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Old 20-01-2013   #1
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New guy.....new problem. Engine Management/Vibration etc....

O.K firstly Hi! First poster here and i'm asking for advice. Soooo, apologies for the bad forum etiquette. The site however looks great, and you seem a friendly enough bunch so I was hoping I might be able to get a bit of advice.

My missus recently obtained a 52plate Punto, with about 90k on the clocks. The cars been family owned for some time so i have a good idea of history. Theres a number of minor niggles but a major one has just reared its head.

Ive just driven over from Lancashire to Yorkshire, mostly motorway, about half a mile from my destination I noticed the engine management light was on, constant not flashing. I also noticed the engine temp guage was at zero. When i parked the car up, switched the engine off a noise continued from the engine, like a buzzing, also there was a vibration through the steering wheel. Left it a few minutes the buzzing stopped, restarted the engine and the temp guage came back on (it didnt start straight away taking about 15 second, normally instant), the engine management light remains on.

So, ive got to drive back tonight with my kids in pretty bobbins conditions so I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to the cause. I've had a look around the forum but can only see possible Coilpack? To be honest, I may just AA the journey and save the risk, however it would be good to have an idea of the cause.

Sorry for the long, meandering first post being an "ask"........but will somebody take pity and furnish me with some advice or a related link.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: New guy.....new problem. Engine Management/Vibration etc....

Check the coolant levels, anti-freeze strength.

I'd not risk it with kids (or even adults!) on board in this weather.
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