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About vibeone

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  • Birthday 03/18/1984

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus MK2.5 2.0 TDCI
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location Nottinghamshire
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. 144,000 2.0 TDCI 2009. I do a few miles. Done the big stuff, timing belt etc, alternator died at about 70k which was annoying. I've had the clutch and DMF done even though I think in hindsight it wasn't 100% ready. At the moment its going well. Does some odd things, vibration/miss at about 1900rpm but its done it since I bought it at 50k. egr valve has been blanked since 60k, and now doesn't work (I removed the blank, it was terrrible, I put it back!). Don't like to think about the DPF - I've not touched it, so its done 144k on the same juice. I do a lot of miles, but I assume at some point it will stop working?
  2. EGR DTC Code deletion - possible?

    Apologies for the delay, but thanks for the clarification Tom :) Cheers.
  3. Sony DAB upgrade

    Just so you know, annoyingly the Sony DAB radio does not support DAB+, which means you'll miss 2/3 stations from the upcoming Digital 2 multiplex.
  4. I've had the EGR valve blanked in my car for 2/3 years now. Annoying the DTC code randomly pops up from time to time. Doesn't cause any issue other than it masks any other possible engine fault at the same time. Therefore, can the particular DTC code be disabled? I used ELMConfig regularly, but would also be happy to buy a ford cable and aquire IDS if someone can confirm it's possible. I don't want to delete and remove the EGR - I'm happy with it blanked, just want the DTC code disabled.
  5. Happy Birthday vibeone!

  6. "engine Judder" Around 1800 Rpm

    Well for about a year my EGR blank wasn't sealed properly! Now it is, but still got the wobble at very slight throttle Maybe not connected then. Thanks for reply anyway!
  7. "engine Judder" Around 1800 Rpm

    Any longer term updates on this? I have a similar fault, but it actually occured after I blanked the EGR.
  8. Blanked Egr, Now Eml Is On 18,000 Miles Later

    Yeah the 2.0 on mine goes through phases - it'll be fine for months, and tens of thousands of miles, then decide EML - EGR Circuit high etc. Does anyone know whether the EGR valve itself still moves while the pipe is blanked?
  9. Bizarrely mine also says 89's but they've not been on since I bought the car. Oops Hopefully it's over spec tho
  10. I agree.... So am I going nuts or is artscot still not linking to a tyre with all the right specs? It might well be a good tyre, but if it's not available it's not available.
  11. Top 2 links couldn't find a match, blackcircles do them in 89s but not the extra load that is standard fit to the car. Don't get me wrong, I know speed indexes and the extra load stuff are not 100% required to match, but even so, they don't appear to be available in this very specific size: 205/50/R17 V 93.
  12. Put blank panel back in and it's an instant fix Pretty fair to say my EGR system is b0rked - I'll leave it blanked!
  13. Art.. You said that in my thread, but I never found them in 205/50/17 93s - even the link you gave did not have that specification available.
  14. Which Is The Better 1.6Tdci 2.0Tdci Engine

    Yeah it came on sometimes, always EGR Circuit A high or something like that - reset cleared it, sometimes it cleared itself. Weirdly seemed to eventually 'get' the fact I wasn't going to fix it, and stopped coming on.
  15. If the GYs run out as quicker as I suspect they will, I'll probably join you. My hatred towards the ZV5s are generally down to 2 things: i) Pulling away I get wheelspin on pretty much any surface ii) In the wet they seem particularly awful. In the dry though, they are as good as any. I should also point out to anyone finding this thread on google or whatever, that I'm very much in the minority in hating ZV5s!