Abarth Grande Punto
Washing my car on Saturday, nothing out of the norm. Dry it off and drive up the shops to get a paper..... anyway I got home and just went in. About 6 hours later I go outside to move my car out of the drive and I go to start it and it just spluttered and stopped so i am thinking s**t whats going on, so I try again and it fires (well sort off!). Well my car went from purring like a cat to rumbling like a old vw campervan the car shook when i revved it and the smell of petrol was strong so I pop the bonnet to have a look, only to find my engine soaking wet! After some investigation I found out that it was not running on all 4 cylinders and was running so unevenly and dont get me wrong it didnt sound that bad!!! Just not right, so I thought I would take it for a gentle drive around the block to heat up the engine so that any water would evaporate. Got it to the top of the road and it spluttered and stopped! So it fired up again and off I went, You can imagine the noise it was making only firing on about 2 cylinders and spark plugs soaked! Well lets just say I got it home and about 2 hours later after some rest and heat it was fine!!
My advice is do not wash your engine!! or purposely spray inside any engine grills. I thought my car was gonna blow up!! anyone else had this happen???