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I have a 2001 Seat Toledo 1.9TDI, there seems to be a lot of oil on the top of the engine and appears to be coming from the turbo. There's a bit there but nothing crazy but is definitely fresh, what is the solution here and also what are the problems that could arise in the mean time, could the turbo blow i suppose or the engine??

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Could be the motor-management-warning light, but I guess it's the break-warning light. There might be too little breaking-fluid left in the lines ... A boardcomputer-readout should clarify this.

Otherwise, try parking on an ascending road with the nose pointing up, hit the hand-break and wait like 2 minutes; the light should come on. You might wanna retry it with the car's nose pointing downwards as well ... If so, definitely the breaking-fluid, otherwise probably not ;)

In any case - flashing warning light are never ok, so when you see it again and you're sure it's not just the ABS/ESP warning light, go and have your boardcomputer read-out, since it should contain useful errorcodes ..

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SOURCE: Wheel nut torque wrench settings for Seat Toledo V5 November 2001 model.

14mm bolt 100 ft lbs 12mm bolt 80 ft lbs. if you drive real fast on 14mm bolt I like 120ft lbs

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SOURCE: Hi, Seat Toledo 1996 occassionally cranks, fires,

check your air flow mass air flow sensor

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SOURCE: Check engine light comes on

If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.

A solid light can mean anything from a loose/faulty gas cap to a transmission issue.

This light comes on when the computer detects a fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this issue, the light will remain on. If the light turns off, then it has detected that the issue may no longer be present.

In order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have caused the light to initially turn on.

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SOURCE: "Check Oil" warning light comes on at randum

Probably nothing whatsoever to do with you checking the dipstick. On the golf when the warning light flashes, you reset it by opening the bonnet. That is why you think that when you check the dipstick it resets, when in fact it was opening the bonnet. Check your bonnet switch

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