Re: Steamy Exhausts
I have had my 146 1.6 twinspark for nearly two months and have been concerned about the amount of steam in the morning. Having checked the levels reularly and the oil for emulsion, I decided it was just normal.
This morning though, (and I think one morning a couple of weeks ago) about 1.5 miles from home, I went to accelarate and found the power lacking and considerably more steam coming out the back.
I pulled over to check levels again and found all to be ok, the engine was idling correctly and stopped/started correctly. This afternoon the car drove home from work faultlessly!
The only thing I can think of is that it rained REALLY hard last night (can't remember whether it had rained the last time it hapened) and was wondering whether the was some water ingress somewhere. I think I'll start by checking all plugs are torqued up correctly and then see how I go from there. The only other thing I can think of is that the fuel filler flap is broken and was wondering whether rain water could get down a breather tube? I would have thought that would have longer effects though, than a funny ten seconds. Replacement filler flap is on order though, just in case!
Any thoughts would be gratefully received. For info, I have recently replaced the Lambda sensor and all four coils (with ones from a breaker) to cure an occasional Kangaroo Juice type problem that I knew about when I bought the car.