Latest one, My car was not used for almost 2 months. After returning, i cranked the engine, reversed, took her out, till now all seems okay..then after slotting into first, car jerks(initial slag and sudden pull). I take it lightly and slot it into 2nd, and the magnitude of jerks multiplies. I quickly accelerate and cog her into third, all fine. Now, i thought this to be normal after such a long hibernation. I was driving from Hyderabad to Secunderabad(you know what i mean, heavy traffic) and numerous down shifts resulting to repeated jerks. Then suddenly a major jerk and speedo dies. Somehow reached the destination, following points noted:-
1. Speedo dead.
2. Major drop in pickup.
3. Engine RPM reaching upto 4000 RPM
with engine refusing to perform beyond 100 KMPH.
4. Excessive black smoke!
5. And last.. engine malfunction light glowing.
Fixed an appointment at Malik cars. Problem diagnosed as damaged wires to ECU. It's a RODENT ATTACK!
For replacing wires and a new set of connectors they charged me 1200/-. Result, ohh the car is back on road with previous performance.