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    hey guys im after a wee bit help with my 2004 sri cdti 120

    after i fitted my turbo a few weeks back ive been having some troubles with my spanner/car light coming on and the car going into limp mode,

    basically when i hit any speeds between 65-85mph (on private roads..!) the spanner/car light comes on instantly and the car goes into limp mode and wont rev past 3500rpm, so what i do is stop the car switch off ignition and restart it, and the light goes out and the car drives perfect with no limp mode?? until i again get up to the said speed,

    can anybody shed any light on what could be the problem? as im kinda stumped on this one

    any help is appreciated

    cheers

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    Have you had the fault code(s) read out? Beats guessing what's wrong.

    The free pedal trick might work.

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    the pedal trick doesnt work on my cdti, gonna get it on op-com or tech 2 and see whats happening but just trying to figure it out before it costs any more money

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    anybody?

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    do you have black smoke? is the emissions control light on?

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    had alot of black smoke when i first fitted the turbo but its calmed down now and the emissions lights not on, just the spanner light in the center of the clocks,

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    have you checked all boost pipes for splits,connections and collapsing under load?

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    Where about in fife are u mate as i have a code reader u can borrow ..

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    had a look at all the boost pipes but gonna check more in depth today,

    im in kennoway mate near leven, what code reader have you got? where in fife are you?

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    Ive got the http://www.auteltech.com/ms509.htm... If ur eml light is on then i should be able to tell wot it is & re-set it.. Im in burntisland mate..

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