Xsara Picasso Engine Light Issue

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Delta1982
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Xsara Picasso Engine Light Issue

Unread post by Delta1982 »

hi all

firstly thank you in advance for any assistance that can be provided

My wife owns a 2003 citroen xsara picasso petrol

it has developed a fault and i done some home repairs but the issue isnt solved wondering if anyones had
a simular issue before and might shed some light

the engine management light came on so i put a obd reader on the vehicle and it came up with code p1338
so i checked online for a solution it came up with cylinder number 2 misfire so i checked the coil pack and replaced it along with the spark plugs
i also changed the egr valve because i felt it maybe a possible problem or adding to it but alias there was no change it the way the engine acted

i then found that there was a slight amount of oil getting on one of the new spark plugs i replaced and no matter what i do the car seems to respond the same

it runs but sounds very boggy and does not have as much acceleration

before i give up someone told me to go to a good forum and ask there and see if anyone can help

im tempted to chance the valve cover gasket and the o ring seals or the camshaft sensor in case it is them but its a big job
i thought i would try post here in case any owners have had the same issue and has a fix i do like this car very much and i really want to keep it on the road
if i can

again thanks to anyone that might be able to help

Delta

oscar
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Re: Xsara Picasso Engine Light Issue

Unread post by oscar »

Hi i take it your referring to oil getting on outside of plug? ie leaking from cam cover
If it is just change cam cover gasket paying attention to making sure both sides clean and torquing down evenly and correctly

Delta1982
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Re: Xsara Picasso Engine Light Issue

Unread post by Delta1982 »

i believe so i will try this and see what happens will repost once its done

thanks

delta