Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Desperate - Rough running EL XR8
Hi all. I'm having a prob with my car. It does this weird thing sometimes, where when driving, or even sitting at traffic lights, it will start running really rough. The revs may drop right off, and sometimes the engine will realise and quickly increase revs to make it idle correctly again.
Sometimes, it doesn't correct itself.
The other night driving home, it started doing this again. Real jerky acceleration, to the point where it was just rev (pause for a second) rev (pause for a second) rev (pause for a second) rev (pause for a second) - you get the idea. I could put my foot flat on the accelerator and it wouldn't increase the revs AT ALL. I had to stop and turn the car off. When it restarted, it seemed to be fine.
I have put injector cleaner through. I've replaced spark plugs, and leads with Bosch and Top Gun respectively.
My mechanic now says it may be the AIR FLOW METER, but isn't sure. This item costs $1500!
Any other suggestions, or where, if need be, I could get an aftermarket or rebuild kit for this dumb thing.
If I do have to replace it and spend this much money, is there another similar part that I could get for increased performance since I'm already spending that much money.
I'm desperate. This has been going on for too long. The car's only done 43,000 kms.
Thanks in advance.