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MG MGF Technical - Engine running rough
|I have a '97' MGF VVC, head gasket replaced in Jan, starter motor replaced in Feb. I have noticed just recently especially this morn, that may car has been running a little rough, especially this morn when it took 10 mins to start. Over the past few days it seems to run rough by juddering a lot as i change gears, i spose the simplest way of putting it, is as thouhgh its got kangaroo juice in it.....When I got to my destination today, I looked at the engine and noticed the pipe to the air filter box (note, I am by no means an expert in this area) had come loose, could this be the prob????|
Anyone with any ideas would greatly be appreciated....
|Any one gonna help??|
Sounds like it needs a service, particularly check ignition system, plugs & leads etc.
I also always change oil more regularly than the stated 12K interval and use the best parts I can get my hands on (platinum plugs etc). It will pay off in the long run.
Keep an eye on the temp gauge & water levels also, rough running can precede an HGF.
|Russ D Mellor|
|Another thought is an inlet manifold leak.|
How is the car idling?
What makes the problem worse?
Any untoward noises?
A classic problem with the VVC is the cam bolt working its way loose - might be worth removing the cam belt cover and checking the torque of the retaining bolts...
|My 2000 vvc had a similar problem whwn the map sensor failed. It was particularly bad on cold mornings and gave the 'kangaroo' effect. It was found after a session on Test Book and cost £120 for a new sensor.|
This thread was discussed on 08/03/2006
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