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Hi, and I'm very sorry if this is a common question but Google hasn't been able to help.

I have a CHECK warning symbol on my dash, but when I connect a diagnostic tool it reports no errors. The car is driving fine.

I did find a section on the black fuel pump relay, and sure enough mine has gone. I'll get one as soon as I can find one in the UK. But at 36k miles it must have gone ages ago, so I guess it can't be that.

I also read it could be brake fluid level, so I've topped all fluids up to the max mark, even though it's going to need draining come brake pad changing time. A quick inspection leads me to believe the brake pads are OK, they haven't worn to the metal marker.

It's a manual gear box.

Here is a picture of the warning symbol:



Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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i had the same problem my reader only reads " service engine lights " on the top right corner they appear in yellow letters in my car. when i got the red "!" my reader didnt pick anything up i had to take it to the dealer . their computers were able to read the codes mine was an over speed code.
 

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Did you press the info button to the left of the steering wheel? This should tell you what you need to check.
 

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Did you press the info button to the left of the steering wheel? This should tell you what you need to check.
On mine (UK Spec) it's on the right hand-side; when I press it nothing happens. Only when I hold it down does it disappear.
 

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Chain stretch maybe? I heard that this is what happens when the computer detects that the chain is stretched and has to be read by dealership.
 

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Chain stretch maybe? I heard that this is what happens when the computer detects that the chain is stretched and has to be read by dealership.
That doesn't sound good. :(

This all points to me taking it back to the dealer...
 

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get it too the dealer before it goes totally!!

take it easy too!

ref: fuel relay, swap it with the horn relay (exactly the same black one) for now until your able to buy a new green or blue one.

Is your car still under warranty?
 

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get it too the dealer before it goes totally!!

take it easy too!

ref: fuel relay, swap it with the horn relay (exactly the same black one) for now until your able to buy a new green or blue one.

Is your car still under warranty?
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It's grounded, the only driving it's doing it to the dealer. It's under dealers extended warranty, I'm hoping that'll cover it. But they did the last service, and my god the oil is disgusting. It's black, properly black and sticky.



More here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/104595564641217440622/albums/5697547783134322305

So I'm hoping I can get them on that, it was last serviced at 27963 and it's just ticked over to 37k. According to the service history it has 5W30 F/Synth. This is probably for another topic, but that sounds like race oil and race oil needs changing more frequently than 10k or 12 months.
 

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It's grounded, the only driving it's doing it to the dealer. It's under dealers extended warranty, I'm hoping that'll cover it. But they did the last service, and my god the oil is disgusting. It's black, properly black and sticky.



More here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/104595564641217440622/albums/5697547783134322305

So I'm hoping I can get them on that, it was last serviced at 27963 and it's just ticked over to 37k. According to the service history it has 5W30 F/Synth. This is probably for another topic, but that sounds like race oil and race oil needs changing more frequently than 10k or 12 months.
what code did they tell u came out ? mine had the same light but they told me it was an engine overspeed code
 

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The picture before showing the white page, triangle and ! is straight out of the manual.

If you have that picture it's an "elongated timing chain".

It's real easy to check, you'll need a 10mm socket, a pry bar, some rag/cloth and a small amount of liquid silicone gasket.

Check out my website for the full instructions.

Takes about 30 minutes.

and check out this
too
 

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The picture before showing the white page, triangle and ! is straight out of the manual.

If you have that picture it's an "elongated timing chain".

It's real easy to check, you'll need a 10mm socket, a pry bar, some rag/cloth and a small amount of liquid silicone gasket.

Check out my website for the full instructions.

Takes about 30 minutes.

and check out this video too
fuck! why didnt the dealer tell me it could be my timing chain my car wont start im taking it to a shop today im gonna be pissed if it was the chain
 

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This timing chain stuff is becoming more and more common as these cars age. What a joke.
 

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im gonna check mine on friday, I'm not gonna sit and wait for it to go. I'm starting to get worried now :confused2:

this is becoming more common.
 

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10k or 12 months.
What?? I thought its around 3k~5k miles for oil service..[/QUOTE]

According to Mitsi and the display in my Evo it's 12 months or 10k miles. I know in the US the oil changes for all cars is greatly increased. My cynical side said this is just so the garages and the oil industry make more money.
 
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