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Hi I’m having a intermittent eml that’s linked to the vvt, I’m thinking maybe voltage issue or possibly the oil control valve. Has anyone done the valve on here and point is in the right direction. 200 thp engine
 

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Have you put a code reader on it? From what you say P0011 may be the code you get and is a common one for a VVTi engine. I haven't worked on your engine but have on others including our 1.2 Puretech in my wifes DS3. Sometimes it is caused by the need for an oil change restricting the gauze filters on the actual control valve. The cure can be to do an engine flush followed by new oil and filter. Other causes are the control valve or the electrical solenoid as well as a wiring fault.
I'd start with a code reader - don't be surprised to find no codes stored if your eml light is out though
 

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Have you put a code reader on it? From what you say P0011 may be the code you get and is a common one for a VVTi engine. I haven't worked on your engine but have on others including our 1.2 Puretech in my wifes DS3. Sometimes it is caused by the need for an oil change restricting the gauze filters on the actual control valve. The cure can be to do an engine flush followed by new oil and filter. Other causes are the control valve or the electrical solenoid as well as a wiring fault.
I'd start with a code reader - don't be surprised to find no codes stored if your eml light is out though
Have you put a code reader on it? From what you say P0011 may be the code you get and is a common one for a VVTi engine. I haven't worked on your engine but have on others including our 1.2 Puretech in my wifes DS3. Sometimes it is caused by the need for an oil change restricting the gauze filters on the actual control valve. The cure can be to do an engine flush followed by new oil and filter. Other causes are the control valve or the electrical solenoid as well as a wiring fault.
I'd start with a code reader - don't be surprised to find no codes stored if your eml light is out though
 

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Hi deux, yeah fault code was p1030 but didn’t say where in the vvt to start looking. Just had a service done in December with a engine flush so don’t think it is dirty oil. I’m heading towards the solenoid valve or the switch or even maybe voltage to the switch. The eml has gone away on its own but is still stored in the computer. So the issue is intermittent. Also there isn’t any issues with the car ie lack of power, stuttering etc it just came out of nowhere and disappeared just as quick which is pointing me towards electrical issues which I haven’t the foggiest about
 

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I think I would find a company like Clive Atthowe in Norwich AUDI VW SPECIALISTS FOR NORWICH . I guess that will be too far for you but looking at the web site or even contacting them will perhaps give a suitable link in your area. With this sort of thing its often a waste of time using main dealers unless they have someone who has a flair for diagnosing issues properly. Bosch run an annual competition for car electronics experts nationally which Clive has won a few times so he would at least know who to go to. Have a look at the blog page CAT Automotive Blog - All The Latest from CAT Automotive
On my wifes DS3 the cure was two oil changes with a flush and it has only done 18000 miles.No repeat faults since.
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If you only have an orange light and not a red one and the car goes ok leave it until it becomes a permanent not an intermitent fault
 

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Cheers mate will have a look into that. Was your wife having vvt issues to? I’ll book the car in for a flush and oil n filter change and go from there. If it returns then I’ll book in with specialist
 

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Also Norwich is a bit out me way I’m from Newcastle so will contact them see if they know someone close to home
 

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My wifes DS3 was bought from London in Febuary before lockdown. On the way home it flagged up with 'engine fault have it repaired' After advice from the RAC we continued home and I took it to my local Citroen Indie next morning. The code and warning went out before it could be discovered what it was. The car has barely moved since although we serviced it in April last year and June this year. Early June we travelled to the lake district and the fault reappeared. My code reader said P0011which is similar to your code. I think the servicing the car had before we got it from Robins and Day in London was of the 'low mileage service' (look at the car but do nothing). The oil was very black when changed last year so flush plus new correct oil and filter. Further oil flush etc in later June and problem has not come back. Fingers crossed. The suggestion for oil flush and change is on several web sites and looking at images of the valve you can see the fine holes of the filter gauze would be easy to clog with dirty oil.
 

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Hi deux thanks for the info. Got the car booked in a a flush and oil change fingers crossed this solves the issue. Have to say car is working totally fine at min so quite perplexed at the whole thing.
 
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