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    Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 13:33
doing 85 [on a private runway officer] today my glowplug light starts flashing... slow down then try to accelerate... van is in limp mode. switch off for 5 minutes, try again , perfect. Caned it 50 miles home no problems. It's had a MAF sensor recently and has been driving ok.
Do i just push it over a cliff now of take to VW tomorrow ????
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Naah, just have a look for any fault code/s recorded by the ECU to see if that sheds any light on the issue.
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Oh the joys of owning a brand new model, can't wait to start my listCry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kendall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 16:13
it worries me that i'll only do about 15,000 miles in 3 years so my warranty will be finished before every thing has broken and been repaired for free. 
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I had a flashing glowplug light on my T5. Drove about for a few days forgetting to phone the stealer. Finally phoned and was told by the kind lady on the phone to check the brake lights, true enough both bulbs blown. Replaced the bulbs and everything was good.

Not the most obvious warning

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kawolsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 17:34
Originally posted by euanbc euanbc wrote:

I had a flashing glowplug light on my T5. Drove about for a few days forgetting to phone the stealer. Finally phoned and was told by the kind lady on the phone to check the brake lights, true enough both bulbs blown. Replaced the bulbs and everything was good.

Not the most obvious warning

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yeah i checked them... both fine. I did't think the brakelight switch/bulb thing puts it in limp mode. was driving like shit while light was flashing.
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You poor soul. See if they'll swap it for a 174.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kawolsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 17:45
Originally posted by Tony M Tony M wrote:

You poor soul. See if they'll swap it for a 174.
I'm trying to love it but it rejects me.... the speed training i've been trying on it just keeps breaking things.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 17:56
If you break it 'big time' do you think they'd give you another van, and you said you had no confidence in this one?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kawolsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 11 at 18:06
Originally posted by Tony M Tony M wrote:

If you break it 'big time' do you think they'd give you another van, and you said you had no confidence in this one?

doubt it.. but it's worth a try.
they told me after the dpf regen problems to "drive it hard regularly... so i do. i'll take it to the mothership tomorrow and see what stored faults they find. I'm on first name terms in there now.. getting my own parking space soon!
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When was yours built?
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Originally posted by kawolsky kawolsky wrote:

doubt it.. but it's worth a try.
they told me after the dpf regen problems to "drive it hard regularly... so i do. i'll take it to the mothership tomorrow and see what stored faults they find. I'm on first name terms in there now.. getting my own parking space soon!
 
You have a flashing glow plug light closely followed by the dreaded limp mode and you think your DPF problems are over - I suspect not..........Cry
 
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Originally posted by energysolutions energysolutions wrote:

Originally posted by kawolsky kawolsky wrote:

doubt it.. but it's worth a try.
they told me after the dpf regen problems to "drive it hard regularly... so i do. i'll take it to the mothership tomorrow and see what stored faults they find. I'm on first name terms in there now.. getting my own parking space soon!
 
You have a flashing glow plug light closely followed by the dreaded limp mode and you think your DPF problems are over - I suspect not..........Cry
 
Best place for a DPF is in the bottom of Pendle Performance`s skip
 
 
do you think it's the dpf??? when that played up the dpf light came on,,, did feel similar though.
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Originally posted by willhollin willhollin wrote:

When was yours built?
July
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Isnt it a faulty brake light switch? If you press the brake pedal when driving normally power is dramatically reduced (apart from the assistance the brakes are giving) Sounds like a faulty switch,
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Originally posted by CLONKY CLONKY wrote:

Isnt it a faulty brake light switch? If you press the brake pedal when driving normally power is dramatically reduced (apart from the assistance the brakes are giving) Sounds like a faulty switch,
no dont think so..,  was constant driving on a long road for 45 minutes , started hesitating when i accelerated up hills and generally felt wrong, i was cruising at a steady speed for about 5 miles and the revs were climbing and dropping "by magic"! then the glow plug light flashed, i slowed down and it was in limp mode. After switching off and restarting the fault had gone.... for now.
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Cant believe it has gone wrong again
Boy you have had some luck with that van
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DPF
Yep I think so too
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it sounds like the spiritual successor to my dobloCry
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(except at least it gets fixed under warranty!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and now I've just found the edit option......Embarrassed


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