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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by moizeau » 04 Jun 2019, 17:47

GiveMeABreak wrote:
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Surely a simple leak back test would indicate a faulty injector (s) for a basic test - whichever ones are filling more quickly and with comparatively higher return volume will be faulty. That would be a signal to re move the specific injector for further testing or replacement.

Exactly, so if I was presented with a 2 grand quote I would like to know why they are so sure? If there response was what you suggest and the injectors were initially presumed faulty, then the fault verified after removal, fair enough, but if they simply said the fault codes and 'previous experiences' point to this being the issue I think my wallet would stay in my pocket until further correct analysis was done.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by GiveMeABreak » 04 Jun 2019, 18:40

Yes, the issue being that the dealers don't 'fix' any longer - it's replace and throw away (or recycle). Much of the dealer training is on using diagnostics and fault finding now as you can see, using flow charts for testing. Then it's just a matter of removing and replacing parts.

There's very little room for innovation now or thinking outside the box. Things like the steering rack mods (putting a CV boot over the pinion for example) or replacing bushes that the dealer will only replace the whole component are examples. I can see where this has come from with the advent of more advanced electronics - and the relatively futile attempts of the DIYer trying to open up components to fix is relatively gone nowadays.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by moizeau » 04 Jun 2019, 19:24

GiveMeABreak wrote:
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There's very little room for innovation now or thinking outside the box. Things like the steering rack mods (putting a CV boot over the pinion for example) or replacing bushes that the dealer will only replace the whole component are examples. I can see where this has come from with the advent of more advanced electronics - and the relatively futile attempts of the DIYer trying to open up components to fix is relatively gone nowadays.

I think it's also to with taking the onus off the fitter(I can't call them mechs) and onto the the part. That's why nobody changes alt brushes, it's a full on alt, tensioner, idlers and belt.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by renagade » 04 Jun 2019, 21:26

Well my good lady and me went to say tara to the c5 in the garage and came away with a brand spanking new model cactus with the new more compliant suspension and seating. Should be picking it up on Friday.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by GiveMeABreak » 04 Jun 2019, 23:30

If is has the Hydraulic Cushions, let us know how they work out.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by renagade » 05 Jun 2019, 11:20

This is the question I keep asking myself, do all 2019 facelift cactus have the Hydraulic Cushions. The car seemed to be very very quiet and smooth on the test drive. The comes with the 3 cylinder 110 engine which has a 1-60 of 8 something seconds.
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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Jun 2019, 15:13

What's the VIN and I'll see... Both Feel and Flair trim levels have them and can't see a 'poverty spec' version, so you should have them :-D

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by admiral51 » 05 Jun 2019, 18:35

Shame we will not get to find out what was wrong but glad you have got something sorted and both you and the good lady are happy.

Guess as you know the reg number you will best placed to see if it comes up on an auction site with or without the issues being fixed.

I know my local dealership run part exes through their Ebay shop :)

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by renagade » 06 Jun 2019, 10:17

The car that is broken is . Citroen C5 . X7 1.6 ehdi . egs6 gear box ( as you will all know looking back at my posts how much I have spent ) .
Reg: **********.
WELL WORTH A PUNT IF IT COMES UP.
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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by renagade » 09 Jun 2019, 21:03

Well had the Cactus two day's now and find the ride very supple if that is the word. Missing the front parking sensors and auto lights but other than that I feel I have made the right decision. By the way it is a Cactus 2 Feel. 9 miles on the clock.

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Re: Engine light/abs

Post by GiveMeABreak » 09 Jun 2019, 23:42

Let's hope you make it to 10! :-D