USS ANNIEPRISE NCC 1701 A
lately I have been kind of worried about Ernie, my 1999 2.0 N.B. His tranny has been kicking extra hard, and he seemed to be getting harder to start. I only had 30k on the tune up I gave him when I bought him. Yesterday the CEL came on and I thought it was the oxygen to fuel ratio. Ever since I had the new CAT convertor on, about once a year, the CEL comes on, it always reads the same thing. However this time, it was different. He said there was multiple codes, cylinder #2 & #3 was misfiring. I took it to the only place in Louisville that has been up front with me, and they suggested a tune up. I took him in this morning my favorite mechanic came in and said, "You have good plug wires on there, I just don't think it is the wires. He changed the plugs, pulled it out, still misfire on #2 & 3! He did a check on the wires, they were fine. He then decided it must be the coil. I went to lunch with my spouse, came back, Ernie was ready to go. I COULD NOT BELIEVE the difference!!!! He shifted so smooth I was ashamed I had waited so long! It was incredible how much more power he had too. I wonder how long he had been hitting on the 2 good cylinders and once in a while on the 2 bad ones. I just had to share this with my Bug Buddies! It is so nice when you have something done to your car, and you can tell the difference.