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Set off to drive from Bournemouth to Wembley today to watch the Cup Final and got about 12 miles when the Engine light came on.
I didn't want to risk it so came back and we switched to my brothers car.

I checked the oil, coolant etc before I set off and all is good.

I have not noticed anything unusual - no noises, no vibrations, no loss of power, no overheating.

Had a quick look under the bonnet and cannot see anything odd.

Is there anything obvious I can check?
Any common issues?

Do I need to take this to a Rover specialist to be hooked up to a diagnostic machine or will any garage be able to diagnose or the AA for that matter?

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Dubs
 

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I know when my engine light comes on it's always emissions related.

I would get it hooked up to a code reader as soon as you can.
 

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Are the code readers generic or Rover specific?

Will any garage be equipped to read it or do I need a Rover specialist?

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Good news,
A local garage I trust has a machine to read it so will get it looked at tomorrow.
Hope its nothing too bad (read as Expensive).
 

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if your any good on a pc you could save money by buying an OBDII (OBD2) lead and plugging it into your car yourself, that will set you back just over £20 if you search ebay for "elm 327 scan tool" that might save you a bit of dosh! i bought one and im just getting to grips with it, surprisingly it told me a fault that i didnt even notice and soon rectified =D
 

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Took it garage...they had a handheld diagnostic device.
It came up saying the engine had a misfire.

It has misfired occasionally for a little while now so not sure why it threw up an engine light this time.

Anyway have it booked into change the leads and plugs which I was going to get done anyway to try and fix the misfire.

No charge from garage for checking what the problem is so not too bad overall.
 
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