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All of us are suffering 120cv 1.9 CDTI this story. At the end of the exhib ition will give my opinion on why we need it to 120cv and those with 150cv. Well , the problem of pulling it has nothing to do with any reprogramming shoddy or p oorly designed EGR valves or damaged, or that kind of tall tales. The problem ne eds to be approached from different points of view: 1. Legal issue. The EU requi res any automobile manufacturer to design new vehicles, so that particles emit l ess pollutants. In our case of the NOX, particulate matter emanating from highly polluting diesel vehicles. It is at this point that the manufacturers of vehicl es (not just OPEL but everyone else), have found a patch to prevent the occurren ce of NOX. EGR means combustion air recirculation. In theory, NOX emanate when t he diesel combustion is performed at high temperatures around 800 º. This is ac hieved by mixing diesel with 100% oxygen. It turns out that if we reduce the amo unt of oxygen in the combustion chamber temperatures reached during combustion i s greatly reduced. That is, not produced the dreaded NOX. How do you limit the a mount of oxygen? Introducing the combustion chambers CO2, which comes from the r ecirculation of exhaust gases, calculated by the onboard computer and regulated by a butterfly valve regulated EGR. 2. The kit of the matter lies in the functio ning of the EGR. It is assumed that vehicles with EGR pollute less from the begi nning, because the valve starts to open up laps around the 1000 - 3000 rpm. From 3000 - 3500, when the vehicle needs more oxygen to a greater amount of power, t he valve stops working because it needs 100% oxygen for combustion necessary (1s t contradiction: only solves the pollution problem low-end, high pollute under t he same). The fact that this valve to operate at low speed is the beginning of o ur odyssey in particular pulls. Why tug our vehicles?. The answer lies in the ch ar. We must bear in mind that the combustion gases back to the camera. In that w ay, the gases permeate the carbon circuit (EGR circuit, cylinder head intake ... ). On the other hand, as the butterfly was responsible for the passage of gas re circulation is controlled electronically (and thus can not be canceled), and how it works a few laps, always open a little. This valve is never at full capacity , so the carbon builds up on that butterfly, the blocks .... and you can imagine the rest. Mariposa request blocked + power (2500-3000 laps), suddenly unlocked .... = Tug he gives us. 3. Subject of contamination. Therefore, the most importa nt first conclusion we draw from this: a. A new vehicle, driving it gently, low returns, you can begin to jerk with 2000 or 3000 kms. b. If we continue with the same driving mode, we can block the whole butterfly and run out of power with a bout 15000kms. c. If we care a little, we can delay the total blockade induced b y carbon, to 80.000kms. How do we get this? We must be clear that any child of a mother who has bought c ar will pay for: use (city tax, insurance, itv, reviews ....) and also for pollu ting (more maintenance per km: EGR valve maintenance, filter maintenance antipar ticles, Longlife oils, filters' special'....) My goal, if it's not yours, is to get the most out of my vehicle while minimizing maintenance costs. Then, referri ng to the EGR, how we can delay the blockade that butterfly? Small easy followin g these guidelines: 1. The fines are accumulating because the combustion air pas ses slowly through it 2. It also accumulates because it is not rolled back then ... desacumularla and how to undo it without removing the valve and get the manu al cleaning completed as late as possible? 1. We will use the cleaning cycle of the particulate filter for (what some describe with high fuel consumption give . ..): wax motor, keep the vehicle in 4000 4th round and get well, first, raise th e temperature of motor ( managed to burn the charcoal) and second with the Ventu ri effect, we get to drag the burning charcoal combustion chambers to the exhaus t pipe (first clear the filter, which also will be observing proper but for that is self-cleaning. And, fortunately,€because according to what I have learned b oth as mazda renault have a mechanism that is integral restitution of the partic ulate filter-renault-850 euros and a liquid that must perform the same function in the mazda - liter comes out to 120 euros! ! -) If we also need to thank you f or using engines OPEL Fiat. CONCLUSION, well, mine at least: like it or not, kno wingly or not, we purchased a vehicle that needs more attention, maintenance, co

mparing it with anyone who does not meet the European directive. Then, sooner or later, we know that in addition to oil (LongLife), filters, wheels, pads, fluid aa, and everything that sounds normal maintenance of a vehicle will have to add these stories (PDF, EGR. ..), all for less pollution. Ah! I almost forgot! As a n anecdote, I will answer the first question I have left in the air. More than o ne and it will be resolved, but just in case here goes: why buy from 150cv? to g ive wax and enjoy horses. It will not be true then, that we bought from 120cv no t we put so much shoe? Because the problem of pulls, as I mentioned, is there, h alf asleep in bringing the engine. Heh, heh, there's that anecdote. Personally I think everything is a Chinese story. Here what matters is that on one hand and on the other, money is moving. Vehicles pollute a little less if you take low re turns, if you take that as pollutes happy. If you wear it on blocks and you run EGR engine (without power) until you take him to grant in crane dumps you, I bru sh and leave for other 50.000kms limpito. If you give shoe to delay, not prevent , the manual cleaning, pollute the same or more than if he had no EGR. That is, the dealer does not tell you anything because you know is better than nothing. S o, do not you put shoe, do not pollute much and have clients insured all year. W hat a hypocritical world!! NOTE: sorry for the extension, and I hope someone wil l serve as consolation. Indeed, in theory, all the alleged problems of the tugs do not fall under warranty, are the result of the type of riding. What happens i s that dealers will look at it because they want to 'confess' what to expect. PARTICLE FILTER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE FREE Diesel Models For Opel. Preserves the be nefits of diesel fuel and the advantages of CO ² in the International Motor Sho w in Frankfurt (13 - September 21, 2003), Opel will introduce a new system of a diesel particulate filter (DPF), maintenance , which needs no additives and avoi ds other disadvantages of conventional systems. Thanks to a smart strategy for r egeneration, performance, fuel consumption and CO ² emissions remain at levels similar to the operation without filter. The subsequent treatment system, includ ing a pre-catalyst near the engine and an oxidation catalyst, is designed to red uce all exhaust emissions, especially hydrocarbons (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) . The innovative system of a diesel particulate filter, which has been developed by engineers from Opel and GM Powertrain. Its production will debut early next year in the Vectra and Signum with the new CDTI ECOTEC 1.9-liter, which will be presented for the first time at the International Frankfurt Motor Show 2003. The new diesel particulate filter consists of a core Opel shaped ceramic honeycomb made of silicon carbide, which is perforated by microscopic channels. Exhaust ga ses pass through the canal walls, over which the particles are deposited. The pa rticles should be burnt regularly to prevent the filter exceeds the limits of ba ck pressure. Instead of using fuel additives for the regeneration process, Opel engineers have decided to apply the filter substrate a coating of precious metal and inject additional quantities of fuel, in order to raise the exhaust tempera ture to 600 degrees Celsius necessary. This requires an injection system with th e necessary flexibility under all engine load conditions, and that the system mu st operate not only under full load conditions, but also when driving the car on short trips, such as a city. To meet these requirements, Opel models used commo n-rail direct injection art. This technology allows precise control of fuel inje ction process (eg, quantity, pressure) at all times.€Another advantage of smart Opel / GM is that regeneration occurs at irregular intervals, according to the prevailing driving characteristics, for example, the combustion of the filtered particles and therefore the additional fuel injection only takes place when the particle formation has caused enough back pressure in the filter. Inadvertently for the driver, the process is controlled through pressure and temperature senso rs in the unity of Particulate Filter System. Located between the pre-catalyst n ear the engine and the particulate filter is an oxidation catalytic converter un der the floor, which reduces emissions of HC and CO with the aid of oxygen in th e emissions of diesel. The nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced below the limits of the standard Euro 4 engine through internal methods. This configuration ensu res compliance with future emission standards. Opel will introduce the new syste m of post-treatment of exhaust in cars in which the diesel particulate filter is

necessary to comply with Euro 4 emission standards, which will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles from January 1 2006. Euro 4 halved the present li mits of particles and NOx emissions. In order to avoid the generation of exhaust emissions in the first place, Opel continues to focus on engine house methods a nd optimization of parameters affecting vehicle fuel consumption, such as weight , rolling resistance and aerodynamics.