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    Whilst on my way to and from Belfast yesterday a car with spanner light came on approx 10 times,a few times the light came on and then went off a few seconds later,but times it came on and stayed on and the car lost some power..I know that i`ll need to get it hooked up to a code reader but has anyone any pointers as to what might be causing the light to come on so often on a 160 mile round trip??

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    Mine did it recently and then the light stayed on and car went intro limp home mode. Vx diagnosed a blocked EGR valve. Car also jerked occasionally.

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    without knowing what engine you have & were you booting it or idling at a junction etc... it's totally guess work

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    It`s a 2.0dti,my light came on whilst normal driving,i had it hooked up to a code reader and it showed 2 codes for the egr valve,so the cars booked into the garage on saturday to have the egr and boost sensor cleaned

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    It's easy to do yourself bud. How much are they charging you?

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    It`s booked into a mates garage to get cleaned,he`ll probably look for a few beer tokens!!

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    as it's a dti, check the vac & boost system for splits etc...

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    Thanks m8,i`m going to get him to give it a good check over,pipes and all

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    Mine did this. It was giving codes for the EGR valve. Take the car for a run, and find the vaccum pipe going to the turbo. It'll come from a small ish unit on the right of the engine I think. If it's burning hot, the vaccum actuator has failed. About 40 quid from VX.

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    Any chance of a pic m8,so i can have this checked out also?

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