It did go through a short spell of picking up 2 further DTC's but they disappeared.
One of them was an air intake air temp fault ( which I wondered could be hot EGR gases coming through when they shouldn't ). Can't remember the other.
I'm sure the car ( which I call 'SPUTNIK' due to it having massive
miles ) has had the exhaust manifold replaced. But in a recent service my local garage did comment the back of the engine block looked very sooty. What I don't know is whether this is fresh or 'historical' soot. I can't say I noticed any smell of exhaust gas in the cabin though.
SPUTNIK's MOT is due end of June and I'm away on hol next week in my S-Max. So I'm going to ask my garage to do its MOT and asked them to look closely at the exhaust. Is there an obvious place to spot a crack in the casting if I choose to get the old socket set out??
Regarding dealers, my local dealer in Rochdale ( was called Pennine..but I think a new franchise my have taken over ) was not reputed to be much cop.
If I could get a cast iron guarantee that I could send SPUTNIK in for a one hours labour check & report diagnostic and the result pointed directly to the faulty part(s)....then I would happily book it in. But...I strongly fear it will lead to :-
"we think its the turbo"...££££...then "we think its the injectors"..££££....then "we think its the pump"....££££, then..."we think its the binomial fusion particulate separation degredation sensor
I'm prepared to take it to the Holdcroft Stafford dealer , but would want real assurances that they would hook it up and bottom out the fault without any kidology.