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I have recently started to notice a misfire or a feeling of retarded ignition intermittantly. Also at the same time the petrol guage has stopped working and shows one bar less than a full tank and I can't lay my hands on the owners manual at the moment but in the trip computer one of the readings shows 180MPH! Any ideas??

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For the misfire check your plugs as they could be on their way out and check the leads for any signs of wear as they could be arcing out on the motor somewhere. the fuel gauge may need to be reset. whether this is done on a full tank and disconnecting the battery for a while im not to sure but it sounds like the logical sorta thing.

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