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#1 JD68

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

Hi, advice if possible please.

I changed the air filter yesterday (Bosch) and now the car has gone into a kind of limp mode a couple of times.

No lights have come on but there's very little power and it won't rev. Turn off the engine and start again and it's fine.

I might have caused this myself because after I took the air filter out to look at the condition of it I drove to the parts place without the filter in. 3 mile drive, 10 minutes tops.

Have I confused the air flow meter and require a diagnostic check/fault code clear?

I know it wasn't the best idea so don't need telling.
Any advice appreciated.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:45 PM

You sure you haven’t sucked some debris into your intake? Is the filter fitted correctly and air box and pipes secure? Likely to be something simple mate so just check over it carefully. If you have no diagnostic light on then it’s not limp mode yet.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:20 PM

You sure you haven’t sucked some debris into your intake? Is the filter fitted correctly and air box and pipes secure? Likely to be something simple mate so just check over it carefully. If you have no diagnostic light on then it’s not limp mode yet.




Thanks, I'll double check it tomorrow but it seemed to fit straight in and the cover went straight back on flush.

I'll post the result. Thanks again.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

Well I took the filter out and made is was seated correctly. Checked the inside grille for debris (none) and screwed the airbix back together and it's been fine.

Done 4 or 5 journeys in it without an issue so hopefully that's it sorted.

Thanks for the help 👍

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Always something simple, you must have left a pipe loose
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