MCSF message with intermittent cutting out
I have an 03 plate 156 JTS 2ltr
On a number of occasions over the last month or so, I have had the MCSF message appear, occasionally going into limp mode. However, the message has dissapeared after a few engine starts.
More recently though, its become more severe. On Friday I came up a slip road off a motorway, and when idling at the junction it cut out. Nothing, no attempt at firing. The MCSF message was showing.
Got a lift back to mine and I came back with my old Landy to tow her home. Anyway, after the say 10-15 min delay, it started up first turn, but displaying the MCSF message again (no limp mode)
I didnt use the car at all over the weekend, drove to work yesterday (was going to borrow a mates snap-on reader) and it happened twice, on the way to work, and on the way home. Each time was probably 6 miles into the journey. Each time, when I left it, it started up again after 10 mins.
Having read many posts on the subject, last night I pulled her into the garage and had a poke around.
The MCSF light was on when I drove into the garage. I removed, checked and cleaned the coil packs and sparkplugs, sprayed some terminal spray onto the pins etc. Checked the lambda sensor plug etc.
Fired it up and no light, ran fine. I didnt give it a run out as it was 11:30pm and didnt fancy breaking down at that time. As yet I havent had a chance to read any faults etc.
Has anyone had any similar issues?