I got the new coils and plugs installed. Plugs were pre-gapped at 0.035. I think I'm still feeling a miss.
Yeah... I know. Not sure how you thought I was saying they were related.
Does anyone have any answers to my questions? because you wrote about them in same list of issues with car, brake fluid level and how car runs are not linked in any way, that was my point and I was talking about your misfire issues.
I always gap plugs at 0.018 as coil packs on these cars are weak even when new, and its possible for on compression stroke to reduce the spark if gaps to high,
in last 12 months i have seen maybe 30 cars with this same engine in with misfires and nearly all of them had new coil packs and plugs and injectors and cam sensors etc,, and all of them still had a misfire,, most of these cars with 100k ish on them had like what i sent link for lower miles cars with 60k on them were mainly timing chain related issues,, not a good pattern is it,
personally i would not replace any parts until i had diagnosed it correctly in first place , as all the above owners were more p....off that they had spent hundreds on parts it never needed in first place, your better off finding someone who knows what they are doing and pay them the rate to diagnose it correctly ,, rather than the throw parts blindly at that issue and thinking even a blind dog will find a bone if keeps on going on,
i get cars from a number of garages where they have given up on them as the eobd system is so interlinked that so many things can trigger same fault codes,,,
example other day had a cooper s in with cat low efficiently so owner put new cat on it fault code came back with in 6 months he then put 2x 02 sensors on it, he is £560 in parts and what ever labour was from a garage,, can ran ok ish for a few months until timing chain jumped teeth,, real issue was timing chain was so stretched it was effecting the over lap on the valves this dumps unburnt fuel on to cat burns a hole through it also destroys the sensors at same time,, this also makes engine run lean and rich depending on where temps were this caused a meltdown of number 1 piston that happened after they only repaired the timing chain and fitted new cat and sensors again,, so at this point this guy had spent over £3500 on this car for same chain of events that could of been repaired in first place,,, by someone who has had many years of seeing what these things do all the time,, not a if its a when, and anyone thinking a 100k car will be as good as a new car is living in silly town, the above car was rebuilt about year a go guy loves it again and also listened to best bit of advice,, check oil every 300 miles, keep on max mark,, change oil every 8k with filter, timing chains changes at 60k and at least take for a good 20 miles 3k run once a weak ,