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Old 28 Oct 2009, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie needs help EML light Lack of Turbo boost

Right im new here guys so go easy wid all the technical terms i just bought my first WRX today on a 52 plate and have a slight problem (already)...

The car is generaly in mint condition inside and out not a mark to be seen and has covered 48k with a full service history.

Its completely standard apart from a dump valve!

After parting with a tidy sum of money on the return journey home after exiting a roundabout at a reasonable speed (as ya do with a new motor to see what its like), the EML light decided to light up and stay on constanly (that being the one above the temp guage, not sure if there's another).

Since then there is a distinct lack of boost from the turbo it's trying to go but seems to be holding back a bit like a flat spot if you will.

If i depress the accelerator really gently and ease it on it seems to go a little better but if i simply put my foot flat to the floor it doesn't. Very occasionaly it will lift of and go like stink but as soon as i change gear its back to the flat spot again!

Any ideas what this could be any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Newbie needs help EML light Lack of Turbo boost

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Right im new here guys so go easy wid all the technical terms i just bought my first WRX today on a 52 plate and have a slight problem (already)...

The car is generaly in mint condition inside and out not a mark to be seen and has covered 48k with a full service history.

Its completely standard apart from a dump valve!

After parting with a tidy sum of money on the return journey home after exiting a roundabout at a reasonable speed (as ya do with a new motor to see what its like), the EML light decided to light up and stay on constanly (that being the one above the temp guage, not sure if there's another).

Since then there is a distinct lack of boost from the turbo it's trying to go but seems to be holding back a bit like a flat spot if you will.

If i depress the accelerator really gently and ease it on it seems to go a little better but if i simply put my foot flat to the floor it doesn't. Very occasionaly it will lift of and go like stink but as soon as i change gear its back to the flat spot again!

Any ideas what this could be any help would be greatly appreciated
It seems to me the engine gone into safe mode restricting power but ask ''2002pete'' he has the same car as you
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