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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 19:18 Thread Starter
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Poor performance

Been out for a drive and the car felt worse than usual. It was'nt responsive and didnt accelerate as well as it has before. Could it be something like plugs? leads? it had a service not long back which was changed oil filter new oil and think a new fuel filter.

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Was it ok after the cambelt/water pump change?
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Yeah fine, litterally just this last drive. I have been all over today and this last trip about 20 miles it was'nt right someware.
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did u do the service or was it a garage because i belive that u change the plugs at the same time as the fule filter ie 60k
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It was a garage and it was only a annual service 40K. They wer'nt on the recipt either.
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Check leads, if it's still lumpy take it back.

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the plugs r easy to get to... just take the cover and the coils off with an 8 mm socket and the plugs are a 10mm spark plug socket. Make sure you pull the tubes off the plugs carefully cos sometimes they r stuck slightly a little wd40 works a treat. If the plugs are whiteish it indicates a weak air/petrol mix where as black indicates a rich mix. If the plug electrodes r oily that indicates a more serious prob.

its a simple job just dont over tight anything when u come to put it back and remember which lead/coil goes where.

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Check leads, if it's still lumpy take it back.

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Take it back were? lol

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the plugs r easy to get to... just take the cover and the coils off with an 8 mm socket and the plugs are a 10mm spark plug socket. Make sure you pull the tubes off the plugs carefully cos sometimes they r stuck slightly a little wd40 works a treat. If the plugs are whiteish it indicates a weak air/petrol mix where as black indicates a rich mix. If the plug electrodes r oily that indicates a more serious prob.

its a simple job just dont over tight anything when u come to put it back and remember which lead/coil goes where.

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Yeah, I did this a while back and they were fine but will have another look I suppose.

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Check leads, if it's still lumpy take it back.

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Take it back were? lol

The garage that done the service maybe?

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Check leads, if it's still lumpy take it back.

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Take it back were? lol

The garage that done the service maybe?

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No point really mate as nothing they did could really affect the performance. Will just change the plugs to better ones, maybe the leads and all the other rubbish.
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Have you checked the cam timing since the running issues began? it's not impossible the cam timing has slipped which would result in poor running/power/economy. It's free, so worth checking
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Had a check mate both timing marks are symetrical.
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Had a check mate both timing marks are symetrical.
Ahh bugger, fair play for having a gander though!

Like suggested then, possibly a HT issue, also check all the sensor plugs and wiring are in good clean, dry condition.

Hope it gets resolved, I hate mystery running maladies!
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Ahh bugger, fair play for having a gander though!

Like suggested then, possibly a HT issue, also check all the sensor plugs and wiring are in good clean, dry condition.

Hope it gets resolved, I hate mystery running maladies!
Hahaha cheers mate
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oil and coolant clear?
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Yep no HGF signs still.
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