Since purchasing the Duratorq 180 PS Titanium 15 plate estate in March, I've encountered transient appearances of the "Amber Spanner - see manual - Power Train" problem.
Two questions please.
1. The genuinely helpful Dealer Service Department has told me that, as the warning disappears after switching off the "ignition" and restarting via the keyless button, the CPU will not store a readable code. They voluntarily reset the system as a benchmark stating point.
Is this correct, or would a "Fault History" be stored, to allow analysis without the error being present at the time?
2. I've started a diligent record of events, and have so far pretty much confirmed the following:
Only occurs after a long quiescent period (overnight or all day parked).
Will only happen early in any journey (say, within the first 10 minutes).
Appears to be directly associated with engine braking (usually in third) - Engine overrun.
So, start out, early in trip run down from 50 to 30 on approach to urban area using third gear braking, spanner appears. Off and on with ignition, no spanner, and none for the rest of the journey, even with subsequent third gear braking.
So I'm thinking a combination of engine temperature, fairly high engine revs with no throttle and so on. I rather think "Power Train" might be the bucket into which all kinds of errors might be poured.
Has anyone any thoughts on either question, please?
Many thanks in anticipation,
All the best,