1.9 CDTi with DPF 2004 54 plate
Run only on V power diesel and oil/filter changed every 6 months with air filter.Do 8k ish a year.
Right,as is well documented on here there are problems with inlet manifold swirl actuator and EGR valve.Some having total failures of the system others with part failures.
I have always moaned at the lack of oommph at low revs.It is well documented at the lag on the CDTi.Some days mine is fine and others it`s very poor on the acceleration front upto 2000 revs.But after doing some reading on here it was suggested that it may well be to do with the swirl valves.
So I looked at where the swirl valve actuator rod is - mine is still attached - however the amount of oily gunk was amazing.In fact there is liquid there!Gunk is on the 2nd from left swirl valve and loads on the 4th from the left swirl valve.i have no fault lights when driving or at start up.
I am guessing that my swirl valve seals are on their way out or have gone.
So I for see a bill of around £800 on the horizon for new inlet manifold with new EGR valve and new electric drive module - this moves the rod attached to the flaps.
So I know that VXL can diagnose the faults if you find the right dealer.
BUT can I carry on driving the car without causing any damage to the rest of the engine - granted the inlet manifold will be goosed - and mpg might be a little lower than normal (but anything past 220 to the tank on my previous v6 is better than a kick in the nads)until it fails completely or I get rich,(hah ha ha).then get it replaced.
Trying to drive away thoughts of getting rid of it as I own it out right and would be plain stupid to get rid of it-tell me I`m right please.What I`d spend on a new car I can get this fixed.
And how come everything comes in 3`s
New boiler last month,new microwave this month and now this