11-04-2018, 12:22 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Originally Posted by Eukangaroo
I have replaced the headgasket on my 2008 Sx4 - 1.6L manual 4x4- EU
The engine was running fine but was using water (Leaking in to cylinder 2)
The engine wont idle properly, it revs fine, but it is like it misses and intermittent stall like it needs air at idle.
The traction light keeps flashing and I cant clear the code (C1122 - Engine speed sensor - wrong signal)
I have now timed the engine three times just to make sure as i can't really think of what else it could be. But the timing is spot on. Its a quite simple timing, three marks on the cam and crank. Even has extra marks on the chain just so that you cants crew it up.
I've had the head and all valves/valve seats machined.
Any ideas or something that anyone has seen before?
C1122 I always thought was an electric power steering code?
Vehicle speed signal is 50 km/h (31 rpm) or more and engine
speed signal is 220 rpm or more for 20 seconds continuously
(1 driving cycle detection logic)
I wonder if you have snagged a wire or accidentally unplugged something.
This may or may not affect the idling, but certainly explains the traction control light.
The other option is have you got the timing 180 degrees out? Not sure on your model, but a lot cam time on #4 and ignition time on #1.
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