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#1 jonkelly

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 03:21 PM

Hi Guys

 

my car is been in limp mode since the battery died whilst in storage. Sadly i cant drive it all the way to Guildford @ Back On Track so it is at a local repair place... however the car is still not fixed.

 

the problem:

1) Car was serviced at BOT and then went into storage

2) Trickle charger got turned off and battery died

3) engine start with fan on and running only in limp mode

4) hazard lights locked to Amber

5) Removed fuse 8, disconnected battery - hazard light fault goes away

6) 10 miles drive to work no problem

7) sits in work car park for 8hrs and after 2 miles on way home limp mode, various resets and i get it home after 4 bouts of limp mode

6) P0300 code ( i think) random miss fire...

7) take to local garage, spark are corroded and coil pack is corroded

8) Replace both items - new fault code

9) Fault code is Cam Shaft Sensor - replace this

10) 3 mile test drive and its back in limp mode still claiming cam shaft sensor

 

the garage think the next best option is check the timing on the chain (boys at Back On Track said it didn't need changing at last service) the garage it is at will take HOURS to just try and remove the rear clam... any one have any suggestions. as basic as my thoughts are all they have done is reset the fault codes. could it maybe just need fuse 8 being pulled out for 15mins...???

 

please note i am not technically minded but any advice would be great, the forum is coming up a little light as all the logical steps have been covered... please help me wise ones! 


Edited by jonkelly, 09 April 2019 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 03:33 PM

What was the exact code spit out at point 10?

 



#3 jonkelly

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

PO300 & PO340 - is what they tell me!

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:45 PM

na or tubby ?



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

Its na by the looks of your latest feeds ?

 

If the coil pack was aftermarket I would be suspecting that as your fault, the Z22se is very sensitive to cheap coil packs.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:11 PM

N/A

It is an aftermarket coil pack - £100 cheaper price point and the mixed feedback on here about that being the fault or not...the guy that is currently looking at it was experienced with the z22se and he was confident the coil pack would be fine. He however wasn’t confident about clam removal for his next guess on the timeing chain, which doesn’t sound right to me...

Siztenboots - that sounds more re-assuring to me, would you leave that with a garage that don’t know much about the VX to look at or take it to the specialists at Back On Track... the thought of 30miles in limp mode does not sound fun!

Edited by jonkelly, 09 April 2019 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:54 PM

The 340 has been reported by use of cheap aftermarket coil packs.

If you like tech talk; the chinese got the ion sensing cam sensor emulation wrong on these replica''s

 

Get the oem (even a 50 pound use one is better then what you currently have)

 

Here, used but probably better then what you have now.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=133002004807
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=132991108427


Edited by smiley, 09 April 2019 - 06:00 PM.


#8 jonkelly

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:57 PM

Ah ok... you know what I might get the garage to send it back and instead put the OEM one in...

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:14 PM

This should be a fast delivery.

https://www.courtena...Coil-Pack-Z22SE

 

And slightly cheaper then vauxhall.

http://www.vauxhalls...l_Unit_12580537

 

 


Edited by smiley, 09 April 2019 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:48 PM

Thanks mate!

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:13 PM

Smiley and Johnboyhgt it sounds like tbhsi foxes or! She has surveys a 20mile test drive! Thanks boys!!!

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

What's a tbhsi fox?



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:55 PM

I think it's fixed and the Op is a little excited.



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:57 PM

Roughly translated I think "it sounds like they have fixed her, she has survived a 20 mile test drive"

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:50 AM

Yes the translation was correct!

BUT when I test drove her the light came back on... so it’s not fixed.... new crank sensor and new coil pack all OEM...

The final recommendation from the current garage was to check the timing...

It’s booked into Back On Track next weekend...let’s see if the experts can fix it.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

What is the error that comes up.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:29 AM

PO300 and PO340 .... so no change.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

P0300 Engine Misfire Detected - could be a few things; fuel filter blocked, injector blocked, coilpack, ecu wiring plugs corroded, 'loom of doom' bad connection

 

P0340 Camshaft Position - normally the coilpack on a z22se

 

As both error codes point towards the coilpack it might be an idea to swap it to another z22se engine for test

 



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:56 AM

It’s had 3 coilpacks in it this week... I’m hoping it’s not the loom!

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:54 PM

Where did you buy the oem coilpack?

 






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