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Engine management light

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Martin Smith, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Martin Smith

    Martin Smith Copenworld Newbie

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    Slight loss of power and engine management light has come on. Is there a common problem?
     
  2. Chrismadeley

    Chrismadeley Copenworld Member

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    With mine its usually intermittent misfire in one or more cylinders. Do you have a code reader? Have you changed the plugs recently? Supposed to be changed every 2 years apparently.
     
  3. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Avoid driving the car and get an OBD2 Code Reader to figure out whats wrong.
     
  4. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    The plugs? 5 years for the standard iridium plugs. Yearly for the copper plugs
     
  5. Martin Smith

    Martin Smith Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for that, it was a misfire, diagnosed with a code reader.
     
  6. Neil50

    Neil50 Copenworld Regular

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    Did you get it fixed, and if so what did you do? My wifes copen has a misfire and will be checking plugs etc this week.
     
  7. Martin Smith

    Martin Smith Copenworld Newbie

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    Yes, did get it fixed. The guy I bought it from brought his diagnostic kit round, which showed it was to do with fuel delivery to the engine - tube had become wedged and twisted round another, so it was a simple sort out. He also told me to make sure I was using super unleaded.
     
  8. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Normal unleaded is fine for a stock Copen. Super is a waste of money
     
  9. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    You guys still have regular unleaded? We don't since 2009 or so...
    We have Super E10, Super E5, Super Plus.
    Runs great with Super E5, E10 is not permitted by Daihatsu :D
     
  10. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    In Ireland, yeah. Two types of fuel pumps - petrol or diesel! You've no choice
     

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