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  1. Please bear with me on this one. Until this week I haven't heard of a DPF. My last car was a 2010 1.4tdci Fiesta Edge, fitted with a DPF. My journeys mainly consist of trundling around town with the odd motorway run. And I had the Fiesta for 2 years and 8 months, and the only problem I ever had with that car was the rubber seals around the fuel injectors. There was not any other single fault. 2 months ago, I bought a 2009 1.6tdci Focus econetic. Reasons being i can't afford to run a petrol car with the cost of fuel and tax. And early this week, whilst doing around 60mph the engine lost a lot of power, and on the dash all that was displayed was "Engine Malfunction". I had no prior warning about this. So took it to my local mechanic, and he explained the issue, and cleaned it and now all is well. So I've done some reading about DPF's, and 9/10 people are saying to stay away unless you're on the motorway often, which makes sense considering how a DPF burns off the soot. But I'm a little confused/worried. My previous fiesta had 50,000 on the clock when I bought it, and I changed it at 60,000, and I never had a problem with the DPF. And this focus has 86,000 on the clock. So, what I would like to know, is, 1) Did I get lucky with the fiesta? 2) How long can a DPF go without cleaning just driving around town? 3) Will me taking it onto the motorway for 20 mins clear the filter? 4) If so, how often would I need to do a motorway run? Also, I have read that to begin burning off the soot in the DPF, the engine revs need to be around 2,500rpm. Which is a slight issue, as the other night on the motorway for about 3 miles, at 70mph in 5th, the engine revs only hit 2,000rpm. So, only hitting 2,000rpm even on a motorway, does that indicate that I have an "active regeneration", as opposed to a "passive regeneration'? I'm aware fundamentally, I've made an error in buying this car, I only buy diesel to keep the cost down, with tax and fuel. I'm just wondering, will everything be ok, if I take it for a high speed run say every 2 weeks? After discussing this with my father, he is under the impression that, I didn't have a problem with the fiesta, so it's likely that you will generally be problem free with the focus. After paying £200 for the DPF clean, I'd like to help the engine/filter as much as I can, I also have to consider, that I have no idea how the car was treated by the previous owner. Any help/advice is appreciated.
  2. Brake Fluid Reservoir Sensor

    Hi All, Had started getting an infrequent brake fluid warning light when going up hill or accelerating hard - which was getting more frequent. Had checked fluid level and it was in between min and max so though I'd have to shell out for a new reservoir, as the sensor was integrated into it (rather than just in the cap as per MK1 Focus) As a quick fix try though I'd top up the fluid to the max (which has actually sorted the problem) as whilst it had been checked for water-content and properties over the past 3 years hadn't actually been replaced. However, actually adding fluid on the MK2 focus seemed a pain as the reservoir was under the front windscreen cover. So I cut a small bottle in half and used this to funnel the fluid into the reservoir. Hope this is useful for anyone else who may have the same need. James.
  3. Leaking Fluid Into Driver Footwell

    Hi all! Have a weird issue with my focus.... there seems to be a leak coming down the clutch pedal and into the foot well. Not a massive one but it's there! Looks like from the cylinder. I recently had a massive power steering fluid leak and that's just been fixed. When the leak started, weeks and weeks ago, I marked all the 'bottles' in the bonnet where the liquid was. None of them have moved except for the power steering fluid, as mentioned. I known issue I have is the seals gone on the bottom of the windscreen so rain could get in. Any ideas?
  4. Galaxy 2012

    Hello all how do you go about adding a bottle of redex etc to you tank on the new Galaxies,Focuses etc as the tank nozzles are different from the old ones that had just a flap that you pressed down on and the bottled emptied into the tank?any ideas please
  5. Changing Zetec S 05 Fuel Tank

    Hi, The tank has split on my 05 plate zetec s I have purchased a new one for £35 being delivered tomorrow. How much of a job is it to change over? Does the exhaust also have to come off? Thanks
  6. Got a DPF problem with my 2009 1.6 econetic focus. Been on the phone to ford, to ask if i have eolys on this car, and they said yes. Had a look under the car, but can't see the eolys tank, although i haven't jacked it up to see properly yet, just had a quick look. I understand that the eolys liquid is dosed into the fuel system every time the fuel flap is closed with a magnet inside the fuel flap. but mine does not have a magnet. I have enclosed 2 pics of my fuel flap, in hope that someone can tell me whats going on. any help is appreciated, as i need to see if i need eolys before i replace the DPF. so how is my eolys being dosed? oops, sorry put the photos on upside down
  7. Petrol Leak! Ughhh!

    Hi guys, I took the car out for another 150 mile motorway trip, on return I popped into local Shell to fill up. Turning the engine off, I heard some weird noises, like spitting etc I noticed the temp gauge was normal. Anyway, that lasted for like 30 secs, I immediately put up the bonnet up but nothing was obvious, no steam etc. Anyway, I proceeded to fill up and went home to nap. Today, I got into the car and put the windows down because it was hot and I could smell petrol. I drove for about 5 mins and came back to notice there was a patch of petrol probably the size of a dinner plate on the drive way. I don't think a lot leaked out because the gauge was still above full. Anyway, got under the car to have a rudimental check, noticed the previous owner put a new fuel pump in so it cant be that. Umm..there isn't any obvious fuel leak source I can find. But the tank itself does look quite pitted and rusty on one side. Question is: Have I written this motor off? how expensive is it to replace the tank (assuming that's at fault) and if its fuel lines, can it be fixed near the region? OR does the whole lot need to be replaced? How expensive is all this? I hope its a cheap hose or something. Thanks
  8. Hi all Does anyone know if it is possible to bleed the brakes on a MK7 fiesta with the wheels on? My question is aimed at the dealer procedure as I know you can't do it without a ramp which most of us don't have at home!! It does look like you can providing you have fairly small fingers and a very flexible hose to fit on the nipple. My reason for asking is that I recently had the brake fluid changed at my local Ford dealer and yesterday I had to remove the front wheels which were stuck on the hub with corrosion so badly that it took fairly hefty measures to remove it. IMO if the wheels had been off in the last 2 months the wheels would not be stuck on like that!! Many thanks
  9. Dpf Help

    I have a 09 focus econetic 1.6. i have a problematic DPF. i haven't had the car from new, it has 88K on the clock, so the DPF is passed its lifespan. i am unsure whether to get it repaired though as I've been told its £1,000 +. i knew nothing of DPF's before i bought it, i just wanted a car that ran cheaply. and I'm now aware that these cars with DPF's aren't any god for town driving, i usually only drive roughly 4 miles a time, day to day. so i can understand then why it wouldn't be regenerating. but what I'm confused about, is i previously had a 2010 fiesta diesel and that also had a DPF as they have been required since i believe 2008/9. I've just taken the car on a 40 miles stint on the motorway, but the engine malfunction light is still on, and i still hear it as i turn the engine off. my concern is, i don't mind paying for it to be repaired/replaced, as long as it runs ok in the future, I'm so confused, cos i had the fiesta for 3 years, and never had a problem, but it had only done 55K, and not one single dpf problem, even though my driving is exactly the same. I've paid a mechanic to clean the dpf when yellow warning light came on.tried adding additive to fuel to help clear the dpf.yellow warning light is not currently on, i just have a engine malfunction sign displayed only when i turn the engine ON, not when the ignition is on. (I'm assuming its the DPF) no other noticeable problems. and i can't really afford to keep taking it to be diagnosed. £25 a time i also have a maxiscan ms309 code reader, but its not picking up the engine malfunction display, will they only pick a code up if a yellow warning light comes on? I'm not sure if its working properly though, as i unplugged it with the ignition on, and its a little slow turning on.
  10. Hi, new to the forum. My wife recently purchased a Fiesta 1.0 eco boost titanium model. The expected range of a full tank is according to the ford website around 600 miles, however the range displayed on our car is roughly 275 on a full tank and that is what we are getting before we have to fill up again It is mainly used for local driving, she drives carefully and even uses the stop start function. The full tank still costs the same amount of around £50, so it's not the tank size. Mileage on 4/1/2015 was 27441 when I filled up - range States 271 miles to 0 mileage on 7/1/2015 was 27701 before I filled up - range States 273 to 0 So we only got 260 miles between fill ups. Does anyone have any ideas .
  11. Hi all, Two posts in a day, some kind of record for me......... Joined today to chip in on a Ka thread as I have just picked up a new one myself but also own a Fusion and a Transit Connect. On the Transit front - LWB, 59 plate which I use to ferry around radio controlled trucks to model shows up and down the country, at peak twice a month. Now I know it had a hard life up until I took it on and its last role was running parts and post between Perry's dealerships. However, it runs well and take me, the wife and our toys about the place in surprising comfort and is very economical. HOWEVER, I have never been able to fill up the tank. I can have the tank showing as almost empty on both the dial and the trip computer, take it to a petrol station (have tried different ones) and no matter what I do, I can only ever get about 2/3 of a tank of diesel in before the pump clicks off as if tank is full. Now the litres I have got in would tie up with this but without running the van on empty until it stops, I can't be certain whether the readings are false and there is more in the tank than shown or whether there is an epic air bubble in the tank or whether the sensor in the pump nozzle is getting false reads from some sort of fault. Has anyone else had this sort of issue? I know it wont be limited to affecting Transit Connects but figured it best to keep in topic for now. Perry's have taken a look and as always with first looks, can't see anything at fault but something isn't right! Cheers Simon
  12. Hi all! :D I've recently (yesterday) fitted an induction kit to my Fiesta and was questioning about the oil pipe coming from the engine into the factory air box. Now the induction kit I have doesn't feature any place to put said pipe so I'm a little confused in what my options are, I have been told the following: - Leave it hanging (as pictured below) - Get a small cone filter/breather for it. - Get a Oil Catch Tank. Now, I assume, the idea of this pipe is an 'output' of gas rather than an intake of air, which goes through your engine to get ride of any harmful fumes however, please correct me if this is not the case. I've tried searching but cannot find a decent answer from someone who really knows their stuff. I don't want to leave it hanging and something harmful happen! Is it just the case maybe of getting a small cone filter for this? I've seen other photos of peoples induction kit (like the one below) and it simply has a cone on this. Any help is appreciated on this, I would rather spend money and be safe :)
  13. Mk6 Fiesta Pas Fluid?

    Hi all, Does anyone know what the right PAS fluid is for the Mk6 Fiesta? Can't seem to find it anywhere! If anyone can help please do! :) If not I'll just need to remember to have a look tomorrow in my manual but I've been a busy bee at work so haven't had chance and forgot pick it out tonight :(
  14. Help, A Pink Fluid Leak.

    Hi everyone, I have owned my Ford Fusion plus, 1.6 petrol for over two years now, no problems, a very reliable and a good little car all round. Recently after a full service ! I have noticed a small stain on my drive just underneath the front section of my engine, on closer inspection I have noticed two pinkish globules of liquid just underneath the oil filter section, see pics. Can anyone advise as to where the liquid is coming from or possibly the cause please ?
  15. Steering Is Gone Very Heavy

    Hey all, The power steering on my TDC1 2005 mondeo has been very heavy for about a year now. It wasn't great before hand. It may be the pump I'm not sure? Is there any quick fix for this?
  16. Tank Range.

    Now I'm getting some miles on the clock the economy is starting to get better. This is the first time I've seen over 700 miles tank range on the on-board computer.
  17. I have a June 2010 Fiesta Zetec 1.25. It is used regularly for local journeys but has done only 10,600 miles. I took it to the Ford main dealer for MOT but have just been told that it has failed with a leak of brake fluid. They have investigated and say there is a leak to BOTH the servo and cylinder. I was surprised to have any leak given the age of the car but to be told that I must pay over £750 to replace both is a shock. Is this an unusual fault? Are they just changing both because they can't decide which is leaking and making me pay? Out of warranty but do I have any claim against Ford for unreasonable failure of a purchased item? Grateful for any advice. Thanks
  18. Ford Fiesta Gearbox Oil

    Hi there. ive just renecently bought my first car, a ford fiesta. Im planning to service the car soon and want to change all the fluids and lubricants. I know what they all are appart from the manual transmission fluid and aamount. Could someone please tell me the type and amount of gearbox fluid for a 2005 ford fiesta 1.4 zetec climate. Thanks
  19. Hi I noticed today that where you fill up the break fluid seems to be missing a piece. right now it is like a plunger.... a thing that I can push down but when looking at google images there is missing a yellow cap, or thats what it looks like the breaks work ok so do i even need this missing part and what is it and what is it for? Thanks
  20. Dpf Fluid Tank Replacement

    I have just had the DPF fluid topped up at Ford and a forced regeneration carried out. No problems with that. However they state there is a further fault showing (and hence the engine malfunction light is still on) that states that the DPF fluid tank needs replacing at a cost of over £500! As the car is running fine and I am not rich I am holding off getting this done. I tried to search for the part on the internet and can't find it at all. Anyone had this replaced before and know if it can sourced at a cheaper price? Many thanks Stephen.
  21. Dpf Continuous Forced Regeneration

    I'm hoping someone can help me or at least tell me I'm not the only one with this problem. I bought my Focus 57 plate 1.6 TDCi 18 months ago & the dealer fitted a new DPF just after I bought it due to a DPF error on the display. Since then I've never had any DPF error messages. Over the last 18 months (& 48,000 miles!) forced regenerations have become more & more frequent. When I bought the car I didn't notice any, then I started to notice it was doing one every day (my 90 mile round-trip to work), then every journey, and now they're continuous i.e. 5 mins after I leave home the first cycle starts & lasts about 7 mins, then I get 2 minutes of normal driving before the next regeneration cycle starts. You can imagine what this is doing to my MPG! My commute consists of 30 mins of motorway cruising followed by some clear A-roads & finally 5-10 mins of slow traffic. I cruise at 55-60 on the motorway for economy and, according to what I've read, it should need to do any forced regenerations under those circumstances. I know it's doing the regen by watching the average MPG. I reset it when I leave home & it builds nicely for the first five mins, then starts to drop again while the regen takes place, before recovering a bit in between cycles. When I get out of the car at the end of the journey the cooling fan is always running & I think this usually happens during regen. Neither my local garage or the Ford main dealer has got a clue. The only diagnostic fault they've seen is a regeneration failure which may have been logged after the EGR fell to bits a few months back & had to be replaced. I can't afford to replace the DPF on the off-chance that it will cure the problem & in any case I don't think it should be blocked. Could it be a sensor fault? Can the entry/exit pressure sensors be replaced individually at a reasonable cost?
  22. Power Steering Problem

    I have a 2006 (used) fiesta style. About 2 weeks ago my power steering suddenly started making a loud noise at low speeds and vibrating the wheel a bit. Was told to check level of fluid and was way below min, however after topping up realised the problem was back a few days later. Seems I have some sort of leak as drops after I top up, and fluid spill found in puddle on drive. Anyone know if this is a bigger problem, or what could be wrong? Also roughly how much to fix, as I'm currently just running it off constantly topping up fluid levels.... Also is this unsafe to be driving in any way? Thanks
  23. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  24. Hey guys.. Back again with more engine stuttering! ( I took it down the garage a while back and the guy said it looked like fluid was getting in with the sparks, causing it to short and miss-fire. It's been fine up-till now and has suddenly started again, almost more violently. I checked the sparks first thing, and it looks like 2 of the chambers have a brown liquid at the base of the plugs which i assume to be oil. Now I can't remember exactly what the guy said to me, but apparently it is to do with the threading corroding and allowing fluid in. I was wondering, since i've got my MOT coming up in a few days, would this be worth fixing? (along with it's yearly weld and a bunch of other problems that need fixing). I reckon getting it past it's MOT is going to cost at least £300-400 without fixing this engine problem, and I'm not sure if its just worth scrapping it and getting a new car altogether? Cheers, Dan
  25. Brake Fluid Levels Empty/low

    I just noticed that the brake/clutch fluid resevoir in my S-Max was pretty much empty, i.e. below the Min line. I thought that this is kind of strange, as it was serviced 4 months ago and definitely had a full top up. So I'm not sure what happened in between those two times. I am pretty sure that it was ok maybe a month ago. When I drive the car, it all seems normal so this is rather strange. On consulting the manual, it says to have it checked out asap, rather than just advising you to top it up which would have been sort of the instinctive thing to do. Wondering if something else is amiss that I should be concerned with? Any advice appreciated.