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1.6 Tdci 05 Plate - Dpf Replaced 6 Months Ago - Advice Needed


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#16 daveyboy123

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

regarding the coolant again - i checked today and drove around and water level has not dropped again.

 

around the gearbox housing on top looks like a couple of pools of water, could the cooling system have a leak and if so where would it be coming from. it seems ok at the moment just driving around town but i will keep my eye on it over next couple of weeks to see if it drops any more again



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 PM

I to, am always concerned when my car doesn't finish its regen, I wish a warning of some sort would alert me that the car is doing a regen then I could prolong my journey until it finished if practical.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

Yes surely with a system like this they should have added a timer when it starts regenerating that counts down and says that's it finished. Otherwise I'm sure a lot of people will have failed regens.

Around town if going 40, would it be better for dpf to have it in 4th gear or is 5th fine for this speed?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes surely with a system like this they should have added a timer when it starts regenerating that counts down and says that's it finished. Otherwise I'm sure a lot of people will have failed regens.

Around town if going 40, would it be better for dpf to have it in 4th gear or is 5th fine for this speed?

 

whats the point in having a counter to let you know its carrying out a regen? new diesels are meant for motorway use and are no good round town. which driver wants to know when its carrying out a regen. on most cars there is an amber warning relating to a DPF wanting a regen and it goes out when its finished

 

a regen is difficult to achieve in town driving as you are in a stop/start situation. you need to be on a continuous run e.g. a motorway to keep your speed up.

 

haven't you noticed that some newer smaller cars are coming without a diesel engine option?!

 

all i can say is you have bought or been sold the wrong car for your driving style.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

whats the point in having a counter to let you know its carrying out a regen? new diesels are meant for motorway use and are no good round town. 

 

My thoughts exactly!



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

When I was sold the car I wasn't told that these cars were no good for town driving, if I'd know they would be so troublesome I wouldn't have bought it.

When I had the dpf replaced I asksd the mechanic in his opinion would it now be best to sell on or keep as I do mainly town driving, he told me that now the filter has been replaced I shouldn't have any more problems, he said town driving is fine just once a month take it down the motorway to let it clear the filter

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:15 AM

When I was sold the car I wasn't told that these cars were no good for town driving, if I'd know they would be so troublesome I wouldn't have bought it.

When I had the dpf replaced I asksd the mechanic in his opinion would it now be best to sell on or keep as I do mainly town driving, he told me that now the filter has been replaced I shouldn't have any more problems, he said town driving is fine just once a month take it down the motorway to let it clear the filter

 

My personal experience ties in with this. Once a month on the motorway, driving normally, never caused me an issue.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Its everyone's choice how they handle it to be honest. I did thrash mine when the car started misbehaving (my old Focus) and I had no problems after that, I don't even recall feeling it do any passive regens.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

I don't even recall feeling it do any passive regens.

 

thats because  the driver will feel no difference in how the engine is running when it is carrying out a regen. 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

Agree entirely, but I didnt notice any further extended fan activity, drop in MPG, or the previous drops in 'oomph' when I put my foot down on its prior attempts to passive regen before I gave it a thrashing. Whilst the process is discreet, its not invisible, but again this is nothing more than my personal experiences.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

the engine management sorts itself out so the driver knows no better.

 

the only indication you will know thats its carried out a regen is the oil level will rise. if the oil level is low after service DONT top it up as you'll possible find it goes up



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

Why would the oil level rise?

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:25 PM

Why would the oil level rise?

 

read the 7th post down

 

http://www.fordowner...l-in-engineoil/



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:19 PM

I didn't think this occurred with the 1.6 tdci engines

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

I didn't think this occurred with the 1.6 tdci engines

 

explain please?



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