Last week I had the engine light come on, so this weekend I set down to diagnose the fault.
I dropped the coil packs & ht leads off to check the plugs to find that I had a failed plug, and gases had been escaping between the plug body and the ceramic insulator which has cooked the HT lead.
It took 3.5 hours with a home brew hoover attachment made out of a drinking straw and a wad of paper towels, and a scraper made out of the metal sping wire from an old wiper blade to scrape all the plastic and carbon away to get the old plug out.
I have now dropped an old NGK plug in, and I have a HT lead on order from Alfa Workshop, which should be here by Wednesday.
The big question, is it wise to run it with the secondary plug ht lead on cylinder 1 completely removed from the coil pack??
Agruably the car should actually run better as 1st cylinder now running with decent compression .
I suspect the answer is no, but I thought I'd ask, as I only used the car 3 days per week, Monday - Wednesday typically, 25-30 miles each day.
Thanks in advance