yellow engine light on

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  1. brightsparkretired

    brightsparkretired

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    The little yellow engine light has come on followed by loss of power, 2008 Ducato 130MJ. MPG dropped considerably. Any suggestions/pointer appreciated.
    Tel
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Ours is same year.
    Lived with it for a while but just had it put right. It was the butterfly that regulates the fuel mix.
    If the system sees a mismatch between what you are asking for with accelerator and what you are getting then the engine warning light comes on!

    That was mine anyway!
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    I think you have gone into 'limp; get you home mode, could be anything but needs to be checked, most garages have the equipment these days to analyze fault codes

    Peter
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Some even know what to do with the information too:D:D:D:rolleyes:
     
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    Thank u both for your replies, just went for a P & he presto. Due to problems with this van (only done 8000) I think ksebruce's suggestions might be the answer due to lack of use. Is it easy to get at the butterfly to fire a drop of WD40 on it
    Tel
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Don't know as now i am retired i don't get my hands mucky!!!

    I got fed up of the light coming on and as i live in France i have my 2 yearly CT (mot) due soon so i had it replaced! I was told it is a sealed unit! Cost in France for replacement was around €550 including tax!!!
     
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  7. brightsparkretired

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    Well looks like I'm going to get mine dirty, will have to look out the tin opener:cry:
     
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    Sounds like the throttle body,it seems to be a common problem with campers vans when there left standing for long periods.
     
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    You really need the code reading.

    Could be anything from the air flow sensor to the throttle body and a myriad of things inbetween.
     
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    It could also be nothing at all. I, and a couple of others I know of, had this happen - all I did was start up and shut down the engine 5 times and the computer reset itself. It could of course be something else but, hey, it's worth a try!

    TerryL
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Any news?
     
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    I don't think he's at home. There are no lights on.
     
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  13. brightsparkretired

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    Just gave it a try & it took 4 to re-set but a gave it another 2 just to be on the safe side..:D:D
    Thanks all for your help
    Happy as a dog with 2 tails now
    Tel
     
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    You're welcome. Glad it worked for someone else!
     
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    Buy a cheap Bluetooth ODB2 reader off eBay (under £10). Pair it with your Android phone and run Torque Lite. This will tell you what the car thinks is wrong with itself. Alternatively, pay £200 to a garage, who will ignore the reading and replace every single part of your engine in turn for a further £4000.
     

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