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    Unhappy Signum 3.0 V6 Auto - Limp Home

    Hello, sorry my first posts are going to be problems, got the Signum last weekend as I need to start driving up from Man to Edinburgh quite frequently in the coming months with the first trip tomorrow (with an added Glasgow in there too so 470 mile round trip)

    I sold my old Toyota MR2 as it would probably have killed me and so far teh Siggy has been fun with only minor probs like air-con etc which I'll get fixed on the dealers warranty.

    Last night, however, I got the car and spanner light and revs limited to 2k which was fun going over Barton Bridge (for anyone that know the area). I'd been on the M60 for 10 miles fine, then pulled off to call in a shop so around 2 miles of stop start 0-30 mph, then as I was on the roundabout to join the M60 again with no choice but to carry on it showed the light and limped home.

    Started the engine again after ten minutes and all was fine as it was on the drive to work this morning.

    I've read and read and read all the posts and how2s and plan a good old sensor clean up and also plan on getting an OBD2 reader but what does everyone think about tomorrow's trip? I don't particularly have a choice as I have two places to be in Edinburgh and 1 in Glasgow leaving a lot of disappointed people and probably won't get paid for the day and will only have to do it next week instead.

    Without knowing the codes, is it actually a blessing that I'll be on cruise at 2k revs on the M6 for hours or should I go A roads as soon as poss and keep the rev range all over the place?

    Is it ok to drive until it happens again then pull over, cool down a bit, stretch my legs then set off again hopefully cleared? I mean, I assume I'm not going to damage it, that being the whole point of the aggressive limp home mode.

    Thanks in advance.

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    My old Signum survived almost 5k of constant limp mode...yours will be fine for a week lol

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    I take it you tried to fix it but never found the cause then?

    It's looking like I bought a lemon but at the price I've got a bit spare to try to fix it. Same with the MR2, not much of the original car was left in the end!

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    Dont know if the pedal trick will work on yours mate but worth a go to try and read codes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    Dont know if the pedal trick will work on yours mate but worth a go to try and read codes ?
    dont work on th y30dt's paul , unless he has a y30dt

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    dont work on th y30dt's paul , unless he has a y30dt
    Havent a clue about the V6's mate ,

    Saying that i also dont have a clue on my 2.2 direct lol

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    Thanks, I'm going to have to risk it anyway, the Edinburgh to Glasgow leg is the only time critical one so if I'm limping all the time it doesn't matter too much.

    One thing I noticed was the garage appear to have over filled with oil which I assume means more than average oil being spewed out, I suppose that might have clogged some sensors in the process. Hopefully not damaging anything, I haven't got time to sort it before tomorrow.

    I promise I'll take more care of the car after tomorrow lol.

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    I did find the problem but I was tight with money at the time

    Does your car smoke, judder, anything other than limited rpm?


    Oh and BTW...the pedal trick does work on some Y30DT's

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    No and to be fair, it's only rev limited once, seems fine today. There is a slight judder under braking at slow speed but put that down to warped discs or similar. No seen any smoke.

    Might try the pedal trick at the weekend, does it work in an auto as well?

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