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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-29-03, 03:02 PM
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I took my car to the dealer for an oil change yesterday and was talking to the mechanic about this problem. He seemed to think it was to do with dirt/dust getting into some VCT solenoid, not to do with oil temp readings. He said the cure was to reflash new software into the ECU that made the solenoid do something? (can't remember what the guy told me now) on the overun which stops the dirt/dust clogging this solenoid. He also said he had had some problems when reflashing the ECUs on some cars as it had completely wiped the programing from them and the car wouldn't go any more! He said he'd had a couple that had done that with one still in the workshop.

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

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