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156 2.0TS (CF3) HT Lead Meltdown - advice please..

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


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Are you in Worsley? If you are, and you can get to Stoneclough nr Radcliffe tomorrow (I'll be in all day), I've got a TS plug lead you can have (technically I've got four).

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