1.7ie engine cuts out - any ideas?
Hi all, I have a 1.7ie engine out of a 94 33 in my 87 Sprint.
I has started to develop problem where the engine just cuts out as you are driving along.
Its interesting though because when it cuts out it is very clean, as if the key is turned off, and after 3 seconds it is straight back into it with no problems, it always cuts out for the same amount of time and it may do this every 5 minutes with around town driving but the issues are much less common on the open road.
When it cuts the rev counter drops to zero but the rest of the dash lights stay as normal (nothing comes on)
My first though was the ignition module but I still have the same issues after changing this and the coil.
I have a new battery and all the cables look good.
The number on the ECU is 0 227 921 038
I have noticed the the car has got much harder to start with cold starts, it takes around 5 seconds and it does not start cleanly, it sounds to me as though there is a sensor somewhere that tells it to do a cold start cycle that is not doing its job. I think this is most likely a different issue though.
Please let me know your thoughts,