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#521972 An 06 Focus 1.6tdci Has A Dpf Doesn't It

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2015 - 10:46 AM

The 110hp model...if so I'll leave it

it's a Citröen/Peugeot engine and most likely has the eloys fluid type dpf.
other common problem is leaking fuel injectors and text book turbo failure at around 120k if dpf isn't gutted and egr blanked to prevent oil from being contaminated with carbon deposits and dpf clogging causing cavitation in the turbo.

if buying your much better off purchasing a 1.8TDCi
no dpf and it's a Ford engine.

I have a 1.6TDCi bought unaware of the common problems,
Spent 1200 in preventative maintenance at 20,000 miles on clock and it's now got 180,000 on clock with no failures
still cheaper in the long run to purchase a 1.8TDCi

#521953 How Much Has Your Focus Cost You?

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2015 - 09:40 AM

In past 12 months 🏁
Fuel: 2,700 ⛽
Insurance: 725 🚦
Road Tax: 200 🚜🚜🚗🚗🚚🚗🚗🚛🚙🚕
Modification's: 4,750 🚀
Servicing: 515🔧 (2 Avon ZV5 18" @125 each)
Total: 8,890💶 = £6,531.51 💷

#521879 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 07:48 PM


#521876 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 07:24 PM

You may also consider de-wiper
if fitting reverse camera you don't need it
helps reduce drag 😥

Link: http://www.fordowner...-wiper-removal/

Also tow strap boot handle:

#521874 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 07:19 PM

They are truely a pain lol. I was going to take the vents out but by the time I was sliding the headunit in. It was 11pm and dark so its was just ram it in or it isn't getting done tonight aha.

I've been in similar situations many times with the missus mid week when I'm up at 6am the following morning 😀

#521835 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 05:00 PM

Just fitted a plate to my 1.4 Fiesta, massive thanks to Lenny the Legend, hopefully no more 'limp home' from choked egr signal. Car certainly feels different It has given an engine warning light though p0238 (Turbo / Super Boost Sensor A Circuit High Input).
Does that make any sense to anyone as to the problem ? I cleared it but it just returns.
Also is there a better air filter I could fit ?
Sorry if I'm on the wrong forum but you guys sound like you know what you're talking about!

Thanks Martyn,
Fit a K&N or Green Cotton induction filter,
Straight swap free flowing item.
never heard of that error before but give it a few weeks to acknowledge blanked is best.

#521800 What Happened To You? Thread

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 01:52 PM

I broke my back in 1996 in a parachuting accident.
5 months laid up in hospital (3 of those being told every day I'd best get used to the idea I woildn't walk again) and a further 7 months residential treatment courtesy of the Tri-Services therapy centre at Headley Court.

your a real life RoboCop

#521731 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 09:03 AM

#521729 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 08:59 AM

Easy with blanking plates, "if it ain't magnetic, don't use it" lol, that way you'll cover yourself...
I seem to recall it was quite hollowy sort of feeling... But then it was a while ago I got it, so maybe my mind is playing tricks...

Best way to be sure to be sure is buy another one from seller linked on first page of this thread or this guy in uk
Link: http://www.nbstyling...k/store/?pID=25

#521727 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 08:49 AM

Another major change taking place shortly. Part is here & with bodyshop for painting. Probably fitted next week.

leaf bars 😀


#521726 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 08:40 AM

They will last I hope. Saves in the long run!
I did think about the reverse camera but not keen on getting the headunit out again aha. Was a pain to put in!
Although I think it needs to come out at some point. Got a slight rattle every now and again.

it's easier to put in;
If you take out the air vents can then fit your hand in through aswell as see the area behind the headunit to guide the cables above or below the rear of the headunit.
hard wiring the loom also reduces bulk.

I've gotta take mine out one last time to fit cable bridging audio from headunit to roof monitor
which will enable wireless headphones to work from DVD while playing separate audio source through speakers not looking forward to that job as it also means taking out the roof lining 😧

#521716 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 08:06 AM

Good point about the location although whilst testing with filament bulbs there didn't seem to be an issue with any red shine through.. I am fitting cree anyway on payday.
Could always wash the unit out though if it gets mucked up. The hose is a good shout though.

will look awesome with Cree bulbs fitted mate,
Will find yourself making excuses to reverse

#521711 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 12 September 2015 - 07:38 AM

Little bit of a half update. I've started to do my dual reverse modification, see below.Second%20Reverse%20Fog_zpszzimfbid.jpg
All was going so swimmingly until I put the fog unit back into the bumper and realised where I placed the new fog holster wouldnt reach the loom. Luckily I managed to pull some more wire out of the bung and got it to reach.
This weekend I will finalise the wiring and get it it wired in.

Nice job mate, 
The dual reverse is one of my all time favourite mods.
Link: http://www.fordowner...25/#entry158997 

I'd have some concerns regarding the chosen location for the fog bulb unit as the reverse light shines straight out; it may be turned to red due to the Red fog being positioned at 90 degree's in front of it. 
However if fitting led bulbs they don't have a filament so wouldn't be a problem. 

**Piece of advise for people doing the dual reverse mod. Drill a couple of small holes on the underside of the new light unit because they have a tendency to collect water. Mine was a prime example because as I took it out I had a light shower!**

I've recently heard of the reverse and fog light units taking in water; 
I had a plan of purchasing some 10mm hose cut at 2" inches long, 
Drill hole and flush fit the hose to the base of the light unit 
Securing and sealing with some silicone sealant. 

This method would allow any water to drain out while also preventing any dirt from getting in through the drainage hole. 

#521206 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 10 September 2015 - 06:08 PM

Difference between 1.6 and 1.8 plate?

they are different plates 1.6TDCi and 1.8TDCi

#520810 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by Lenny on 09 September 2015 - 03:30 PM

So......ESP in the winter or not....is there a definate answer?

esp active in ice or snow is worse than no esp

Esp in rain or dry is best,
Unless you want to slide a bit then esp off in dry is fun