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    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

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    Hi guys, ive finally had a little time to wash my car and do a little maintenance but i still get the spanner light when i turn it on. It doesnt seem to affect the running and turns off after a short while but does anybody have an idea what this is? I havent cleaned the egr valve yet but did do the boost sensor.

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    Sounds more like glow plugs buddy

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    damn... didnt fancy doing that job

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    I've not personally done it but I'm led to believe the cdtis are easier to do than the dti (and they are a nightmare)
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    if it only does it first thing / or when fully cooled down

    and goes off after about 3 - 4 miles.

    then yep, deffo sounds like a glow plug issue.

    I had this on my cdti 150, changed the offending in about 10 minutes total time

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    Ill still put it in a garage, i dont fancy breaking a plug in the socket and having to get it out

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    I'll read your codes for you to confirm...shout me when you want it doing

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    You'll more than likely get a P0380 error, which is what i got last week as mines doing exactly the same!

    New glow plugs are needed

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    You'll more than likely get a P0380 error, which is what i got last week as mines doing exactly the same!

    New glow plugs are needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kman247 View Post
    I'll read your codes for you to confirm...shout me when you want it doing
    Thanks buddy, will defo pay you a visit. i get the car insured on thursday so will be then.

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderpantz View Post
    You'll more than likely get a P0380 error, which is what i got last week as mines doing exactly the same!

    New glow plugs are needed
    Thanks guys, i guess ill be changing the glow plugs on payday Ill still get the tuning box tho, just not hids

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