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Problem with car, can anyone help?

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I solved the problem with a SKODA mechanic.

The ignition coils had to be replaced. 2 of them.


I tried switching ignition coils to see if it made a difference, but I didn't see a difference, probably because both ignition coils were dead.

 

It now runs fine. It's expensive in Denmark, so it came in about 280 USD. For troubleshooting + parts.

 

Still a HECK of a lot cheaper than switching or repairing the engine or switching out the car.

I have a weird car problem on my skoda fabia 2003 1.2 petrol engine.

 

The motor indicator in the panel is on.

I've tried replacing the spark plugs, no difference.

 

I've checked the 3 cylinders for pressure.

1. 9 bar

2. 14 bar

3. 14 bar

 

I'm really wondering why.

 

Cylinder one makes no difference, if I plug it out or not. The engine runs unstable as the same, even if i unplug it.

 

Unplugging cylinder 2 or 3 makes it much worse. So it's obvious that the problem is with Cylinder 1.

 

On the cylinder 1

The spark plug was brown before replacement. So I thought It was burnt out or broken...

I can confirm that All 3 spark plugs give a spark.

However motor indicator lamp is still on and the engine still runs very unstable. (Cylinder one doesn't work)

 

Any ideas????

 

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Is it using oil? My guess would be that it is leaking oil into cylinder 1, hence low compression, which is fouling the spark plug preventing it from sparking.

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Could be anything really.

Pull the code from the computer and see what it is.

 

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Sell it. Skodas are shit. 

 

But anyway, I only work on 80s and 90s cars, so this might not apply to you. Its a diesel, so they run on compression. Therefore, I would take the head off and see if there is oil in Cyl 1. If there is, either sell it, or get the block replaced and fix it. I prefer you sell it though.

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16 hours ago, Monkey Dust said:

Is it using oil? My guess would be that it is leaking oil into cylinder 1, hence low compression, which is fouling the spark plug preventing it from sparking.

No, I didn't notice anything at least. Could be a little?

10 hours ago, yathis said:

Could be anything really.

Pull the code from the computer and see what it is.

 

Yeah, I'm going down to SKODA to see what's wrong. They might point me in the right direction at least.

9 hours ago, a e s t h e t i c a s said:

Sell it. Skodas are shit. 

 

But anyway, I only work on 80s and 90s cars, so this might not apply to you. Its a diesel, so they run on compression. Therefore, I would take the head off and see if there is oil in Cyl 1. If there is, either sell it, or get the block replaced and fix it. I prefer you sell it though.

It's VW. Same as Audi and VW Golf?

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I think it's better to consult with the professionals first

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8 hours ago, alexgrin said:

I think it's better to consult with the professionals first

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I solved the problem with a SKODA mechanic.

The ignition coils had to be replaced. 2 of them.


I tried switching ignition coils to see if it made a difference, but I didn't see a difference, probably because both ignition coils were dead.

 

It now runs fine. It's expensive in Denmark, so it came in about 280 USD. For troubleshooting + parts.

 

Still a HECK of a lot cheaper than switching or repairing the engine or switching out the car.

AMD Ryzen R9 5900X  | Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360  |  GIGABYTE X570S AERO G  |  2x32GB G'skill TridentZ 4000MHz  | MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming Z Trio 16GB Dark Base Pro 900 (Orange)  | TOSHIBA 4TB 3.5" Drive - Game Drive | KINGSTON SNVS1000G 1TB M.2 NVME SSD - Boot Drive | FSP Hydro PTM PRO 1000W |

 

Living Room PC: AMD Ryzen 2400G | MSI RX VEGA 56 8GB AERO | 2x8 GB Crucial Ballistix 2400MHz | Intenso 250GB SSD | Seagate 500 GB HDD | Node 202 + 850W PSU |

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