I've got a P reg Sportrak XI-SE (petrol) 1600 and am having problems with cold starts. When pulling off in lower gears and trying to build up speed, it feels like someone is putting the hand brake on! Its been to the garage and had the distributor cap, HT leads and rotar arm replaced and they told me the ecu has a 'flat spot' in the warm up. They've quoted £1000 to replace the ecu (I presume that includes labour). Has anyone had this problem before? If I was to buy an ecu from somewhere, is it something I could change myself? Any recommendations on where to buy one?
Any assistance/information would be welcomed.