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Hello All,

2009 Citroen C1 1.3HDi VTR

First of all apologies for hijacking a C3 forum with this problem, but there are very few Diesel C1's and their forum recommended I try a forum for C3's as they are more popular.

I am currently experiencing a Diesel misfire on the above car, it can happen at idle or under acceleration. There are no fault codes logged, so I am ruling out electrical or injector faults.

The car always starts and does not cut out while driving or coming up to junctions.

Has anyone experienced similar problems or possibly air entering the fuel system? Just looking for a few pointers. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Tarrymittens wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:09 pm Hello All,

2009 Citroen C1 1.3HDi VTR

First of all apologies for hijacking a C3 forum with this problem, but there are very few Diesel C1's and their forum recommended I try a forum for C3's as they are more popular.

I am currently experiencing a Diesel misfire on the above car, it can happen at idle or under acceleration. There are no fault codes logged, so I am ruling out electrical or injector faults.

The car always starts and does not cut out while driving or coming up to junctions.

Has anyone experienced similar problems or possibly air entering the fuel system? Just looking for a few pointers. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Can you post or reply and then PM the VIN

I think we need to know for sure which engine you have.


Mine had a time of a misfire, nothing major, at tickover. Tickover wasn't as smooth on the 1.4 16v HDi and a double dose of millers in the tank cured it.
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My Name: Tarrymittens

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Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:56 am
Model: Other
Year: 2009 (09)
Engine Size: Not yet purchased
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 13800
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Hi,

VIN No. VF7PN8HTC89735148

I have treated the fuel with an additive but no improvement
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My Name: Arfur Dent

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Tarrymittens wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:09 pm 2009 Citroen C1 1.3HDi VTR
VIN comes back as a 1.4

Citroen C1 5 Door Saloon 1.4 HDi 54 Manual gearbox 5 speed
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My Name: Arfur Dent

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Posts: 3308
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Tarrymittens wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:35 pm Hi,

VIN No. VF7PN8HTC89735148

I have treated the fuel with an additive but no improvement
There is an urgent dealer recall for work to be done on this VIN.

It would be best to contact a Citroen dealer with the VIN you gave to find out what it is. You never know, it may be connected to the fault you have.
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Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:56 am
Model: Other
Year: 2009 (09)
Engine Size: Not yet purchased
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 13800
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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The recall concerns fixings for the rear tailgate and there is no local Citroen dealer.
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