Diesel thicko new owner

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Diesel thicko new owner

Post by 340truck » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:07 pm

Hi I've had several 90/110s and always ditched them if they developed engine probs. I've now bought a very nice 2002 2.2 which drives well but has various messages occasionally flashing up, some which put the engine management light on, some don't. Some limit the performance (limp home mode?) some don't.
"Anti pollution fault" and "unblock diesel filter" are 2. Diagnosis? I bought this car very cheap and I'm prepared to spend a little money on it because in all other respects it's the nicest i've owned.

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Re: Diesel thicko new owner

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:53 pm

There probably both linked,
On the 2.2 you have a D.P.F which uses eloys fluid to regen probably needs topping up
Or 'fixing permanently '

Have a search on here, search & ye shall find :wink:

Failing that where are you, millage & spec I could be interested :)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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Re: Diesel thicko new owner

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:32 pm

I've had 3 406s, two of which were the excellent 2.2Hdi engine.
Both had DPF issues when I bought them, but like you I got the cars cheap so I didn't mind tinkering. The DPF was removed completely ( hollowed out ) and the car remapped to suit - only cost me a bit of time, and a friendly member here flashed the new map onto my ECU 8)
This changes the car completely..!!

I suggest you get a cheap hand held vac pump ( £15 or so from Amazon ) and use it to test the vac pipes on the car for leaks or blockages - there are far too many pipes on this engine and the majority of them can be removed if you choose to remove the DPF and blank the EGR.
1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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