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    Guys,

    My friend has a CDTI 150 SRI and his swirl bar has fallen off.

    He says the car is running fine, the only thing to report is a very strong smell inside the cabin (even after a new pollen filter has been fitted).

    Can I re-attach the swirl bar for him manually or is there more to it?? Alsom is this strong smell inside (almost like burning Diesel) a result of the bar fallen off?



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    Im not sure mate, im sure there is a how to on this somewhere tho. Dont think it would explain the smell tho...that might be a blow/leak in the flexi pipe at the front of the exhaust system? Thats what happened with mine!

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    You can reattach it but normally comes off soon after again.

    If you look around the points where the bar attaches too you will see gunk.

    That is diesel fumes and soot coming out which is what the smell is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    Guys,

    My friend has a CDTI 150 SRI and his swirl bar has fallen off.

    He says the car is running fine, the only thing to report is a very strong smell inside the cabin (even after a new pollen filter has been fitted).

    Can I re-attach the swirl bar for him manually or is there more to it?? Alsom is this strong smell inside (almost like burning Diesel) a result of the bar fallen off?



    Thanks, G.
    I had the same problem with the elite model. If you take the bar out, possibly with long nosed pliers eg, and remove the 4 rubber gromits you can then superglue small tap washers (sorry, can't remember the exact size). Honestly this works but you'll need to grind down the thickness of the washers. As for the smell, it may be the breather pipe on the oil filter casing, it drips slightly onto the exhaust pipe on my motor, on my to-do list lol. Good luck.

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    Sounds like his inlet manifold is past saving tbh bud. I had the same oily diesel ssmell in mine which disappeared after the manifold change

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    I had the same smell entering the car. I sniffed with me large beek and it was coming from the area of the swirl valves. The rod was still connected. I sprayed a can of carb cleaner into the turbo housing as the car idled. Took it down the motorway for 10 mins in 3rd gear at 70mph. Result, no smell after that. I give the car at least one thrashing per week now. Result, never had the smell return. Conclusion, something was gummed up.

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    after a very good clean up with carb cleaner, i didn't bother attempting to re attach the bar, i bonded 1, 2, & 4 into the open position, unplugged the egr & the motor is much better for it

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    If my monifold full of gunk can car go to limp mode after turbo kick in???? cos then I sdrive and pass 3000 revs car goes to limp mode.

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