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Diesel particulate additive level low
Had a 2012 Peugeot Partner Tepee Outdoor 1.6 HDi 92 for about a year now, done about 12,500 miles, have been very happy with it, no problems up to now. Just had it serviced at about 62,500 and the garage says the diesel particulate additive level is low and that it needs topping up (and the ECU needs to told that it has been topped up). They want £315 to do it. Should I get this done now or is there a warning light that I can wait for? Does this price sound about right? Any other advice?
2012 Peugeot Partner Tepee Outdoor 1.6 HDi 92 - in brown because that's the fastest colour.
I was told that the eloys needs topping up, between 80,000 and 120,000 miles depending on if you refuel £10 at a time or £55 a time as a set amount of fluid is used every time you fill up so some doing £10 fill ups will get through the fluid much quicker, and a dashboard warning will let you know.
Is that price for a main dealer or third party dealer ?, i believe the replacement fluid is around £100 from eurocarparts.

My early B9 don't have this system so I'm not a expert, but i made a few enquiries before i found out i didn't have it on my car.

£315 is a main dealer price - I guess my options will be limited if the ECU needs resetting. I always fill up from less than a quarter of a tank, but I don't know how it was refueled in the 50,000 miles it did before I bought it. I've not had any dashboard warning as yet, only the garage saying the level was low (judged from the weight of the tank from what I can tell).
2012 Peugeot Partner Tepee Outdoor 1.6 HDi 92 - in brown because that's the fastest colour.
There are many garages that are able to reset the ECU counter, if you are under warranty you may want to stay at the main dealer, if not a Citroen specialist such as Lighty should be able to do it .
I'm pretty sure a member on here did the fluid change himself and then had another member (might of been Lighty ) to do the ECU reset.

What you need to find out is whether your car has an eloys tank that can be re-filled or a sealed eloys bag.

If you have the bag, you need to check whether it is leaking causing it to become 'low'. If it is leaking, you can try asking Citroen UK to replace FOC, which they did for me when I pushed them.

This is the thread that i was remembering.

If it has the eloys bag then my Citroen workshop charged me £150 to replace bag. Mine started leaking at about 70k miles just before 7yr service but its normally reckoned they can need replacing at around 80k miles or more. The warning light should come on in good time for you to replace it.
Anyone with Diagbox/lexia kit can reset the counters, i did mine. The eloys fluid is expensive, tank and be filled up DIY, I did mine.
2001 1.9D Multispace.
Diagbox diagnostics in Northumberland.
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We will reset the counters for £30 to forum members, as said the fluid is expensive, as are the replacement bags.
If your bag leaks because of a stone splitting it etc, the car will not know if the fluid leaks out as it is a digital counter & not a level sensor.
You will only know it's leaking because it will leave a redish brown stain on the floor, towards the rear of the car.
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The garage said it was a bag. I've not seen any indication that it's leaking on my drive or on my parking space at work - but it could have leaked before I bought the car. And if the warning light (which isn't displaying) is based on a digital count instead of an actual level I guess the tank could be empty and I shouldn't rely on waiting for a warning light. I don't have the time (or the inclination) to do it myself. So unless anyone can recommend an independent garage near me in east London/Essex I'll have to bite the bullet and get the main dealer to do it.
2012 Peugeot Partner Tepee Outdoor 1.6 HDi 92 - in brown because that's the fastest colour.

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