Seriously, how do you put up with this!!
Had my 2.0TS for a couple of weeks now and for the second time since I've owned the car, it won't start!
The first time it happened, was the day after I bought it. Tried to start it, it wouldn't have it. tried every 5 minutes or so, then eventually it started and drove fine (with the engine management light on) 3 or 4 starts later and the engine management light went off and all was well.
This morning, went outside to start the car and let it warm up before leaving for work, went out 10 minutes later and the car wasn't running. Turned it off and back on again and it wouldn't start. Tried all the different keys, still nothing.
Code light comes on when ignition is turned on, then goes off again, spins over freely, but no start.
Tried to reset the ECU, disconnected the battery, left it for 45 minutes, connected it back up, turned the key to MAR for 90 secs, then turned it off for 90 secs, then did the "please car, just start dance" turned the key and she fired up (engine management light was on again).
The next part of the ECU reset is meant to involve leaving it running for 15 minutes, but after 10 minutes it cut out again and won't restart. I didn't touch anything, I did exactly what I was meant to do, but still nothing.
So I'm now back to trying to reset the ECU again and have to lose another 45 minutes of my life waiting to use my car.
So 2 questions.......
1) Anything else I could try that might help to get it to start?
2) How on earth do you put up with the cars behaving this way???
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.