Thread Rating:
  • 27 Vote(s) - 2.78 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Code Reader
#1
Has anyone used/bought a code reader for use on their Belingo.

Mine is a 2.0HDI engine on a 54 plate does anyone know if this is OBD2 or EOBD compliant and can anyone reccommend a reasonably priced code reader if suitable for my needs?
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
Reply
#2
I've never heard of a code reader in this context. What kind of code does a Berlingo have??
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

[Image: ab197646.gif]
Reply
#3
(25-11-2010, 08:11 AM)3rensho Wrote:  I've never heard of a code reader in this context. What kind of code does a Berlingo have??

Perhaps I should have explained, but those who understand about the newer electronically controlled engines including diesels will hopefully already know.

The newer breed of engines are controlled by an electronic control unit or ECU. In order to carry out trouble-shooting or diagnostic work it is now neccesary to connect the ECU to a diagnostic computer or for a "rough and ready" assesment of what is happening a so-called "code reader".

Although not the complete answer, the code reader should in theory give a fault code if there is an "Active Fault" logged in the ECU. This code is then compared to known codes on a chart to advise what is wrong. It should also be possible to reset the yellow "Engine" light on the instrument panel and clear previous faults.

What I was asking in my original thread was if anyone knows if my Berlingo complies with certain standards of compatability so that a specific "Code Reader" will mate up succesfully with a particular age "Berlingo" because if the two don't match then the reader will not work.

I am afraid that some of the technology is racing ahead of me and even though as an apprentice back in 1973 I was a time-served diesel fitter, after several years pursuing this trade, I spent a considerable time out of the trade before again serving my latter years back in the industry behind a desk at a local truck dealership. The advances in those intervening years blew me away and I honestly thought someone was taking the "pee" out of me...

Electronically controlled diesels, nah, this is a wind-up!!!!
But this was no wind up, electronics had indeed crept into engine management and sweeping changes have been made.

Do we carry on living in a cave or do we accept the new stuff????
Unfortunately, I think we now have to accept new concepts even though they are somewhat harder to grasp and interpret.
Have I made the right decision moving on from a Pug306 with a straight aspirated DW8 engine to a 'lingo with a 2.0HDI???
The jury is still out on that one....
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
Reply
#4
andy-womble. May be you mean P-codes reader?
One and main code reader for Peugeot/Citroen is Lexia/PPS.
Reply
#5
Ahaaaa, many thanks for detailed explanation. I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to modern motors. When I grew up tinkering with motors we rebuilt carburetors and we set the gap in the distributor points with a feeler gauge.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

[Image: ab197646.gif]
Reply
#6
(25-11-2010, 04:12 PM)3rensho Wrote:  I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to modern motors. When I grew up tinkering with motors we rebuilt carburetors and we set the gap in the distributor points with a feeler gauge.
You and me both, matey!!!

Most of my repair and servicing work is now farmed out due to ill health reasons and the fact that without specialised equipment I don't know what I am doing, however it is nice to know what is going on with one's motor hence the curiosity with the code reader.


(25-11-2010, 03:49 PM)pk7478 Wrote:  andy-womble. May be you mean P-codes reader?
One and main code reader for Peugeot/Citroen is Lexia/PPS.
Thanks for that, just had a quick surf around the net.
I was rather hoping to find something a bit more "cheap and cheerful" just to acknowledge active codes and reset the engine management light, with the usual caveat "You only get what you pay for"

Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
Reply
#7
andy-womble.
You can buy this Lexia/PPS adapter in Ebay. It's not expensive.
But,of course you can by it in a delaers stations Smile
If it's interesting ask for a price of a sparepart 9780 Z5 Smile
Reply
#8
I have a china clone OBII reader it will read some of the P codes and will read the live data off the engine.It was a tad difficult to get working most of the free software doesn't work. Some data might either need a lexia or I haven't found the right clone software yet;-)

Reply
#9
ifred. You can read only data from k-line. Other devices like ABS-unit, COM2000, BSI and BSM will be not accessable.
Reply
#10
(28-11-2010, 03:28 PM)pk7478 Wrote:  ifred. You can read only data from k-line. Other devices like ABS-unit, COM2000, BSI and BSM will be not accessable.

Kind of what I thought that's why I didn't pay much for it.;-)
But I'm always hopeful that more can be achieved one day after all there only data readers
There's a lot of mysteries to be unravelled about our berlingo's not all of them are true
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.


  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
Rear Wiper Motor
Last Post:madwelshman
Yesterday 10:42 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 111
Heater control unit/resis...
Last Post:mreid63
Yesterday 10:34 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 333
Loud beeping from radio u...
Last Post:Tonyash
Yesterday 10:13 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 16
Facial light replacement
Last Post:Mike
Yesterday 09:23 PM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 287
Reverse light switch prob...
Last Post:willpisme
Yesterday 08:09 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 157
increase in a ratchet-typ...
Last Post:saskak
Yesterday 07:47 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 89
Rear hub nut torque setti...
Last Post:geoff
Yesterday 07:31 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 83
Heyup
Last Post:polar
Yesterday 07:18 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 367
New owner
Last Post:SheilaAnn
Yesterday 04:33 PM
» Replies: 12
» Views: 582
Repair a manual winder wi...
Last Post:Col
Yesterday 04:26 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 86

Locations of visitors to this page