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98 vectra 18cc petrol., engine light on and strange stuff coming

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98 vectra 18cc petrol., engine light on and strange stuff coming out of exhaust looks like kids play hair. Car seems to be running ok



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You shouldnt have any sort of "material" come out from the tail pipe at all - and if thats the case then it could restrict the system and cause excess back pressure/engine performance/running problems or implicate/fail emissions during MOT time - Its quite likly this may of come from one of the boxes on the system - most likely the catalytic converter id say is breaking up interally and thus would cause the engine management light to appear due to an emissions control fault - The next step really to investigate this further is to have the full or parts of system taken down and taken apart - then replace as found - at the sametime have them clear/knock out the rest of the system as much as possible..I do hope this helps

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