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#391278 Another 1.6 Tdci Turbo/dpf Problem

Posted by Lenny on 29 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

£300 for an intercooler hose? Jeez, the part is only £60, did they use platinum spanners?

+ Ford labour cost :rolleyes:
ive fallen out with my local dealer over cost aswell, service guy broke my pollen filter housing when changing pollen filter then charges me for the replacement filter housing that he broke,
They also snapped a corner off my engine under tray through brute force and ignorance the forget to remove a bolt but insisted all bolts had been removed thus pulling it down with there body weight snapping the corner off,
The final straw was when i had the lowering springs fitted, they tried to bill me for laser tracking alignment even though they dont have a laser tracking machine on site! Or any sort of alignment equipment,
They hadnt even aligned the wheels by eye because the negative camber was out by half an inch,
as you can see in this image taken just after leaving ford,
Notice the excessive negative camber bottom of wheel sticking outwards leeds to excessive wear on inside of tyre,



Never will i go back to ford dealer again pure cow boys, they don't share a Passion for ford, they share a Franchise business just happens to be Ford branded garage, they need to pay ford X amount per month to maintain the license so they fleece me and you in order to keep themselves in employment,
Dpf internally removed, egr blanked, purchased a haynes manual and will do oil services myself only out source a reliable independent mechanic to service the brakes and mechanicals should a problem arise in the future.

#391168 Another 1.6 Tdci Turbo/dpf Problem

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

#391163 Another 1.6 Tdci Turbo/dpf Problem

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

off on a tangent but how much of a pain in the !Removed! is getting to that oil filter Lenny? it looks like Ford found the one of the most awkward places to put something that needs lots of attention much like dismantling half the front end to get to the the EGR valve!
ive been using FORscan to help push forward my paranoia on the DPF, ive got about 3K  before it reckons its full, happy days.
it'll be gone before xmas one way or another.
edit: Ha, tad harsh on the naughty word list FOC! ;)

its a Citröen Peugeot engine mate most economical engine in its class so ford bought some 1.6HDi called them 1.6TDCi and here we are :lol:
Cant beat em join em,

Anyways changing oil filter,
Remove airbox, hose between airbox and turbo,
28mm socket to remove oil filter housing,

Then replacing oil filter gotta remove top bolt and loosen bottom bolt on the intercooler pipe to allow the lip of the oil filter housing sit back in to the engine block,
Does take a bit of fiddling shes no toyota :lol:

#391011 My Focus Zetec Mk2.5 Project

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Maybe try some/lots of WD40 to loosen it up. My front wipers were a nightmare to remove. Good luck :)
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pane in the glass

#390977 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Here's a question for you lenny? Would you take one if it had Vauxhall printed on it?? lol.
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i sure would :lol: even one that says Thanks would me fantastic

#390921 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Panicked in case I miss out and went ahead just now....

Good man :)
Thats what you were supposed to do :lol: Hi 5

Doubt ill get one though,
I know itill be close but there just that one card short for lenny,
But maybe ill catch the next wave when there
"Back by Popular Demand"
Marketing skills are Grrreat!!

#390917 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Link to Proof / research? investigating Legionnaires is part of my job and I have never seen a case associated with a car in the 7 years I've been doing this.


Unless anyone goes testing samples and produces some figures on this it's a load of !Removed!, which I cannot find any online.


#390890 My Focus Zetec Mk2.5 Project

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2014 - 12:17 PM

cheers lenny I have revomed the nut and it seems like the wiper arm is stuck some how think I will have to try a pair of plyers or mole grips and waggle it from side to side and then hopefully it will come off

it should do mate,
Same as front wipers the bolt has teeth,
Wiper slides down on the teeth then secured with the nut,
Lift wiper up like your changing it,
Then pull back a slight bit more and wiggle it,
Try not to use anything to pry agenst the glass.

#390772 Oil Sump Plug

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

I haven't seen any ford with a copper washer on the sump plug, didn't know they did! Only ever seen the rubber seal type.
I hope it's the plug you have stripped and not the sump?

Sorry mines a 1.6Hdi Peugeot Partner/ 1.6HDi Citröen Berlingo engine

#390767 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2014 - 09:58 PM

But would they do tango red? Not my car but that's the red: http://www.peterspre...tec Climate.JPG

yeah halfords can match any colour mate just drop in and talk to them,
Have a full range there car manufacturer specific colours

#390753 Another 1.6 Tdci Turbo/dpf Problem

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Had my DPF removed and engine remapped and I can wholeheartedly recommend it!
More power when you need it and economy is fantastic. Was getting around 42 MPG but now I'm nudging 62 MPG.
Had my first MOT done this weekend with the DPF out and it sailed through it except a bald front trye but emissions test passed with flying colours!
Very happy I had it done! :)

Have your dpf internals removed and ecu remapped,
You need to keep the dpf chamber in place for visual inspection on the MOT,

Also blank your EGR valve see guide on my profile page,
And fit a Cotton Green Performance induction filter see guide on my profile page aswell,

And finally use a can of wynnes engine flush for diesels on your next three oil changes to remove th3 carbon contamination from the egr and prolong turbo life.

#390718 My Focus Zetec Mk2.5 Project

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

never thought of this lenny take it you mean the black can with the green m on it

yes i drink two or three per day so if you need a spare let me know :)


Also helps pain killers work faster too :lol:im on these 3 times a day aswell,
2 x 50mg Tradol
1 x 50md Diclac
2 x 25mg Paracetamol
1 x 50mg Melfen
The joys of a disc out in the back while the vertebrae hit the nerve, but the pink elephant here says I'm gonna be okay,
Thinking of taking up cycling with Luas Armstrong :lol:

#390498 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2014 - 10:27 PM

Schweet! Love the show and the guys. Pretty epic build this one. They keeps saying its next level and I think turbocharging that engine is bringing their game up. Honestly impressed by Turbo Yoda aka Allan with his wealth of car engineering knowledge. The amount of fabrication in this car is insane. I just hope they get a smarter interior and get a nicer bodykit on the car. Think with this amount of power, being stealth will be a bit of a waste on this car. Just my 2 cents :P

the build is getting me all motivated for another project ah well perhaps in three years time ill be in a position to undertake a new one,

I must say though,
Regarding the build,
The exhaust work manifold, external waste gate, braided hoses, size of the turbo and its positioning,
Absolutely fantastic engineering the exhaust work itself is a masterpiece

#390419 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

I might look in to the door cards didn't realise they did chrome ones as standard. There's a decent ford breakers about 2 miles away from me, got my self a ashtray/centre console flap for £10 a few days ago.

Isint it great when you find a breaker selling some parts that they dont realise the going rate is over 50 quid :)
I picked up my ST pod and dash surround for 35 quid,

If your down the breakers keep a look out for an interior light looking like this with the little clear square on either side of the switches :


Ford charge over 90 pounds for this one, its got red ambient lights which shine a soft red glow on the centre console of the car when you switch on driving lights.


If you do find one and upgrade,
Dont sell your existing triple unit on ebay, swap it with the single unit thats fitted in the back,
Straight swap and gives map lights to the back seat passengers:


another one is: Titanium/Ghia facelift dash vents,
The have a piece of chrome on the centre alignment bar,
Gotta change complete vent but worth it:


#390405 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Haha I wasn't expecting that, it must of took a bit of practise!

Genius imagination to associate the harp with an intercooler, followed by skill to be capable of playing it like ya should :lol:
Im gonna get myself one of these intercoolers bleedin massive see vid below