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burner799
10-16-2006, 06:12 PM
I had a cylinder 2 misfire, car felt like it was on 3 cylinders.....cause it was lol. Okay so i tried to limp it the rest of the way home (couple blocks) and cel stops flashing, car is fine now. Am i looking at injectors here? or could it still be the coil pack? spark plugs? why would it do that then just stop and run fine? I know its #2 misfire because my friend came and got code before i decided to drive it the rest of the way home. thanks for advice in advance.

Shit. just pulled coilpakcs 2,3,4. There is oil on the plugs and a little on the outisde as well.....this is not good right.

hey4
10-16-2006, 07:00 PM
it's mostlikely your ignition control module. I believe the code is either Cylinder 2 or 3 misfire. It might work for a bit but it will happen again. I know firsthand. Also check your MAF and plugs before you buy anything. ICMs are quite spendy.

burner799
10-16-2006, 07:27 PM
note the comment about oil around where the coilpack goes in.....headgasket?

GraysonF
10-16-2006, 07:27 PM
i bet 1000000000000 dollars its your ICM. Flashing CEL, and Cylinder 2 Misfire. Cylinder 2 is the one to misfire with a poopy ICM. i went through the same thing 2 months ago.

burner799
10-16-2006, 07:29 PM
right but guys....what about oil around the tips of my coilpacks?

pipe7284
10-16-2006, 07:51 PM
same thing happens on my gf 2000 jetta 2.slow, cel flashes every now and then. so maybe i should change my ICM? car has new sparck plugs and ignition wires.

svra42.8
10-16-2006, 07:52 PM
my roommate's 1.8t had the same problem we changed the coil pack first..no dif. then we replaced the ICM and it was fine

burner799
10-16-2006, 09:15 PM
okay you are all telling me about my ignition problem. This doesn't cause oil around the spark plugs though.....does it....why is there oil around every spark plug????

G-low
10-16-2006, 09:22 PM
could be a leak from the gasket around the plug holes under the valve cover

burner799
10-16-2006, 09:34 PM
= I need a new head gasket right? shouldnt drive it like this sould i?


Edit: car runs fine now......could this be oil sludge issue? going to get oil/filter change tomorow just in case

GraysonF
10-17-2006, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by burner799

Edit: car runs fine now......could this be oil sludge issue? going to get oil/filter change tomorow just in case

car will have its moments. some days are good, some are bad. i garuntee this afternoon your symptoms will show

burner799
10-17-2006, 08:45 AM
I am leaving it in the garage and going to the mechanic. I guess i will do seals along with TB which is due at 65k now,lightweight pulley, and apr snub. I just paid for chipped ecu to be shipped yesterday too : (

G-low
10-17-2006, 12:53 PM
= I need a new head gasket right? shouldnt drive it like this sould i?

i was talking about one of the gaskets that goes inside the valve cover .............not the headgasket

it gets sandwiched inbetween the valve cover and the holes for the plug wires

but if your doing a TB replacement take the head off at the same time and replace the headgasket it isnt that much more work

burner799
10-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Had my valve cover seals replaced today. Hopefully misfire issue doesn't come back. I think it was cause the spark plug was drenched in oil.

hey4
10-17-2006, 06:39 PM
it's gonna be normal for the spark to be soaked in oil. It's from the misifiring. Now if it's soaked further up on the white part it could be your gasket underneath the valvecover. Dunno what it's called but they are really cheap. Just 4 holes for the plugs to fit through prettymuch. You can take off the valvecover and check. Pretty easy . Takes about 20 min.

SirDaft1
10-17-2006, 09:28 PM
Yeah go to the Stealership for that gasket. It comes with an entire valve cover gasket set... I paid around $40 for the whole thing.

burner799
10-17-2006, 10:56 PM
I had my mechanic do the valve cover gasket for me. Regret it afterwards, its really easy.