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    Car and spanner light has come on the last couple of days,
    it comes on when i start the car for about 5 - 10 mins then go's out .could it be glow plugs or is it a fault reader job .

    Cdti 150

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    Defo sounds like glow plugs mate.. Only from a cold engine?

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    When I start the car warm it goes out as soon as its started. Seems to start ok when it's cold

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    yeh - it will show the spanner on every start to tell you you have a stored fault.

    these will still start without the glow plugs...

    Im in Ashford Middlesex if you want the codes read and possible plugs replaced?

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    Will it cause any other probs if I just leave it for now. Just thinking if you was still interested in doing my cambelt we could just leave it till then. Hopefully this month

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    I did pm you not sure if you got

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    Hey - wont cause any issue mate..

    Any yes - can do the glow plugs at the same time as the cam belt.. Approx £40 for a full set of 4 genuine VX plugs I seem to recall.

    Let me know when you want to do it?

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    ...and yah - I think I got all your PM's - last one was from you saying you would be intouch closer to the time etc.

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    Try turning the key a few times before starting the motor, this will bring the plugs on for longer for now untill you get chance to replace them

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    Bought a contitech drive belt from ecp a couple of weeks ago as they were in the sale , for when the cambelt gets done.Do you think a vx one would be better, and forget this one, it was only a tenner so no big deal

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