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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 22-12-2017, 08:19 Thread Starter
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fiat x250 oilcan light on dash

hi all i have just started to get the oil light flashing for 30 seconds which means it needs an oul change after 20k miles which it had around 2k miles ago

i just went to the Portuguese equivalent to halfords called norauto the local 1 to me comes highly recommended by people on the campsite

they will reset the light and check and reset any fault codes if needed for E26.95

i also asked if it is worth putting something like redx injector cleaner in the fuel as even though the van runs fine
i does sit around for months on end between use

they said that they have a machine that they connect up to the fuel rail and it pumps a cleaner through the injectors while the engine runs for E29.99

so i might get them to change the fuel filter IF THEY HAVE THE TOOL and belts as im sure they are due

unless the belts would be easy for me to do the engine is a 2.2 with timing chain


advice please and on the injector cleaning

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Barry,
If you just had your oil changed 2k, looks like they forgot to reset the countdown till next oil change.

My first service and oil change was carried out as per book just before 28000 miles and second one at 56000.
The oil can light came on in Europe and as I didn't want it flashing all the way home, went into the Fiat Forum and found how to reset it.
Can't remember off the top of my head but can dig out the info later if you wish.
It's just a case of holding down the throttle (maybe more than once) and switching on ignition until light is extinguished.
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This link might help you:

https://seventrumpet.com/reset-oil-s...n-fiat-ducato/

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hi alan

yes info would be great

im pretty handy at most things but now adays it worries me that i will cock it up

i will look at the engine bay over the weekend and see what is involved with changing the 2 v belts

diesel filter needs changing and i may order a tool from ebay 1 with a band around it

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hi alan and javia

think i have done it
seems to have worked i only run for about 10 seconds as on a site and dont want to upset the fellow m/homers so will run tomorrow

needed to pump break pedal as instructed in the link below



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Well done Barry.

As mine was due a service when I got home, was quite happy to extinguish the light.
Regarding the fuel filter, preferred to let the dealer change it during service as they have the proper tool.


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hi alan

i can get the tool for around £20 posted to portugal so might do that any way and give it to the garage to use on my filter


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Torque for the filter top is 30NM and it's fairly critical, although not particularly tight some under tighten as they hear creaking from the threads and stop, be brave and torque through the creaking to 30NM. Similarly some don't use a Torque wrench and over tighten crushing the seal, which you should smear with a little diesel before seating it. I would also recommend using a vice to hold the special tool securely.

You are wise to use the special tool, I actually saw a local mechanic use large pipe grips to tighten a filter lid, this method has the potential to distort the lid.

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