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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-29-02, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Misfire at idle

My EB I6 has a severe misfire at idle, but only when hot (normal operating temp). I'll be sitting at the traffic lights when the car will shudder momentarily, and then a few seconds later do it again and continue to do it every few seconds until I accellerate. The cars runs fine apart from that during normal driving. It doesn't have this misfire when cold! It has only started doing it recently since I had the head gasket done a few weeks ago. I am worried that maybe a valve is sticking or burnt out, but wouldn't this affect the car all the time? It could be some sort of tuning thing I guess, I haven't checked things like plugs or leads yet. Anyone got any ideas as to what the problem could be?

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

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Eliminate plugs and HT leads first. Might just be a loose HT lead.

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