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[Engine] Newer diesels Weak?
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I hope my delight with a 38 month old, 15k miles on the clock diesel Mk3 is not about to end! Towed home on a rescue truck last week with a misfiring engine. Bought a Maxiscan code reader and got P0271 Cylinder Injector4 High.Seemed simple enough until I spoke to a couple of main Dealers who said it might not actually be the injector. I would need a £90 proper diagnostic check to be sure. I asked how much a new injector cost..was quoted £260 and around £500-£600 for the whole job. And only 15k miles from new and dealer serviced last year. Begining to wish I hadn't sold my faithful Mk2 with the 2.0HDi engine which never missed a beat. Any comments welcome.
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#2
When did you buy it?

Could still be in warranty
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Bought Feb 13 2012 with 4328 miles on the clock. Was first registered as a motability vehicle on July 17th. 2011. Was kept by first owner less than 6 months as there is an Experian Gold Check on it dated 15 December2011. Engine went wobbly on August 3rd. So technically over 3 years from first registration. Full dealer service at 10044 miles on May 20 2013.Since the mileage till May 2014 was only about 4500 miles I was told a service not necessary untill 2 years/12000 miles. They May offer some deal but want to see what the seller (Evans Halshaw) did on the servicing side. The oil was nice and gold so I expect at least an oil change as it is not possible for a diesel to go 4328 miles without some blackening no?

Does anyone know how to remove the carpet like material off the top of the 1.6 HDi engine. I want to get a look at the top of the injectors. I have been told by a local mechanic that Siemens are more prone to fail. So I hope I have Bosch! all that seems to be holding the cover are 2 cone shaped rubber things. I am afraid to pull too hard in case they just break. Or do I have to remove more to see the top of the engine. When, if ever, are Haynes going to bring out a manual for this car!
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#4
The engine cover will just pull off and fit back easily. I hope you manage to sort out your issue.

Mark
2009 Citroen Berlingo 1.6hdi Lx van
1999 Peugeot 406 V6se coupe 
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#5
Isn't the mk3 1.6hdi engine very similar to the mk2 1.6hdi?

You will probably find you have Bosch injectors as moat are, check electrical connections first of all , failing that pull the injector and take it to Bosch for a check/refurb
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my 63 plate 90 Berlingo is on 44,500mls since November 2013 Smile not a wiff of issues yet, but it only ever has Shell Vpower+ diesel
63 plate Berlingo working hard.....
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(14-08-2014, 04:44 PM)paraman Wrote:  I hope my delight with a 38 month old, 15k miles on the clock diesel Mk3 is not about to end! Towed home on a rescue truck last week with a misfiring engine. Bought a Maxiscan code reader and got P0271 Cylinder Injector4 High.Seemed simple enough until I spoke to a couple of main Dealers who said it might not actually be the injector. I would need a £90 proper diagnostic check to be sure. I asked how much a new injector cost..was quoted £260 and around £500-£600 for the whole job. And only 15k miles from new and dealer serviced last year. Begining to wish I hadn't sold my faithful Mk2 with the 2.0HDi engine which never missed a beat. Any comments welcome.

It does really need a diagnostic check on Diagbox or Lexia.

Ask nicely over on the Frenchcarforum.co.uk , someone near to you may have one - I'm sure there's a couple of guys up your way who might do it for a very small fee like a cup of tea and a piece of cake. . I'd do it myself for you but I'm a bit far south in Reading. Only takes 5 mins but the dealers rip us off. Many of us own Lexia/diagbox kits now and do DIY diagnosis..

It's better to do a diagnostic check than go around replacing bits that it might not be.



I'm just a grumpy Northern git.
2004 Multispace Desire HDi - "Bertie"
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#8
Try http://andersonclark.boschauto.co.uk/

They won't charge stupid main dealer prices and will know what they're doing as
they repair PAS vehicles.
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
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