💬 ‘All seems good, even the very slight hesitation after putting my foot down, which I thought was normal, has gone…Its definitely miles better, feels like I’ve got my car back again. The warnings have stopped and it feels like it did when I first bought it six years ago. Very pleased 👍 thanks so much.’
⚠️ Vehicle not as quiet, smooth, responsive or economical as it used to be?
🚗 Here we have a BMW 320d (2009 – 210,250 miles) booked in for diagnostic consultation and Engine Carbon Clean.
ℹ️ The owner had used our services previously and with having some hesitation, power loss and an annoying DPF warning chime every journey he wanted to get us to check it over and clean it up.
🔎 Initial inspection found little of note in the engine bay with no obvious rattles or leaks, but a tell tale bass note present given the age and mileage.
💻 Initial diagnostics found the usual DPF codes for a vehicle of this mileage. BMWs of this vintage use a mileage countdown to flag up ‘end of life’ for the DPF which doesn’t really account for the vehicle/owner specific driving style, fuel quality used and journey lengths. We documented the codes present, reset the DPF mileage data and cleared the codes and error chime for the owner and none returned during the booking. The only persistent code was due to a failed oil level sensor that the owner can get sorted out.
📊 Live data monitoring showed good values across most of the components with coolant temperature maintained around 85°C, DPF data suggesting normal back pressure values.
👨🔧 On with the clean and the bass note from the engine soon subsided as the engine smoothed out and by the end was quiet, smooth and responsive again with no chime and no hesitation.
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