cheers boys sourced the problems lol, gave it a full service but one of the ht leads was cracked and the rubber around it split (that seemed to start a fire on the coil pack and now waiting for fresh parts
cars off the road) but also there was a split in the air intake pipe so getting a fresh one of those also. touch wood it will be problem solved. 13yr old car so plan is to nurse it back to health. one good thing about all this is we will be cleaning up the intake pipes engine flush etc (get rid of 13 years worth of coke build up aint it touch wood it will be up to the hp it was when it left the factory floor. if not then as close as.
heres a mad bit of trivia for u. the facelift version which my brother has, has less hp than the pre facelift model (mine) should make for some interesting racing, and a pretty gutted little brother when i totally whop his arse.