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What now?!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gazza2006, 4 May 2006.

  1. Gazza2006

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    Location: Swindon, UK

    Right...

    Just had:

    Head Gasket + Skim
    Radiator
    Thermostat
    Oil Filter + oil
    Coolant Flush
    Cam belt kit
    4 Spark plugs


    Yet...my car still is deciding to jump when i put my foot down...what the Hell??

    is there any other problem?

    Helpppp

    Gaz :confused:
     
  2. paradigm

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    Location: Staffordshire

    What car, and what do you mean by "jump"?
     
  3. eidolon

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    Rotor arm/distributor cap?
     
  4. JRS

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    Depending on the kind of jump - engine/gearbox mounts?
     
  5. agw_01

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    ECU Coolant Temp Sensor

    Can cause overfuelling and very bad running.
     
  6. Gazza2006

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    Rover 214 IE (laugh away)

    and what happens...say i change from a low gear to a high gear and then put my foot down, the harder i put it down, the more is will lose power...and then jump a bit, judder and eventually accelerate...

    does that help
     
  7. agw_01

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    Not an SEi? ;)

    I'm going to stick with the CTS... seeing as how I put up with these EXACT symptoms for almost a year.

    £15 from Rover. Front right hand of the engine, where the top coolant goes come out of the block into the rad, there are 2 connectors. The one pointing towards the back of the engine is the one you want to change.

    Very easy, I had mine swapped in 5 minutes.
     
  8. Zefan

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    Gaz you sick head :D Shame your car is still playing up even though you replaced all that stuff. Beats me :confused:
     
  9. Gazza2006

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    All the paperwork says IE ;)

    and do you reckon thats the problem? i have to go bk to the garage next week for them to change my coolant and flush it again, should i mention it and see if they will do that for me, if thats the problem :confused:

    thanx for that

    Zefan <3 i'll have to take you out sometime ;)
     
  10. L0rdMike

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    How much did all that cost you? :eek:
     
  11. Zefan

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    I get that a lot on here you know ;)
     
  12. agw_01

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    Hmmm, turns out there was an iE. Never heard of one of those before.

    Google Images just showed me iE's with 8v engines... do you know if yours is an 8v or 16v?

    And yep, the CTS would be my guess. Having had the symptoms myself, it does sound as though it's overfuelling. :)
     
  13. Gazza2006

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    rofl zefan :p

    Yer, its a 16v IE

    and i just came across this:

    "The most common symptom that indicates a bad
    coolant sensor is an engine control system that fails
    to go into closed loop once the engine is warm.
    Other symptoms that might be caused by a bad
    coolant sensor include:

    • Poor cold idle (due to a rich fuel mixture, no
    Early Fuel Evaporation -EFE- or lack of heated air).

    • Stalling (rich mixture, retarded timing, slow idle speed).

    • Cold hesitation or stumble (no EFE or EGR
    occurring too soon).


    • Poor fuel mileage (rich mixture, open loop,
    spark retarded)"

    so i'm guessing the point i have put in bold would be the obvious sympton?

    Thanx again
     
  14. Gazza2006

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    :( £709.61 :(