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running like a dog....

UK W reg 230 CLK Kompressor... checked and filled oil yesterday.. all seemed OK... went out... came back went back out and noticed oil all over yard... lifted bonnet to find i had not screwed oil filler cap on properly.. oil all over head and on yard!!.. went to local valeters for engine steam clean... all ran well for 20 miles... stopped for 2 hours.. got back in and ran fine... after 3 miles pulled away a bit sharpe away from traffic lights and it ran like a dog... stopped switched engine off - started again ran ok until i hit over 3000 rpm... stopped and started a few times and does the same thing... everything looks good under the hood.. could it be condensation from the steam clean... if so where would i look... just feels there is no power.. thanks, stressed!
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It sounds like some moister got into an electrical connector and is shorting something out. I would let the car sit for 24 hours to let everything dry and see if she runs ok after that.

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Hi all

sorted... took the old girl down to the local spannersmith and he sorted it.. said there was water all over the shop...

£20 for steam clean
£40 for fixing
£15 for taxi's
£200 lost days earnings
£275 TOTAL!!

lesson learned..don't go down the steam clean route again!!
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