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    power loss

    Hi all

    the mi16's doing strange things! When cornering under accerleration, the engine seems to, i guess u could say stutter. the revs start to climb very slowly until its going in a straight line again, then it climbs as per usual.

    I was thinking it could be play in the drive shafts that doesnt like a load being put on it...

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    - '03 Xsara VTS -

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    Hey there Mi16 buddy!!!

    I have not had this problem in my Mi16 but have had it in my old 505 STi. It basically comes down to fuel starvation from what I could tell. If you throw is hard into a corner or try and spin the rear wheels (hey -I was on my "P's"!!) turning right out of a street and get it to fish tail, it would cough and fart until the sideways inertia stopped. From what I could tell that car was MPI rather than single point so the fuel rail was not getting enough pressure. I am not sure about the fuel rail on a series one Mi16, but there is a regulator which controls back pressure caused by the instant 'shutting off' of the injectors. Like pipe hammering in water pipes at home when you turn off a tap really quickly. These have known to become faulty items per my local Pug Service Manager
    in Brookvale.

    Hope this helps!

    Stu G
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    mmmmm

    its a series 2 like yours!

    why would it only happen with sidewards inertia?
    if this part is faulty couldnt it do it when going forward?
    Stupid cars with there stupid fiddly bits that dont work.............what am i saying, i love this car!

    mmmm

    oh well, thanks for the help
    - '03 Xsara VTS -

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    Im haveing the same problem with my 309gti.
    But it started when hitting bumps when driving in a straight line and i yesterday noticed it when cornering hard.

    Is this part an easy fix? Or am i going to be up for some serious money?

    Cheers

    Nath

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    Sounds like could be fuel surge. . . (ie happening under conrnering). Surge tanks aren't that expensive (like $50-200. depends where ya get them). Could solve the problem. or maybe change your fuel filter. I had a similiar problem, changed it and it went good again.

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    One other unusual possibility that is worth considering in these sorts of situations is at the other end of the engine! Internally damaged mufflers or cats can have bits wobble about in hard cornering situations.

    I spent three days off the road in Cann River a couple of years ago while we (me and a quite competent local bunch of mechanics) tried to figure out why I had suddenly lost engine on a windy, hilly section of road. It ultimately turned out that a bad load of fuel (at the time when Mobil were having problems) had destroyed the Cat, which had lodged itself in an aperture in the muffler system, completely preventing the engine from running!

    Before we discovered it we had dismantled just about everything from the tank to the engine.

    Try the same sort of manouvers with the tank full.

    On an injected car, if the problem occurs with both a full tank of fuel and an empty one, I'd be looking beyond fuel surge.
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