Mechanics

COLORADO DIESEL GOES INTO LIMP HOME MODE

2009 Holden Other • 60 miles

Runs ok if the revs are kept up, but will drop into limp home mode at idle
while running seems to have full power and normal performance
in limp home mode timing changes (audible) and max revs 1500
compression test, all ~500 psi
has had petrol
error code p0008
engine management light on all the time
service light on but does not come on immediately after reset
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Westconn1
December 17, 2011.



What do you mean, has had petrol? Has petrol been added to the fuel? If so how much when and what was done about it?

Mhpautos
Dec 17, 2011.
Fill error
tank drained, new filter

Tiny
Westconn1
Dec 18, 2011.
Was it driven with the petrol, if so how far? You may have damaged an injector or the pump.

Mhpautos
Dec 18, 2011.
Some kilometers
sent injectors for testing, checked out ok
pump appears to work ok, until going into limp mode

Tiny
Westconn1
Dec 18, 2011.
I would be suspecting a pump problem, the diesel is the lubricant for the pump, petrol is very dry, you may have damaged the pump internally, regardless the pump should be checked over.

Mhpautos
Dec 18, 2011.