David, your symptoms sound soooo familiar. When I burnt (broke) a valve
the car would barely idle, yet I drove home 800 kms (slower than usual though).
Missing a cylinder really messes up the balance of the engine. I thought it might
leap right out from under the hood!
I think a compression test is the only way you can be sure if the head comes off or not.
Its not an easy job, but more satisfying than electrical quirks, squeaks, maintenance etc.
Better bragging rights in the pub too.
1992 XJS-4.0LDate: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 14:03:32 +0000
From: “David Hare” David_Hare@em.fcnbd.com
Subject: [modern] No so lucky after all
......I have now have a very bad idle, not a miss - the whole car
shakes. But at speed it still runs fine…