- Jul 28, 2010
- Funster No
- Rapido 7090F 3 litre 160
- May 2010
Mine is a real cheapie.. There are many out there... See Technos thread for more info...Hiya,
Which OBD reader and software do you use? Is it laptop based or android/apple or a specific reader?
It's called EOBD-FACILE.. There is a free version and that will get fault codes. You need to pay to remove fault codes. Think it was £10.99 for premium.. I am looking for other apps, Techno recommends that Torque but I dont think it's on app store.Hi Tonka
Which app did you get from the app store please
Been reading up on "Novascan", seems to be able to start a forced re-generation of the DPF.. But £15 to buy and no free version to look at...It's called EOBD-FACILE.. There is a free version and that will get fault codes. You need to pay to remove fault codes. Think it was £10.99 for premium.. I am looking for other apps, Techno recommends that Torque but I dont think it's on app store.
If its bad enough even a prolonged run at max revs wont cure it.Cheers... I think i will get one one order and give it a go...
My scanner is only a wifi type and nothing on the software for re-gen, so as you say a hard run may be in order.
Buy your own OBD reader, lots of info on here about them.. From less that £10 on ebay and get apps for your phone / tablet..Had an engine warning light come on for my Fiat Ducato.I contacted the Fiat Motorhome helpline and was told to have a diagnostic check done at an approved Fiat service dealer. I did this at the cost of£96.00 and was told that it was the DFP sensor or maybe the whole DPF system. The minimum cost would be £562.00 and possibly a lot more if it was not just the sensor. I was also advised that I should not drive the vehicle. When I pointed out that the handbook said that the vehicle could still be driven they insisted that we should not drive it. In other words we were a captive audience and they could effect a repair at some indeterminate cost!
I took the vehicle home and contacted Fiat motor homes help line and explained the situation. I felt that a vehicle that was only three and a half years old with only 14000 on the clock should not have these sort of problems.
The vehicle has been serviced by a Fiat dealer but is now of course out of warranty.
Fiat motorhome shaved requested the dealer to put in a goodwill request to effect a repair. So far they have not responded and we still await the outcome.
Not enamoured with either the dealership or at the moment Fiat Motorhome help as they have not got back to us when promised.
Meanwhile the vehicle cannot be used for its purpose as a Motorhome!
Oh man , ent heard that term for a long time , a runaway .DPF are way more trouble than they are worth, it was a cheap way to comply with Euro5 emissions regulation,
When the DPF regenerate properly it will burn the soot but this will still clog up the DPF with ash, so at some point it will need replacing or cleaning,
But on the other hand if the regeneration isn't successful over time the extra fuel that is pumped into the engine will increase the oil level in the sump,
It's imperative that if your oil level appears to be increasing that the level is reduce before you have a catastrophe runaway with the engine feeding off the sump oil to destruction,
Solution! Remove and discard, fit a suitable canister in its place and refit the pressure sensors so the ECU is happy,
Nope I agree , BUT having said that if I won the lottery I sure as hell would not hesitate to buy a brand new MHSorry guy's , i know this will not be liked , and i'll probably get slatted for it . But the modern motor is full of sensor's , this is the main reason i wouldn't entertain any new vehicle , of any type , not just a motorhome . Now if that's what float's ya boat , then fine , i don't have a problem with that . I've looked at some modern van's , though they are nice , the modern layout's don't work for me , and anyway at 78 grand , i'm afraid i can find other way's to spend money . I don't need , the grief these engine's will produce , certainly not the expense , and now their mucking around with the road tax again . I'm gonna stick with a 98-03 , 2.8tdi , manual , even though they ent without their problem's , by a long chalk .
Right now , i've got an 05 sooty van (suzuki carry) , it's got less than 50 grand on the clock , yet it's had egr issue's . I've got hold of an obd2 reader , cheap one off ebay , and it's always in use , todate , resetting the management light , as it can't find a fault , yep duff sensor's , van's loaded with the thing's . It's cost's twice as much to tax as my old van (Rascal) , and has less room . Though mpg is around the same , some of the latest eurotech motor's , actually seem to give less .
Nope I agree , BUT having said that if I won the lottery I sure as hell would not hesitate to buy a brand new MH