Check Emissions & Engine Light

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by seeka, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. seeka

    seeka

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    Hey guys,

    The other day the 'Service Due' light came on at 46560k and I thought it was a bit strange. I looked up how to turn it off and followed the steps but nothing would turn it off. So I left it.

    Today, the Engine light came on and the 'Check Emissions' warning displayed too. On the drive home I noticed a certain lack of power too, although that could be just me or 197 having an off day.

    Anyone any experience with the Emission Light? Will drop it in tomorrow to get looked but anything I should be worried about?

    Cheers!
     

  2. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

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    I had it once it stayed on for 60 mins and went out and hasn't come back. I've heard it's the lambda sensor playing up, mine was triggered after being in traffic for an hour.
     
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  3. Adam_C

    Adam_C

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    Mine has just gone of after being on for about 2 weeks along with the check emissions
     
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  4. seeka

    seeka

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    Just had it down the mechanics and it came up as a timing belt issue, so I guess it and the water pump needs replacing (46k)

    Should I go OEM or is spurious ok?
     
  5. Adam_C

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    Timing belt issue? How does that relate to check emissions?
     
  6. seeka

    seeka

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    No idea! That's all that came up when he plugged it in. I'm hoping that's all it is.
     
  7. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    OEM parts, don't scrimp on the belts job, it's a critical service item. Are the belts actually due then? Does sound odd that this is related to check emissions... Trustworthy garage??
     
  8. seeka

    seeka

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    Going with OEM parts. The car is 07 with 46k on the clock so either way I'd the belt change is well due. He won't know fully until he gets stuck in to it if there's anything else wrong but the only fault appearing on the comp was the belt. Very trustworthy garage. Fingers crossed the belt change sorts it.
     
  9. Adam_C

    Adam_C

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    As you say then car is due a belt change but I don't think your problem relates to emissions

    Hope you get it sorted
     
  10. seeka

    seeka

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    Apparently the timing belt is missing a 'tooth' which I guess then the timing is adjusted to compensate. Will find out more later.
     
  11. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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  12. Siliconsteve

    Siliconsteve Paid Member

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    A jumped belt will bring the light on
     
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  13. seeka

    seeka

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    It was a jumped belt. New belt and water pump installed. Car back good as new. Wallet a good size smaller.
     
  14. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    Lol ,well yeah rn parts are not that cheap at all .
    Atleast it solved the problem :smile:
     
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  15. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    very lucky it didnt do any damage....not much clearance on the pistons/valves if it goes out of sync
     
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  16. seeka

    seeka

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    That's what the mech said. Luckily I didn't do too many miles after the light came on and the noticeable drop in power made me drive very cautiously!
     
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