Glow Plug Light Flashes Under Heavy Acceleration
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
Car is a 55 plate 2.0 TDCi estate - 70K on clock - mostly round town (5-10 mins drive to work everyday) with more recently some blasts up the motorway to take my little darlings to Uni. Car has always run well and never let me down.
Queue the bad weather last week. On way from home, (only a couple of minutes into journey) put foot down to pull away from a junction and car hestitated - like hitting a rev limiter. Tried it again on open road and same again but this time yellow glow plug light flashed and stayed on until I got home. Killed the engine and restared fine - no light
Notice same symptoms once of twice again this week. If I build up revs slowly it doesn't have a problem. If I hit the gas it does.
Changed the air filter cos it was full of crap. Someone at work suggested a can of redex. Someone else said sell it, before it dies completely...
Car is only worth £2-3K so now worth shelling out lots on injectors
Any advice please......
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:14 AM
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:06 PM
P0251 - something to do with the EGR not closing (or did he say opening) - anyway, he reckons I should remove something and give it a clean....
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:18 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:23 PM
google p0251 for a better definition and more will be revealed
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
I've googled the code and scared myself by the number of posts saying they changed this, that and the other and didn't pin down the exact reason - everything from a bunged up fuel filter to new injectors.
I'm going on holiday in two weeks time - it has to get me to Gatwick (130 miles) - think its safe to drive if I don't cane it ?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:31 PM
As for the drive, it really depends how much of a chance you want to take, it might get you there, but doing nothing is the best way to ensure it doesnt get you there
If you can, start off with what I suggested, this cleans the EGR valve, if its just coked up with carbon, this helps to remove it, and allow it to close, BG244 cleans out the entire fuel system and helps to clean further deposits from the engine, again helping the EGR valve also.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:30 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:14 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:17 PM
Think they are about £300 to replace
Your best bet is to take it off and clean it manually, I've never found those egr cleaners any good!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:29 PM
Gave it a quick run up and down the main road and no flashing lights - yippee !
Think I'll treat it to a tin of BG244 anyway, but thankfully I think I may well have fixed it
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:57 PM
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