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btcc1977
post 20th July 2020 16:38
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Hi !
My 145 have high CO emissions, it d replaced the maf, lambda probe and replace air flow filter. No errors on ECU. Anyone can help please?
Maybe it's a bad catalytic converter?
Many tks in advance.

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post 20th July 2020 22:34
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I'm not sure on technical details of emission but could it be a worn engine? how many miles has it done - does it burn oil?


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post 20th July 2020 23:27
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I'm not sure on technical details of emission but could it be a worn engine? how many miles has it done - does it burn oil?



216000kms, not burning oil, engine is not worn. I suspect from the catalystic converter.
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post 21st July 2020 09:31
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QUOTE(btcc1977 @ 21st July 2020 00:27) *
216000kms, not burning oil, engine is not worn. I suspect from the catalystic converter.




i suspect the cat is the problem
try using a tub of Cataclean in your fuel tank first
if that doesn't cure it then it has to be a replacment catalytic converter (sorrry)




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QUOTE(sanitary @ 21st July 2020 10:31) *
i suspect the cat is the problem
try using a tub of Cataclean in your fuel tank first
if that doesn't cure it then it has to be a replacment catalytic converter (sorrry)
san


Yes, I think the same. I will try the cataclean.
Tks
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post 28th July 2020 20:12
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My QV had always struggled with high emissions before I got it, previous owner had tried all sorts and kept just scraping through, same when I had first couple of tests on it,
I tried everything, a local garage owner who is exceptionally clever with these things checked everything out for me properly and all well, he suspected the "new" cat that had been fitted prior to my purchase being no good as was a euro cat, as my car is pre 2001 emissions limits then cheap cats are called euro cats and it seems are basically crap.
I sourced a genuine Alfa item, used one at that from a car being turned into a track car and with that fitted the emissions went well down within limits.
I would strongly suggest if you change the cat not to get a cheap aftermarket one or at best you'll be changing it again in a year or two assuming it works this time, at worst it won't work this time and will cause you to assume the cat wasn't the problem and go hunting down some other blind alley.
I'd even be tempted to get one off a later car, even a 147 one and adapt that to fit rather than buying one of the cheapo crap new ones.


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post 29th July 2020 18:04
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QUOTE(sudqv @ 28th July 2020 21:12) *
I would strongly suggest if you change the cat not to get a cheap aftermarket one or at best you'll be changing it again in a year or two assuming it works this time, at worst it won't work this time and will cause you to assume the cat wasn't the problem and go hunting down some other blind alley.
I'd even be tempted to get one off a later car, even a 147 one and adapt that to fit rather than buying one of the cheapo crap new ones.


This is very interesting to read, Sudqv, and explains the experience of a lot of owners I think.
Thanks for sharing that.

How's the Y10 running?
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post 29th July 2020 20:09
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Y10 in the middle of a light restoration just now.


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post 29th July 2020 22:58
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QUOTE(sudqv @ 29th July 2020 21:09) *
Y10 in the middle of a light restoration just now.


All my cars are in the middle of a light restoration, also...

Here's my mates Fire LX back in the day, and my Uno 45 on the right.

I've still got quite a bit of Y10 dashboard as it happens- some of it is in the 146!


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post 31st July 2020 21:54
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 29th July 2020 23:58) *
All my cars are in the middle of a light restoration, also...

Here's my mates Fire LX back in the day, and my Uno 45 on the right.

I've still got quite a bit of Y10 dashboard as it happens- some of it is in the 146!


Brilliant- fiat uno's again and a Y10! Didn't all the Y10's have black hatches for some reason. Here's my old uno. Very white.
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post 31st July 2020 23:11
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Yup, all black hatches

Oh, man- what a peach!

We're going to have to start a separate thread for all the Uno love on here! There were another couple of folk who came back to say they had been owners too!

We're totally hijacking this thread!!!

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Nice - newer than mine which was a D reg. Sorry, back to High CO emissions ....
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