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Hi all, Happy new year to you.
Just before xmas my 2007 1.9 ( 2900CDTi) broke down twice on the short journey to work. (engine just died, when re-starting it fired and died . Left alone for a couple of minutes it fired ok.) Got to work ok, 8 hrs later went to start it to go home, fired up and instantly died several times. ( as it died the STOP symbol in the red engine flashed on the dash) Left it 10 minutes while hunting thru the manual for clues then it just fired up ok and drove home! Next morning same issue, fired and instantly died. Left it alone while i told work I wouldn't be in. Went back to it an hour later and it started first turn of the key. So while it was running I took it to my local garage, who hooked it up to a laptop and showed me two faults. Cannot remember the exact wording on the screen, but basically a fuel fault and a pre-heat fault. Booked it in and took in there on the monday morning as they said it " could be a sticky injector and glow plugs, but we'll investigate it further when it's here") Three days later they told me A) they have changed £300 worth of parts,,,,, B) it now doesn't run at all,,,,, C) they have flattened the battery,,,,, and D) they have towed it along the road to a local "Fuel injection specialist" ALL WITHOUT MY PRIOR KNOWLEDGE or permission. They then inform me the 'specialist says it needs 4 new injectors at a cost of another possible £2,000.
Finally got them to tow it back to my place, Have not had a bill ( probably cos they know darn well I wont pay it) so no idea what parts they have changed (apart from the crank case sensor)
Now charging the battery.
Been told by a third party who does mobile diagnostics that A) the garage only has 'generic' software which means they can only guess at the problem. B) The 'Specialist' always says it needs new injectors ( he used to work there) C) the only people who can do a proper diagnosis is Vauxhall ( or Renault) because the codes are encrypted and only their software can show specific faults.
Can anyone help with positive info on this problem!!!!!

(and does it need to be running for Vauxhall to diagnose??)
sorry for the long thread, thanks in advance
Alan
 

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Encrypted codes, that's a new one!!
 
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@Koicarpkeeper The guy was getting the info from another mate of mine, if he had wanted my money he could have said he'd come look, instead he said even his software would not give the specific faults!! ????
He did say the engine is Renault & they had a specific way of encrypting the codes in their software!!

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UPDATE!
spoke to my local Vauxhall dealer today A) dont do mobile diagnostics, would have to get the van to them. B) Their truck isnt big enough to collect (lwb Hi-top) C) Their diagnostics start at £100 and that would not pin point the problem, they would use "experience" to find the problem!!!!

Tearing hair out doesn't come close to describing how i feel at present!!
 

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Thank you Ashley, Will bear that in mind as I'm only in Hailsham.

Have just had the van diagnosed by a different guy who says the main fault coming up now is ECU internal. Going to strip it down and see if there are any broken wires etc, and then remove the ecu for testing!!! Strange how there was no ecu fault showing when it went into the garage!
 
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