I have just registered here, but have followed a lot of the threads as I try to understand my focus a bit better.
it looks like I need to sort out my dpf and have found a couple of places which can do this near to Swansea, where I will be over Christmas. They both seem to know what they are doing from speaking with them - they plan to strip out the dpf and put the empty cannister back in so it looks the same, and then delete on the software side. One has also offered to blank the egr and delete from the software, while the other has offered a remap, both a a smallish extra cost. Both claim to have done lots of Focus jobs and coming in at about £320-£350 +vat. Is there anything else I need to ask about to help decide, as I am a bit nervous on this one in case I am left with a car full of problems later on, especially as I need to do a long drive afterwards and don't want to get stuck at the other side of the country over the holidays. Has anyone had any experience gettingt his work done in that part of the country and could make recommendations? For the egr, am I better off just fitting the blanking plate myself?
On another related question, my red engine management light, yellow engine block light and "engine systems failure" light are all on permenently, but the car is driving normally. The only problem is a clear refusal at high revs eg. when I have to pull out quickly at a junction, which to be honest I don't really do that a lot. Is this what is known as "limp home mode" - someone told me that it limits the engine to 3000rpm which might be what I have experienced? If so, then does it really matter if I never go above this rpm?
Sorry about the long first thread, but just trying to get my head around all this. BTW, this is for a Focus Mk2 (2007) 1.6TDCi Ghia, 85,000 miles.