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Help Engine Control System Light

Was driving the GTV tonight and giving it some hard acceleration as the motorway was clear, then noticed that as I did the Engine Control System Light (orange engine shaped light) on the dash kept flashing at me. Went a bit easier and it went off again. Next time I gave some revs it did it again. Took it easy the rest of the way home and have checked oil and fluids, all seems ok.

Don't have a handbook with the car but wondered if anyone knew what this might mean? I know if its on permanently thats bad, but not sure what flashing means?

any ideas?

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Actually flashing might be worse...

...but you need to get the fault code red. Search on here for Alfa Diag and EOBD to give you some ideas. Could be any number of things but if I were going to guess, based on your symptons, I'd go with the knock sensor being triggered. That would imply pre-ignition or detonation because of either crap fuel, or the mixture running lean.

I'd start by checking the air hoses and air filter, make sure there aren't any leaks. But it could easily be a tank of rubbish that you need to burn through... have you just filled up?

This is speculation though, you need the fault code read to know why its gone off. I can help if you happen to be in West London.
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I think flashing is to do with lambdas but not 100% sure, take your car to an alfa specialist to be diagnosed or source some diagnostic kit
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