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#1 Dodgygeezer82

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

hi iv recently bought a focus tdci 2.0 05 plate and the engine light has come on so i get my cousin to plug in a reader and read the code and its a build up in the exhaust, he got the light to go out and said i might need to get some engine flush/cleaning product to go in my fuel "not done this yet though" the light has come back on and every now and then when i take the car 4 a drive it revs to about 2000rpm and the turbo doesnt kick in it just dordles along with no power but if i turn the engine off and on again once or twice it starts working as normal again, its really annoying me, any advice would be appreciated thanks.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

Seems like your car is going into safe mode . Does your car have a DPF fitted , if so you should read some of the forum posts on here regarding the DPF filter

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:58 PM

Seems like your car is going into safe mode . Does your car have a DPF fitted , if so you should read some of the forum posts on here regarding the DPF filter


not sure if it has a dpf filter i dont know much about deisel cars iv never had 1 before, i will have a look through the forums for dpf stuff thanks!!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:06 AM

i would check and clean the egr valve ,also check for any split pipes to egr and turbo.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:43 AM

i would check and clean the egr valve ,also check for any split pipes to egr and turbo.


will do mate try have a blast this week if i get chance!!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:48 AM

hi iv recently bought a focus tdci 2.0 05 plate and the engine light has come on so i get my cousin to plug in a reader and read the code and its a build up in the exhaust, he got the light to go out and said i might need to get some engine flush/cleaning product to go in my fuel "not done this yet though" the light has come back on and every now and then when i take the car 4 a drive it revs to about 2000rpm and the turbo doesnt kick in it just dordles along with no power but if i turn the engine off and on again once or twice it starts working as normal again, its really annoying me, any advice would be appreciated thanks.


It is going into limp home mode, my money is on the DPF, that is probably why the last owner sold it. See DPF link in my signature. How many miles has it on the clock? Year six in the Ford Maintenance Schedule has the DPF down for renewal and the Eloy's additive tank refilling.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

It is going into limp home mode, my money is on the DPF, that is probably why the last owner sold it. See DPF link in my signature. How many miles has it on the clock? Year six in the Ford Maintenance Schedule has the DPF down for renewal and the Eloy's additive tank refilling.

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its done 80,000 miles how much can u get a DPF for i know its proberly gonna cost a bomb!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

its done 80,000 miles how much can u get a DPF for i know its proberly gonna cost a bomb!


£199 delivered But you will also need the Eloy's tank refilling plus ECU reset at a Ford dealership. Both jobs as per Ford Maintenance Schedule, year six or 75K miles whichever comes first.

You see anything over 75K and your living on borrowed time. In your case it looks to have given up the ghost at 80K, you need a new DPF. Don't waste your money on an attempted "Forced Regeneration" which is in essence a DPF attempted clean out. It's reached the end of the manufactures expected lifespan for the product, end off.

See this other thread for info regards going the independent garage, or DIY route DPF Is Knackered

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

199 delivered But you will also need the Eloy's tank refilling plus ECU reset at a Ford dealership. Both jobs as per Ford Maintenance Schedule, year six or 75K miles whichever comes first.

You see anything over 75K and your living on borrowed time. In your case it looks to have given up the ghost at 80K, you need a new DPF. Don't waste your money on an attempted "Forced Regeneration" which is in essence a DPF attempted clean out. It's reached the end of the manufactures expected lifespan for the product, end off.

See this other thread for info regards going the independent garage, or DIY route DPF Is Knackered


how much would a ford dealer charge to fit the dpf and do whatever else he has to do??? my cousin works in a garage "just a back street one but he's very good" would he not be able to do this job or does it have to be a ford machanic, thanks 4 ur help!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:17 PM

Come on I'm here to help you not wet nurse you :P

Did you read that post I made and linked to in my sig? Then you would find all the answers your looking for. look I have not got the time nor inclination to regurgitate that which I have already written down and linked to else where on the forum. ;)

I'm off for some exercise now, all this sat at the PC is not good for you.......well not at my age it ain't.

Catch you later

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

Come on I'm here to help you not wet nurse you :P

Did you read that post I made and linked to in my sig? Then you would find all the answers your looking for. look I have not got the time nor inclination to regurgitate that which I have already written down and linked to else where on the forum. ;)

I'm off for some exercise now, all this sat at the PC is not good for you.......well not at my age it ain't.

Catch you later


just had a good read through that post im gonna take it to my cousin see what he can do and just avoid taking it to fords full stop :blink:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:09 PM

just had a good read through that post im gonna take it to my cousin see what he can do and just avoid taking it to fords full stop :blink:



You did not read the DPF is Knackered thread then. Because if you did you will see that on page six poster dyoungone did as your saying, but has since found out he needs to take it to the dealer for the ECU reset.

:rolleyes:

Right I'm into COD 2,4,5,6 of BIA Hells Highway, so your on your own now..................INCOMING..... :ph34r:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

You did not read the DPF is Knackered thread then. Because if you did you will see that on page six poster dyoungone did as your saying, but has since found out he needs to take it to the dealer for the ECU reset.

:rolleyes:

Right I'm into COD 2,4,5,6 of BIA Hells Highway, so your on your own now..................INCOMING..... :ph34r:


still gonna take it to him 4 now then c how it goes, get ur !Removed! on black ops later if u got it for 360 :unsure:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:29 PM

still gonna take it to him 4 now then c how it goes, get ur !Removed! on black ops later if u got it for 360 :unsure:


deffo take it to him, but you will need a dealer reset.

I didn't buy Black Ops, but I'll be getting the new release I reckon......Obviously it ain't for me, it's for my eldest grandson :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

dodgy sounds like your calling me out black ops 360.

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