Fuel pressure can be viewed in diagnostic data. It doesn't change that much but I think from memory it should be over 1000psi (calculated from what it displays).
Checking spark with a plug out is one thing but how it behaves in a pressurised combustion chamber where the molecules of air are squeezed together is something else as the spark has to be as many times stronger as the actual compression inside the combustion chamber. Then factor in the heat which impedes the spark...
The static spark test is useful for checking if something works or not but is less useful in helping to determine the cause of poor running or an intermittent fault. A spark tester between the stick coil and the spark plug would be more helpful and they cost less than £10 for a set of 4. That said, I still think it will be of limited use as the coil works but it seems to malfunction in certain conditions which suggests low voltage and current reaching the coil which causes a weak spark- possibly too weak to jump the spark plug electrode gap.
Just to be absolutely sure, number 3 plug is the 3rd plug from the timing belt end and not from the flywheel side as French cars used to or still do. I know that probably sounds patronising but I'm trying not to leave any stone unturned, so to speak.
I've come to a realize that the engine doesn't behave according to the O2 sensor readings when cold. So that's probably not my problem. So you're probably right that my problem could be the injectors, fuel system or bad compression. I probably won't have time to dig any further in the next 2 weeks but I'll tell you when I come up with something.
Girlfriend backed the car into a post recently. Dent popped right out but has left some crazing spider web damage on the paint work. Have seen some second hand what look like good condition rear bumpers for sale for around the £150-£200 mark. much cheaper than a respray. My question is. How easy...
Has anyone with a 159 2.2 JTS changed the exhaust - in whole or part? I've seen some options that look pretty attractive - I'd like to let loose a little more of the fabulous sound I know the engine is capable of producing, but not at all costs.
Hello, I am trying to fit a new serpentine belt onto a 150HP 2.0 TS engine with air condition.
But I have stumbled into a problem, the belt is too loose. I have bought a 6PK1965 belt, is it the right one?
Just an idea.:)
To have a thread where we can share what we have done or bought or considered for our beloved cars "today" thread.
Hopefully this might catch on?
I will kick off..
Managed to align my front bumper properly...Big thanks to shiny car's guide to bumper removal. Once i had...
Hi all, new member here. This is my 1st post despite reading a lot of threads over the years.
So I've just bought my 1.6 TS and she's on std suspension. I want her lowered by 20mm or so and handling improved. I'm not very fussy about ride. Acceptable will do.
I've been looking at cheap options...