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    glow plug light flashing

    Hi all, I have a 2 litre diesel x type jaguar 2003/53 plate with a problem with the glow plug light flashing. This problem causes the car to lose all power or go into some sort of limp home mode, but goes when I stop the car and turn the engine off and then on.The problem only happens when I put my foot on the gas ie overtaking on the motorway. Can someone please help me.

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    Hi Mike and Welcome
    Do a search on X Type section, (Flashing Glow Plug light) all will be revealed, you will need to get the codes read, but most probably the turbo Actuator, you will find a fix on there, if that does not work, you will find a good place to get a Recon, I had the same problem, so have many others. But as stated get the codes read first, as it could be Bottom hose split/ dirty blocked EGR valve.
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    Hi Mike
    As suggested above go to the X type section and search on flashing glow plug or code P0251 which is often linked with the symptoms you are getting. If you don't have a code reader yourself, get the codes read but beware it isn't unusual for the dealer / garage reading the code to conclude that the problem is one at the expensive end of solutions - usually stating the injectors need replacing. But searching on the forum, and there is plenty of information and experience there, will come up with several much cheaper alternatives to check through first!
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    Ian if P0251 , would you not Just try the leak off first, it's easy and result is visible ? Turbo actuator should have it's own code I thought ?
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    Rowtrack. I was only suggesting some search terms for a new member of the forum. AS far as we know Mike hasn't had a code check yet. There are lots of posts which resolve the flashing glow plug with a common link of p0251. Searching on that will bring up a number of posts which, along with embedded links, cover diagnostic checks, code readers, leak off test (inc. DIY methods), fuel filters, IMV, EGR, Turbo actuator, etc. The main difficulty will be finding relevant posts as there is so much useful information on the forum. I had the same symptoms as Mike Issacs (OP) but initially couldn't see any codes and I spent a while searching before p0251 surfaced as a common link (initially on a Ford forum) and the cause of the problem resolved itself (unfortunately in my case it did involve replacement injectors )

    You are right that if p0251 is recorded on his ECU then a leak off test would be a priority, but even then it isn't a guarantee that there is a single solution.

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    Ian, agreed but as you probably found , the fuel rejected always seems to be a large percentage on a single Injector unless they all seem to trickle the same amount I would leave them alone and try other avenues. But if they all reject fuel at high rate. Then multiple Injectors maybe required $$$

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    Dont know the mileage of the original poster's car but from personal experience (and thats all I can offer) I had the same syptoms which eventually became loss of all power temporarily when trying to accelerate (without limp mode this time). Both were cured by cleaning EGR and as a no cost option would recommend that as a first step to anyone with such symptms what have you got to loose and one thing ruled out.
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    Id go with the E.G.R. first too. Same problems I had, a new E.G.R. cured it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marley View Post
    Id go with the E.G.R. first too. Same problems I had, a new E.G.R. cured it!
    I'd get the code/s read before doing anything. If its a problem in the turbo area, there's no point cleaning the EGR - is there?

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    The EGR is any easy DIY fix, a few pints of paraffin and a bucket. If t's anything more sinister then at least you have bowled out the obvious culprit.
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