my brother has a j reg perm 4. its a lovely car but there are a few small problems with it.
firstly it seems to have lost a lot of power. it uses loads of fuel and doesnt have the same get up and go that it used to. like it finds it hard to go over 100.
my first thought was AFM. the guy we got the car from said that the top cover of the afm isnt meant to come off and showed us it coming off. i wonder if its bust, any way to tell??
also there seems to be oil in the intake pipe and plenim. it looks like the engine is drawing oil from the oil breather into the plenum and then i spose into the engine. any ideas what might be causing this? would this accout for the loss of power and over fueling?
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can anyone else think what might be causing the car to over fuel and not perform as well as it should?
my brother is taking it in for a 'tune up' to sort the timing out (not sure if this is the prob or not) but does anyone else have any ideas as to what might be the cause of the lack of power and high fuel usage??
also i noticed that the oil filler cap has come off! my brother has replaced it with a plastic cap for the minute but its not a tight seal on the filler neck. anyone got a spare?
could this be the problem?
here are some pics..
thanks for help in advance.