Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
This new year really started bad for my wheels. Last night someone threw a bottle on my 147s bonnet and now my Stilo JTD looks blown...
Actually, Stilo is a trade-in car, got it last month and was intended for sale.
Last night, I started it and made a few miles throught the town. It was acting normaly, pulled well, sound was OK, too. When I was looking to park in, I noticed a hesitation when I press the throtle. Simptoms:
- it idles OK, no stalling
- it wont rev, when I press the throtle, it revs very slowly up to 2-2.5k rpm
- lots of smoke from the exhaust, it was dark, cant tell the colour, but also smell of burnt oil
- no engine check warning light, or any kind of warning on the dash
- I tried it an hour ago again, it cold-starts perfectly, and then the same
As it was for sale, I havent done any service on it, but this is what I know:
- oil was very old, although the board-comp told different - probably someone messing with the mileage
- it was running on reserve, Range-To-Empty was cca. 80 km (50 miles)
- earlier this month I had a battery issue on it, a few times I got a message on board "Oil Level Sensor Failure", but that went off as soon as I changed the battery. I havent really cared about it, as it was also showing "Airbag Failure", "ABS Failure". etc. I thought it was just a dead battery messing with the electronics.
So, I am really not good with JTDs, this is what comes through my head:
- blown head gasket (actually I was warned on this by my mechanic as a possibility if dont change that ****ty oil)
- blown turbo
- having trouble to pump the fuel, as it is on its last drops (I had this problem on VW Golf diesel)
Guys, I would really appreciate some help, as there is no warning light on, I have a drop of hope that it is something rather cheap and easy to fix. If not, I will be looking at quite a loss on this Stilo.
Its a Stilo JTD 115bhp from 2002. Done 100.000 miles. (as far as I know, now it seems more)
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