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#1 TheGoose

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hello to all members of the forum!

My name is Mike and I own a Citroen C5 Exclusive 2.2 HDI Hatchback 2001 year (Y reg). I had the DPF filter blocked message pop up, back in last year. So after reading on this forum I decided to bash out all the innards of the DPF/CAT section of the exhaust. Which did solve the problem for a while, but after a month or so my car came up with the Anti-Pollution Fault and Instant LIMP mode. How annoying! Limp mode is always on now. I was expecting this to happen from what I read on the forum.

I was planning on getting my car re-mapped and DPF removed from my ECU aswell, but due to massive money problems at the moment I cant afford the 200 odd pounds to get this done. I have read on here that there are some people with the ECU cable, and the software who could read my ECU file and remove the DPF file/s from the ECU and hence stopping Limp Mode. As this can be quite dangerous driving around like this, especially when you really need the power to get out of sticky situations.

So my question is: Is there any members of the forum who could remove this file from my ECU? Taking my car out of Limp Mode? I will consider a remap at a later point in time as and when I can afford this. But at the moment my car feels a bit dangerous sometimes, espeically when Im going up a hill with no power!

I live near Birmingham, I am quite prepared to travel to you, or you can come to me maybe?

Please let me know, and how much you would charge me...

Thank You

Michael
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#2 coastline taxis

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

think i would get your car plugged in 1st as you might have a unrelated fault
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#3 ukwide

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

think i would get your car plugged in 1st as you might have a unrelated fault


That is very good advice from Coastline. I had a similar problem and tried all sorts of fixes only to find the Fuel Filter hadn't been changed at the last service and was restricting the flow of diesel to the engine causing the Anti Pollution Fault and Limp mode, new fuel filter = no more problems..voila Rodders
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#4 TheGoose

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hi thanks for your reply, Im pretty sure its just the DPF thats the issue. I have already done a service, which included the diesel filter. Coastline has dropped me a PM to help me remove the DPF file from ECU. So hopefully this will remove the error and limp mode, I will keep you informed!

Thanks

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#5 TheGoose

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Well... I have received the Galetto cable and ECU read/write software. I have identified my ECU as BOSCH EDC15C2. I have installed Galetto cable USB Drivers, and I have hooked this upto my car, I clicked on read ECU DATA. Which returned the results to say that it has found my ECU (I guess). Then I clicked on the READ ECU button, which has successfully read my ECU data file, and I have saved this to my Desktop, and a MASTER backup copy to another location on my laptop. Just in case! File size is 512Kb...

Now onto the next part. I havent got the instructions on how to modify this file, to remove my DPF file from the ECU file itself. I have already smashed out the innards of my DPF/CAT. So the obvious end result is Anti-Pollution Fault and permanent Limp mode.

So is there anyone out there who could advise me on how to perform the file modification, as to remove the DPF part, and remove the limp mode aswell.

Just to clarify I only have the Galetto Cable and the software to Read/Write ECU DATA. and nothing else..

I sure hope that someone can help me!

Thanks

Mike
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#6 TheGoose

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

Well just an update guys and girls I have now sucessfully removed my DPF file, so now my car is back out of limp mode, no service lights on either. Pulls like a train!

Many Thanks to Coastline Taxis for helping solve the issue!

Regards

Mike
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#7 DaveHerns

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:17 PM

You need to be an I T whizz-kid these days !
Which rules me out ....
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:22 PM

TheGoose

How did you manage to alter the dpf file yourself . Im in the same situation just about to source what I need to do it myself ie Gellatto etc
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#9 TheGoose

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

TheGoose

How did you manage to alter the dpf file yourself . Im in the same situation just about to source what I need to do it myself ie Gellatto etc


I will drop you an Email when I finish work tonite, around 9 pm ish.

Thanks

Mike
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#10 Bobster

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

Hi Mike,

It sounds like you have cracked it! As I may well be doing the same later in the year, I would be most grateful if you could advise where you got the galletto cable and software from and which files need removing.

My car is an '03 2.2 HDi; I have had 3 "Unblock Diesel Filter" messages;after the first, I drove down a motorway at 70 in fourth for 10 minutes and this lasted for 8 months; the second time it lasted one month, so I got my local independent garage to put it on his Lexia; he tried a forced regeneration but the Lexia would not oblige, so he hooked it up to another computer, Sun I think, and the regeneration worked; the DPF pressures were 'as new' and the car, which performs well anyway, was even more perky and gave me another 5 mpg.However 2 months on the message has re-appeared, so I think it's time for the FAP to go, it seems harsh on the engine to run it at 4000 rpm for 4 minutes etc to raise the exhaust temp to furnace levels.

I hope your C5 continues to delight.

Best wishes, Bob H.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

Hi Mike

Sounds great - perhaps you can help me too then. I have had the same problem with the same car c5 2.2hdi - where can I buy the cable and the software and the instructions of how to read, remap and sort this horrible limp home mode which has been bugging me for some 2 years plus - I have not been able to use my caravan during this time because of the lack of power - same as you funds are really tight just now having just been laid off from work but over 2 years plus have sent a fortune on my car which now has no value - appreciate any help please!

Alipatch
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#12 c5_on_a_shoestring

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Hi

I am new to this forum, but I too am looking to alter my ECU file. I've read the ECU with a Galletto 1260. I have a 512K file. The next bit I'm not sure about as there are a lot of dodgy ECU Safe s/w downloads about. Can anyone please help. I have put up with this for the past three years and I wish to remove the DPF and eolys files, just need a step in the right direction.

I want to sort it out before I go towing again as it's quite dangerous at times.

Thanks

Henry 


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#13 paul.h

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Have you removed the DPF and eolys systems ? The MOT test was changed in February this year and if a car is found to have an originally fitted DPF removed then it will fail the MOT. There was an article in the Car Mechanics magazine and they asked insurance companies about cars with a dpf removed and they got a reply that they would not insure such a car. So a car with a dpf removed would fail an MOT, would not therefore be legal to use on the roads and would not have valid insurance. So rather than removing files, it may be better to get the dpf system working.


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#14 qman3428

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

My car has the DPF removed and sailed through the MOT in May. It would appear they only look to see if the DPF box is still there as some garages remove it and fit a pipe. So if you bash out the innards they still see the box and there are no further checks. That might change in the future when they do comparisons of software but for now it seems to be a none issue.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

qman3428, did you have any bother with the insurance company ?


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Cut the silence with a knife !!!!!


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#17 c5_on_a_shoestring

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:17 AM

My DPF is still fitted with internals removed, it went through its MOT in December with low emmission readings, these 2.2 HDi engines are very good on that score. The previous years MOT when the DPF was "standard", it was so blocked they couldn't get a reading hardly. They had to check the sensor was still in the exhaust pipe. The Eolys has not been touched, I just want to disable it. The Minimum Eolys Additive service light has just started flashing up this week, so I need to remove it from the folder. When the eolys runs out, I'm hoping it doesn't go into any stupid limp home mode.   :)


Edited by c5_on_a_shoestring, 20 August 2014 - 11:20 AM.

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