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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:46 pm
I drive 8 miles to work in the morning then, 5 hours later, 8 miles home again at lunch time. After an hour, 8 miles again back to work, and it's very often at the 7th mile that the car starts to cough and sometimes I even lose all power. Stopping and starting again makes the problem go away, but I did wonder if there might be a filter problem.
Is it going into limp home mode?

The Volvo used to do similar when we first had it - diagnostic codes pointed at turbo - garage suggested vanes sticking.

Fix - use decent fuel not supermarket stuff - problem has 100% vanished.

So, FFS, 1) can anyone look at diagnostic codes on the car and 2) have you tried decent fuel?

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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What vehicle and engine size/type is it F.F.S.?

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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niemeyjt wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:50 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:46 pm
I drive 8 miles to work in the morning then, 5 hours later, 8 miles home again at lunch time. After an hour, 8 miles again back to work, and it's very often at the 7th mile that the car starts to cough and sometimes I even lose all power. Stopping and starting again makes the problem go away, but I did wonder if there might be a filter problem.
Is it going into limp home mode?

The Volvo used to do similar when we first had it - diagnostic codes pointed at turbo - garage suggested vanes sticking.

Fix - use decent fuel not supermarket stuff - problem has 100% vanished.

So, FFS, 1) can anyone look at diagnostic codes on the car and 2) have you tried decent fuel?
What is decent fuel? :?:

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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b33jay wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:44 pm
What is decent fuel? :?:
Premium - e.g Excellium, Ultimate, vPower - etc from a high turn-over site.

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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niemeyjt wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:49 pm
b33jay wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:44 pm
What is decent fuel? :?:
Premium - e.g Excellium, Ultimate, vPower - etc from a high turn-over site.
The highest turnover sites are supermarkets, not garages where it costs 5 or 6 cents more per litre.
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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:59 pm
The highest turnover sites are supermarkets, not garages where it costs 5 or 6 cents more per litre.
Quite - that's why I said premium as opposed to supermarket as well as high volume turnover.

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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Thank you for your replies everyone. Going toward a small petrol model.

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Re: Diesel or Electric car

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ICHABOD wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Thank you for your replies everyone. Going toward a small petrol model.
Nice to see folk who put themselves out to reply being thanked. :good:
Shame not everyone asking for help on this thread is so polite. :evil:

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