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Civic 1.6 i-DTEC injector failure
Hi. This is my first post. I have a 2014 Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC, ive owned it for 18 months. Previously i have owned a 2011 2.2 diesel, since changing to the newer 1.6 i initially thought it was less responsive and powerful. Over the last 6 months i have gradually noticed it has been getting less responsive and the fuel consumption has increased.
last month it was booked in for a service and on the way the DPF warning came on. The garage carried out a DPF regeneration along with the service and MOT, they advised me the car sounded noisy and suggested it was a diesel combustion noise possibly caused by worn injectors.
Two weeks later the DPF light came on again! This time i went to my local Honda dealer, they carried out a forced regeneration and told me the engine is noisy, they have carried out a few tests and suggest the injectors are worn.
The dealer has quoted just over £1400 to supply and fit all 4 injectors and have told me the DPF could be ruined, costing eye watering amounts.
This is something concerning for a 2014 car with 85000 miles.
I have taken the car to a local garage and they have advised me to get the injectors reconditioned and the DPF removed and flushed/cleaned by a specialist company.
The DPF has been removed, sent away and returned back ready to fit.
The injectors and have been sent to "the best diesel specialist in the country" and they have contacted me with some bad news!
The rebuild kit and nozzle that is needed for the serial number/model of injector for these engines is not currently obtainable from the manufacturer. They have had on average 2 sets of these injectors sent in a month for the last year with the same problem and suggested there is or was a design issue with these units.
He suggested to buy new genuine units from Honda as by experience they can be obtained quicker than ordering through him and theres no real price difference.
I asked his opinion on fitting second hand ones as they can be found on eBay for £70-£80 each. I was advised not to do this as it could be a waste of money, they have had people buy second hand ones off ebay, send them to be tested and they are far from perfect. It would also ruin the DPF too.
So, has anyone else had the same issue with 1.6 i-DTEC injectors and what did you do?