(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....