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    Default '53 2.0 DTi worrying me ....

    This has never happened before but as I'm making a 500 mile round trip this new year I thought I'd ask ....

    I have '53 2.0 DTi Elegance model on 84k. Had it for 18 months from 77k, never had a problem before.
    Fuel needle was showing in the red but warning light wasn't flashing so I thought I'd fill up to the brim for Christmas. After filling I turned the key to start it, got ignition lights and what looked like the engine with spanner symbol flashing but the car made no attempt to fire. Turned ignition off and tried it again, no spanner light but no firing either.
    Pushed the damn thing off the pump into a parking space and tried it again, fired straight away and seems ok now.
    Anyone got any ideas or if a fault was logged can it be read without ofcom/tech 2 etc just to give me a clue ?

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    First thing i would be checking mate is the earth from battery to body /engine,get hold of an old jump lead and attach it neg on the battery then clip onto somewhere on the engine where a good earth can be obtained and fire it up, ideally at the point where the car is failing to respond and see what happens,if it does start its odds on a bad earth in which case ALL earthing points need checking.

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    Get a scan done and see from there

    Last edited by C-Owner; 24th December 2012 at 19:12.

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    I'd be hazarding a guess as a communication fault

    get codes read and go from their

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    Immobiliser. My first Vectra (52 reg pre-face 2.2 DTi) done this once, and never again...

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