[Vwdiesel] Glow plug light flashing
AndrewBuc at staxman.net
Thu Mar 13 20:47:06 PDT 2008
I had a concern about the light flashing back in September, and you
folks told me at the time that unless the light flashed continuously,
it was likely a false positive. Looks like this was correct, as the
car ('84 Quantum) is still running fine. I decided that it would be
nice to stop the flickering even if I didn't really have water in the
fuel, and a couple weeks ago I had my mechanic replace the components
that can cause the flickering.
However, this past Sunday the light began to blink quite a bit. Not
continuously, but more than the occasional flicker. I was just a few
blocks from home, so I drove home and drained a bit of fuel out of
the fuel filter into a clear container. I'm 95% sure that what I
drained went in the container, not on the ground, and it looked like
100% diesel, no water, to me--but then I've never done this b4.
I've driven the car every day since, and no flickering. Is it
possible that there was a little water causing the flickering, even
if I didn't see it? If so, maybe I should drain a little fuel now and
then as a preventive measure? Thanks for your thoughts.
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