Going to burn it now
Poxy car is begining to do my head in now.
The wife's 147 T-spark still has this severe power loss issue. It starts and rev's no problems at all until you take it out for a drive then it all goes down hill. It's reasonable when cold and at low speeds but still quite under powered but managable UNTIL you get stopped at the lights or junction which is where the weird bit comes into it, It doesnt seem to matter if I sit there on tickover or keep the revs up as soon as you go to pull of there is just no power at all like your trying to pull off in fifth. It doesnt normally stall at this point and sometimes recovers after a bit of playing on the throttle pedal and sometimes I have to stop and restart the engine and it goes again but very low on power and very frustrating when all them people in german cars start honking and flashing like mad men. If I take it out on faster roads the most It will do is 60 and thats on a long enough road going down hill any sort of uphill is a big nono at the moment.
since I bought it I have done the Variator, Timing belt, Water pump, Pulleys and tensioners because it was sounding more like a diesel than my french diesel van does. while there I also changed all 16 cam followers simply because one off them was tapping like mad (made sense as it was mostly apart anyway) It has a reasonable cylinder compression with all 4 between 195 and 200 PSI so not too worried about them. I've had all the plugs out and they don't look too bad air filter is fine but It drinks petrol like theres no tomorrow
It has only ever showed a P0141 fault which I "dont think" would cause this much power loss. I do have a Fault code reader that shows live data but cant seem to find any info on the net at all as to what sort of readings I should be expecting from the various parts so nothing to compare it to.
I need a few suggestions to look at I've unplugged and cleaned just about every electrical connector I can find Tried a new Air Flow Meter and made no difference Have tried the ECU reset a few times and still the same, What do I do next apart from burn it? the time of year and the bank balance says no to a dealer visit.