Overall the car feels sluggish. The fuel injector light is on. The performance doesn't really pick up until right high up in the rev range. Excessive fuel consumption. Poor throttle response (at idle). It stinks of fuel outside. Sometimes the car is difficult to start and it won't idle but I think that is related to another issue. Occasional backfire but that has only happened a handful of times. The injector light also doesn't come on straight away it's usually after about 10 secs of starting the car.
Just to mention, there was a hole in the downpipe before the CAT which would have obviously affected the emissions. That has been welded up now but I was still having these issues before the hole on the downpipe occurred.
Right, I disconnected the MAF and started the car. It ran worse and spluttery. I also cleaned the MAF out with contact cleaner and replaced the air filter. No noticable change after. I then reset the ECU for an hour and connected it back up. The injector light is still on, so I think that concludes that my lambda probe is shot.
Does anyone know the cheapest place to get a geniune lambda? I'm going to do a 400 mile round trip next weekend and I don't fancy paying twice the price just for fuel!
Does anyone know what fault this is? Looking at the Lambda sensor voltage it didn't really change value at all. It stayed around 500 mV could this actually conclude that the Lambda is dying? I don't really want to have to spend over £50 on Alfadiag just to read one fault.
Yep, the car was at idle with the lambda sticking at 500mV's. Revving the engine made no difference to the readings. I think the lowest I saw it drop was about 480mV's so I have ordered a new lambda probe from Lambda Sensors - Oxygen Sensors O2 Exhaust Probes >Bosch & NGK< Buy Online The car absolutely stinks of fuel at idle so I am pretty positive it's the lambda probe at fault.