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Title: P11 CVT-m6 wagon problems
Post by: NzCozmo on 05 November, 2019, 10:04:42 PM
Hi there,
I have a cvt m6 wagon which loses its power after running it for 15 or so minutes at 100kms on motorway
when having to stop and go at red lights my acceleration completely craps out and even with the foot to the floor struggles to reach 20kms in 5 seconds it just kind of rumbles up and slowly takes off.
I was thinking a transmission issue but i recently just swapped it as my old one blew up as well going up hill after the same issue happened
Check fluid etc all good but im pretty confused at this point
cheers
Title: Re: P11 CVT-m6 wagon problems
Post by: Mathuw on 07 November, 2019, 08:33:50 PM
go to a auto sparky place (or somewhere that scans car ecus) and get your car scanned, might cost 50-100 bucks but either way its worth it to see whats happening with your car. They normally can scan it as soon as you get there depending on how busy they are
Title: Re: P11 CVT-m6 wagon problems
Post by: NzCozmo on 21 November, 2019, 11:38:04 AM
Thanks Mathuw, i have booked it for a scan, auto sparky said if no engine light is on fault codes probably wont come up but he will scan to see anyway.
Also having an issue with my fuel gauge, sometimes reads accurately but mostly just sits at half 90% of the time even when it has a full tank or empty tank, was thinking maybe sender unit in fuel tank should i start there?
Title: Re: P11 CVT-m6 wagon problems
Post by: Mathuw on 21 November, 2019, 05:42:58 PM
in my manual 4wd wagon I had a broken knock sensor, that didn't throw an engine light. it really depends on what is broken, I only found out my knock sensor was gone because I was getting really bad fuel economy, I work as an auto sparky apprentice so I just grabbed the scanning tool from work and it turns out my car had code 34 which is knock sensor fault. so even though there's no engine light doesn't mean nothing is wrong.

Also for the fuel gauge reading, what could be wrong might be the level in the tank worn out, which could be expensive depending on how hard it is to get to it (if it's accessible from an access hole in the car or dropping the tank) I'm not sure yet. or could be your fuel gauge sticking or something, I've heard it happens but not sure. but to find out it's just doing a resistance test from the sender wire as the gauge works off a resistance sent from the tank level.
If you tell the auto sparky about all this he will be able to fix it, but get a quote for it first if you do it that way.
Title: Re: P11 CVT-m6 wagon problems
Post by: NzCozmo on 21 November, 2019, 10:18:23 PM
Kind of sounds similar, my wagon chews through gas like no tomorrow and occasionally i get a bit of a fuel smell while driving its just hard to tell how much fuel im actually using as the gauge doesnt work haha, Im just about to start an auto sparky course next year, hoping i can learn a bit from that haha