Hi, I have owned and enjoyed my 1987 CX 2.5 GTI auto for over ten years. However of late she has started misbehaving.
For no apparent reason the engine would drop down to 2 cylinders and believe me their is nothing worse than a CX running on two cylinders! Sometimes the engine would keep running and a few 'blips' on the throttle fire back to all for. Sometimes it would stall and either restart in a few minutes or have to be taken back home on the back of a truck.
Over the last three months the following have been replaced; the coils (with new coils), plug leads, plugs, a rebuilt alternator and new battery.
This seemed to have cured the problem and my confidence in the car improved.
However, after 1000kms of motoring the problem has reared its ugly head again. It now appears to happen when accelerating , drops down to 2 cylinders and stalls.
Has anyone out there experienced this issue?
I really would like to solve this CX malady.