POOR ENGINE

  • Tiny
  • martyn cee
  • 1997 Vauxhall Tigra
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD

Sooty deposit spray from exhaust, no water though, exhaust is dry, no loss of coolant, no loss of oil, poor /rough idling, compression down on no 2, plug 1, sooty, 2 and 3 oily 4'clean' smell of unburn fuel or a very 'sweet smell' /chemical smell from exhaust, (not excessive smoke/vapour whilst running, coolant drained and replaced, put put put type noise from exhaust, little bit of 'blowback' popping noise from front of exhaust (sounds like an old tug boat chuffin along) poor accleration/delayed pickup
think thats all.

any clues or am I up poo creak without a paddle? Lol

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM

3 Replies

  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,993 posts

Do a dry then wet comprtession test and post results. But suspect car has bought the farm

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 AT 6:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • martyn cee
  • Member

You mean dead? Oh no. Where is a resurrectionist when you need one?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 AT 6:13 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,993 posts

Would not pull plug yet till test results in.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 AT 6:45 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions