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#1 andysvision

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Got my alternator removed from the mechanic and i went to the ELECTROAUTO they told me it was dead or it was probably on its final hours,so i went and bought another alternator so i made them a easy question why was my first one damaged,they told me probably from the diesel that came from changin the fuel filted that is just on the top of the alternator,hmmmm is it true?Does Diesel or water damage the alternator?I was thinking if its true than FOrd made it to the top so we damage our alternator and get it replaced,i nedd advice.....Than we got replaced the alternator and the belts etc etc...than came a stresfull etape..the pump had got air like all DIESEL engines sucks..if they get air they make your life harder :( after 1 hour atemp we managed to sart the engine and wait for the air to go totaly,than i went to try the aceleration pedal and it was very weird,i added accelerat and it tooked the RPM's like after 1 sec i added accelerat and the RPM went down slowly.The mechanic added much accelerat like 5000 RPM and the gas pedal managed to get hmmmm normal i think,do you understand me,sorry for my bad english.Is this all normal wwhat happened?Do i have to make any computer installation or something becouse we got the battery unplugged and maby the computer system is formated?Im dummy on how this thing works thats why i do this kind of questions,i mean its the car like the PHONE,for example if i take the battery from the phone i propably have to set the time and date to it again,...annnddd one thing i made the SELF test and i got a A103 on DTC#01 how to fix it?thanks :)



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Sounds fairly normal to me when you struggle to bleed the diesel...take it it's now back to normal.
Disconecting the battery might make the ecu have to go through a relearning process, but it will settle down after a few miles of driving.
A103 refers to immobilizer pick up, nor unusual to see it logged, if your not having immobilizer problems then clear it and recheck to see if it reappears

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

Oil destroys alternators so cant see why diesel wouldn't do the same, would take a period of time though not like one splashing, if you have air in the system they are a swine to bleed and wont run or run right. on the fault code as already said clear and check in a day or two. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:25 PM

Sounds fairly normal to me when you struggle to bleed the diesel...take it it's now back to normal.
Disconecting the battery might make the ecu have to go through a relearning process, but it will settle down after a few miles of driving.
A103 refers to immobilizer pick up, nor unusual to see it logged, if your not having immobilizer problems then clear it and recheck to see if it reappears

so you are telling me that the car will reprogram itself i dont have to do anything?can you tell me what is ECU?the engine comp system?



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:41 PM

The ECU is the brains of the car, it controls and manages all engine and electrical functions.
Over time it learns driving styles, fuel efficiency and throttle usage.
When reset it just needs a couple of good runs to get it back in sync with your way of doing things.
All perfectly normal.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:23 PM

:) thanks for all informaion!my car has a brain now :D not like the old one 



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

hope between the above and your other thread, all is back on track :)



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

i hope it too coze this car is making me so stresfull a lot of glitches they have done,now i was reading about the DPF and i dont know if i have a self cleaning DPF or a DPF that must be replaced,and how do i know if that liquid must be filld or something like that.Cant we just wash the DPF i saw so many videos on youtube cleaning it,isnt this the cheaper way? :/



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:17 PM

Your car will most likely have the DPF, its highly unlikely it wont have one, and it is the maintenance required (EOLYS fluid) variety.

 

You could take it out and power wash it, however local law may prevent it as its full of toxins and poisons that would kill the environment, it needs to be done properly and professionaly, and here in the UK, you would probably be shot by MI6 for trying it...



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Ive seen alot of people take it off and droll holes threw a dpf just enough for gasses to pass and still to let enough pressure to hit the sensor so it doesn't throw up a fault code, thats what ill be doing if mine ever plays up but 106k and still ok touch wood

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Your car will most likely have the DPF, its highly unlikely it wont have one, and it is the maintenance required (EOLYS fluid) variety.

 

You could take it out and power wash it, however local law may prevent it as its full of toxins and poisons that would kill the environment, it needs to be done properly and professionaly, and here in the UK, you would probably be shot by MI6 for trying it...

 

So how do i know if the EOLY fluid on my car is on parameters or if i do have to add fluid,i mean in how many miles is this fluid added?About the washing hopefully Albania doesnt have those strict laws yet i can do what ever i want with the DPF but the question is how acurate is washing it?About 80% or lower?Just wash with water or any other aditive too? thanks



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

EOLYS fluid is topped up usually every 37,500 miles, and would be done by a dealer, who then resets the clock.

 

If your car has not got a service record to show its been done you probably would need to get it done. Unfortunately its a specifically formulated fluid that cannot be replaced by standard (like water or other) so you would need a dealer to sort this for you.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

About the washing ?Just wash with water ?



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

The DPF could be jet washed and replaced, but you need to let it dry first or the water will cause the particles to stick in the short term.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

The DPF could be jet washed and replaced, but you need to let it dry first or the water will cause the particles to stick in the short term.

 

hmmm i see.but steel a very good news that i can wash it though :) what about some methods that wash without remoing it but with ading some substance on the sensor of the dpf like LUIQI MOLY or others.are they acurate?



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