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Coil Pack Light

rob1210 Jul 27, 2008

  1. rob1210

    rob1210 Member

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    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?

    Cheers
     
  2. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  4. rob1210

    rob1210 Member

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

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