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#16 johnH

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:51 PM

from what i have read on other forums (related to different cars) the engine management light comes on when it is getting low...however do not keep going untill the fluid has totally emptied otherwise you will be buying a new filter. im not too sure on fords tho jee knows his stuff so he could be right.

i know for defo on peugeot units a engine management light and "depollution fault" shows followed by limp home mode!

unfortunately you can top the fluid yourself (if...if you can get hold of the fluid) but you will need the dealer to reset the counter on the ecu.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

yeah maybe an error will come up on the display rather than a warning light on the dash. i guess ford didnt think it was worth putting another warning light on the dash for something that only needs changing 2-4 times over the course of the cars entire life

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:20 AM

Why make something simple? I suppose the way they would see it, is if you knew why you went in, they would lose 60.00 a time (minimum!)

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

On the Parkers website it suggests my model of Focus does NOT have a DPF? http://www.parkers.c...nt=6000&years=3

or have i not read the info correctly.

mine is an 05 plate

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

also found this



Cologne , August 26, 2005 - Ford of Europe is making Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems available across the heart of its vehicle portfolio - including retro-fit systems for the majority of diesel-powered Ford vehicles already in customer's hands. New Ford Motorcraft retro-fit systems will be available to suit a wide range of older Ford models.
Ford already offers modern diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems on the new Ford Focus and Focus C-MAX models. A DPF is now standard equipment for Ford's Duratorq 1.6-litre 109 PS TDCi engine, and optional on the 2.0-litre 136 PS variant. These systems rely on the use of a liquid additive to enable diesel particulates to oxidise at relatively low temperatures in the filter.
To satisfy the heavy demand for these DPF-equipped models, particularly in Germany , Ford has increased production as a result of increased availability of DPF systems.
Ford of Europe will also continue to develop advanced DPF systems for its next generation Duratorq TDCi engines with higher torque and power outputs exceeding 110 kW (150 PS).



Indicating a DPF was optional on the 2005 2.0TDCI Ford Focus

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

Yes and did you also find on the web how much Ford Germany where charging for the retro fit DPF's ? Little money and I mean little money compared to what they charge in RIP OF BRITAIN.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

Hey Catch, yeah i am aware of the considerably cheaper DPF's Ford of Germany are using. think somebody mentioned it on this forum recently. Hopefully those prices will filter through to Ford UK soon!

P.S just phoned my local Ford dealer to ask them if my Focus was fitted with a DPF when was built but he said they'd have to have a look at it to tell me for certain.

if it was optional on my type of Focus im praying that its an option that the guy who had the car from new didnt take up! got a horrible feeling it does have a DPF tho as they are pretty common on the MK2 2.0TDCI Focus's. Im having the CAM belt done in a weeks time so gona get the Ford mechanics to look and tell me once and forall if have a b1oody DPF! :-)

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:45 PM

I would have thought they could tell you by checking the Vin number, least ways Volvo Vin numbers enabled you to check if the vehicle was fitted with a DPF. And remember Volvo up until the Chinese bought them back in 2010, was a Ford owned company.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:01 PM

Interesting reading. I have to say I was totally ignorant about the DFP filter. I went shopping for a petrol model and came back a diesel owner for the first time. I have a 1.8 tdci 06 diesel Zetec and by the sounds of it I don't have one of these fitted?!?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

same model and story as mine (petrol to first time diesel) and you dont have a DPF , i just gone past 76k miles and no additive/filter fault and i wont coz there isnt one. i even checked my ford ecat software and it doesnt even have one listed for mine (using VIN).

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

This is from another forum and applies to the 90 / 110 PS 1.6 TDCi engines, but I guess the code applies to other vehicles too...


You can find it indirectly :
90 bhp is stage 4 without a DPF. 109 bhp is stage3 without a DPF and stage 4 with a DPF..

Now look at the Vehicle cert label/VIN plate (right hand B-pillar) then read down the 8 fields on the left portion of the plate, at very bottom (8 down from top) - this box shows the Exhaust emission level code:

K > Stage V
S > 2000 EEC (Stage III)
V > Stage IV + Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
7 > Stage IV

If you read "7" your car is stage 4 without DPF and it must be 90 bhp.

if you read "V" your car is stage IV with a DPF then it must be 109 bhp.

if you read "S" its stage III, without a DPF and it must be 109 bhp..

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

If you type your reg into the Ford Etis will that tell you if a DPF was fitted. Mines a 2007 2.0 TDCi and when I emailed a Ford dealer he said that it is listing i have one but he would have to look at it and see to be sure.

Although the Etis says nothing about it and it is very detailed on what was fitted.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:14 AM

Does anyone have a picture of the underneath of their car showing a DPF fitted. i have just looked under mine and all i can see is a long box down the middle of the car and the silencer box before the end pipe.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

This is from another forum and applies to the 90 / 110 PS 1.6 TDCi engines, but I guess the code applies to other vehicles too...


You can find it indirectly :
90 bhp is stage 4 without a DPF. 109 bhp is stage3 without a DPF and stage 4 with a DPF..

Now look at the Vehicle cert label/VIN plate (right hand B-pillar) then read down the 8 fields on the left portion of the plate, at very bottom (8 down from top) - this box shows the Exhaust emission level code:

K > Stage V
S > 2000 EEC (Stage III)
V > Stage IV + Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
7 > Stage IV

If you read "7" your car is stage 4 without DPF and it must be 90 bhp.

if you read "V" your car is stage IV with a DPF then it must be 109 bhp.

if you read "S" its stage III, without a DPF and it must be 109 bhp..


Checked on my 2007 2.0 TDCi and I have a "7" and no DPF, so I'm guessing that applies to all engines.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 12:04 PM

I have a 2.0 TDCi 2007 and i also have a 7 but i have a DPF fitted. My DPF is next to the cat at the front of the car so it doesnt require an additive as it gets hot enough to burn it off.

A fitter at Ford said first i dont have one as he checked the space at the rear where it should be, he then took the undertray off and said i do have one but there are no pipes going into it so it doesnt need an additive.

There appears to be a lot of different kinds of DPF's so if you want to know for sure best to take it to a Ford dealer to have a look.

Not great news for me but better than some as at least i dont have to keep filling up the additive at £200 a go. The fitter said they normally clog up around 80k - 90k but ive only done 30k.

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