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    Engine fault

    Hello all,

    On the way back from the shop today the glow plug light started flashing, is this an indicator of one problem or will i need Vag-Com to pull the codes??

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    Re: Engine fault

    My A6 does this very occasionally, (almost always at the same spot on my way home from work). Doesn't seem to be any underlying problem.

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    Re: Engine fault

    If you look at your owner manual it shows that if this light comes on there is a problem with the mangement system and the car will go into limp mode(reduced power)

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    Re: Engine fault

    As Rev-head says, it means there is a fault and the car should be taken to stealers (as the manual states, straight away)

    Try a Vag-com check on the car. May not be a direct fault with the glow plugs...more than likely not.

    Dan

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    Re: Engine fault

    Do you have any kind of adjustable tuning box on your car? I had one on my SEAT Ibiza 1.9TDi and if I adjusted the screw too far towards the + sign, the glow plug light would come on until I adjusted it back.
    Rev-head is correct, in that it indicates an engine management fault but could be as simple as a tuning box if you have one.

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    Re: Engine fault

    i don't have a tuning box as such but have had my chip reprogrammed by upsolute. This only started happening after filling up at a petrol station this is soon top close down, i am juts wondering if they are not taking the care that they normally would in regards to there fuel deliverys and water getting into the deisel...

 

 

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