And so it continues....

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by GiveMeABreak » 26 Oct 2018, 18:28

Rich has the DISPATCH III SHORT PANEL VAN H1 TYPE 10 1.6 HDi 90 (DV6UTED4) Manual gearbox 5

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by Simple76 » 26 Oct 2018, 19:07

I suggest looking into egr valve and the pipes connected to egr.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by RPWC » 28 Oct 2018, 12:11

I had thought of that actually, might get it into the garage for egr clean. I can’t do it myself due to the location,and I don’t have a garage.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by RPWC » 29 Oct 2018, 13:11

The van has spat the dummy again, em light on with the same warning faulty anti pollution, is in limp mode lots of white smoke and won't rev past 3000, waiting for RAC, been told 4 hour waiting time, as its not emergency and I'm at home .This van has been nothing but hassle since day 1 and I can't wait to dispose of it.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by Peter.N. » 29 Oct 2018, 16:11

White smoke is unburnt fuel, could be an injector problem but they are very rare on Hdi engines.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by GiveMeABreak » 29 Oct 2018, 18:08

I believe Rich has had all the injectors replaced and further work done Peter.

The reduced power will be the result of a backup mode put into operation. So any new codes Rich?

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by Simple76 » 29 Oct 2018, 18:35

Take the pipe off going into turbo inlet from air filter side. Check to see if the vanes spin free.If ok got to be EGR they cause all sorts off problems. Don’t need to be underneath to take off can be done from above. It’s a bit fiddly. Very often have to take plastic valance off underneath windscreen wiper blades etc to gain access.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by RPWC » 30 Oct 2018, 00:12

Turned out to be collapsed fuel filter and glow plug relay, low fuel warning came on ,and I was on way to get fuel when limp mode was activated. Fuelled up and limped home, called RAC they came after 4 hours, patrolman cleared codes and told me to take it up the road, did so and back came limp mode. Plugged computer in again, and was showing insufficient fuel pressure, he suggested to start with new fuel filter. What a p i t a that was,.
I asked about bleeding/priming, he said it would self bleed by turning ignition on and off a few times before cranking. Er no !!, changed gpr and ff, did as he said , cranked and it fired, ran for 5 seconds , cut out and wouldn't restart. Called RAC again, different patrolman came out, asked did I fill filter with diesel, no, and immediately started squeezing the bladder bump on back of engine, which I did not know about.
Started it, took for run up the dual carriageway, touch wood, all is well.
I bloody hope that is an end to my problems, as I can't afford to shell out more money. Marc, the contract hire is out the window for now, got quoted 128 a week for fully maintained new Vivaro, and 108 for a Transit, had 2 valuations, 1 for 200 and one for 1600, ,which considering I paid 5k just over 6 months ago, is a p$£@ take. I still owe over 4k on it, so will have to keep for longer, and review the finance situation in spring. Can get new Expert or Dispatch for 260 p/m no maintenance, but can't afford it atm.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by Peter.N. » 30 Oct 2018, 00:13

Right, thanks Marc, I had probably read that and forgotten it. I would have suggested that the pump timing is out but I presume its Hdi so it can't be. I suppose the cam shaft timing is correct. There is very little that will give white smoke, its got to be unburnt fuel, low compression is the only other thought, but I would think it would be difficult to start if that were the case. Mysterious this.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by GiveMeABreak » 30 Oct 2018, 08:50

Thanks for the update Rich. Glad you have seemingly got to the bottom of it now - it had to be fuel related and with those fuel fumes, the white smoke and the excess consumption. I really hope this is the end of your problems with it. She now needs to start paying her way after all the new kit you have forked out for. Fingers crossed you're good to go.

As for the contract hire - lots of options out there on the market - but maybe something to consider at a later date. There are lots of different types of contracts each with particular ups and downs - so like anything, if considering in the future, it always pays to put a bit of research in like you do.

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Post by RPWC » 30 Oct 2018, 09:20

I sincerely hope so Marc, yes I am aware there are so many different options re contract hire, another option I am considering is buying nearly new, an ex demonstrator, or 1 year old vehicle, with the remainder of the warranty in place, keep for a couple of years, then trade again, so I keep a warranted vehicle constantly. Problem with that is, huge upfront deposits required.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by RPWC » 01 Nov 2018, 22:30

Hopefully some GOOD news, van seems to have returned to its proper fuel consumption at last. I put 30 quid in just after the dummy spit on Monday,and it has lasted me 3 days, possibly could have got a few more miles before low fuel light came on, but decided not to chance it and added more tonight. I have booked it in for oil and filter change and egr clean for a couple of weeks time. Should I run a glush agent thtough the day before?

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 01 Nov 2018, 23:36

No, don’t put anything in these Rich. Just get the oils and filter changed that will be sufficient.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by RPWC » 02 Nov 2018, 09:18

Thanks for that Marc, that’s why I asked, as somebody else who has one said to do it, but you know more so will be advised by you.

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Re: And so it continues....

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Nov 2018, 10:11

Modern engine oils already have detergent in them Rich, that keep any crud in suspension until the next oil change and of course the filter traps any larger particles.

The best thing you can do is regular oil and filter changes.

If an engine has been abused and not had regular oil changes historically, there could be some build up of crap over time, so dislodging any of this with a flush may cause more problems when it breaks up and starts getting into sensitive areas.

So just keep up with your scheduled oil changes or sooner and that will keep things good.