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Motor control system failure warning light on my 156. Oil spilled on engine recently.

Hi, I started my 156 for the first time in 2 weeks this morning and it felt very shuddery as i was turning it. Then the warning light came on with the "motor control system failure" message appearing. About 3 weeks ago the oil cap cover came off and oil spilled all over the engine. I washed it off but i havent done it properly as i just have been really busy. The car is due a service as well. Any idea what this could be? Oil/water in a sensor maybe?
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take plugs out and clean oil away from coil packs as well,you probably got water in plug wells so that be problem
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As Dave says, you need to take the cover off the engine, look into the spark plug wells, no doubt oil will have got in there, I had a similar problem recently myself.
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