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I know this aint boat related, but thought if i placed a link to the original post on here. I may get some help, as this is where all the mecanicaly minded people hang out. Click on the link to go to the original post http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277751

Hope someone can help me out, thanks Barry.
Barry,

This seems to be a common fault with that engine, normal cause is either a faulty RPM sensor, or the EGR valve sticking.

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Barry,

This seems to be a common fault with that engine, normal cause is a faulty RPM sensor, But sometimes is the EGR valve sticking.

Dai
In english please LOL. So if its the RPM sensor it will need to be replaced, what about the EGR valve ???? And where abouts do i find these.
 

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In english please LOL. So if its the RPM sensor it will need to be replaced, what about the EGR valve ???? And where abouts do i find these.

The RPM sensor is quite a cheap part around £20 and is normally fitted to the gearbox, Usually two bolts with a push in connector to the loom.

The EGR Valve is normally found mounted to the main engine block and will look similar to the attached pic. But they will cost around £100 mark.


Any local motor factors will keep them in stock,

Do you have any warning lights on the dash??
 

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The RPM sensor is quite a cheap part around £20 and is normally fitted to the gearbox, Usually two bolts with a push in connector to the loom.

The EGR Valve is normally found mounted to the main engine block and will look similar to the attached pic. But they will cost around £100 mark.


Any local motor factors will keep them in stock,

Do you have any warning lights on the dash??
No lights are on. Thats what confused me?
Can the EGR be cleaned, or would it probably be shot. How could i tell??
 

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No lights are on. Thats what confused me?
Can the EGR be cleaned, or would it probably be shot. How could i tell??
The only way to tell would be a diagnostic as paul said, You will have to go to a fiat dealer though, as the ECUs are not compatible with most of the code readers.

It may be worth posting if any one has a compatible reader for fiat fault codes, It'll save the £60-£100 that the dealer will charge just to plug it in.

Normally once an EGR starts to play up, its better to get shot of (If that is the fault). As its an intermittent fault, you cant be sure as to when or where it will happen next - You want to be sure that when you need to put for foot down the power will be there.
 

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I rarely work on anything under 7.5t, it's all the same to a degree! I'd go with a 'hickup' with an engine sensor/wiring, only a diagnosis check will highlight this. If your out and about, find a 'snap on' van, he will tell you who in the area has the latest after-market reader to possibly keep things cheap for you at an independant workshop. Once you've found this mechanic/ garage, (providing he's not a numpty) he should be able to give you all the code and explanations to any previously, stored, 'detected trouble codes' listed in your vehicles ECU's.
With any luck you might have an 'active' fault that he can simply put his hands on straight away. (unlikely if no dash lamp is illuminated though)

Unfortunately, without seeing/ driving the vehicle, very hard to elaborate further here. I like to keep things basic with modern vehicles, but sometimes, like in this instance, it would be quicker to take it to a main dealer to get a correct idea of where to start looking for the issue you have. Please be aware that although the vehicle is plugged in to a laptop, your final dignosis is steered by how acurately the technician can interpret the trouble code, so bear this in mind. It is just a tool to direct and assist the operator, but sometimes theres an acurate readout of a defect. You can then request how much of a task it is to remedy it. Cheers
 

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Cheers guys, seeing as i dont need it for work il just use the car for now. Think i will run it localy, just to see if happens again. Then try and find someone who has the right kit, to plug it in to.
 

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Well chap, you know where you can find Paul_G when it get's worse then! It's just a case of knowing who's got the kit and who will help. Tight lines
Just been looking on the net for a local independant fiat specialist, there is one for every other manufacture but not fiat. Cant even find a diesel diognostics center.
 

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He works for Volvo Truck Centre in Swansea & he plugs computers into vehicles (trucks & cars) to find out what's wrong with the EMS, (no ******* use to me I aint got one) I will ask him if he can plug into yours & analyse it, he can only say no cant he?
 

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He works for Volvo Truck Centre in Swansea & he plugs computers into vehicles (trucks & cars) to find out what's wrong with the EMS, (no ******* use to me I aint got one) I will ask him if he can plug into yours & analyse it, he can only say no cant he?
Cheers Vic.:punk:
 
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