Engine Management Light

2 months 1 week ago #192092 by Norm
Hi everyone; a bit of advice please. Having not used my TF160 for 3 weeks when i went to try it yesterday, the EML came on and wouldn't go off. When we lived in the states, our old Jeep's light stayed on for 10 months before we found there was a leak in an emissions pipe to a charcoal filter. It never did any harm nor used more fuel. Is it likely to be a Lamda sensor on the MG so that i can keep using it in the meantime? I have a 700 mile return journey i'd rather do in it than my modern mini next week, but i don't want to risk damaging anything nor do i want an outrageous fuel bill.

Norm

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2 months 1 week ago #192093 by adamelphick
Really need to hook it up either to a T4 or a Pscan unit to get the fault code. Could be something simple, could be more without knowing.

My ZS has a recurring light that is one of the O2 sensors which keeps going out of range. Reset the system with my Pscan and it's gone again for a month or more, then comes back. It's worse when I don't drive it so maybe similar thing.

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2 months 1 week ago #192094 by Norm
Thanks for your swift reply; i havn't got anything i can read the codes from at the moment, so as mot/service due in Jan. probably best if i leave it in my garage till then and ask the MG guy to sort at the same time.

Norm

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2 months 1 week ago #192095 by adamelphick
If I was you I'd invest in a Pscan unit. Very low cost for such a useful device. It can diagnose issues, reset fault lights, reprogram fobs etc. Plus it's being updated regularly to do more stuff. It's saved me far more than its cost over the last few years.

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2 months 1 week ago #192099 by sworkscooper
And so say all of us .

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2 months 1 week ago #192101 by adamelphick

sworkscooper wrote: And so say all of us .

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #192106 by Cobber
The Pscan is a must have piece of kit for the MGF/TF owner

"Keep calm, relax, focus on the problem & PULL THE BLOODY TRIGGER"

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2 months 1 week ago #192110 by Norm
Can you tell me where to get one and how much they are likely to be?

Thanks

Norm

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #192111 by El gordo escoces
Go to www.pscan.uk . you will get how to buy install and support information. I bought one at the start of this year. Still only getting to find my way round it. As already stated it's a fabulous piece of kit for £156. Regular updates feature on the this site.
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2 months 1 week ago #192114 by talkingcars
We have the pscan forum as a sub forum here on the t-bar - www.the-t-bar.com/forum/pscan-uk-diagnostic-tool


Home to black MGZS180, yellow MGZS180, blue MGZR160, green MGF VVC and red MG Maestro T16.

MG - the friendly marque.
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2 months 1 week ago #192115 by Gavin207
Assuming you are referring to the Orange one on the left, the handbook says " If the car drives normally, arrange a service appointment. If light flashes and/or car does not drive normally, avoid high speeds and seek immediate assistance." Mine used to come on when i got the car, and i found that it happened more often if i had been idling the engine for any length of time whilst tinkering with things. when it did come on, it would stay on for the next two or three trips, and then reset. So from my experience if the car is driving normally i don't worry, and it goes out after a couple of days. i suspect it is a rich mixture thing.
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2 months 1 week ago #192120 by davidgv1
This has happened to me a couple of times and I sent the car into a garage for investigation, however, the light was switched off with no work required!!
I bought a cheap OBD2 reader from flea bay which allows me to reset this error if and when it comes on.
The error it reads is “fuel trim” error.
After resetting, this has not come again, so the tenner I spent on the reader has been well worth it.
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