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About vibeone

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  • Birthday 03/18/1984

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    Focus MK2.5 2.0 TDCI
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    10,001 to 15,000

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  1. I'm surprised ELM works too. I had a 52 plate 1.8 tdci and it was a pain in the !Removed! trying to find cheapo code readers that worked - it's definitely not 100% compliant in my experience. Very much in the changeover period, so some examples I guess may be ODB2 compliant, but mine wasn't.
  2. I liked the idea of the Blufin devices that remove your standard map for security. Yes it can be added back in, but its a neat way to annoy the hell out of the thief.
  3. I've never known it regen. The missus has a 1.2 "eco" ibiza (hahaha... ECO!!!) and you do sometimes get the smell from a regen. Never noticed it on mine. Well based on the above, I guess it may well be disabled. I bought it at 51k, and after a bit of an argument both ways with the place that sold it about a vibration, I kept it. Still vibrates weirdly now, but no worse. My point is that I'd be very surprised if it has been disabled. Would you bother on your less than 50k car? Did all 2.0 136's on the facelift have a DPF? Maybe I'm worrying over nothing. It's a constant fear haha.. be nice to cross one possible melt down off the list. I guess I'm now into injector fail time but fingers crossed its all good. It's not all motorway miles, but I very very rarely do short journeys. Ford ECO mode on the dash sometimes tells me 90% of my journeys are with a cold engine.... which is true, but they're all 60 miles minimum haha. Can't do everything...
  4. 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?
  5. Apologies for the delay, but thanks for the clarification Tom :) Cheers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Happy Birthday vibeone!

  9. 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!
  10. Any longer term updates on this? I have a similar fault, but it actually occured after I blanked the EGR.
  11. 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?
  12. Bizarrely mine also says 89's but they've not been on since I bought the car. Oops Hopefully it's over spec tho
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!