This is my first question on AOC but firstly I want to say thank you that you're all here!!!
I have a 1.9 cdti T-Top 150ps (late 56) it has worked hard and is now at 94k but with no problems until a week ago.
It suddenly had the problem of loss of power, (below 2000 revs) then into Limp mode. I had the car checked and was told I needed a new DPF (£850)
Yesterday, I got stranded on the way to the garage. A well known rescue company came to tow me in but he asked if he could check the codes himself. He found the fault to be P2279 - air intake leak. I had already read about this on AOC, so got towed home instead, to do some more research before spending a fortune. In the afternoon, having read everything I could on the forums, we removed and cleaned the EGR.
However mine was totally kaput - so purchased a new one instead, which I installed thanks to picture instructions and masses of info from here. :-) The car worked fine again! Then the spanner light came on.
It is still working fine this morning but I have learnt here and done the pedal test, which reveals P242F and P2452 - which I understand from the codes list here, both indicate DPF.
I have searched for the information I need but my questions are:
1. Could these codes have been stored from before and need clearing? P2279 was the first code showing, so would they have been in reverse order?
2. If not, would these indicate that the DPF needs to regenerate and if so, will the regeneration clear the faults? (I don't want to tear up the motorway if I am going to do more damage than good)
3. Can the codes be cleared by me, to see if they show up again?
4. Does anyone have any further suggestions.?
Your help would greatly appreciated and if possible in layman's terms - I am a beginner.