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by johnnybaby
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 1998 1.4 erratic idle
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: 1998 1.4 erratic idle

Sorted! A garage I know used a smoke test to find the leak. Exhaust manifold gasket leaking, close to the lambda sensor! It needs a new exhaust system too. New gasket and it runs as it should.
by johnnybaby
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 1998 1.4 erratic idle
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: 1998 1.4 erratic idle

It looks ok but I'll double check it. Thanks.
by johnnybaby
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 1998 1.4 erratic idle
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: 1998 1.4 erratic idle

Yes it was scanned and no faults showed up. It hasn't had its plug leads changed but since the problem is only really at idle I'm at a loss...The air filter is new, the engine breather at the back has been cleaned out and it has a new hose. It has a new cat and lambda sensor and MAP sensor.
by johnnybaby
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 1998 1.4 erratic idle
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

1998 1.4 erratic idle

Hi. My 1998 1.4 has done 12000. It has a very erratic idle, sometimes almost stalling. The revs can go from normal idle down to 2 or3 hundred and then will pick up again. It has stalled a couple of time, that's in neutral, the clutch is ok. It drives ok and the fuel economy doesn't seem to have suff...