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Yesterday, making an enthusiastic start from a light (showing off to a friend), the throttle cut back and the engine management light started flashing. It stopped flashing a few minutes later and I thought it might have been a fluke but this morning on the way to work the light was glowing steadily and the idle felt like a bad spark plug. Took it to the dealer and after they replaced the plug further analysis determined a bad coil pack, which is now on order so I'm without my spider for the better part of a week while waiting for it. The tech implied that this isn't so rare and that sometimes when the cars are taken off the boat they are not properly charged before starting and the coils and plugs get stressed. Not sure if that excuse makes sense or not, but evidently the coil packs are something to watch for on cars with the 1.4 engine.