Hi all.I've just joined the forum to share some info which may be of help to others.
About 10 months ago we bought a 2012 AWD 2.2cdti 163ps Exclusive. It only had 20k on the clock, but we still opted for a two year warranty at £500.
Driving steadily we achieve an indicated 40.6 mpg and a DPF cycle runs itself every 500 miles.
Last month at 29k miles I suddenly noticed quite rough idling with a degree of vibration at rest. Increasing the revs to 1200 eliminated the vibration (which also seemed worse when the engine was hot). The car drove as normal, but the lumpy idle remained for a couple of weeks before I took it in for investigation. The garage observed the 'lumpiness' and agreed there was a problem - probably DMF or injectors. A call from them the next day confirmed wear of the DMF and necessary to replace. The job was completed under warranty (at probably about £700+) and the car was returned two days later. Glad to say that the engine now idles as smooth as silk now and it hasn't cost me a penny (other than the initial warranty).
Given the horror stories surrounding the DPF, DMF and poor consumption I thought I'd share this info' in case it can help others.
Hi mine has gone and in garage as we speak unfortunately mine out of warranty as i had it 3 years now but the garage havent got the tool to take it off and i cant get one anywhere can u point me in the right direction to gat the subframe aliagnment tool from or what it actually looks like thanks
If a garage does not have the correct tools for this task then perhaps another garage - with the correct tools - should be entrusted with the work to demonstrate that they have fixed an Antara DMF before?
2015 2.2 CDTi SENav 163ps manual 4x4 in Carbon Flash with 19\" alloy spare towing a Bailey Unicorn III Madrid @ 1500kg.