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    Hi froggies,

    I'll be heading out to Dubbo after new years for a few days, and if I dont fix a 'little problem' with the 206 then ill be stuck driving the missus' barina >_< *kill me*.

    So the 'little problem' i speak off is the "engine immobilizer fault" which has back stabbed me 2 times this whole year (with the missus present) ... a few hours or so left alone and it resolves the issue - it fires up in a second as it normally does.

    its a common issue as ive seen on this and other forums. weak point of the transponder aerial around the ignition barrel, or signs of a dying battery perhaps? in any case ill take it to colliers to see whats what (get some fault codes), so i can avoid sitting in that barina. does anyone know if i can fix this myself? how much would a new transponder aerial cost? any issues with working around ignition barrel i should know off?

    thanks.

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    Don't remove the old one with a Kango.

    Many immob issues are either PSF1 related or weak battery. Have you had the battery plonked on a load tester, if it's more than two years old?

    Why not buy a cheap laptop and PP to do your own diagnostics? Closer and will pay for itself within a few uses.

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    thanks,

    Theres Lexia 3 PP2000 of ebay, will that do? Ill get a load tester of ebay as well. it'll go a long way.

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    Ask Shane in the CitroŽn forum where his Lexia/PP came from. We know his works and it's one of the more recent buys.

    You need a laptop with WinXP as it seems Win7 with the XP emulation doesn't run it.

    Re the load tester, I take my batteries either in to one workplace or to Battery World. If it fails (ie; low amps) I leave it there as they get up to $10 per battery in scrap where I only get $4 as a punter. I buy my replacement batteries online; SSB brand, for $110 delivered. A good load tester is $150 upwards, it seems.

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    he bought one from a UK shop, according to the Citroen members they managed to get the ebay ones working, so i bought one myself and ill report back how it goes, got a xp laptop ready for its arrival.

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    just updating that the PP2000 program works wells, i found a few faults relating to misfire on an unknown cylinder and the one fault for the knock sensor.

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    Good to hear! What is the misfire description? (Screenshot?)

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    miss fire could be related to the faulty knock sensor. (as in there is no miss fire, just a faulty sensor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Good to hear! What is the misfire description? (Screenshot?)
    I couldnt get much more than "misfire on an unknown cylinder" sorry i didnt take a screenie, had another fault relating to coherence with the injector i think, ill take screen caps if they come up again it said their permanent faults so i should see them soon enough.

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    Under West Australian law I had to had an engine immobiliser fitted to my 505 wagon when I imported it from France. It gave me untold grief. After two hours driving you could not turn the engine off unless you were prepared to clutch start it or wait a couple of hours (Iassume for things to cool down). I tried a new battery and I even put a new alternator on the car just incase it was not getting enough juice-nothing worked. I had the damn thing taken off the car and now everything is fine. Too much technology. Graham

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