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156 1.8TS Sick Engine - where should I start to look?

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Last night while driving up a hill, the car lurched and the engine management light came on, the beeper went of and Motor Control warning came up on the central display and it started running really rough...like it was on 2 1/2 cylinders.

So I have driven it home and parked it up and apart from a cursory glance to determine nothing obvious was hanging off, I haven't had a chance to look at it.

What advice would you give to me as to where I should start?

Cambelt changed a few months ago, its been running really well this last few days after 4 distance trips in the last week. Luckily for me, it did this a mile from home.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks
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Usual culprits I'd guess are MAF and coil packs, I'd suggest you have an ignition coil or 2 out.

Easy to check, start with the one nearest the oil cap, as the well can get filled when topping up.

Alternatively, if you can get to a garage, have the fault code read, this should give an indication of the fault.

Be sure to repost the code and description here, someone will be able to help
 
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