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#351786 Coil Pack

Posted by martyntdci on 07 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

glad you done a self diagnostic and found the issue

#351361 For The Attention Of Members,,,,, Dtc Codes Explained

Posted by martyntdci on 06 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

best thing do is to buy a scanner and get the codes of the ecu....  could be a cluster problem, could be a battery problem, a wiring problem ie sensor down....


somebody on here will be along with more knowledge than me to assist you.....


should be serviced every 5k, oil n filter. air filter change upon visual inspection.... id do the fuel filter once a year, ppl say no but i do....  the 1.6 tdci are prone to turbo failure do the lack of oil changes wich means oil breaks down forming sludge and this in time blocks the feed to the turbo.. but you dont have this problem, but maintain is a must....

#351305 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by martyntdci on 06 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

in a word yes, they needed to be visually inspected for mot purposes, if it has been removed then you get a instant fail, and you would have to purchase 1 and fit it, before your 2weeks free test is up.... get it cut open, internals removed, welded back up but then the car needs re-mapping and the dpf software altering with in the cars ecu.. a re-map and dpf removal is around the 400 figure....

#350135 Egr Valve

Posted by martyntdci on 02 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

the mot for a derv is a rev and a fast pass,  the cats guts will be removed then seam welded back up... the the under tray covers the cat, and the mot inspector refuses to take these off, as ive asked him to before so he can check under there..... he refuses to take off the tdci engine cover and look underneath.... ive said before il do it for him, but he says no lol..... im with the car at time of mot, literally like 3 steps away. been going to the same bloke now for 5-6 years..... good man he is

#349792 Egr Valve

Posted by martyntdci on 01 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

this mapper came offered by a friend who has had work done by him.....he re-fuses to touch my car, until problems have been fixed but i told him blanked egr saves inlets/turbo's.... his reply, turbo's run on cool oil which the egr valve seems to cool,(i thought this was the job of the oil cooler?) so hotter oil break's down quicker = sludge build up in turbo and feed pipe.... A... oil change more frequently = better engine maintenance :-) 


FOCA, why would my motor kick out blue smoke on start up, only in the morning once been sat... its like oil dripping through into the chambers......  will have to have another look on Saturday morning at the smoke, to see if there is any difference now oil has been changed... oh and oil level is/was under maximum, so there is not to much compression going on....


EXPONENTIAL....  tbh my mpg is fine ive had no worries with it dropping, you should get better mpg in theory... what map did you opt for?

#349501 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by martyntdci on 31 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

hey lenny, congrats on the addition to the family, and all the best for the marriage mate.... sorry to hear about selling the leving, isnt there anyway you could keep it as a weekend toy and get back into the focus? 

#348793 Tuning A Fiesta

Posted by martyntdci on 29 March 2014 - 09:45 PM

best thing you can do is give it a service...... you do a full de-cat/induction kit you will loose power and create a noise (if you want that go for it).... its not worth it..... the chip is rubbish...... tbf there is not much you can do with a 1.4 n/a.. if it was a 1.4 derv then id say get it mapped serviced etc..... then you may get a extra 25 bhp out of that....

#346799 Ford Service

Posted by martyntdci on 24 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

!Removed! rip off, that's a ford service lmao

#344436 Mapping

Posted by martyntdci on 18 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

maybe the cost of 350 quid lol.....


you could have a intercooler fitted (pipework etc) and mapped on the rollers for a price of the bluefin....

#342928 High Perform Battery

Posted by martyntdci on 14 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

fit a power cap for the stereo... but ive left my 2 subs turned on over night before and came to the car 12 hrs later and started first time (this was 2 mono amps no power cap) sounds like ur batt is on its way out mayb

#342432 Ford Focus Sportvan Mk2

Posted by martyntdci on 13 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

so its a 3dr focus with the rear bench taken out? track car? are the load bearings the same as a normal focus? is there a a metal rear bulk head behind the seats? from the boot to the rear of front seats is it all flat metal floor?


this is a focus van Ford_focus_van_by_SDW_MODS.jpg

#341969 Diesel Fumes In Car And Engine Fan Stays On After Ignition Switch Off.

Posted by martyntdci on 12 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

was just going to suggest injectors.... have a look and see if there is any black gunk on the block surrounding the injectors

#341666 Rough Running 1.8 Tdci

Posted by martyntdci on 11 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

lol, no more on this topic, back to the original.. lenny ur leading me astray, just as long as your still getting ur guilty pleasures pleased thats all that matters :wub:

#341644 Rough Running 1.8 Tdci

Posted by martyntdci on 11 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

cough cough....  so it's the car that gives the good ride lmfao

#341641 Rough Running 1.8 Tdci

Posted by martyntdci on 11 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

lenny would you know


Diesel is cheaper to run too,
Much like an Essex bird, high maintenance but gives a good ride


lenny would you know???????