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    Eek Engine management icon lights up...

    First I get the 'yellow spanner' then that goes out and the 'engine management light' comes on and stays on and 120 BHP feels more like 25bhp

    This is getting a bit serious thinks I, as I look around the engine bay...
    I have been critical of VX dealers in Plymouth

    But, needs must when the devils drives so, I phone Evans Halshaw at Saltash and they offer to look at my Vec that morning while I wait.

    Excellent

    There is a window where one can peep into the workshop and my Vec was receiving attention from the foreman and another mechanic, after much revving and connection to computers the car was moved outside..

    Freedom, I thought...this'll be cheap too.

    To be fair to Evans Halshaw they have been very good and thorough.
    Its the 'inlet manifold changeover actuator drive' that is only partially working, hence the power loss and a split vacuum hose.

    I had noticed that the 1.9 120 Vec had 'good days' and 'not so good days' with power delivery which I put down to either the quality of the diesel fuel and /or the cars 'character'..

    I hadn't read about this solution on this site, Usually its the EGR valve that's the issue.
    For the benefit of the other VEC C. com members, if you have the same symptoms maybe your IMCAD is failing.

    £242 to put right including 2 hours labour.

    If the previous 'good days' are here to stay then it'll be worth every penny.

    Has anyone else had the same problem & solution?

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