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    Hi Folks.

    I have a 2003 2l Dti with 135k miles and just recently the yellow spanner warning light has been coming on intermittently. There does not seem to be any real pattern, sometimes it comes on and sometimes it does not. When it on the car lacks power and appears to be a little "rough" but when off it runs fine. I had the barometric sensor replaced about 6 months ago.

    Any idea what may be the cause please and it it possible to cure the problem with a good can of injector cleaner or fuel additive ?

    Many thanks

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    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150 BHP

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    sounds like your egr valve needs cleaned or changed depending if it is damaged or not

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    get the fault code read

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    Just an update to see if this helps. The yellow spanner keeps coming and going. Yesterday we went to Birmingham, a round trip of 350 miles, mostly motorway and the engine ran perfectly with no signs of the spanner. Today, whilst pootling around the town the spanner kept popping up. I have found out how to make it go away - accelerate (any gear) dip the clutch and coast for a short distance - spanner goes away !

    Does this give any clues please ?

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    Egr mate

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    Thanks. I have read that I can blank off the erg to eliminate this problem. Is this so, does it cause any problems (lack of power, less mpg, etc ) and where can I get a blanking plate for my 2003 2L dti please ?

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