Fault Help

Common or potential faults associated with the French & Italian range.


Having worked with our chosen marques for quite some time now, it stands to reason that we have come across a whole plethora of faults, failures and potential automotive hiccups. Sometimes they are quite clearly due to a lack of maintenance. Others are due to poor design. Then there is just bad luck.

Here follows a list (in no particular order) of some of the more common occurrences we have encountered. Included are our comments and/or opinions as to how 'we' have dealt with the situation or believe would or could be an effective solution. Our ramblings are by no means a substitute for competent professional diagnosis and should be regarded as bodhi for interested parties.

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Stinky Diesel

Friday, 23 December 2016  |  Mick

Affecting: 1.6Hdi

"I simply refuse to get into that old jalopy of yours. It fair brings on me asthma it does"

"It's not an old jalopy, it just smells a bit when you stop at lights"

"Well, it seems to me that the whole car is filling with horrid exhaust fumes and I shall stand for it not a moment longer. Get it sorted"

And so he did.

It turned out to be a leaking injector seal. Gases blow by the injector allowing accrid fumes to be sucked into the car. Easily remedied though by simply whipping out the offending diesel injector, giving it a bit of a dust off, wipe off the seating surface and chucking it all back together again with a new washer, spacer and seal. 




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