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    hi guys, got a problem with my 2.2 petrol sig. had the dreaded car with spanner through it light come on for a few days but it went of after a restart of the engine with no obvious problems. then the car would start and die after about 10 seconds. if the key was removed and wait a minute the engine would start every time but die after the same amount of time. after waiting for several minutes eventualy the engine would stay in and we could get on our way, but the the fault would come back when the engine was turned off, it would start and then die. the fuel pump was replaced a last year at the stealers, but i dont know if the regulator was done. anyone else had similar problems? thanks in advance.

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    sounds like the regulator mate

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    thanks markj123, had my suspisions but wanted to ask as its an itermitant prob. i have a obd2 tool but it isnt reading any dtc codes.

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    mine was intermittent for ages till it went completely

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    ive read the fault is due to the regulator overheating and 'sticking' which allows the fuel pressure to fail to the point where the fuel pressure sensor signals the ECU which then shuts the engine down. that may be why it wont start until a few minutes have passed, ie untill it cools? was your problem solved by replacing the regulator? cheers for the response mate.

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    I had the sensor replaced about 60 quid but must admit thought regulator and sensor were the same thing lol

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    so did i! i'll get on the case next week when things are open. thanks again for your help markj23.
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