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ben goddard

Member Since 12 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2014 06:57 PM
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In Topic: Dpf Help

11 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

Don't unplug a scan tool with the ignition on, you can cause faults like this. I caused a D900 and 'engine fault' by unplugging early in the Focus.

You really need to have the codes read with a specific tool, a modded ELM327 with FORScan is ideal and cheap.


Which engine was in your Fiesta? If it had a DPF I'm surprised 4 mile drives were ok for it tbh.

DPFs don't have to cost 4 figures, I paid £200 for mine and fitted it myself, probably an hour or 2 labour at a garage if you can't. Also hope to get around £100 back from scrapping the old one. Obviously the quality isn't quite as good as the OEM 75% more expensive one, but its not 75% worse lol.

 

 

 

Thanks for that mate. just had a look at that ELM327. nice price on it, but i don't have a windows laptop. 

 

So if i bought a cheap windows laptop, what operating systems are compatible? also, if you've used it, is the software easy to use, as I'm not really computer orientated other than basic usage, but can follow instructions pretty well. 

 

any info you have is much appreciated.

 

 


In Topic: Info On Dpf (Diesel Particulate Filter)

09 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

Ok, I'd really love to do this, but just worried about being caught out on the mot.

In Topic: Info On Dpf (Diesel Particulate Filter)

09 September 2014 - 02:45 PM

Ok, so by doing that, does it affect the emissions? Thinking about the mot.

In Topic: Info On Dpf (Diesel Particulate Filter)

09 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

What's the remap for?

In Topic: Info On Dpf (Diesel Particulate Filter)

09 September 2014 - 08:38 AM

I was thinking about this again this morning.

 

And then I remembered, that before I had the fiesta tdci, I had a 2006 Renault Clio tdci, which I believe also had a DPF.

 

Again, i was trundling around town exactly like i have been with the fiesta and now the focus, and i had that car for about 2 years, and didn't have a problem with that either,

 

On one hand I think I'm going to be spending quite a bit of money on it, but on the other hand I think back to previous cars with dpf's and didn't have a problem and that was without motorway driving on a regular basis.

 

There is a good thing to come out of this though, and I have learnt a few things. As long as you learn something it's not wasted.