Hi im new for a start lol ....
right... had a prob about a week ago now .Where the car stalled in traffic and wouldnt restart, Eventually it restarted but was running on 3 cylinders , with one of the managment lights flashing on and off intermitently and not enough power to drive happily .
Once i had got the car home i had a look see if anything was loose ,but everything looked ok ,
checked the plugs and the 4th plug was very black changed the plugs from ngk irridiums to stock ngk items as thats all i could get on the day .
the car started fine and i took it for a small drive but when slowing down for a junction it misfired again ,
after getting it back home i replaced the coil pack with one of a vx220 T which is in winter storage.
again the problem dissapeered except for a slight mis on idle and the fact that the car was getting had off by cars it shouldnt have been out on the road .
at this point i noticed a small blow from the manifold area after further inspection i found that the manifol had a blow from cylinder 4 and that one of the studs was loose so i torqued this up .
The car is still missing on idel and i cant read the fault codes with my snapon tech 11 software as it seems to be locked ????? any one experioenced this ,
mods : it has a precat pipe ,silicone hose kit on inlet side ,courtney filter and did have irridium plugs ..... these lead me to think it may possibly have a stage one remap aswell but im still trying to get courtney to tell me if this is the case .. the car had just been topped up from half full to full with v power .
any help would be gratefully received