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Engine light appeared yesterday, accompanied by “engine failure” indication.
I’m getting fault 0303 which indicates a problem on cylinder 3 (firing order).
This is actually he second cylinder and on checking, the plug is “black” compared to the other 3. 2 years ago I replaced a coil, the new one being a Lucas one. Coincidentally, that is also on the faulty cylinder,and it has a very strong electrical burning smell, more so than the others. I’ve been trying to test the coils with a multimeter, but am not getting readings that would positively define the faulty component. I’m not keen on driving it as it ended up with a definite misfire. Any clue re testing these coils much appreciated.
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Re: Coils

Swap the faulty coil with a coil from a different cylinder and see if the misfire moves with the coil.
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Re: Coils

Tried that but unfortunately the code remained at 0303. Plugs seem ok. As one of the coils has a heavy electrical burn out smell, I’m buying a new one to try. May work, but if not, it won’t have cost a fortune, and I’ll have a spare.
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Tried that but unfortunately the code remained at 0303. Plugs seem ok. As one of the coils has a heavy electrical burn out smell, I’m buying a new one to try. May work, but if not, it won’t have cost a fortune, and I’ll have a spare.
Swap spark plug from missing cylinder to not missing cylinder
See if fault moves
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Will do that tomorrow. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
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Re: Coils

Update. As indicated, problem was on cyl.3, which happens to the 3rd Cyl from timing belt end. It was indeed a failed coil. Replaced and running again. I noticed that the coil connector lead plugs all have broken “locks” but they’re a tight fit in the coil so should be ok. Thanks for help, everyone.
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Update. As indicated, problem was on cyl.3, which happens to the 3rd Cyl from timing belt end. It was indeed a failed coil. Replaced and running again. I noticed that the coil connector lead plugs all have broken “locks” but they’re a tight fit in the coil so should be ok. Thanks for help, everyone.
Thanks for getting back to us with result:-)
Glad it's fixed
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