Flashing Glow Plug Light
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:56 AM
The oher day on the motorway i hd to drop down to fith due some idiot!! and one aceleration i suddenly noticed power loss and the glow plug light started flashing. I continued to work and on switching the engine off and back on the flashing had stopped!! Ok I thought.
On the way home last night, while pulling onto the motorway I accelerated more than usual on entry and again, power loss and glow plug light started flashing.
As with everyone else, i have read nuerous posts and they are all somewhat conering. Yes, since buying the car 10 months ago there seems to be more smoke (more white that anything) but only on start up when cold.
A mate of mine plugged it in to his code reader the other week, nothing..no codes. I'm slightly concerned now!! Oh, did an oil change the other week too, oil filter, air filter etc and changed the boost hose as this was err, screwed
Any advice etc would be much appreciated.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:22 AM
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:09 PM
I had two injectors done followed by the other two about six weeks later. Spent many cold mornings holding my foot on the excelerator trying to get the engine warmed up enough to stay running, whilst choking on the clouds of smoke.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:12 PM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:52 AM
Has anyone got a good source of cheap injectors that are reliable?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:27 PM
Interesting about the fuel filter..I didn't change mine on service as looked ok. I've done 17k in ten months, how often do they need changing. Also, what if I ran the tank lower than usual, perhaps the filter is buggered but how would this effect the running and cause the smoke etc??
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:17 PM
far as i can make out filter should be changed about every 35k miles.
i only posted as i thought this info may help.
the last time i had a problem like this was blocked cat.( but that was on a petrol car)
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 PM
Question, will continued running of the car mean it will give up..die!?!?
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:46 PM
My wife had taken the car to a garage on the Monday and they wiped the codes before I could see them and said it was the ecu to blame and it needs recoding.
Anyway the next day it got worse and cut out on the main road and would not start for ages. After to got home I checked it and the codes were p1211 injector control pressure higher / lower than desired
P0251 injector pump fuel metering control A
Once I clear them the light goes out but the p1211, stays stored.
The Monday garage said the fraud dealers can fix it by reloading the ecu software and recoding but I am not sure how to ask the dealer to without getting them to do everything and I am sure they will want to change pumps injectors and all else!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:32 PM
p1211 coming up injector control pressure - high/low
possible cause wiring/injector/ecm
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