Hello everyone - great forum!!
Purchased a Signum 2.0DTI about 2 weeks ago. Everything fine until a few days ago. First thing in the morning, (when the engine is dead cold), i turn the ignition on and get the spanner light come on for approx 15seconds. It makes no difference if i start the engine or not during the 15seconds. The engine starts and runs fine, however. The spanner light does not come again until the next morning,even if i leave it for a few hours. Luckily i purchased the vehicle from a vx dealer, so i've booked it in under their warranty. The guy i spoke to on the phone says it may just be an O2 sensor. Does anybody have any idea what it may be, so as i don't just get fobbed off with some lame excuse.
Also does anybody know if their is any fault code reader that will read this engine ecu. I have searched the forums but details on the protocols used on the diesel engines is very sketchy. Some people say that the car may use the new CAN-bus protocol, others say it uses a Simtec protocol. The car was registered in April 2004, so was obviously manufactured before this. I have read that the diesels didn't use the CAN-bus protocol until 'some time in 2004'. Is there any way to tell?
The website i had seen with the fault code readers was http://www.talktomycar.co.uk
Sorry this is a long (first) post, but just got a new toy, and i am full of questions.