Hey all, new to board. I have a few questions for all and sundry.
My car is running on optimax. first engine, cracked piston. has anyone else heard about this? I heard a few lancers suffered the same fate. sigh.
New motor now. european import. 9.6:1 comp ratio. timing is @ 7degrees. On optimax, it pings in the top end above 5500. really annoying when doing 3rd gear overtake. I run nulon octane booster to stop it. sometimes, when sitting at lights and car has a chance to heat soak, it pings when i drive off. neyarrgh. i hate australian crap fuel. i want 100 ron fuel. anyone with suggestions?
also, another question. sometimes when crusing @ 80 or 100, the car seems to hesitate, the pickup. its really weird. does anyone know if the 205 GTI 87 motronic ECU have a safe mode? the stop light doesn't come on. but its really annoying. sometimes when accellerating the car holds back, then lurches foward. bloody annoying. if anyone can help, would be appreciated. have replaced throttle body, injectors, pressure regulator, spark plugs, leads. next thing, coil, spark firer, o2 sensor, ($1000, thanks peugeot) aFM ($1050, thanks bosch). . sigh.