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    The brake pad warning light came on a few days ago, today on my way to gat new pads it started flashing with the i symbol in the middle and then the car weant into limp mode ,
    Is this all liinked ( i hope so )
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    Whats the mileage on your car? The reason i ask is my cars done 37000 miles and as far as i know the pads have never been changed. It had 18000 miles on it when i bought it. I reckon they must be close to needing changed.

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    Sadly not, all the brake sensor does is keep a circuit going, once you wear through it it goes open circuit and puts the light on, it shouldn't chuck the limp on as well, if it's a petrol Vec and it still runs fine try cleaning the egr valve and throttle body housing.

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    The car has done 120,k its a 2dti

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    I stopped the car and restarted and after a little bit black smoke it seemed to be ok but , thats not the way things go with me .

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    I think you might have mass air meter trouble from what you say, common fault on dti's, all the acceleration goes and it feels like the turbo isn't working.

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