C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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DHallworth wrote: I'd of thought it was more to do with the horror stories you heard at BL Auto's rather then the risk of buying one Jim!
There's that too David but if the car ingratiates itself enough with me than I can very easily overlook such things... You can understand why I'm so careful :wink:

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Driving to work on Saturday, the car began 'hunting', at first I thought it was the road surface and my foot moving on the accelerator, given that the M6 isn't the best road surface around. :roll: No, it carried on if I cruised below 70mph. Driving back home on Saturday night, ruled out the road surface. As the 'hunting' reoccured.....

Driving home from work again last night up the M6, I'm doing 65mph and the car starts to hunt, now first thing check the fuel guage, half a tank :!: Okay so not that, accererate and it's fine, but once you take your foot off the gas, it feels like it's trying swallow fuel and gagging.

I've driven it today, and all was fine until, again I hit the 60/65mph and it started to 'hunt' again. I'm guessing that this is electrical [-o< so plan on putting the Diabox over the car on Wednesday 8-[

watch this space.........

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Fingers crossed for you :)

Have you blanked off your egr valve on yours at all or cleaned it out at all?

On a positive note if it goes the way of the LR fitted tdv6's there now appears to be rebuild kits knocking about so a whole engine replacement isn't needed if things ever get that bad!

If you can get the lexia on it for your next journey and see what the injectors are doing as well. You should have a balance adjustment and volume per injection to display if its like the jlr ones :)

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Will. no to both.

having said that. driving home tonight and she has run like a dream, however, I have the engine management light on and messages flashing up sayng "depollution faulty".

I plan on letting my mechanic have a look tomorrow. I have Robert Smart's DPF blanking fix......aso finger crossed

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Managed to get the lexia on the car yesterday and took some screen shots.

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So, it looks like the EGR is faulty, Getting the auto electrician to double to check it on friday and then go from there. The stupid thing is that the car is running like a dream, but the engine management light is on.

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I've got he same trouble with my doblo 1.9jtd Steve with the Egr stuck shut and the EML on , it runs fantastic .

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I know, I'm toying with the idea of blanking the valve off, but not doing anything until tomorrow, once the auto electrician has checked over it.

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My car showed the airflow meter fault when one of its EGR valves started to play up, then as it got worse the EML joined in too. I'm not surprised the engine runs well if the faulty EGR valve stops exhaust fumes going back into the engine, an engine was designed to run at it's best with fresh air and fuel!

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Well, confirmed as the rear EGR valve by the auto electrician, he's also indicated a rattling from the swirl valves.

Given that the price of the EGR valve is £221.92 + VAT :hb: it's looking more and more like the blanking plugs are going to get done.

I just need to find out what's involved with the swirl valves before it get's done. :shock:

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Ouch thats a heavy one Steve, never mind the fitting.... :(

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You're not wrong Vince, I can get after one's at anywhere between £130 and £200 or there's a pair of second hand ones for £200. I might e chatting to you soon :wink:

To be honest I'm more concerned about the swirl valves 8-[ I'm heading to an indie next week to have a chat and see what he thinks. #-o [-o< [-o< [-o<

To be realistic I can't complain to much, apart from fair wear and tear I have spent any money her since November 2011 :-D

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Steve as its the same engine as used by the JLR boys, the Disco one's always seem to blank them off as soon as they fail unless its under warranty as they always come back to fail :(

IMO thats your best option, its better for the engine and the only downside is that you kill the planet that little bit more and the engine doesn't warm up as quick but i doubt anyone would notice TBH :)

I spotted this the other day at wilmslow station so thought i'd post it incase it was one of your forum friends :)

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KP wrote:Steve as its the same engine as used by the JLR boys, the Disco one's always seem to blank them off as soon as they fail unless its under warranty as they always come back to fail :(

IMO thats your best option, its better for the engine and the only downside is that you kill the planet that little bit more and the engine doesn't warm up as quick but i doubt anyone would notice TBH :)
Will, I know what your saying and I agree, to a point, (Heart ruling Head) I want to keep the car original, thus this means replacing the valves, on the other hand (Head/Wallet ruling Heart) in the great scheme of things is it going to matter if I blank them as I have no intention of selling the car? It really is a puzzle :roll:
KP wrote: I spotted this the other day at wilmslow station so thought i'd post it incase it was one of your forum friends :)

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It is, but for the life of me I can't remember who #-o

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TBH you could take them off clean them out and see if it fixes it and then blank them off as its simple enough to do IIRC or maybe disable them with the lexia as if you keep it long term you could then re-enable if you decide to sell and jobs a good en then and everyone is happy :) least of all the inlet manifolds which are shocking after a few years with them in working condition :)

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I'm not the mechanical type of person, and although, I could probably do it, I'm thinking of an independant garage, only because IF something goes wrong, I have somebody to hold responsible. 8-[

I have to say, though, that it's crippling the fuel consumption :shock: I'm down by about 120 miles per tank, so I really need to get my bum in gear and decide what the hell I'm going to do :|

I'm leaning towards, blanking,purely given the cost at £221.92 + VAT for the rear one plus fitting :? really speaking it's a no brainer.........