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Old 02-05-15, 20:16
redlee redlee is offline
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ive got the same,been checked over 3/4 times on diagnostics,no faults,my dpf has been deleted and im on 115k miles,i have been advise dby a guy in oz who had smilar to change lambda next to dpf before spending on more expensive engine components,my mechanic says dont worry but its not the point,and the oil isnt cheao either.Lambda is my first thing im changing,I personally think its over fuelling due to remap??
Have you changed the lambda/any change in oil use? If you have is it the first one (lamda) that you can see from the engine bay just in front of the dpf?
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Old 04-05-15, 21:31
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Mate of mine was having problems with his smoking/using oil. He suspected engine problems but changed (I think) lambda sensor in exhaust and that solved the problem straight away.
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Old 09-05-15, 09:59
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Have seen a couple of posts re the lambda sensor so that is next, mine doesn't smoke but fingers crossed the lambdas the culprit as its looking like the next step is a expensive bottom end strip down and rebuild which at under a 100k miles isn't impressive.
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Old 09-05-15, 22:33
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Have you changed the lambda/any change in oil use? If you have is it the first one (lamda) that you can see from the engine bay just in front of the dpf?
not yet,you?
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Old 10-05-15, 10:28
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It's been ordered so should be able to pick the van up later this week, really hope it sorts it i've had vws for the best part of 20 years and this crafter is making me fall out with them.
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Old 31-08-15, 11:11
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Hi lee,

hope you're good. Please can you let me know if the Lambda sensor solved your issue with the Crafter. I am having the same issue and have already deleted the dpf and new turbo has been fitted but I am still getting oil burn and smell etc....Thanks
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Old 31-08-15, 18:30
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I've done about 1200 miles since the lambda was changed and the oil level hasn't moved from the top of the dipstick, as this problem has gone on so long it was also suggested that the blow off on top of the engine be vented to atmosphere as there was a suspicion that oil was possibly being lost this way due to a build up in pressure. I think this is the pcv but I'm no mechanic and it was done at the same time as the lambda.
There has been an occasional rough bit of running where the van seems to lag and then surge like a two stroke motorbike hitting the power band, every now and then there is a chuffing noise when coming of the accelerator when it's in this rough mode, stalling when first started if it's very wet, poor starting and the yellow engine light has come on (from memory it means there's a fault with the exhaust gas temp/lambda) the dpf light has been on and off after a run since this first light has been on and it's now back in the garage to try and sort........
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Old 06-09-15, 22:56
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I've done about 1200 miles since the lambda was changed and the oil level hasn't moved from the top of the dipstick, as this problem has gone on so long it was also suggested that the blow off on top of the engine be vented to atmosphere as there was a suspicion that oil was possibly being lost this way due to a build up in pressure. I think this is the pcv but I'm no mechanic and it was done at the same time as the lambda.
There has been an occasional rough bit of running where the van seems to lag and then surge like a two stroke motorbike hitting the power band, every now and then there is a chuffing noise when coming of the accelerator when it's in this rough mode, stalling when first started if it's very wet, poor starting and the yellow engine light has come on (from memory it means there's a fault with the exhaust gas temp/lambda) the dpf light has been on and off after a run since this first light has been on and it's now back in the garage to try and sort........
sorry to hear this,im about change the lambda first,keep us updated
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Old 09-09-15, 14:10
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Thanks Redlee.

I am keeping an eye on my oil consumption but I think it is still using/burning oil. I guess I will go for the Lambda next as it seems to resolve the issue but sounds like it causes its own problems. It would be cool if you could let us know how yours is going after you get it back from the garage... Thanks,
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Old 09-09-15, 14:54
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Thanks Redlee.

I am keeping an eye on my oil consumption but I think it is still using/burning oil. I guess I will go for the Lambda next as it seems to resolve the issue but sounds like it causes its own problems. It would be cool if you could let us know how yours is going after you get it back from the garage... Thanks,
The lights have been reset and haven't come back on yet (3 days), the running issues have been there a lot longer than the new lambda so that's not to blame. The problem is they are not permanent so difficult to diagnose.
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