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 Post subject: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:37 pm 
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My G/F's car is a EL wagon, sometimes when sitting at idle or even driving along it develops a misfire and idles rough for no apparent reason. give it a rev and it might go away otherwise it just passes with time.
any ideas what it could be thats causing this
It is LPG powered and runs even worse on petrol.

Also what can be done about it sitting high in temp when the A/c is turned on and its on gas
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:19 pm 
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check the vac lines. there might be a little hole on the MAP line that opens and closes when the engine shakes

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:22 pm 
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check:
sparkplugs
fuel filter
air filter
and vacuum lines
possibly even spark leads.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:55 pm 
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+1 for leads
check condition of plugs too,
also could be loose intake manifold bolts
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Unfortunately mate i have changed and checked all those things mentioned in this post and it has made no difference as it does exactly what your car does. Unfortunately the EF/EL have a rough idle which is intermittent and i have been advised to chip the car as they have a s**t idle which hunts and carries on. Maybe try to reset your computer by disconnecting the battery for 10 mins and reset the base idle. Might go a bit better but the chip is the way to go i reckon.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wagon Intermittent rough Idle
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:29 pm 
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try giving the isc valve a good clean with carby/throttle body cleaner and a cottonbud, may help

el's also check the rotor button and dizzy cap, use genuine bosch replacements
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