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#1 Denebola


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 02:24 PM

I have an automatic Lucida 2.4TD and 10 days ago the oil level suddenly dropped, I lost power, there was a loud whining and puffs of black smoke. Apparently a seal had gone and the turbo unit had filled with oil.

I have had a new turbo unit fitted and everything was fine up until about 200 miles when without warning the amber turbo light came on and stayed on. There was no apparent loss of power but I pulled over and stopped the engine. When I turned the engine on again all seemed fine. The green turbo light lit as the turbo kicked in but when I put my foot on the accelerator a little harder the amber light came on again and once again it stayed on. Now this problem has repeated itself many times, each time everything seems fine when I restart the car, but the amber light always comes on when I ask a bit more from the engine.

I would be grateful for any ideas as to why this is happening and also what the amber turbo light is actually telling me.

Kind regards


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#2 Bibbs


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 03:11 PM

You really need to find out what's causing the light, as just re-setting the light isn't good.

It could be just a sensor not plugged in right, but I'd get it checked.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:23 AM

The orange light is telling you that there is a fault showing on the ECU, to find out what the problem is you will need to find out what the code is, so have a look at this site to obtain the code.


#4 tartan7


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:09 PM

HI mate i had same problem and the turbo had blown and drained oil from engine first check oil level ok then start car give quick sharp rev and see if it is putting out thick smoke from exhaust if so then change turbo also check for engine damage from lack of oil if engine still sounds ok then no bearing damage hopefully

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