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suavecarve

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Just pulling into the Aire and an amber light goes on and no oomph in the motor. Orange writing "needs service"
Had a service 1500 miles ago.
No indications before hand.
Haven't put wrong fuel in.
2 year old ford with 15k on it.
Bank holiday tomorrow so told them not to pick me up til Thursday morning.

I just think it is going to be a reset of some description. Hopefully
 

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Take a look on YouTube for a reset sequence.
You might be able to reset it.
Ours on a Peugeot is foot on brake, turn ignition on then keep finger pressed on the menu button for 5 seconds then it resets or along those lines.

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The ECU is not happy and it’s gone into limp mode. Probably something stupid happened or it just needs a reset. We had a red light on the Fiat and the message Check Engine so stopped and wondered what to do. Decided to put key in again and turn it on and no red light. Rang the Fiat Garage that does the servicing and they just said mention it next time you come in. When it went in for an update there was nothing showing so they put it down to water in a connector.
 
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Electronics for sure , simply reset ?

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Going to try a few things tomorrow. Thanks for all the heads up.
Thankfully the fridge is working so the wine is chilled
 

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I wonder if they haven't reset the service warning when you had it done? We had this with our previous camper and had to have it reset by a Fiat place in France, as our garage had forgotten to do it they ended up footing the bill! :rolleyes:
 

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I wonder if they haven't reset the service warning when you had it done? We had this with our previous camper and had to have it reset by a Fiat place in France, as our garage had forgotten to do it they ended up footing the bill! :rolleyes:
Really can't see a service due light putting the engine into limp mode.
God know what would happen if it was something serious. :LOL:

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I now have a Code reader, which will also do the resets. I had reason to remove a seat, to get at some relays in the Seat Box!. (clever people these French motorhome designers), in so doing I disconnected the wiring which when reconnected gave an SRS error. I approached Mercedes (Sprinter) and was quoted £85+VAT, sir, to reset the system. Online, tool was £80 including delivery. And I have now used it on 2 further occasions, so in my calculation. I am now some £226, ahead of the game!.
 
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@Minxy Girl @PeteH there are about 30 vans here.
Is it a ford thingy I want or is there a generic one.
I have Google translate on the phone and there are far too many ppl having a lie in.
Bank holiday today but norauto might be open so will try there as have motorbike

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Just tried the motor and she starts with no warning lights.
Have found the YouTube for locking unlocking waiting 20 seconds with throttle and brake depressed whilst waving left arm in air and gargling but there doesn't seem a need atm.
We were staying here anyway so current thought process is to ride round car park and if ok head cancel the recovery and buy a diagnostic machine tomorrow
My German was ready.
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Afraid it does ... there is a finite distance before it first reduces the 'oomph' then goes into total 'stop'.

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/foru...se-their-customers.175228/page-7#post-2861689
Every days a school day.
But that's not on..
It my choice when I service my vehicle, not some techy in an office.
If I choose to change the filter every 5 years and never change the oil its my decision and fault if it goes wrong.
It has nothing to do with THEM what I do with MY vehicle.
 
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Every days a school day.
But that's not on..
It my choice when I service my vehicle, not some techy in an office.
If I choose to change the filter every 5 years and never change the oil its my decision and fault if it goes wrong.
It has nothing to do with THEM what I do with MY vehicle.
All limp mode events are to prevent continued use of a vehicle with emissions issues. At least that is the excuse :mad:.
 
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My guess would be that the van needs a good work out, it’s very easy to poodle around in a Motorhome, but modern Diesel engines need to be worked with enthusiasm. My work Transit does the same as yours occasionally, fortunately I have friends in a Ford Transit center who will reset the warning light, then I have to go for a good run and keep the revs high to clear out the dpf filter, then all is well again.

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Every days a school day.
But that's not on..
It my choice when I service my vehicle, not some techy in an office.
If I choose to change the filter every 5 years and never change the oil its my decision and fault if it goes wrong.
It has nothing to do with THEM what I do with MY vehicle.

It's not the service reminder that causes the van to go into limp mode if ignored, it's the oil degradation counter; different system. It's there to prevent expensive damage from ignoring that fact that the oil may be so polluted by fuel and other contaminants that continuing risks expensive damage to the engine.

No indication so far that this is the cause here, there are many reasons why limp mode could occur and pointless trying to diagnose it without a fault code, but if it were the oil counter it would only happen after a warning lamp had been illuminated for several thousand miles.
 
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My guess would be that the van needs a good work out, it’s very easy to poodle around in a Motorhome, but modern Diesel engines need to be worked with enthusiasm. My work Transit does the same as yours occasionally, fortunately I have friends in a Ford Transit center who will reset the warning light, then I have to go for a good run and keep the revs high to clear out the dpf filter, then all is well again.
I think Guildford to Freiberg in 3 days is a good run.
We had that problem with works vehicles. Never more than a 2 mile journey several times a day so once a week we took them for a blast. We got petrol as replacements as it worked out expensive keep going into the garage

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Ahhh but it's our planet you're messing with :D

"Yore avin a larf". After the CR*P left behind by the recent "Save the planet" demo`s in Londonistan?. Worse than the aftermath of those well known members of the "travelling community". Who, as I understand it, are now up in arms because some MP had the temerity to refer to their activities as a "Disease" in the H-o-P.:whistle:
 
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@Minxy Girl @PeteH there are about 30 vans here.
Is it a ford thingy I want or is there a generic one.
I have Google translate on the phone and there are far too many ppl having a lie in.
Bank holiday today but norauto might be open so will try there as have motorbike

Some, are designed to cope with general vehicles across the board, they are however usually, VERY expensive, designed for professional use, Mine is Mercedes specific. I have used a programme designed for Fiat (Multiecuscan) which, runs on a Laptop, and requires at least 4 or 5 different "dongles" to access the various Devices. The wiring for each being different.

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I read threads like this with great interest and, while doing so, I thank my lucky stars that I am very much more than content to drive around in my 32 year old motorhome without a warning light in sight (except for brake fluid, pad depths, oil pressure and alternator light).

Limp mode?

Can't you get pills for that? :whistle:


JJ :cool:
 
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I read threads like this with great interest and, while doing so, I thank my lucky stars that I am very much more than content to drive around in my 32 year old motorhome without a warning light in sight (except for brake fluid, pad depths, oil pressure and alternator light).

Limp mode?

Can't you get pills for that? :whistle:


JJ :cool:
Tried dissolving one into the oil. It's up and running but can't turn the thing off now.

The best guess is coolant fluid having had a look under the bonnet. Cancelled recovery after a drive round the car park and will top that tomorrow and see what happens
 

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I read threads like this with great interest and, while doing so, I thank my lucky stars that I am very much more than content to drive around in my 32 year old motorhome without a warning light in sight (except for brake fluid, pad depths, oil pressure and alternator light).

Limp mode?

Can't you get pills for that? :whistle:


JJ :cool:
Ah!! the "little blue ones"? yes?.

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I read threads like this with great interest and, while doing so, I thank my lucky stars that I am very much more than content to drive around in my 32 year old motorhome without a warning light in sight (except for brake fluid, pad depths, oil pressure and alternator light).

Limp mode?

Can't you get pills for that? :whistle:


JJ :cool:
Are you having a nice time gloating.:)
 

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