BORN IN MECHANICAL
AGE - NO GOOD WITH
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Scottish Borders
thanks to both of you. i've manged to get the 8th plug tonight so I'll get it changed and have a look at colour tomorrow.I bought the correct plugs 4xNGK BKR6EKPA, AND 4XNGK PMR7A. Forgot to mention that the key code sign and something about immobiliser flashes up at the same time as the engine cuts out - and that all of this usually happens just as I'm slowing to a halt (either stopping to park or for example at a road junction or roundabout- very scary if there's a car close behind your rear end!)
I ran Alfa Diag and it shows fault code P0300(random misfires, with codes 02 / 03 / 04, which I understand to be misfires in cylinders 2 /3 and 4)
Lastly, don't know if there is any significance, but I've been driving without 3rd gear for 18 months (I usually get it up to 3000 revs in 2nd then take it straight into 4th.
To Fogg - I haven't tried the coils yet as I decided to get the spark plugs all in first.
PS> how the heck do I get out of the newbie page and on to technical - sorry my computer literacy is at the same level as car electronics skills
Last edited by simmy; 05-01-12 at 20:19.
Reason: want to add a ps