Engine management light

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cliffk
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Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 am

My engine management light has come on performance seems OK. A brief message appears on the screen @screen is hard to read these days) it looks like it says engine antipollution system defective it came on about a week after fitting new exhaust centre section.
2003 406 Estate 110 hdi.
Can anyone help with a diagnosis?

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Re: Engine management light

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:56 am

Sadly, it's just a generic message saying that something is wrong.....
It could be almost anything, so a session with PP2000 will certainly help, otherwise it's expensive guessing.
Where are you based?
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Re: Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi thanks for the reply I'm in derby anyone local with a Pp2000 would be useful I was thinking of buying one off ebay but not sure I could use it

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Re: Engine management light

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:05 pm

A laptop with PP2000 is cheaper than 2 visits to Peugeot for a diagnostic, plus you can use it on other people's cars once you've got experience with it...
It's a pain to set up, but I use mine quite often - it stays in the boot and I charge it up the day before a diagnostic session.
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1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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Re: Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:42 am

Thanks ginger looks like time for Pp2000 investment

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Re: Engine management light

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:11 am

Cliffk,

Sorry for the late reply, I don't come on here very often.
I am also in the middle of decorating our lounge :roll:

Don't know if it helps but I've got pp2k & a 2002 2.0 hdi 110 with a reasonable idea of what I'm doing.

Your very welcome to pop round for a diagnosis check :)
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: )

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Re: Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 pm

Hi

thanks for the offer you are not too far from me so could be a good plan, pretty busy myself over the next 2 weeks though,

I have ordered a pp2k and am awaiting its arrival from China as I have 2 406's 2001 exec HDI and 2003 GLX HDI so will probably use it, I also have an old laptop running XP so I think that will work.

Not sure if I will be able to configure / use the pp2k properly though so any advice / links to tuition would be helpful.

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Re: Engine management light

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:44 am

Look on YouTube for a set up guide - they are done in real time so you kind of know what to expect..
Getting experience is trial and error though, just take your time to go through the menus and options.
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1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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Re: Engine management light

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:39 pm

Failing that over on the Dark side ( the coupe forum)
MrV6 has free pp2k software to upload & lot's of people have commented on how easy & smooth it is / was
to use :)
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: Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:34 pm

Thanks guys package due around 18th will check out YouTube meanwhile

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Re: Engine management light

Post by cliffk » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:11 am

Looked at the you tube tutorials should be able to follow that, it looks like when you use Pp2000 you have to select your ecu from a list, how do I know which one I have?

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Re: Engine management light

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:41 am

It should find it on its own accord.....
If not, you can have a peek at the ECU in the engine bay - pop the cover off and slide the ECU up to reveal a label on the side.
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Re: Engine management light

Post by Doggy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:36 pm

It should only ask you to choose the fuel, (petrol/diesel), then the engine variant.
(2.2's are 4HX, 2.0's are either RHY or RHZ if I remember correctly.
GM's right as well there are two possible ecu's 2.2's 110's and older 90's have a Bosch EDC15C2, some newer 90's have a Siemens SID something or other

I any case the engine code is characters 6-8 of the VIN code, (Mine is VF33E4HXF81326206 for example).

I actually did that from memory - should I be worried? :oops:
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