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Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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Well this is a surprise. I suspected my cat converter is the

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Hi Pearl, well this is a surprise. I suspected my cat converter is the cause of my 06 311cdi sprinter going into limp mode. Pulled the following fault codes. 912A, 2082-008, 2078-002/8. My mechanic suggested I ride it hard and under load to burn the cat clean. It does not seem to work and it's not my style to treat my car that way. I'm a plumber so the car is always loaded and town driving only. Anyway you can shed light on it? Regards
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Sometimes the engine light will come on when it goes into limp mode but most times not. Bought a iCarsoft scanner for this purpose
JA: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't touched it yet. Had it at my mechanic and already told you what he said I should do.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Pete replied 9 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

I suspect the cat./filter needs replaced.This can be common to fail and cause this issue here and in most cases when it is plugged it cannot be cleaned manually like this here.You can however look online to see if you can locate a repair facility that can clean this but in most cases it will have to be replaced unfortunately.

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Thanks Pete