Hi, I have a Fiat Punto mk2 2001. After a DIY engine oil and oil filter change, the car was not running smoothly and after a day or two we experienced loss of power. It is very noticeable when accelerating from stationary or when going up a hill, it is literally without power. We took the car to our trusted mechanic who at first thought it might be a blocked catalytic converter since we noticed that I had put a bit too much oil (only did maybe 50Km with the extra oil in) and that upon being burned it might have helped the catalytic converter to get blocked. However upon loosening the exhaust manifold to bypass this, the car still remained with the same lack of power symptoms. He therefore then tried getting a set of coils (second hand for testing) however upon trying them, the issue was still present.
The ECU is not giving any faults, and upon checking the petrol pump pressure it
was a bit out of range and it was replaced with a brand new one, however the
problem still persists. He did compression test and values seem fine, we even go
the injectors cleaner however to no avail.
We are totally lost on what the possible reason might be. The parts and time
spent trying to solve this issue are now quite heavy and before just scrapping
the car and paying the bill for the parts, I would really like to ask you if you
can think of any other possible solution. Thanks!
- posted 2 years ago