it, but after that he said he doesnt know what else it could be - and it may then have to go to the dealers.

    ANY help appriciated...

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    what was the prob with the car ?

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    lol - thats MY question mate!!

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    you could try the glow plugs. i would also plug it into a computer
    what started this all off ?

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    glow plugs eh - ok will let the garage man know - some1 else suggested maybe injectors?

    it just started mis-firing last week one day - had no problems with it before at all..... very strange to say the least..... just want it all back to 100%.

    the bloke has plugged it into his diagnostic computer but said the vaux one may show a code that his doesnt recognise?

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    It'll probably be that your finally starting to see the effects of running your 1.9 fiat diesel engine at a brake horse power it was never built at.
    My Dad when he was alive was always accusing me of fiddling,and blimey did i learn the hard way,trying to further the design or purpose of something beyond of how it was built.....He was so right
    Tuning boxes are just another big boys fiddling tool IMHO,they come with a risk factor,and it's up to the owner what risks are taken with their pride and joy.
    I'll never be really convinced by them,apart from maybe the Imerscher model.
    Alll the best with it though,hope you make her better soon.
    You may be interest to know that Redex now sell a Cetane Booster.
    Apparentley it's excellent and may well be the answer to your problems, it reduces diesel clatter,cleans throughout the fuel system etc,restoring lost power,the list goes on. Below is an Ebay link to some,although i did see some in my local Motorworld today.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REDEX-CETANE-B...QQcmdZViewItem

    Again all the best.
    Mark.

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    mine misfires , noticable at tickover where you can hear it and feel it miss a beat , they have put new software on the car , it runs spot on when driving and ive been told if it affects the way the car performs while driving they will book it in and give it a good going over .

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    Get him to check the injector wiring, they break down.. Making it run on 3 cylinders.. Whilst misfiring unplug each injector wiring plug one at a time and listen for a difference... I wiggled mine whilst it was misfiring and found out which one was causing it!

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    I konw mine is a different engine but one of the probs was it misfired and you can look at my history on here. So could well be injectors that can cause that, I've had 9 replaced cured the misfire but nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Get him to check the injector wiring, they break down.. Making it run on 3 cylinders.. Whilst misfiring unplug each injector wiring plug one at a time and listen for a difference... I wiggled mine whilst it was misfiring and found out which one was causing it!
    Just what i was thinking....

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