Hey guys, this is my first post.
I've got a 1997 Alfa romeo 146 1.6ts, Always looked after but 2 days ago it started misfiring and acting sluggish... Particularly when I need some torque like when going up a hill or accelerating from sill.
I suspected some water got into the sparkplug wells whilst washing the engine with a hose and I was right...
I unscrewed the engine cover and tried to drain out as much water as i could using rolled up toilet paper and I sprayed some electric contact cleaner in there. Managed to get most of it but the problem persists
The engine Idles fine and rarely does it if i rev it when still. But misfires as soon as the car feels resistance.
what am I missing here?
do the spark plugs need changing? or should I just drive on it and hope that any remaining water will evaporate?