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    Investigation on a Vauxhall Vivaro van DPF Issue

    As part of our commitment to providing education around the emissions system, we are pleased to bring you a case study and investigation below into a recent Vauxhall Vivaro DPF problem, as explained by our Technical Trainer, Stuart Still. “I recently visited one of my distributors who were having an emissions issue with a Vauxhall …

    November
    29
    2019

    What does a catalytic converter do?

    A catalytic converter is a device located in the exhaust system of all cars and most light trucks after 1990. It chemically changes pollutants like carbon monoxide hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides into harmless substances like carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapour. A converter uses an inside structure called a substrate that is plated with precious …

    October
    23
    2019

    The importance of using a 4 Gas Analyser

    The importance of using a 4 Gas Analyser in diagnosing suspected Catalytic Converter faults has again been highlighted by the EEC Team. Our Dedicated Technical Trainers have been working with a Swedish customer on one particular fault found on a BMW 3 Series. After replacing the OE catalytic converter with our BM6001T part, the engine …

    September
    23
    2019

    Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

    Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

    August
    12
    2019

    Why was the VW Passat ‘smoking’?

    EEC Technical Trainer Stuart Still investigates a VW Passat 2.0D – Black Smoke Emitted and Misfire on Idle I was recently presented with a VW Passat 2.0 D that had 225K miles on the clock and was fitted with a Bosch EDC 1.5 system. The main symptoms were hesitation and misfire on idle and I …

    August
    9
    2018

    What killed the cat?

    Although folklore may claim the feline variety has 9 lives, the vehicle ‘cat’ certainly does not. In this article published in May’s PMM magazine, our Technical Trainer Stuart Still explains why a comprehensive diagnostic routine should be undertaken before condemning emissions components. A great deal of my time is spent fault finding and diagnosing emission faults, …

    June
    27
    2018

    Checks before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter

    Before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter, you should check the following components on a vehicle: * EGR valve or EGR pipe blockage * Oxygen sensors * DPF pressure pipes and valves * Air flow meter * Intake manifold * Pressure switch * Engine temperature sensor * Engine oil – is it the correct specification …

    May
    31
    2018

    DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

    Important information relating to DPF functionality, fitting and fault diagnosis A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a service item and will need to be replaced at the end of its life. This will vary by vehicle manufacturer and the how the vehicle is maintained. If the DPF needs replacing due to blockage, this would usually …

    May
    9
    2018

    Cat efficiency light

    Our Technical Support Co-ordinator at EEC, Stuart Still, was recently called to a garage in Scotland to help overcome an issue associated with the cat efficiency light.  “I was asked by a distributor in Dundee if I would visit one of their customers, Iain Hutcheon of Muirhead Garage. He was in a dilemma, as the car he …

    April
    17
    2018

    Installation Instructions for Diesel Particulate Filters

    Before fitting a replacement Diesel Particulate Filter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Diesel Particulate Filter and invalidate your warranty

    March
    23
    2018