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Although I haven't done anything 'official', such as advertising, towards a change, word has got out locally that my 159 might be coming on the market and the guy who bought my 156 a while back came round for a chat. As the conversation progressed, he seemed to be getting quite keen on the idea and I offered him a run in it.

Unfamiliarity with the controls, and probably the metal Ti pedals causing his foot to slip off the clutch, resulted in him stalling it at a junction. Up popped the "Insufficient Oil Pressure" message on the info screen but I reassured him that's normal when the engine comes to a sudden halt. However when he restarted it, then up pops the "Have Engine Checked" message and the amber 'engine of doom' light comes on, :mad:.

Needless to say, even although engine performance seemed totally unaffected, his enthusiasm for a possible purchase waned rapidly from that point on, :cry:. Despite at least 10 stop/start cycles since then, and the battery disconnected overnight, the EML hasn't cleared so it looks like I'll now be 'investing' in a code reader and fault clearing tool from fleabay sooner rather than later, :(.

Does seem a bit of an over-reaction though from the car. Stall it once and it throws a hissy-fit, :confused:.
 
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I'm now driving around with a permanent EML ...they don't like hot weather either :)
 

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Mine doesn't like hot weather either, I've started noticing the dreaded JTS hesitation this week :cry:

As for the cars hissy fit, I've no idea, I hope mines not as fussy :rant:
 

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sounds fairly normal to me mate - the ECU won't have been expecting an engine stop and so something like the crank sensor or cam sensor or something will have missed this and thrown an error as something unexpected happened. given enough engine start / stops it will turn the light off albeit the code will be stored. if you reset they will more than likely go away and not return.

I had it a couple of times in my 156 where I stalled it and got the beep beep beep MCSF error on the dash - it happens!

I did also once in my GTA on a very wet windy rainy day have my foot slip across and catch the brake pedal whilst accelerating up a hill - the dam thing went bonkers, shuddered, lit up like a Christmas tree, turned off every single driver aid going, flashed all sorts of warnings, then proceeded on its way!
 

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I stalled the other day ( in the wrong gear whilst manoeuvring) and got the "hill holder unavailable" message for 2 or restarts until it cleared...
 

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You should be able to clear the fault light (if its just stored) by disconnecting the positive and negative terminals from the battery and resting them on the shell (or connecting them together) so that they essentially ground out the ECUs and let them reset.

It can take about 30 minutes or so to be 100% sure.

After you have done this if you start it again and the light is still on you most likely have a problem.
 

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You should be able to clear the fault light (if its just stored) by disconnecting the positive and negative terminals from the battery and resting them on the shell (or connecting them together) so that they essentially ground out the ECUs and let them reset.

It can take about 30 minutes or so to be 100% sure.

After you have done this if you start it again and the light is still on you most likely have a problem.
Cheers for that, :thumbs:.

I had a feeling that there was more to it than just disconnecting the battery, but could I find a reference to it when I went looking........ :rolleyes:

EML is still on, after another 6 or 7 starts today, so I'm off out right now to try what you suggest, :).
 

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I only learnt that trick from an Audi specialist after trying to clear a persistent fault on the wife's TT. It turned out to be an actual fault in the end, but that process did clear it before it reoccurred so its useful to know if you don't have access to ECU diagnostics.
 

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I only learnt that trick from an Audi specialist after trying to clear a persistent fault on the wife's TT. It turned out to be an actual fault in the end, but that process did clear it before it reoccurred so its useful to know if you don't have access to ECU diagnostics.
Well, it seems to have worked so a big :thumbs: for that. I've bought a code read and reset device anyway, as it'll always come in handy with the 'G' even if I do manage to part with the 159.
 

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I'm getting this warning on startup in the morning, pretty much as soon as the engine ticks over, but then it disaappears pretty fast, almost fast enough so you can just read the entire message
 

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I'm getting this warning on startup in the morning, pretty much as soon as the engine ticks over, but then it disaappears pretty fast, almost fast enough so you can just read the entire message
First suspect is the battery. Starting, drains what energy it has got, triggering error messages - then the alternator kicks in and all is well.......................for now.

How old is the battery?
 
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