An ill-fated trip . . .

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  1. Kensmith314

    Kensmith314

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    I was on my way to buy two electric bikes this weekend.
    However, yesterday, when I was within 5 miles of my first campsite an orange engine-management warning light came on. Everything was fine with the van,though, and I continued to my campsite just outside Bridgenorth.
    This morning, I started the van - on a Fiat Ducato - the light was still on and I couldn't rev it at all. It was not possible to move the van.
    The RAC got to me within 25 mins and he immediately plugged his computer into my engine. He said it was indicating a fault with the particulate filter but he suspected it was actually a faulty sensor. He cleared the fault, the engine was lovely and the light disappeared.
    We set off to buy the bikes.
    15 miles later, the light came back on again - engine still fine.
    This time, the RAC man said it was best to get home while it was still working.
    And that's what we had to do.
    I suppose the next trip has to be to a Fiat garage.
     
  2. Mi58ck

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    Had that on mine a couple of years ago.Fiat fitted a new filter on warranty,took about an hour.nothing to worry about
     
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  3. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    1. Buy yourself an OBD reader and confirm what the fault is. cheap on ebay.
    2. In the search box, top right, type in "DPF" and start reading..

    Mine was replaced at local garage, Fiat will do it but you will pay through the nose.. I'm assuming it's out of warrantee..

    ps.. Depending on which sensor it is, I have a spare new one here as I bought it by mistake trying to do a DIY repair..
     
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  4. martin2603

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    I have a 180hp Daily, I have the EDC coming on and off as it thinks fit, the yellow engine light comes on and off at will. Makes no difference to performance. My local main dealer said, If it is not affecting performance don't worry about it. So I don't !
     
  5. BusyBuilder

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    Take it for blast up the road, keep revs over 2000RPM for 5 miles or so that should clear the DPF.
     
  6. Kensmith314

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    I have driven back about 70 miles in 4th gear to keep the revs high but it made no difference. I'm pretty sure that when I try it tomorrow it will start but not move when put into gear. I'll see tomorrow.
     
  7. cruiser

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    Looking forward to your next post. And I will try to get hold of my son. He is a tecnic .
     
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    Blank the EGR off and forget the filter just give it an ITALIAN TUNE UP.
     
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