S1 Miss Firing
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:23 AM
Jumped into my usually dependable S1 Elise last night to return home from work and noticed it start hunting badly at tick over. Once I started driving, it felt like it was running on 3 cylinders and at low revs it was missing badly. It had been raining badly all day so I put the problem down to water collecting by the spark plugs. I've had this before where the water manages to get through the spark plug cover and into the spark plug hole(?) nearest the cam belt.
Anyway this morning to had a quick look but there was no signs of water. However, the car was still missing during the run into work this morning.
I'm going to borrow a spark plug socket at lunch time to see if I can tell which cylinder has the problem. I've never brought any HT leads so I guessing they're 12 years old now and probably in need of replacement. It's just a bit of a coincidence that it was really wet yesterday to have them suddenly break down. Are there any other areas to check?
If I get a set of new leads, are there any recommendations? I only really use the car for road use so I don't need any high performance ones. The local car parts place have some standard 7mm K Series ones for £24 which seem ok.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:58 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:25 PM
I'll wait for the weekend and give it all a good clean.
So, HT leads.... Should I be changing them as they're 12 years old?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:45 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:21 PM
To be honest as it appears they're OK and as I haven't a lot of spare cash laying around, I wasn't that fussed to change them unless it was necessary. I was just really curious if you thought they were too old and I was asking for trouble? I read somewhere that HT leads should be treated as consumable items. Elise parts have them listed in their Service Items section.
I'm already panicking over my rear toe links after reading Ollies post :S
It's a good job i only use it to drive to work and the odd weekend blast.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:10 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:14 PM
This stopped the same problem with mine last winter.
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