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DV6 oil starvation
#1
Has anyone with a DV6 experienced oil starvation under heavy braking?  The reason I ask is yesterday I had to do an emergency stop from 35mph when some nugget pulled-out in front of me.  As I came to a stop, I briefly heard a sound like a starved turbo, and as I pulled-up at home about 500mtrs later I noticed a tapping like a worn/loose tappet.

This morning I've checked the oil level and it's very slightly below maximum, so there's plenty in.  I know there's a difference in sound between a cold engine and a hot one, but when I started the engine this morning the tapping from the top-end was virtually inaudible.  I haven't driven it far enough today to get it up to temp.

The car is just a few miles shy of 100k, and the oil & filter were last changed at 96k.

TIA
Stuart.
Not the owner, just the bloke who looks after it.

ALL the owner does is drive it and put fuel in. Rolleyes
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#2
You need to do a search on this one try "1.6HDI turbo failure"

From what you have said it sounds like a sump off job and turbo feed pipe modification quickly!
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#3
Thanks for that, Polar. I'm going to think seriously about replacing the pick-up pipe, etc. next time I change the oil, as we know very little about the history of the car.

I already change oil & filter every 6k (using low SAPS in the Berlingo) as I don't agree with the extended intervals manufacturers use these days. If I go by the service indicator in my BMW, the oil would only get changed every 30k!
Not the owner, just the bloke who looks after it.

ALL the owner does is drive it and put fuel in. Rolleyes
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#4
Yes Stu manufacturers Service/oil change intervals are a big problem, add to that after 2 to 3 years old vehicles do not always go back to the main dealer for servicing and you have no idea what spec of oil some of the independent garages are using.

I would say 6000 miles is spot on.

Having read your fist post i really would advise the work you intend to do be done asap.

Good luck.
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#5
I'm very grateful for your input, Polar. Is there a write-up for the job anywhere on the forum, do you know? Searching isn't giving me much info. What I'm really after is some idea of how long it's likely to take me.
Not the owner, just the bloke who looks after it.

ALL the owner does is drive it and put fuel in. Rolleyes
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#6
Have a look on the frenchcarforum - one of the stickies written by RichardW I'd a write up of this job..

Sent from cold, windy place.
2004 Multispace Desire HDi - "Bertie"
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#7
(22-01-2015, 09:10 AM)mikep1973 Wrote:  Have a look on the frenchcarforum - one of the stickies written by RichardW I'd a write up of this job..

Sent from  cold, windy place.

i've had a search for this stickie,interested in doing it to mine,cant see any reference to it in the stickie section ?
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Berlingo First,75bhp 1.6hdi,58 plate....225k and counting.
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#8
I'll see if I can find a link to it. Definitely there, but involves a Picasso with the same engine.

Sent from cold, windy place.
2004 Multispace Desire HDi - "Bertie"
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#9
I couldn't find it either. I was just about to see if I can find it through RichardW's profile.
Not the owner, just the bloke who looks after it.

ALL the owner does is drive it and put fuel in. Rolleyes
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#10
http://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewto...0e28909c9d

It's described in text how to do it in this buying guide by RichardW.

There's also photos of the job somewhere, I think also by RichardW
2004 Multispace Desire HDi - "Bertie"
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