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Emission Control Unit and pod filter

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by pattokbox, 13 January 2010.

  1. pattokbox

    pattokbox Full member

    Messages:
    19
    From:
    Australia, Canberra ACT
    Car:
    2000 Vectra 2.6 v6
    Hi Guys,

    So i have installed a new pod filter replacing the standard airbox filter on my 2.5L vectra b, it's running like a dream an sounds amazing. After about 2 months the Emissions control light has come on and is staying on (not flashing) codes are going to be read next week from the ecu. Would this be a related problem with the pod filter? Has anyone else had a problem like this before?

    Cheers
     
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    hey and welcome.
    its possibly could be. was the filter heavily oiled when it was fitted ? is so this may have covered the MAF in gunk causing it to give bad readings. has the car felt sluggush lately?

    chances are it could just be a dodgy lamba sensor
     
  3. pattokbox

    pattokbox Full member

    Messages:
    19
    From:
    Australia, Canberra ACT
    Car:
    2000 Vectra 2.6 v6
    hey, the filter was brand new k&n off the shelf, so it shouldnt have been heavily oiled, i have reset the ecu, and so far no warning lights. think it may have just been a sensor malfunction. But will just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed it doesnt come back on

    thanks for ur reply
     

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