Jump to content


Photo

Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

Hi guys.

Need some urgent help!

I took my car to a remapper yesterday for DPF delete, EGR delete and remap.
He had the car from 10am to 8pm and rang me around midday saying the ecu was "protected" and he was struggling deleting the necessary coding.
Said he would have to remove the ecu and do it on his bench (whatever that means).
I now have the car back but my fuel light is permanently on, fuel guage reads zero and all MPG related dashboard readouts no longer work.
Also, when i turn the engine off i can distinctly hear the EGR valve opening and closing like it did before.

I feel no real difference in low end pull and still have turbo lag although tge turbo seems to boost for longer than it did before but other than that, I feel no difference in how the car drives.
The guy even began pushing his head back during the test drive as if to simulate increased boost!!!

Had my daughter with me so didnt want to begin a row with this guy in front of her but he was clearly trying to fake being forced into my passenger seat!

I am fuming that i have allowed this to happen but want to deal with him in a professional way before threatening any kind of action. I have an email invoice paid by credit card so there is a paper trail.

What should i do guys......

Mike.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 GothicRebel

GothicRebel

    Rogue Southerner Lost in Sheffield

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 226 posts
  • Name: Andy
  • Ford Model: Focus Titanium Black
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

Take it back and say what ever you did hasn't worked. Either sort it or I want a refund.

#3 jamesm182

jamesm182

    Management

  • Admin
  • 1,386 posts
  • Name: James
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Dorset
Contributor

Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

Take it back and say what ever you did hasn't worked. Either sort it or I want a refund.

 

+1



#4 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

Thing is, because of what he has (or hasnt done), i dont want him touching my car at all!

#5 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:35 AM

And now hes conveniently not answering his phone.....

#6 STEADS

STEADS

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 942 posts
  • Name: NEIL
  • Ford Model: FOCUS 1.8 TDCI TITANIUM AND 2.0 TDCI
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

Name and shame I say if he,s had you over won,t do it to anyone else then sounds to me he hadn't got a clue what he was doing if all that's go awry

#7 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

Name and shame I say if he,s had you over won,t do it to anyone else then sounds to me he hadn't got a clue what he was doing if all that's go awry


Im going to give the guy until the end of today to reply.
In the meantime, I will go to his unit after work to see if i can catch him there and demand a refund face to face.
I have also rang my credit card company but the transaction has already gone through.
Apparently I have to wait for him to claim it before they can take any action.
They assured me a refund is possible.

Maybe a voicemail threatening trading standards and a name and shame may give him a kick up the !Removed!?

#8 STEADS

STEADS

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 942 posts
  • Name: NEIL
  • Ford Model: FOCUS 1.8 TDCI TITANIUM AND 2.0 TDCI
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

A reason why if I have anything like that touched on my car I do my homework first reputations feedback and all that it's a shame that there are people out there just after yer hard earned to scam and possibly cost you more in the end run (hope it don't )could do with a board on here with recommended and trusted suppliers,mechs,body shops and such save people getting ripped.

#9 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:31 PM

A reason why if I have anything like that touched on my car I do my homework first reputations feedback and all that it's a shame that there are people out there just after yer hard earned to scam and possibly cost you more in the end run (hope it don't )could do with a board on here with recommended and trusted suppliers,mechs,body shops and such save people getting ripped.


The thing is steads, I thought I had done my research!

I trawled the various forums and found this guy through a number of audi, vw and bmw sites and they all raved about the guy.
Not a bad word said......custom remaps specialist apparently.

Just goes to show...

#10 STEADS

STEADS

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 942 posts
  • Name: NEIL
  • Ford Model: FOCUS 1.8 TDCI TITANIUM AND 2.0 TDCI
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:36 PM

Sounds like you've just dropped unlucky try a bit of tact first before or guns blaze you never know.

#11 Lenny

Lenny

    Retired Moderator

  • FOC Supporters
  • 9,982 posts
  • Name: Leonard
  • Ford Model: Focus ZetecS
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Ireland
Contributor

Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

The guy even began pushing his head back during the test drive as if to simulate increased boost!!!
Had my daughter with me so didnt want to begin a row with this guy in front of her but he was clearly trying to fake being forced into my passenger seat!

LMFAO
Sorry mate, but the guy doing that I mean come on! Lmao

Your dpf was or is ceramic,
There's no sensors from a ceramic dpf linked to the ecu,
I've had my dpf removed while I watched, and ecu remapped via the OBD port,
Mines a 2010 so one would expect it to be more difficult to program than a 2009,
And the fact the egr is still self testing proves its not deleted, when the ecu communicates with it,
Shocking news mate,
Id put his head flying back in the seat with me fist lol !Removed!
Check the welds on the dpf chamber or check for the existence of a dpf,
Perhaps pay an exhaust company to remove the dpf and check it with a scope camera for internals

#12 Lenny

Lenny

    Retired Moderator

  • FOC Supporters
  • 9,982 posts
  • Name: Leonard
  • Ford Model: Focus ZetecS
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Ireland
Contributor

Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

Can you hear an increase in engine noise around the lower section of the centre console?
Does it drive like a petrol perticurally in 3rd and 4th with reserve power cruising in 5th ?

#13 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Sounds like you've just dropped unlucky try a bit of tact first before or guns blaze you never know.

After leaving a few voicemails he has finally rang me. 

 

I expressed my concerns to him and he eventually gave me home address.

 

I am going after work. He says it could be a bug in the software he has installed so will put the old software back in and see if it corrects the issue. If so then he will know its his software at fault.

 

Will just have to see now...



#14 exponential

exponential

    Feet Under The Table

  • FOC Supporters
  • 410 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: 1.6 TDCI Focus Estate Titanium (109)
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

LMFAO
Sorry mate, but the guy doing that I mean come on! Lmao

Your dpf was or is ceramic,
There's no sensors from a ceramic dpf linked to the ecu,
I've had my dpf removed while I watched, and ecu remapped via the OBD port,
Mines a 2010 so one would expect it to be more difficult to program than a 2009,
And the fact the egr is still self testing proves its not deleted, when the ecu communicates with it,
Shocking news mate,
Id put his head flying back in the seat with me fist lol !Removed!
Check the welds on the dpf chamber or check for the existence of a dpf,
Perhaps pay an exhaust company to remove the dpf and check it with a scope camera for internals

 

 Hahaha.

 

He really did do that mate! I thought he just had a mild form of tourettes at first! LOL But it made me instantly not trust anything he said after that and with my little un there, I wasnt in a position to say anything to him.

It is/was a ceramic DPF (well its a Euro5 engine so CDPF).

I really wanted to be there for the whole thing but it was mine and missus day off and she wanted to go trafford centre....:(

 

I have looked at the DPF but because of the shield around it, I cant see anything at all just the sensors leading into it.

 

Im sure it is the EGR valve operating that I can hear? Its like a clicking sound that lasts for around 20 seconds or so and has always done that.

 

I have a mate who is going to check everything out for me at weekend.

 

There is definately a perfomance increase to be honest, not noticable in 1st or 2nd but 3rd pulls for a much longer period.

Will try 4th and 5th on the motorway after work...



#15 artscot79

artscot79

    Ford Enthusiast

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,287 posts
  • Name: arthur
  • Ford Model: focus mk2 ti-vct
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Fife

Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

vw forum you say i know who youre on about mainly does vw seat and audi theres not a bad word said but i know theres been a lot of issues with the software he uses mainly on the seats the bad reviews are there but few and far between not many want to admit they were done so to speak after being told not to do it but anyway others have had the issue fixed by having original software redone but then they have had dpf lights etc coming on hopefully he sorts it the truth is since youre not meant to do it many companies can fob you off what can you do really as above hopefully it gets fixed if not dont bet on getting the money back



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users