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MIL reading!

cabby Jan 2, 2011

  1. cabby

    cabby 3.0 V6 sound

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    hi chaps, i'm reading PO491 and PO492 on my 2.4, what's it mean and what do i need to do to rectify it.
    the car runs fine, if not a little under powered, but thats possibly because its a 2.4. ha ha.
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Secondary Air System
    prob the pump not running
     
  3. cabby

    cabby 3.0 V6 sound

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    thanks mate, any idea what i need to do, or is it a garage job?
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    no idea never had this code b4
    someone else will pop up thats had this b4
     
  5. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    sec. air injection pump faults bank1 and bank2.
    can you hear the pump running under the bonnet on cold start up?
    the sec.air pump system basically is designed to blow fresh air thru the egr system straight into the exhaust on cold start "choke" running. this is simply to bring down the hydrocarbon ppm readings at the tail pipe.

    with you having codes for both banks the other thing to check is the little pipes to the egr valves....
    they look similar to this.....
    EGR Combi Valve Passenger V6 Audi A4 VW Passat 96-05 - eBay (item 350394817426 end time Jan-14-11 14:26:23 PST)
    if you take the engine covers off and look on the back end of each head you'll see a similar looking unit bolted to the back of each head. these units are the egr valves. coming off them will be two smaller vac pipes.... are they split? check them back to the vac soleniod, the two pipes go to a t piece and then 1 pipe goes to the soleniod.

    do check these vac pipes before you take it to a garage. its a simple fix if its this!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  6. cabby

    cabby 3.0 V6 sound

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    thanks murran. her indoors as gone out in the car, so i'll give it a looking at later.
    i'm soon off for my sunday pint, might not get chance to look today!
    i did find info about it being both banks but nothing more, so thanks again.
    oh! do you think if the pipes are perished, it would make it drink more?
     

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