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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 109000
Trim Level: Exclusive
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Engine name: ET3 16-valve (90 PS)
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Hi folks hope all is well

So I lent a mates little cheapo OBD2 Bluetooth scanner to scan my car (2006 c3 1.6 hdi) and it came back with 5 codes

P0100
P0093
P0087
P1351
P1113
Anyone know what these are ? As my mates app doesn't tell what the issue is just the code . Car is lumpy at idle some times and there is white smoke at start up (goes after less than a minute) an can sometimes smell diesel while driving with the windows down ...any help will be massively appreciated
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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K3lv wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:39 am Hi folks hope all is well

So I lent a mates little cheapo OBD2 Bluetooth scanner to scan my car (2006 c3 1.6 hdi) and it came back with 5 codes

P0100
P0093
P0087
P1351
P1113
Anyone know what these are ? As my mates app doesn't tell what the issue is just the code .
Hi

If you really want to read the codes and get the proper Citroen description for the engine ECU you have, then the only tool to use is lexia/diagbox clone.


That will tell you what the codes are.


If you want to diagnose further with an app, then delete the codes that will, run the engine and re-read the codes to get the latest stores rather than dealing with a long list of old and possibly unnecessary codes.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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K3lv wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:39 am Hi folks hope all is well

Car is lumpy at idle some times and there is white smoke at start up (goes after less than a minute) an can sometimes smell diesel while driving with the windows down ...any help will be massively appreciated

Hello K3lv

You can do a leakoff test to check the state of the injectors.

It sounds like injector problems from the smoke and the smell.


Your car BIO is wrong, you don't have that engine. Post your VIN too for better identification of your engine.


Arfur Dent wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:00 pm If you really want to read the codes and get the proper Citroen description for the engine ECU you have, then the only tool to use is lexia/diagbox clone.


That will tell you what the codes are.


If you want to diagnose further with an app, then delete the codes that will, run the engine and re-read the codes to get the latest stores rather than dealing with a long list of old and possibly unnecessary codes.
Do that too :)
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 109000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: ET3 16-valve (90 PS)
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Thanks for the replies
is there a lexia clone that's all self contained ? Or are they all laptop based ?

Will definitely have to do a leak off test

Can't post vin just yet as out on the bike but if I get home early enough I'll post it up
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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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K3lv wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:57 pm Thanks for the replies
is there a lexia clone that's all self contained ? Or are they all laptop based ?
The only Lexia/Diagbox that is 100% C3 compatible is laptop with a USB for the interface box.
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