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  1. my logic was that it would not use the additive system if it detected a fault. ive just been driving it with the big warning light on the centre of the instrument cluster as it don't really bother me. I just figured I would unplug the FACM for the mot to save any bother. its kind of scary that you could buy a car with an empty/broken tank that just has the FACM unplugged, first thing you would know was when your DPF was knackered. I must be getting old as I was putting it off till the weather gets warmer. I did top the tank up with JLM pat fluid which is why I have a small amo
  2. if it wont run after changing the fuel filter. pop the breather hose off the inlet pipe to the turbo and spray something flammable down it like break cleaner whilst you crank the engine over on the key. it will cough splutter and run on the cleaner till it pumps enough diesel through to run on that. don't spray too much or it will rev the engine up a lot. dirty fuel filter cause all kinds of weird faults.
  3. ive contacted a few people breaking them and they either don't get back to me or say its sold, so they either sell them or take one look at where they are located and decide the tank aint worth the effort. by the looks of it I will have to drop the whole rear beam down to gain access to the torx head screws that hold the tank on. there is a self pick breakers yard not that far away from me so I will have to go and strip one off a breaker myself. my MOT is due next month but I did find that just unplugging the FACM removes the big red warning triangle from the instrument display so I
  4. I actually looked at the manual and saw that but somehow it didn't register in my brain. DOH.. I was looking at it as when you look at the the tank it looks like you can just pry back the clips and slide that whole lot out. I will try to pick up another tank. it looks like you have to lower the rear beam to get to the tanks mounting bolts which is a bit rubbish.
  5. EEiveriive checked the fuel flap via elm config. ive brimmed the diesel tank since topping up the eloys tank. ive opened and closed the flap loads of times, even done the flap reset procedure. ive reset the counters and primed the system on both of the FACM's I have using Forscan and Elmconfig. Forscan has a 'reset FACM' feature but it wont let it run. it gets to about 10% then flags up an error code, even with the full licenced version. I got the replacement off a slightly older version of the same car. the part numbers were the same as on mine. the tank level se
  6. mask around the jet so any excess sealant will splodge onto the masking tape.
  7. I wouldn't bother with engine flush. just drain your oil when its hot. if you have just got the car and think the oil is excessively dirty then just do an additional oil and filter change. do the later 1.6's not have a cambelt?
  8. thanks for taking the time to reply. i don't think it is a thermistor, the symbol on the diagram is that of a variable resistor. my car only has the 3 wires going to the ELOYs tank. positive, negate, Vref. unplugging the FACM removes the 'engine malfunction' warning from the dash but does flag up a U-error code and P2585 when scanned. today I plugged the FACM back in then cut the yellow and green wire (11) to the FACM to see if no signal from the TANK would make a difference. I checked and had no voltage or continuity to ground on either side of the cut
  9. just get a new neck off someone breaking a diesel. shouldn't be too difficult to change. just pop the wheel and arch liner off.
  10. Sorry to drag up an old thread but do any of you guys know what the Vref wire actually does? I have a constant P1922 fault within the FACM that wont clear. ive fitted a new FACM and can run a prime/ talk to the FACM but cant reset the P1922 code. I did unplug the electrical connector from the EOLYs tank and the P1922 went away and I got a few codes that said it was unable to communicate with the pump. I think I have a knackered thermistor inside the tank so im wondering if the Vref wire is the low level wire. Im wondering if there is a way to trick the level sensor? as t
  11. I cant see it doing the DPF any favours. I have poured a small amount of the EOLYS fluid directly into the diesel tank as that's basically what the system does. im thinking that it may be the 'low level' sensor in the additive tank. from what I can gather, it changes its resistance (or something along those lines) when it is submerged in EOLYS fluid, when the level drops and its out of the fluid the values change thus allowing the FACM to establish the fluid is low. what would be awesome is for someone to know what the resistance of a healthy level sensor so I have a benchmark
  12. rainsports are good but soft so wont last very long. I would try to get something with a 'low noise' feature. if your happy with the look of your 45 profile then I would stick with it as it will give a better ride quality whilst not really compromising on performance.
  13. Hi guys new member here so be gentle 😂 car in question is a 2008 1.6 110hp tdci I had the usual instrument cluster failure causing it to flag up loads of weird fault codes. i eventually got round to fixing it and clearing the codes. It then threw up codes P1922 and P2585 so i poured just under a liter of fluid into the EOLYs tank (till it was full) then reset the counters and primed the pump using Forscan. It still continued to show the P1922 and P2585 faults despite showing that the tank was full on Forscan. I bit the bullet and bought a secondhand FACM and plugged it in but i
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