I've got a 54 plate 1.7 diesel civic UK that yesterday suffered a major bout
of power loss,It wouldn't accelerate over 2500 rpms and i couldn't hear the
turbo kick in,I've took it today to my local honda main dealer who told me
if i restarted the car more than 3 times it will have cleared the computers
memory of recorded faults??? and thus theres nothing they can do? is this
true on this model? It sounds like a turbo fault to me but unless the
computer records a fault theres nothing they can do about it.Anyone heard of
this? I thought the computer recorded fault codes indefinately until they
hooked up the fault code reader and reset them?
I think you're closer to the truth than the dealer. Didn't you get any
kind of indication on the instruments? Have you ever watched while the
dash performs the 'lamp check' described in the owner's manual? Maybe
you've got a lamp out. Bear in mind I'm referring to gasoline vehicles.
for diesels, in theory, it's fuel blockage or air blockage. govenor
control is also a possibility, but way low on the list of probability.
check/replace air and fuel filters. i once saw a mouse nested in an air
intake - slowed the car down real effectively. fuel filter replacement
on a diesel usually requires purging the system, so be sure you read the
book on how to do it right.
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