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Renaults with FAP

Discussion in 'Renault' started by chariot, 2 April 2009.

  1. chariot

    chariot Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Car:
    dci130 g.scenic
    hi guys i have a dci130 renault which has Fap,now the fap is totally blocked and wont drive at the minute and renault want £850 to fit a new one :(

    just wondered if anyones found a way of removing it/bypassing it and still running there car ok or a tuning place that would be able to change ecu settings etc

    thanks for your help

    Fap hater :)
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,306
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    See what a local garage would charge to change the FAP. Parts gateway are a great way to find cheap parts it works like 247parts but much better (without the ripoff premium rate telephone number and complete failure to pass on leads to the traders concerned.)
     
  3. chariot

    chariot Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Car:
    dci130 g.scenic
    unfortunately its a dealer only part ive tried everywhere,hence looking for a way to get rid of the annoying thing

    cheers anyway
     
  4. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    How has it got blocked? Have you tried salvage yards for the part?
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    is the FAP the particle filter ? thought these were supposed to clean themselves every so often.
    HDI might be able to help more
     
  6. chariot

    chariot Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Car:
    dci130 g.scenic
    yea they are suppose to clean themselves when driving down motorway,the week it went i was doing local journeys and it just clogged it self up that much it came to a stop.

    i think of taking it off and ramming some compressed air through it

    and yes fap is the particle filter,as for salvage im finding it very hard to find one as they were introduced on the 55 reg onwards

    thanks
     
  7. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    It really shouldn't block itself. The fap is suppose to last as long as the car. It is designed and built so it should not need replacing. Even on a 55 plate there will be an accident damaged one around.
     
  8. chariot

    chariot Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Car:
    dci130 g.scenic
    yea not sure why it totally blocked,didnt do a good run for a while and my glow plugs were in need of changing,might just of all contributed to blocking up,ill keep looking for a replacement as i refuse to pay 850 for a new one

    just wish someone would find a way to bypass it so i dont have to think about it again
     
  9. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    I don't think you can bypass it as it's a diesel and it's there for emmisions.
    My point being though it shouldn't be blocked at all no matter how far or not driven. Can you not take it off yourself and clean it out?
     
  10. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,306
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    I wonder if there is another underlying problem there.
     

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