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  1. Snapped torsion bar if it's gone to the bump stops all of a sudden, or arm bearings if it's gradually gone over time. Yes the same setup as the berlingo 👍
  2. Bet the pulley was dangling off?! Really common for that to happen, luckily they can be like that but often doesn't nuke the engine
  3. Ive used this type: Got 2x 1L bottles and it was only £14 When it was pissing out I managed to get 2x 1L tins for £11 but that was a one off It's a tenner a bottle or so at Halfords I found the entire system is less than a litre on my 1.6 petrol. Might be more on the dervs with the EHPAS pumps
  4. Yeah that's for the heater circuit. If it's coming up as that it just means the heater circuit is goosed. If you wish, you can compare the resistance of the heater with the other sensors if you want to work out if it's faulty before the shit show of extracting it
  5. I was more on about the lean code you said came up, presumably system too lean bank 1 or something along those lines, P0171?
  6. Powershit (yeah, dual clutch, robot manual whatever you wish to call them) in pretty much anything beyond the MK1 Focus era, apart from the Fusions. I think Proper torque converter affair in the MK1 Focus, ever so grabby, classic Ford automatic.. MK2 onwards was powershit. Same goes for the Focus C-Max and later C-Max
  7. If it was more permanent I'd say its got to be an induction leak, anywhere after the MAF. PCV well worth a check But if it was playing up, then its fine now, makes it difficult to pinpoint doesnt it. Low fuel pressure can do it. Technically an injector could also cause it but I've never seen trouble from the injectors themselves in these Zetec/Duratec engines. The injector looms can be dodgy but then you'd have a code pointing to an injector. As I'm sure you know its not uncommon for the fuel pumps to die on them It will have flagged up as being lean due to the reading it got from the o2 sensor, not the MAF sensor.
  8. Found this amusing... In the Citroen Xsara Picasso Facebook group If the penny hasn't dropped - they have a torsion bar suspension on the rear so no springs!
  9. A coil wouldn't go amiss for a hesitation issue. And the set of plugs if they haven't been done for a while. Depends how far you want to go with parts darts though
  10. Nothing surprises me about that place any more.. they must be closing down permanently soon, at least I thought they were supposed to be
  11. I know someone that drove 100 miles for a milkshake!
  12. Or just do away with it entirely! I've got a stack of undertrays waiting to go in the skip 😆 No point keeping them when all the fixings are broken and they're all cracked and held on with about seven cable ties all looped round the subframe in weird positions I'm talking about 15 year old cars here. No need for 'em whatsoever!
  13. The undertray price is a total pisstake, if they did not speak to your dad before going ahead with it. I'd be livid too. £160 for a shock (even for the part only) does not surprise me at a main dealer. Shocks are not cheap for newer cars. Looking at ECP it seems they're £155 each for a 2017 V40. But of course there lies the question was there actually anything wrong with it. Main dealers are ridiculously anal and what I may deem as a minor weep of fluid around a shock, a main stealer is likely to fail as a serious leak. Undertray, yes profiteering I agree. The shock? I'm not so sure. £160 doesnt surprise me for a 2017 car from the dealer. As above they're £155 even from ECP Main dealers run off book times. Mechanics are usually paid flat rate rather than hourly. They might be paid for example 0.8 hours for an oil change. The oil change might take 0.8 hours if the undertray comes off without difficulty. If they have to spend an hour faffing around with the undertray to try and save it, they won't be paid for it. And that hour they spend is lost when it could be used to do another job. That's why the main dealer approach is to replace not repair. There's no book time to repair undertray fixings and secure it with cable ties, so they can't charge the customer, can't pay the mechanic so they can't offer the job However what is absolutely inexcusable is the fact @Split_Pin's dad was charged for the new undertray without being consulted. That is absolutely unacceptable There's a difference between a mechanic breaking a part due to their negligence (e.g dropping it or installing or removing it incorrectly) and a part that would become damaged no matter who touched it next, which is normally the case with seized or corroded fittings. If the fittings were seized there's not a lot that can be done and it's not their responsibility to pay for it. But it's also not acceptable to charge the customer £400 for a poxy bit of plastic without their say so. I completely sympathize with that They are just told to replace things and are usually paid the book time to do it. And they're often on a bonus for whatever they manage to upsell. Eg reporting discs and pads that are 50% worn... Their speciality is warranty or recall work. They'll be paid 1.2 hours by the manufacturer to replace a door latch or something on a certain model day in, day out
  14. I know the DPF system pretty much inside out on them, quite straightforward although a lot of people are frightened by it! Let me know the fault codes if you wish If it doesn't get told, it adjusts power/regen attempts based on how blocked it thinks the DPF is. It counts up as a DPF ages but if it gets replaced and isn't told, it has no way of knowing other than a reset to zero of all adaptations It'll have something called cinder count in live data. I'd be interested to know the figure. The DPF is programmed to last 100k miles, and by that point it'll flag up as needing changed. Theoretically, one tank of Eolys/PATS fluid is enough for the life of the DPF. Once the tank of Eolys is depleted, you're supposed to have it refilled and replace the DPF. Reason being as the additive burns, crystals of it block up the DPF. The cinder count should stop at 100 but I've seen them go beyond that because people refill the additive but don't replace the DPF when it's blocked. A cinder count above 75 is generally unrecoverable and is where you start to get performance issues. That's without the normal soot buildup Some people suggest removing it and having it cleaned to remove the deposits that a regen cannot. This does often work but the jury is out on whether it's worth doing. A new DPF is only £200 or so, unlike some other systems where a replacement could be ££££'s The reason a regen doesn't work because the cerine doesn't burn off in the same way that soot does You can keep on using it as it is but it'll block up again pretty quickly. The infrequent errors usually become more frequent as to be expected. In fairness, it's not done bad at all having done close to 200k Anyway, shan't bore you any further 😆 but if you ever need any more info then feel free to ping me a message or tag me or whatever 👌
  15. Did you get anywhere with the C4 Picasso? If you've put a "new" DPF on it you will need to get someone with Lexia or a decent Snapon or Autel or similar scanner to tell the car it's had a new one Usually pretty straight forward with the right gear. A new DPF and PATS fluid refill done as well if required should be about £400 - £650 respectively People hate on the anti-pollution system of the DV6 engine (assuming it's a 1.6?) But it's actually pretty straightforward and all the parts are easy to get hold of. The DPF itself is about £200 then a few hours labour for fitting/programming etc
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