1999 Hyundai Coupe F2 Evolution 2.0 litre from UK and Ireland
This car is nice looking, and drives really well
I have owned my Hyundai Coupe F2 Evolution for just over 2 years now.
It has been great until recently, I had the car up for sale and it was left standing for 3 weeks, but I would start it up on weekends no problem.
I then decided not to sell it, and when I started it up, the engine revs were low, it was very loud and the whole car was rattling. I thought it was the exhaust, so I got it on a ramp, and the downpipe and cat were glowing red hot, I got the cat sorted, but it is now popping and banging, and my mechanic said it is running on two cylinders and he doesn't know why. Overall it doesn't sound good, has anybody else had any problems like this? Thanks!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th February, 2011
26th Apr 2012, 15:42
I might be a bit late answering to your problem, but it sounds to me as if you have flooded the engine by starting it at weekends, and perhaps not warming it up. The cat will glow red hot if the car is misfiring, as unburnt fuel is burning when it gets into the cat. The remedy is to remove and dry out the spark plugs, then give the car a run to warm it up.