the common rail system works like a petrol injection system (instead of the mechanical pump type on the older engines) so it can change timing and amount to suit load/rpm, rather than having to compromise. thats also why they pick up a lot sooner and make more power.
I would agree, these engines seem to go forever if looked after. I've had my car 10 months & have changed the timing belt, water pump & thermo. I've had plenty of experience (diy), working on petrol engined cars, but not any on diesels. Only small grumble I have with my car is lack of power, but I new that before I bought it. Was just after something reliable at the time, which it has been (touch wood).
Hi new to posting on the forum..but have been reading it for a while ...love the new look.
We decided to put out old 59 plate meriva back on the road ...it had been standing for ~ 5 months
it drove ok for a few weeks ..BUT.
Over the last week or so the meriva has not had any heat in the cabin...
Hi, I have an Astra J GTC 1.7 CDTI, 14 plate with approximately 94,000 miles. For the last few months, I've noticed the SVS message appearing, I've managed to make the warning message appear every single time. This happens by after accelerating, you throttle off and allow the car to cruise...
Hi all again.
Well i got hold of a Tech2 unit and using program OP-COM Demo (full verion does not work) Which is pritty good as its tells you all codes and tests the system.
Main problem is its a non runner turns over but no start (yes spark at the plugs)
Car: 2001 Zafira
Engine: 1.8 Z18XE...
So I have had this message I fee times in the last week or so. I turn on the ignition then start the car it cuts out within 10 seconds and displays "service theft deterrent system " The car will not start until I have removed the key from the ignition and opened and closed the door. I have had...
First time member and poster.
Given the current lockdown (I've been furloughed from work till circa June), I have decided to attempt fixing an ongoing oil leak and maybe coolant on my Meriva instead of taking it to a garage for three main reasons:
1 - Going to a garage means I...