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    Morning!

    Driving back from Yorkshire last weekend and my signum ( design 1.9 cdti 06 plate ) decided to put itself in limphome mode, I got it to a vauxhall garage and they told me there was a problem with a filter of some sort in the exhaust system, in the manifold i think? They quoted me just over a grand to get it fixed!!

    I spoke to a friend of a friend and he seemed to think that this was a design fault with the vauxhall and should have been recalled, is this right? has anyone else had this problem?

    I only bought the car 3mts ago so would be a bit gutting to fork out a grand on it! Its under car care plan waranty but there saying they don't cover that part!! Suprise!!!

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    Would that be the EGR I wonder ? Have a search around, there's loads of posts about the EGR and cleaning it and all the problems it has caused.

    Good luck

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    You can check for recalls with VOSA

    http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp

    Dont know how accurate these are though.

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    that sounds like the DPF filter,

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    Could it be the DPF, Diesel Particular Filter, they meant? Does the car still runs, does it only runs in limp mode? As a general advise for all modern diesels with DPF, the DPF is prone to get clogged if driving alot of short runs, and could get back in business only by running at high RPMs for quite some time, to get a constant high exhaust temp. Here in Norway, many of my friends with modern diesel cars with DPF, use a diesel-booster additive, who helps alot to clean the DPF. As I recall, several here refers to a "Miller" diesel booster, who seems to do almost the same job as ours "TriPak".

    I don't know the guarantees in UK, but if I had your car here in Norway, the garage would get a hard time from me, if they wouldn't cover this as guarantee. Some GB/UK member here should be able to give a more presise answer.

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    Cheers for your help guys, I spoke to someone the other day and they mentioned that they need a good run now and again, It takes about 2-3 miles before putting itself into limp home mode but can't be any harm in trying that diesel booster.

    Cheers

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    Do you get rid of the limp mode by turning the engine off and on again? So you can continue drive with high RPM for several miles, not only a few miles?
    One in my family have a Nissan Qashqai, mainly driving small trips (20-30KMs each time). They have to take a longer trip at least once every month, just to make the car running...
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    Yeah when you turn it off it cancels limp mode out but then comes on after a few miles, maybe if i keep high rpm from the start?

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    My local Opel-dealer told me that the most usual problem with modern diesel-engines is that sensors/DPFs/EGRvalves gets clogged, especially for those with slow driving in the city and also with auto-gear (like taxi's), and for those who runs most small trips. Their best advice is to put some cleaner-stuff/diesel-booster, and force the gear manually to get high RPM for a 20-30 minutes drive, to get high enough exhaust-temperature to burn it out.

    There is a option to force "regeneration" of the DPF with diagnostic tool. Several here at the forum have this tool, and maybe someone near you? Its a few minutes job to enable this. I am on thin ice here, don't know if clogged DPF is your problem, and if forced "regeneration" would help or "harm", but several here on this forum should know better than me.

    You might also have a look at some sensors and the EGRvalve. They might need cleaning. It's a pretty straight forward job, have a search in the How2-section for your engine

    I have had some problems with mine 2.2DTi (non DPF) going into limp mode and even cut the engine a few times, all related to dirt in the EGR-valve. Cleaned it, and voila!

    This is one of the disadvantages of having a modern, "enviromental-friendly" engine that use "enviromental-friendly" diesel. The engine is pretty sensitive for dirt, and the diesel itself is refined alot more so they have removed alot of the sulphur and other "stuff" who is known to be effective to remove residue and smear vital parts as valves and pumps. This makes it more and more "nessescary" to use cleaners/additives...
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    Quote Originally Posted by newts678 View Post
    Yeah when you turn it off it cancels limp mode out but then comes on after a few miles, maybe if i keep high rpm from the start?
    Be careful with too much RPM and/or load before the engine is warmed up. After it is thoroughly warm, you can drive at almost as high RPM/load as you wish, but of course lower than red-mark.
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