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    Glow Plug Light

    So I'm driving along an A road at 70-ish today and the Glow Plug light starts flashing and I lose a lot of power. I limp to the nearest service station which was luckily only 1/2 mile away. Stopped the car and read the manual. It said I should have the car serviced immediatly.

    Then I turned the car back on and no more problems. Weird.

    The car has only done 10.5k, 170 tdi, and I plugged my blufin in and it did not give any fault code.

    Any ideas any one? I don't even know what Glow Plugs are for once the car is moving?

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    Last edited by rob1210; 28th July 2008 at 08:26.
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    coil pack lights? Do diesels have coilpacks? Is it the glow plugs you mean? Strange nothing has been logged on the ecu.
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    Diesels don't have coil packs as they don't use a spark to ignite the fuel unlike petrol engines.

    i didn't know you can use the blufin dongle to read fault codes!

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    Doh, I meant Glow Plug, must have caught the sun yesterday.
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