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Old 01-06-2003   #1
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Spark plug light

Ive a problem. Every time i start my '98 899cc sei a light next to the handbrake light stays on for several secs after engine has fired. Looks like a spark plug[?]. Bought new plugs but to no avail. Also, the cars had 2 alternators an 4 batteries since I had the car (8 weeks!!) its on garage warrenty but that runs out soon. Sometimes the car doesnt like starting, but turns over quickly? Any1 got any ideas on a poss prob cos its really getting me down[V] havin the car at the garage every other week!!!
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Only 899cc, but scares my missus 1000 12v corsa
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Old 01-06-2003   #2
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Hi

search this site for

Injection system warning light

there are several "hits" - generally indicating a Lambda sensor problem.

(check out www.lambdasensor.com - insist on a Bosch one)

Also sounds like your garage doesn't know what it's doing, or is just playing for time..

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Take it back and insist on a refund or another car, legally it wasn't sold as fit to do the purpose it was designed to do.
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That light you reffering to is the injector light.
It does stay on for 2-3 seconds max after you have started the engine, any longer than this and you may have a problem.
Insist that the garage gets your alternator/battery problem fixed even if the warranty runs out as its an ongoing thing which they have yet to solve.

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Cheers guys!!
Timed the light, it is only on for 3 secs, so thats made me feel better!!
As for the garage, heres the things its had done to it in 8 weeks of ownership:
4 Batteries
2 Alternators
New back box
New fuel tank
New alternator belt (the spanner monkeys replaced the first knackered alternator but used the same belt on the second)
ECU re-mounted
New rear wiper motor

I intend to put the garage on the list in the forum, its The Clock Garage, Summercourt, Newquay, Cornwall

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Hope its sorted soon mate.
Whats the problem a power drain or something??

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Just read the "starting probs" post by jonna an it sounds similar to what happens when I start up. The batts been fine for over a week now so i hope the new alternators done the trick! I might have a drain, any1 know of problem areas with draining? Ive got an alarm an head unit but the've both been proffesionally fitted.

Thinking of selling the sei [:0] in favour of something a bit bigger, maybe a VW Vento cos at 6'3" its a bit cramped to drive an rear passengers are prone to DVT in the legs!!!:)

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