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17:44
December 3, 2013


grandadkeith

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Hi Grandad keith looking for some winter sun in spain.Drove the vel from north east England to costa brava 1,150mls without a problem,Then after a few days of doing only short trips car went into limp home mode,fuel injection fault. the usual trick of stopping and removing the card failed to clear the fault,leaving the car running o k but no power.Had a bit of a look at the injector conections and sprayed some cleaner into the disconnected wires to no avail!On going out to fill up this afternoon,I decided to try a different approach and floored the throttle in first and second gears and with my wife hanging on for dear life and the engine about to come through the bonnet on a bumpy back road the fuel injection dissapeard and the car is now running perfectly again.happy daysSmile.14

20:34
December 3, 2013


lexi

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  Thank goodness Keith. The old Italian tune up Laugh

  Maybe some injector cleaner needed or the EGR valve.

 

  That's the 2.2 ?

19:47
December 4, 2013


grandadkeith

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Hi all 2.2 still running sweetly.Saw another 2.2belgian reg at the supermarket today,didnt have chance to speak to the owner but car looked quite nice.Was looking at a big bill to rectify my fuel injection fault as its a long way home in limp home mode.Smile 

09:03
December 5, 2013


tonyrome

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lexi said:

  The old Italian tune up

LaughLaugh

19:17
April 5, 2016


Fourwheels

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2004 Initiale 3.0dCi and I have overheating problems at higher speeds.  Now diagnosed as a head gasket.  I have had fuel injection problems which I have cured more or less permanently by using Shell V Nitro diesel and an additive called Archoil 6400D, it's £18 a throw but seems to help.

The symptoms were hesitating under acceleration and loss of power.  I didn't have the courage ( or stretch of clear road ) to persist with an "Italian tune up" but with additive and better diesel the problem seems to go away.  It has been suggested to me that the problem stems from a pressure relief valve which sticks in the common rail/pump area and certainly when it happens the common rail pressure drops from about 7000 – 12000psi to about 1000psi as soon as the hesitation stops the pressure goes back up.

Hope this is useful.

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