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    Hi all,
    A couple of weeks ago i posted a thread about the engine light being on, on my 2.2 Petrol Signum. I took it to Reg Vardy Vxl in Leeds and they said if it wasnt a warranty issue then they would charge me £52 to diagnose the problem!! Anyway i took it down, as much as i didnt want to pay the £52, but as it turned out it was a 'swirl valve actuator' thats all covered by warranty. So i got the actuator replaced a week later. I picked it up and on the way home decided to put my foot down to see if it was better, it picked up well, before spluttering and the spanner light coming on. Excellent. I got home switched off and re-started, and the light had gone out.
    Then this weekend the same thing happened again, accellerated hard, splutter, spanner light, engine light, limp mode, stop the car, turn off and restart. The car runs again ok, but the engine light stayed on. So I took it back down today to RV and a couple of hours later i got a call saying it was a faulty spark plug, but unfortunately these arent covered by warranty.They charged me £52 for diagnosing the fault and wanted to charge me £70 for replacing the plugs, needless to say i went and got my own and changed them myself. I really couldn't see that this was the problem, but there again plugs can be intermittently faulty, and they are the 'experts'.
    So i test drove the car an hour ago and, hang on, let me just cut and paste the text from above...accellerated hard, splutter, spanner light, engine light, limp mode, stop the car, turn off and restart. The car runs again ok, but the engine light stayed on
    So again i will be going down to RV to get my money back from today and asking if they really can fix it... anyone else had any similar problems under fairly hard acceleration, (but only upto 4.5K revs..)

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    Thats reg vardy for you mate! Get your money back and try dixons in horsforth.

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    yep, i think i will, you did point me in there direction before, i just took it to Vardy's as its only a few miles away from work.
    Lets see what Reg has to say today!

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    well if it hasn't stored a fault code by now..

    oh, and it can't give a fault code for sparkplugs.. but it may have been the sparkpack if they think that a plug is down.. one of the coils may be failing in it..

    ask them what their EXACT diagnosis was..

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