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    Flashing glow plug light, slight loss of power, lumpy...

    My glow plug light has started flashing recently, paired with a lumpy idle, slight loss of power and a bit juddery in 6th on the motorway.

    Any idea what this could be? I'm a bit worried about it.
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    Year of car, 140 or 170 bhp, all info relevant when asking for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Year of car, 140 or 170 bhp, all info relevant when asking for help.
    Sorry, it's a 54 plate, 140

    120k on the clock too
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    I reckon it could be your glow plugs.

    Are you having trouble starting in the cold mornings, though? That's normally the first indication of glow plug issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audigex View Post
    I reckon it could be your glow plugs.

    Are you having trouble starting in the cold mornings, though? That's normally the first indication of glow plug issues.
    Nope, starts first time every time. I've been using it all winter, 6.30am starts, no issues.

    i have been doing lots of short runs, could this affect it?
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    Ideally it needs scanning, but when was the fuel filter changed last?

    Glow plugs have no relevance when driving at all only starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Ideally it needs scanning, but when was the fuel filter changed last?

    Glow plugs have no relevance when driving at all only starting.
    Will arrange to get it scanned, no idea on fuel filter, only had it since June, will check the history when I get home.
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    Also an injector cleaner may be worth a go, although they're not amazing it may help, egr/imf clean, various options, but scan 1st

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    Any recommendations on where to take it to get the scan in Bristol?
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    N8 is sometimes down there, but maybe ask if he knows someone in Bristol with VCDS, say NHN said to PM him

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    N8 is sometimes down there, but maybe ask if he knows someone in Bristol with VCDS, say NHN said to PM him
    Thanks for your responses so far, I've sent him a message.
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    These are the results I got from VCDS

    I drove to Cardiff and back on the weekend and over 60 it was very juddery, I didn't really want to go over 70 at all.

    Code:
    VIN: Mileage: 193690km/120353miles
    
    
    00-Steering Angle Sensor -- Status: OK 0000
    01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
    08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
    09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
    16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
    17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
    19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
    42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
    47-Sound System -- Status: OK 0000
    52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
    56-Radio -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
    7D-Aux. Heat -- Status: OK 0000
     
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine        Labels: 03G-906-016-BKD.lbl
       Part No SW: 03G 906 016 FF    HW: 028 101 190 5
       Component: R4 2,0L EDC 0000SG  6337  
       Revision: 12345678    Serial number: AUX7Z0DNFNB08C
       Coding: 0000072
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 6CDDB514361B
    
    
    2 Faults Found:
    17058 - Cylinder 4 Glow Plug Circuit (Q13): Electrical Fault 
                P0674 - 000 -  - 
                 Freeze Frame:
                        RPM: 819 /min
                        Torque: 42.0 Nm
                        Speed: 0.0 km/h
                        Load: 0.0 %
                        Voltage: 14.21 V
                        Bin. Bits: 11000100
                        Temperature: 14.4°C
                        Bin. Bits: 10110000
    
    
    16955 - Brake Switch (F): Implausible Signal 
                P0571 - 000 -  -  - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        RPM: 798 /min
                        Torque: 32.0 Nm
                        Speed: 5.0 km/h
                        Load: 0.0 %
                        Voltage: 14.14 V
                        Bin. Bits: 11000110
                        Torque: 132.0 Nm
                        Bin. Bits:  0 01  1
    
    
    Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0 
    
    
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    Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 1K0-907-379-MK60-F.lbl
       Part No: 1K0 907 379 K
       Component: ESP FRONT MK60      0104  
       Coding: 0023174
       Shop #: WSC 06435 000 00000
       VCID: 3A71434C0CCF
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 8P0-820-043.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 820 043 D    HW: 8P0 820 043 D
       Component: KlimavollautomatH13 0150  
       Revision: 121609      Serial number: 8P0820043D    
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 2D5B7810CD81
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
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    Address 09: Cent. Elect.        Labels: 8P0-907-279-23-H.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 907 279 C    HW: 8P0 907 279 C
       Component: Bordnetz-SG     H34 0301  
       Revision: 00H34000    Serial number: 00000001241368
       Coding: A1884F06A214100000000000000000000000FE0F5C
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 08192
       VCID: 3D7B48501DE1
    
    
       Part No: 8P2 955 119 B
       Component: Wischer AU350   H01 0130  
       Coding: 00062736
       Shop #: WSC 06314  
    
    
    1 Fault Found:
    00526 - Brake Light Switch-F 
                008 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
    
    
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    Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 8P0-959-655-84.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 959 655 D    HW: 8P0 959 655 D
       Component: Airbag 8.4ED    H00 0140  
       Coding: 0011603
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 438F3EA87B05
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
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    Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1K0-953-549-MY8.lbl
       Part No SW: 1K0 953 549 F    HW: 1K0 953 549 F
       Component: Lenksäulenmodul 021 0050  
       Coding: 0000012
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 356B507025D1
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 8P0-920-xxx-17-MY7.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 920 981 A    HW: 8P0 920 981 A
       Component: KOMBIINSTR. VDO H73 0300  
       Revision: D04         Serial number: 224NDD04002242
       Coding: 0004413
       Shop #: WSC 00533 067 57207
       VCID: 3669577C38D7
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
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    Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels: 1K0-907-530.lbl
       Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 D    HW: 1K0 907 951 
       Component: Gateway         H08 0100  
       Revision: 08          Serial number: 2500104B07082D
       Coding: 3D0F0B42070101
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 28558904E263
    
    
    1 Fault Found:
    01304 - Radio 
                004 - No Signal/Communication
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01100100
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 254
                        Reset counter: 163
                        Mileage: 187857 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2012.06.11
                        Time: 14:58:48
    
    
    
    
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    Address 25: Immobilizer        Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-25.clb
       Part No SW: 8P0 920 981 A    HW: 8P0 920 981 A
       Component: KOMBIINSTR. VDO H73 0300  
       Revision: D04         Serial number: AUX7Z0DNFNB08C
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: 3669577C38D7
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
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    Address 42: Door Elect, Driver        Labels: 8P0-959-801-MIN1.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 801 E
       Component: Tuersteuerger.  H10 0030  
       Coding: 0000048
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 3D7B48501DE1
    
    
    1 Fault Found:
    00932 - Electric Window Motor; Drivers Side (V147) 
                005 - No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation - Intermittent
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 1Kx-909-14x-44.clb
       Part No: 1K2 909 144 H
       Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl.8       1502  
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: 31636460D1B9
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels: 8P0-959-433.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 433 C
       Component:    KSG          H04 0050  
       Coding: 008000186D288505489AC63000
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 3C7D455406FB
    
    
       Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
       Component: LIN BACKUP HORN H02 1301
    
    
       Part No: 1K0 907 719 B
       Component: Neigungssensor  004 0003
    
    
       Part No: 8P0 951 177 
       Component: Innenraumueberw.H03 0020
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
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    Address 47: Sound System        Labels: 8Px-035-382.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P3 035 382     HW: 8P3 035 382 
       Component: AB2 SUBWOOFERBOXH25 0160  
       Revision: 00003       Serial number: 10000001178012
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: F0E521649A33
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 52: Door Elect, Pass.        Labels: 8P0-959-802-MIN1.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 802 E
       Component: Tuersteuerger.  H10 0030  
       Coding: 0000048
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 3E794F5C10E7
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio
    Cannot be reached
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 7D: Aux. Heat        Labels: 1K0-963-235.lbl
       Part No SW: 1K0 963 235 E    HW: 1K0 963 235 E
       Component: PTC-Element         0404  
       Revision: 00800000    Serial number:               
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: 2D5B7810CD81
    
    
    No fault code found.
    
    
    End   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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    With a fake counterfeit cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    With a fake counterfeit cable.
    A friend did it for me. Sorry

    Does that mean you wont let me know if there's anything I should be concerned about?
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    All I can say is, if its showing a fault, then obviously somethings had a problem or has a problem, sorry I don't support counterfeit users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    All I can say is, if its showing a fault, then obviously somethings had a problem or has a problem, sorry I don't support counterfeit users.
    OK, fair enough, thanks.

    I'll get it to a garage or find someone with an official cable, N8 couldn't do it until the end of the month for me and I think I need to get it sorted before then.
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    Got it sorted at the garage today, the juddering was coming from both rear tyres being out of shape.
    Glow plug fault cleared, will be taking it back if ti comes on again.
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