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Old 10-06-2003, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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Started her up this morning - ran a bit woolly - settled down a bit - took off nice and easy - did app. 2k's put my foot down in 3rd, didn't want to go - tried 2nd, didn't want to go. The acceleration felt as though it was down by half or worse. I drove straight to a dealership(app. 15k's) - switched it off - booked car in - came out - started car, and it fired up and drove fine.
It wasn't running rich, it just felt as though half the cylinders were out. Tried the traction control to see if maybe that was swiching off cylinders, but no change.
I hope it has logged some kind of fault code.
Not much fun driving an XR4.
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Old 10-06-2003, 20:30   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-06-2003, 20:52   #3 (permalink)
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I thought the same myself, whilst searching for hidden positives in this undesirable situation. the other is a lumpy exhaust note (but not a nice lump).
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Old 10-06-2003, 23:19   #4 (permalink)
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Picked my car up from the dealer, and as luck would have it there were no codes relevant to the engine perfomance, only one for the air conditioning, and one for the B.E.M.(body electronics module).
Hopefully if it plays up again I can get it diagnosed before I have to switch the engine off; not giving it a chance to reset.
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Re: 4 Cylinder BAXR8

Its happened a couple of times to me, if you switch the car off, remove the keys and remote-lock the doors, wait 10 seconds, unlock and fire-up.

It seams the computer goes into safe mode for an unknown reason so u have to reset via remote armer.

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Not much fun driving an XR4.
Better than a XR3 Turbo
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Old 10-09-2003, 00:33   #7 (permalink)
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Could it be as simple as dirty fuel (water ect). I had the same trouble with my old xls v8 after fuelling up at a independant service station.
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If it was dirty fuel the problem would not of gone away, refer to my above post for the reason. Others must have had this experience?

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Better than a XR3 Turbo
That would be a QAD-T or as AP might put it these days- TEM. Surely though a XR3 Turbo would still be better than an XR2 Turbo Capri?
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If it was dirty fuel the problem would not of gone away, refer to my above post for the reason. Others must have had this experience?

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