U0118 Lotus M or the Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow is the set whenever the computer sees that there is a problem with the flow coming from the purge valve or the purge flow is not enough within the EVAP system. The spark should have a light tan color. If the sensor probe comes with white and chalky parts, this means it has been lagging between switching phases, and should be replaced.
SymptomsSymptoms of a U0118 Lotus M diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. If all testing has passed so far yet you still have the same code, check your scan tool and see if it can open and close the IMRC valve.
Diagnostic trouble code U0118 Lotus M is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.
Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before U0118 Lotus M.
Fortunately, U0118 Lotus M is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.