Help! My 2.4jtdm is starting to loose power when accelerating or going up hills. The engine splutters and the car physically shakes. This tends to happen in 4th, 5th and 6th. Changing down to 3rd or releasing the accelerator clears the problem for a while but it comes back. Overtaking is becoming an adventure. There is no warning lights coming on and the turbo gauge seems normal. Does anyone recognise the symptoms?
Yep - been happening to me recently - I've been reading the forums and posts about the DPF and EGR clogging issues, Also found one which related to similar symptoms caused by a weak battery. Difference with mine is the Engine Warning Light comes on. Local independent diesel specialist put it on diagnostics and read a Low Boost fault.
May be worth having the codes read - mine showed fault codes on diag that hadn't come up on the dash display !
Are you able to diagnose injectors on site properly? Do you have ultrasonic equipment for cleaning? How long does it take for them to be remanufactured via you guys at autolusso?
No we have a place we in Luton we use and trust to do our testing and where possible reconditioning, they are very fair and good value, £12 + VAT for a test and £66 + VAT to recondition. If they injector is dead we use Bosch recon injectors @ £140 + VAT each. Most of the time they can be saved unless like one of my recent customers with a 159 2.4 you think it is a good idea to run on red diesel and veg oil
Second opinion has told me to check EGR before going near injectors. They say they've never had to replace an injector unless it has totally failed and a faulty or clogged EGR may not show a fault. Car booked in Saturday for EGR blank off.