Diesel Particulate Filter 2.0Tdci Ford Focus
Posted 28 May 2010 - 02:14 PM
A question about the DPF system in my 2.0tdci 2005 Ford Focus Titanium,
I have had my car around 2 years and have some chugging and limp mode issues so I took it to the mechanic. He said it is a problem with the DPF Value and is £400 odd for a new one. He said he will try using Diesel Cleaning additive to see if this solves the issue first. I was just wondering has any1 had the same issue and how they resolved it, with or without replacing the new valve.
Any advice on how to solve this without the big bill would be great. I have read that driving for long periods at higher speeds can help clear it.
Also if I get it cleared now, should I be using Diesel cleaner on a regular basis to stop this happening??
Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:35 PM
I may be wrong on a few things about this but generally i have got it right.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:42 PM
A question about the DPF system
Not something I've had a problem with so this may be naive, but.....
If additives would help, would running it for a while on the various 'ultra clean super diesels' half the forecourts seem to be offering help too/instead?
Maybe it would make no difference at all.
But at least its cheap to try.
Let us know if it works
Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:19 PM
You will need to keep the Eolys tank topped up. This generally is a Ford job, as although physically topping up the tank is not difficult, it also requires a computer reset (generally a Ford main dealer job only) This basically is a counter of the number of times fluid has been injected into the diesel per fill-up.
If your not having any DPF problems, the best way of prolonging its life is to have frequent motorway runs, which generally keep the car at 4000rpm and over for 10+mins. If all you do is a couple of miles a day town runs, then your DPF will become useless very quickly.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:40 PM
I can only vouch for this particular item, and fitment was not 100% perfect. lots of info in my original thread
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