help with 1.8 engine no spark
We are new to this forum and have infact got a fiat punto 1.8 HGT, which we are told is the same as an Alfa engine.
We have not been able solve a mystery problem with this car, no spark.
It had work done previously, including new timing belt, inlet valves and a new headset (it had a snapped belt). Afterwards the strangest thing was it it started fine (after fitting a different battery). We took it for a little drive, perfect. Parked up,went back 15 mins later, WOULDNT START! upon checking it has no spark, suddenly. We have replaced the crank shaft sensor and it has done nothing, replaced the spark plugs, nothing different occuring. We dont want to take it to fiat as there is no light on to our knowledge and so it would be a waste of money which is scarce just now.
Another problem this car had is that something is draining the battery, it has actually physically killed 2 batteries beyond repair, again we cant find the fault.
At this moment in time we feel like taking a large axe to this car, however we have spent alot of money and time fixing it,for it to lose its spark suddenly for no apparant reason.
We have asked on the fiat forum with no joy, it seems to be a mystery, we are hoping someone on here may shed some light on this mysterious no spark problem