Hi to all,
I was wondering if I could pick some brains about what is 'normal'. I've got a 2011 SIgma 150 Roadsport which I tend to look after myself. Cambelt done professionally but all servicing is in house. Up to now all has been fine.
In September I was driving along the A48 at Bridgend when the car just stopped running when I stopped at one of the major roundabouts. Not good being stuck in the outside lane of a fast A road. Pushed to the side and waited for the RAC. The engine would turn over, fire for about a second but not run. There was a spark, the fuel pump primes, the TPS was fine. After a few hours by the side of the road - a big thank you to Dave in Porthcawl for checking up on me, I got home on a flat bed.
Since then have checked over repeatedly, it turns over, fires but doesn't run for more than 1 -2 sec. Have browsed the site and changed TPS and lambda to no effect. Earths cleaned, battery fully charged, new plugs 2 years ago (3k miles), inertia wotsit checked & bypassed.
Checking the immobiliser today, it's the Sterling type with the dongle and loop around the lock. The LED does not illuminate at rest at all, on turning the key to the power on position it gives 1 flash then nothing, turning off it gives 1 flash then nothing at all. There is no steady light when in the starting position or flashing LED when the key is removed.
I was just wondering if the collective experience of the elders would be that it's not working correctly and stuffed. If so any suggestions about what to do or where to go, would this be a job for a local electrician to sort? I am game to remove one after many years of dealing with 1970s Fiat electrics!