Thirsty and lazy 2.0ts
I've a 2004 (f/l)166 2.0ts Ti. My wife drives it most of the time and she's been complaining for the last few weeks saying all she seems to be doing is putting petrol into it. She travels 12 miles every day to work and back.(main road not built up) the computer reads 24mpg. I took it up the country last weekend, on the way there I set the cruise control at a steady 70mph on the motorway for two hours and averaged 28mpg. The engine control light was coming and going but is staying on now all the time, the car starts fine but is very hesitant from start and when under load appears to be pinking, it has very little go at low revs. I have another 166 2.0ts (2001) that was running fine until the cam belt stripped all its teeth before Christmas, I decided to swap the maf to se if there was any improvement but there wasent. I read on another forum about removing the cone fitted to the air cleaner so I decided to try it last night. After removing it I noticed it was slow to start, on a four mile trip this morning the car would not rev over 3000revs. I replaced the cone and the car remained in limp mode, I disconnected the battery still no difference, swapped back the original maf and it ran better. I took it for a run and it might be my imagination but I think it feels better, (mpg figures will tell the real story) The engine control light remains on.
Has anyone any suggestions??