Technical Jet Black 2 EML/Start Stop

MikeyB1987

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Hi All

2014 Jet Black 2 1.4 8v

Got in it the other night (haven't driven it for a week or so and even then not any great distance or speed). Got a start/stop unavailable warning, together with flashing EML. Also noticed when I had it on the motorway it was really struggling to accelerate, foot to the floor, over about 55mph. In general it didn't have it's usual oomph, it's normally quite nippy.

Parked up at my destination, when I drove home and hour and a half later the EML had gone and by the s/s warning and associated light were still there (not that my S/S actually works anyway, the only time it kicks in is when I stall it but as my cruise control doesn't work either, I put that down to an iffy clutch sensor)
 

AndyRKett

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Flashing means the ECU is detecting a misfire, misfire likely means that it switches off stop start to protect the battery and to keep the engine running should it not ‘restart’ following a stop.

So the problem is a misfire and the stop start light is just a symptom
 
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