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Old 01-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Speedo dropping when the engine cuts out implies of loss of electrical power.

Start with the "stupid" stuff and check (remove, clean & reinstall) the battery terminals, check all cable connections, especially the grounds - get the battery tested (over here there are places that do that for free, as well as testing the charging system) - then see what happens.

The light going out immediately sounds wrong, as the manual said it SHOULD stay on 'till the glows get warm in cold weather...

Getting it checked for engine "codes" would be the next step - just to see if the computer recognizes a "fault" in the glow plug system... (for starters)..

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