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Regen Problums

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Catch - what can I say - I love you!! lol

Its true though, most of my knowledge originated from the forums, and I remember you were a keen participant in the various DPF threads I have raised, amongst a few others, and the forums are a good place to learn, and to get the right advise from those who have learned the hardware (that would be me!) and those who just have a clue from day one... (that would be 90% of the rest of the forum, lol)

Chutney, just do what is best for you, as you have the time to do so, use it wisely and make sure that you are falling for the car that suits you and will please your wallet... my bank manager hated me after I bought my Focus, and had I had the availability of a bit more time to research, I would have still gone with the Focus, but maybe a petrol, or one that the DPF wasnt going to be a nuisance on... Or I would have moved house - maybe that would have helped! lol

Jamie, your research was bang on, the details are right, and as long as you trust the manual and act accordingly, then you can save a lot of hassle... as for the details arts provided I think that should be everything, lol OEM is only important as long as the warranty is valid. after that point, look after it, make it last, but when it goes... why give all your money back to Ford? they wont reward you (no dealers will really) and you could save an arm and a leg with perfectly good aftermarkets...

A lesson well learned from someone who got burned by this topic!

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Catch - what can I say - I love you!! lol

it's reciprocal :D

And james_60 as your last post/question was directed to all thread participants.....yes I did read your quotes from your manual. And I thought that's good of James to copy all that info down, but I did not realise you wanted an accolade for doing it ;):P

I myself can write pieces on a thread subject that some on here may consider boarder on challenging Leo Tolstoy's epic War and Peace :rolleyes: And some posts even appear to become the grave stone that marks the end of a threads interesting life............but as I'm not "needy" I don't take it personally :D

But in all seriousness, as the post in question was directed to artscot79 ...............I reckon he owes you a box of chocolates or possibly an oil filter as an act of contrition.

And Chutney, jeebo is right, he bought a motor he thought was the "dogs whatsits" ...............I mean come on who doesn't. You don't go to a dealers look at a motor and think I reckon I could have a load of hassle with that motor but I'll buy it anyway. As it turned out it was the spawn of Satan.

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Hi dudes

Thanks for the replies.

Iam glad we have finally sorted out what cars have the non maintenance dpf's and the eloys fluid type.

Can we make a sticky for people who want to know if there car has what type of dpf we have discussed.

I just wish there was some indication whether the dpf was regenerating for piece of mind.

I will always try and help people before i help myself lol

We should arrange a meet up

Jamie :rolleyes:

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Hi dudes

Thanks for the replies.

Iam glad we have finally sorted out what cars have the non maintenance dpf's and the eloys fluid type.

Can we make a sticky for people who want to know if there car has what type of dpf we have discussed.

Yes that was indeed a step in the right direction James, and like I said, that being the case I may consider a euro 5 designated 1.6TDCi when I eventually swop [i like the bigger boot on the Mk2.5, and you know what I'm still not fully sold on the exterior styling of the Mk3. Though I don't doubt it is a more technically superior car]

I just wish there was some indication whether the dpf was regenerating for piece of mind.

Yes that would be a good move, that way peeps would know not to stop the car until they got a message saying regen successful.

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And Chutney' date=' jeebo is right, he bought a motor he thought was the "dogs whatsits" ...............I mean come on who doesn't. You don't go to a dealers look at a motor and think I reckon I could have a load of hassle with that motor but I'll buy it anyway. As it turned out it was the spawn of Satan. [/Quote']

Lol oh so very very true... Its good to have the information first though, looking at new cars can be all too exciting, but thinking about them can be the last thing on anyones mind!

As I have previously mentioned (not necessarily this thread... or was it?)... I think Ford should make an "uh oh - you just cabbaged your DPF" light, and maybe they should have a "dont panic - its regenerating, its working - keep up the good driving and I will look after the DPF" light... Personally I think they would be very advantageous. but unfortunately the only way to know that its doing it right, is to drive each day and add another tally mark against your "no limp home mode" chart.

PS, if anyone here owns the car reg NG55 HXO please do let me know, and I will probably advise you to run!! that is if Satan hasnt recalled it in a puff of smoke, a blaze of fiery glory, and the biggest fireworks display ever seen by mans naked eye.... all because its DPF is having a bad day...

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looking at new cars can be all too exciting, but thinking about them can be the last thing on anyones mind!

Spot on there mate.....I've been guilty as charged on more than one occasion.

PS, if anyone here owns the car reg NG55 HXO please do let me know, and I will probably advise you to run!! that is if Satan hasnt recalled it in a puff of smoke, a blaze of fiery glory, and the biggest fireworks display ever seen by mans naked eye.... all because its DPF is having a bad day...

Like I said when you parted company with it, the next owner will probably undertake tens of thousands of miles in it and it wont even have missed a beat...................and so it shouldn't the amount of parts it had replaced on it! :blink:

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Intriguing that the regen process is not advised to drivers when, as suggested, it would really make sense to do so.

Again... I was certainly not insinuating that anyone would be so dumb as to knowingly buy a car that they thought was dodgy either.

I would be intrigued to know whether there are physical conditions that can be monitored on (or around) the DPF that could be used to log regeneration activity. I know a chap who has been digging into the supposedly impenetrable Lotus ABS unit and Z22SE trying to see how they tick to enable the former's deletion from use with the latter's engine on the VX220. So if there was a way to monitoring the cycling / running of a regen cycle then he could produce something to monitor it.

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Again... I was certainly not insinuating that anyone would be so dumb as to knowingly buy a car that they thought was dodgy either.

I think you missed the point I was making........but never mind it' not worth labouring at the "type face" to explain it....suffice to say I don't think anybody thought you were insinuating anything..... :rolleyes:

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Yeah, I will probably see it on the UK's most reliable car report - damned devil car!!!

And yeah, I was guilty on buying the Focus too... thats why I spent a good few weeks researching my Cee'd before I went to look at one! its a philosophy of life I have learned the hard way...

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Hi

Mods please can we construct a stickie about this as iam sure new members and people with focus's that have dpf's will all be asking the same two questions

Does my car have a DPF

Iam worried that it will be broken what shall i do

Jamie

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