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    Hi im hoping someone might know whats the problem. ive taken it to my mechanic and they have had a few guesses but nothing they are sure about as its not showing any fault codes. its a 1.9 16v cdti sri and when driving for no apparent reason the oil can light with a spanner comes on and then all the power goes. It wouldnt even pull away at a roundabout and gets quiet scary as the mrs uses the car with the kids mainly so want to get fixed asap. Its fine if you switch it off and on again afterwards.
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    Are you sure it's not the light of a car with a spanner over it?

    If it is this light, there should be fault codes stored in the engine ECU which will point them in the direction of the fault.

    Oil can with a spanner sounds more like a 'service due' indicator. This wouldn't affect the power output or running of the car.

    From your description, and knowing the 1.9 engine, you could have a problem with the EGR valve.

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