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In Topic: 'o4 Streetka Running Rough On 98 Octane?

23 October 2014 - 08:38 AM

ok that makes sense ... BUT I didn replace the plugs!


I returned the expensive plugs to Ford and on the way to buying some Bosch ones the light went out and the car started running perfectly. mystery!?!


defo some kinds little electrical gremlin goin on tho cos even tho she is runnin fine atm, the alarm beeps sometimes when i unlock the central locking (never did this for the first 3 years of owning the car) and also sometimes there is a delay in my dash lights coming on when i turn on my headlights. oh and my heated seats dodnt work but i just assumed that was a fuse?

In Topic: 'o4 Streetka Running Rough On 98 Octane?

21 October 2014 - 01:46 PM

update: after finding out that ford parts are made by Bosch and can be sourced much cheaper online I returned the £28 set of plugs i had bought and low and behold the car is running absolutely fine.


plus the engine mgmt light has turned itself off!?!  i dint even think that was possible without a diagnostic tool being plugged in to reset the light???


anyway while she is running fine im gona sit tight n hope for the best. if she starts missing again i"ll buy some bosch plugs on ebay and get them fitted.


if the problem then persists i have found an online breakers who will suply a genuine, tested coil pack and leads set for £15 including delivery with a 3 month warranty!

In Topic: Engine Management Light

20 October 2014 - 06:59 PM

ah nice one artscot i didnt know tht about fords stuff being bosch!

a very handy tip because yea the ford prices are a joke. they want £160 for a coil pack and i can get a brand new bosch one on ebay for £46


OR there is a breakers yard selling a genuine, tested and working,  coil pack AND leads for £20 including postage with a 3 month warranty!



In Topic: 'o4 Streetka Running Rough On 98 Octane?

20 October 2014 - 04:14 PM

i dont know what plugs are fitted but probably cheap ones that the garage got from the same place as they got the coil pack n leads from.


have got some prices from ford:


set of plugs £28

set of leads £120

coil pack £160


gona start with plugs  first n hope that sorts it before moving to the more expensive stuff.


fingers crossed!

In Topic: 'o4 Streetka Running Rough On 98 Octane?

20 October 2014 - 03:08 PM

ok after more research im pretty sure its either


1 car doesn like the non gen leads

2 car doesn like the non gen coil pack

3 one of the new plugs is misfiring.


ideally id like not to have to buy genuine ford leads AND coil pack so which one should i try first?


also if it is one of the plugs not working properly how do i find out which one?

does each plug interact with a different cylinder?