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Old 02-04-2012, 05:26 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Just a quick thought, my 2p.

I had a cracked windscreen in George a couple of months ago. When it was being replaced the guy insisted on disconnecting the battery - "health and safety" - no idea why.

Afterwards George ran rough for a little while. I checked out the handy Haynes book and it suggested that removing power resets the ECU, and that it has to "relearn" its settings - fuel quality, timing etc. Mr Haynes recommended a quick blast at different speeds for about 20 minutes and its been fine since.

Just wondered if a long period of inactivity - even if the battery was still in the car - if the same thing happened ?

The cat on George is the next bit of pipe from the manifold which is lucky because the rear silencers have a reputation for rusting very quickly
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