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    hey all just wanting some help
    when i get in the car after not using it car a few hours i have the car/spanner light come on but doesnt seem to have any effect on the car it only stays on for about 5 mins just wondering if anyone might have any idea why it comes on
    its the 1.9 cdti sri 150

    thanks

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    A faulty glow plug

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    I'll check it in the morning thanks for the reply

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    as already said... fauly glow plug, i have same issue & will be replacing them today

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    had my plugs changed , light still comes on sometimes then goes out.it doesnt affect car at all . if light stayed on i would worry . change plugs and see how it goes. good luck

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    Thanks for that chaps much appreciated nipped over the road to vauxhall and bought some will fit them on my break
    Just one other thing I noticed this morning is that there is a high pitch whine coming from the engine and gets worse the faster I go would this be caused by faulty glow plug or something completely different

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    Something different... you need to get someone to hold the revs down while you check around the engine to locate the source.
    Possible causes:
    Alternator bearings
    water pump bearings
    tensioners on any of the belts
    pullys as above.

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    Cheers fella hopefully be able to find it and save myself a bit of money

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