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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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P2070 DIAGNOSTIC CODE

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Has anyone else ever had the engine code P2070 and the check engine light? I got it last night while on a trip from Los Angeles to Concord, California. The car ran fine all the time, but the light wouldn't go off. I thought it was a loose gas cap since my wife just filled the car about 40 miles earlier. She stopped and retightened the cap again, but it never fixed itself.

The dealership says it is for the INTAKE MANIFOLD TUNING VALVE. Mine was stuck open, so they want to replace it. I did some research, and found out that this valve opens and closes on driver demand to give crisper acceleration. When the valve is closed, the manifold acts as though it was one piece, and gives good driveability at slow speeds. But when the driver accelerates, the valve opens and splits the manifold into 2 pieces and gives more air to the engine for high speed. When they stick open it is becauseof the carbon buildup in the intake manifold. It could also be from bad gas, but they say excess carbon is the usual culprit. I guess I wil have to clean the intake manifold more than I have been.

This engine has a lot of PCV engine oil coming back into the throttle body. I always clean it out when I check my air filter. I can't say I like this very much. I notice the oil down inside the throttle body when I take off the black intake hose. This is the only car I've ever seen this in. I sent pictures of this oil when I first got my vehicle, and they said that it was normal. I found out that this engine was made by Isuzu in Japan and was adapted to our application. I've learned so much about this lately.

If you have over 50,000 miles like I do (66,000 miles), the extended warranty will have to pick it up. Luckily I bought it, and it is good until 111,000 miles since it was a certified vehicle when I bought it with 11,000 miles on it. I think I still have a $100.00 deductible, but I am at a loss as to how I can prevent it from happening again. I don't want it to happen again after my warranty has expired.

This is just something I think we should be aware of. I did research using GOOGLE and BING, and I believe that only the GMC ACADIA has had a posting or two about this code in this kind of vehicle. Please keep an eye out. I have the service manuals on this so I think I'll check it out tonight.

oh well, one engine code is not so bad I guess, but I still don't like it because I don't use cheap gas in my car.


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...I found out that this engine was made by Isuzu in Japan and was adapted to our application...
Really? Where did you get this information?

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Re: P2070 DIAGNOSTIC CODE

Maybe I should correct myself. Here is the link I used. The engine is built around the world by various manufacturers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_High_Feature_engine. The Holden company in Australia, Alfa -Romeo, and Suzuki (not ISUZU) make it.

Sorry for the misinformation.
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Re: P2070 DIAGNOSTIC CODE

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Hello,
Has anyone else ever had the engine code P2070 and the check engine light? I got it last night while on a trip from Los Angeles to Concord, California. The car ran fine all the time, but the light wouldn't go off. I thought it was a loose gas cap since my wife just filled the car about 40 miles earlier. She stopped and retightened the cap again, but it never fixed itself.

The dealership says it is for the INTAKE MANIFOLD TUNING VALVE. Mine was stuck open, so they want to replace it. I did some rewsearch, and found out that this valve opens and closes on driver demand to give crisper acceleration. When the valve is closed, the manifold acts as though it was one piece, and give good driveability at slow speeds. But when the driver accelerates, the valve opens and splits the manifold into 2 pieces and gives more air to the engine for high speed. Whenthey stick open it is becauseof the carbon buildup in the intake manifold. It could also be from bad gas, but they say excess carbon is the usual culprit. I guess I wil have to clean the intake manifold more than I have been.

This engine has a lot of PCV engine oil coming back into the throttle body. I always clean it out when I check my air filter. I can't say I like this very much. I notice the oil down inside the throttle body when I take poff the black intake hose. This is the only car I've ever seen this. I sent pictures of this oil when I first got my vehicle, and they said that it was normal. I foundout that this engine was made by Isuzu in Japan and was adapted to our application. I've learned so much about this lately.

If you have over 50,000 miles like I do (66,000 miles), the extended warranty will have to pick it up. Luckily I bought it, and it is good until 111,000 miles since it was a certified vehicle when I bought it with 11,000 miles on it. I think I still have a $100.00 deductible, but I am at a loss as to how I can prevent it from happening again. I don't want it to happen again after my warranty has expired.

This is just something I tyhink we sould be aware of. I did research using GOOGLE and BING, and I believe that only the GMC ACADIA has had a posting or two about this code in this kind of vehicle. Please keep an eye out. I have the service manuals on this so I think I'll check itout tonight.

oh well, one engine code is not so bad I guess, but I still don't like it because i don't use cheap gas in my car.


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Suzuki builds the engine under license from GM for its XL7, but I don't think that Isuzu has ever had anything to do with it...

Owned one Isuzu some years back, and one was more than enough...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_High_Feature_engine

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Sorry to hear about your problem, but you need to be pretty careful about mis-leading information. If you read that wiki entry, it CLEARLY states that this is an engine completely designed and engineered by GM (Holden is a GM company, just like Opel, Vauxhall, etc). GM has "licensed" the engine technology to be built by Suzuki in Japan, Alfa Romeo in Europe etc.....but to make it sound like this engine was first built by Suzuki in Japan and then adapted for the US, is wholely incorrect.

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The HFV6 was first designed, tested and produced in a joint team by Cadillac and Holden. A majority of design into the new alloy construction, transmission pairing and first use in production were all undertaken in Detroit (and manufactured in St. Catharines). Holden had the job of developing smaller engines (Holden 3.2, LP1 and LP9 Turbo) as well as their own Holden 3.6 HFV6 (called the Alloytec V6) for local models.

Cadillac and Holden both tested variations of these engines in US and Australia. North America and Australia remain the only two places that manufacture the HFV6.

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This engine has a lot of PCV engine oil coming back into the throttle body. I always clean it out when I check my air filter. I can't say I like this very much. I notice the oil down inside the throttle body when I take poff the black intake hose.
I do wonder, however, if this doesn't explain why we see so darn much soot on our tailpipes in these vehicles? I have noticed the same thing on Acura's as well, for what it's worth.

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I did my best to correct myself on the Isuzu issue. Not very much else I can say afterwards now can I? Sorry is all I can do. The engine is powerful and strong and I love it. I just wished this was not happening. I've had other vehicles with a setup like this and I haven't had this issue.

I've had 2 Taurus SHO's with the Yamaha engine, and my current Lexus GS400 also has it. I said it all so you can be aware that this problem can happen to you. I'm not the first one, and I'm sure I won't be the last one. I wished I knew how we could avoid it.
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and I believe that only the GMC ACADIA has had a posting or two about this code in this kind of vehicle. Please keep an eye out. I have the service manuals on this so I think I'll check it out tonight.
Attached are pics of my intake I took during an air filter change on my 07 Acadia with ~47K miles
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Terrible isn't it? That oil can't be good for the catalytic converter either. It is no wonder there is carbon in the intake. As long as we have oil like this coming into the intake, I am confident that this code will come back again after the car is out of warranty. I don't know how we can avoid it.

I have heard that the Intake Manifold Tuning Valve can be cleaned on some vehicle. Since I am out of town and wasn't there to ask, I wonder why the dealership didn't try to clean it before replacing it? My wife brought it in and all she wants is the car working right.

I asked how much GMPP was paying for this part, and I heard it was something like $300 dollars. If I was home I think I'd have tried to clean it first.

Oh well!
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