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  1. Focus Reverse Parallel Parking Help.

    Halfords used to sell a gadget years ago for this. Not sure if they still do but someone will. It was a piece of transparent square plastic, about 4"x4" that you stuck on the rear window. When you looked at it from the driver's seat it showed the rear of the car by the bumper. Still see a similar thing on the rear window of busses.
  2. power loss 1.6 tdci

    Had the bonnet up and did a visual check of the hoses, all seemed ok. I did notice that the rod on the actuator doesn't move when I start/stop the engine. Is this normal? I thought the rod was supposed to move into its body when the engine starts and move out when it stops?
  3. power loss 1.6 tdci

    thank you for your help once again Peter. i dont know what exactly was done to the dpf, i dont own the car i just rent it. everything was running fine until the last big fault which the owner said was the egr valve, which was replaced. the garage used i have very little faith in after several issues in the past. can these potential problems be tested with forscan or will i have to get the spanners out?
  4. power loss 1.6 tdci

    took car out on motorway yesterday and discovered turbo is still down on boost. i drive quite sedately around town so its not noticeable during my normal journeys. using more than about 50% throttle is when it becomes noticeable, the acceleration just doesnt pick up. plugged in forscan and there is now error code p0299-61. does anyone know what this could be? have ordered a can of wynns turbo cleaner as it seemed like something cheap and easy to try
  5. power loss 1.6 tdci

    thanks for all your help Peter. i did the refill the addative tank option in forscan and it has cured all the cars problems. the warning alarm has gone off and the turbo is working again. i'm a very happy chappy thanks to you.
  6. power loss 1.6 tdci

    Thank you for all your help Peter. Is resetting the facm a different thing from clearing the codes in forscan? If so how do I go about doing it? Jason
  7. power loss 1.6 tdci

    The engine malfunction warning is still showing in the dot matrix. Resetting the codes didn't make any difference to it.
  8. power loss 1.6 tdci

    i picked up a scanner from tunnelrat electronics and ran forscan from laptop. came up with codes- p0299-21 p2585-21 p1932-60 reset the codes and p0299-21 disappeared but the other 2 remain. the dpf was disabled and the car remapped a couple of years ago so am guessing the 2 remaining codes can be ignored?
  9. power loss 1.6 tdci

    this is worrying. wouldn't the garage be aware of this and advise me?
  10. power loss 1.6 tdci

    i used a program called torque from my phone. how can i get forscan?
  11. power loss 1.6 tdci

    Cars not in limp mode. Has a bit more power than that. Recently changed a faulty maf sensor which had put the car in limp mode and noticed an improvement after. Cleared the fault code with one of those cheap Bluetooth readers from eBay but can't clear the dot matrix warning (engine malfunction) which is annoying. Currently no fault codes showing. Thanks
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  13. power loss 1.6 tdci

    hello everyone. just registered hoping for some help. have found the forum quite helpful in the past when after guidance. car is a 1.6 tdci estate on a 58 plate. my woes started when i was driving and the engine became really noisy. i thought the exhaust had fallen off. had it checked at an exhaust center and everything was ok. went to a garage and they said it was the egr valve. had valve replaced but the power was well down when i got the car back. the turbo just doesnt boost like it should. took car back to garage but they cant find anything wrong. any ideas? thank you