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#309482 Dpf Removal To Fail Mot In February 2014

Posted by wase16ll on 06 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

sorry, thats gone right over my head???


20yrs ago it was common for belts to need chanking at 30/40k...car tax was same for all vehicles...cant remember the cost of tax but belt replacement only got expensive if they broke



today...belts commonly do 100k plus, tax is variable based on emmissions...dpf is cheap because of low emmissions...take the dpf out it will be ranked much higher.


think you misunderstood what i was saying...im liking the lack of important information at point of sale in the need for

1/ timing belt maintenence 20 yrs ago

2/DPF maintenence present day


both of which result in huge costs when neglected,  that offset a lot of savings at point of sale....

#309436 New Rules On Dpf Removal Starting Feb 2014

Posted by wase16ll on 06 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

why i would never buy a car with dpf system.....it will improve but no help to those already out there.


im not a betting man, but i reckon all angles will be covered by vosa sooner or later.


similar thing was planned for cats on petrol, but the introduction of the after cat sensor more or less stopped the mass numbers of people removing the innards of the cat.

#309423 New Rules On Dpf Removal Starting Feb 2014

Posted by wase16ll on 06 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

be warned...this may very well extend beyond plain visual check either when it comes in or adapted later.


this could also include operation of warning light, and in time, may very well include actual access to diagnostics which will show dpf is deleted.


wouldnt take it for granted its a simple visual check just yet as its vosa that decides test procedures not the government..if vosa decides a visual is all thats needed initially, wont be long before pressure makes them change it to something more stringent

#309400 Dpf Removal To Fail Mot In February 2014

Posted by wase16ll on 06 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

the filter traps solids (ie..particular matter) which are produced naturally in the burning process


the regeneration is needed to heat up those solids long enough to turn them into gasses...which is less harmfull to both human/atmosphere etc


removing the dpf does little to alter the emission gasses but allows the harmful solids within those gasses  to be entering the atmosphere.

#309383 Dpf Removal To Fail Mot In February 2014

Posted by wase16ll on 06 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

have said it before on here, was only a matter of time before this came about.

will see a drop in sale of diesels, unless they vastly improve the technology.


there is always a way round it, though as time goes on those 'loopholes' will get plugged too.


i personally wont touch anything with DPF problems, leave it to the specialists as not worth the aggro.



worth remembering though, car tax is cheaper with DPF than without...so those that have had them removed cant have it both ways ;)

#308846 Focus Mk2 Burning Oil And Very Poor Fuel Economy

Posted by wase16ll on 04 December 2013 - 07:10 PM

personally, if possible, get an exhaust gas test as this will give everything you need to know about what the engine is doing.

CO/HC/02/CO2 and Lamda...or as many of them as you can

test it from cold at idle and 3k revs...let the car idle for few mins before taking read, plus few mins at 3k

again at mid temp at idle and 3k

again at full temp at idle and 3k


make a note of all the results along with how quickly the reading rises/falls


this will give you a big heads up where to look if there is any issues, CO and HC give the biggest clues.


follow that with a full compression test as mick suggested, making a note of max compressions and how many engine strokes it takes to reach that point.

#307585 Another Problem!

Posted by wase16ll on 30 November 2013 - 07:51 PM

simple answer..yes

#307450 Pad Change And Abs Problem Advise Appreciated

Posted by wase16ll on 29 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

with ABS kicking in, im more inclined to think there is a pad/caliper problem


but have dealt with a number of problems caused by other people retracting pistons without opening the bleed screw, most notably it reverses the seals in the master cylinders..

99 times out of 100 its fine, but it happened to me once on this forums favourite make, a vauxhall, causes a spongy pedal it can be cured with bleeding but can take a number of bleeds to get the pedal back...have never risked doing it without opening the nipple since..

another way of looking at it is your pushing old brake fluid back through the system.

#307444 Focus Leaking Power Steering

Posted by wase16ll on 29 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

re the leak...the pump is low down under the alternator, the leak develops on the seal where the high pressure pipe connects to the pump..it starts off as a drip, till one day it pops and you lose the fluid rapidly...this could then render the pump u/s as they dont like running dry  (though this is the 2nd focus ive had do this and both pumps survived the ordeal)


if you look at the back of the engine bay, you will see the steering rack, look for 2 pipes connected to the rack close to where the steering column joins the rack..if you follow those pipes they run along the o/s inner wing, high pressure pipe connects to pump, low pressure connects to resevoir


if there is any sign of a leak around that high pressure to pump connector, then think of getting it sorted, it may well save you the expense of a pump


the modified kit is Ford part only, consists of 2 replacement pipes and a connector/seal...if you have a cooler fitted, the modified kit by-passes it...total parts cost from ford, approx £100, plus a litre of correct PAS oil..if you end up with needing a pump, you can buy recon from most decent suppliers at approx £80, Ford ones are over twice that.

not the nicest job to do either


easiest to spot that connector from under the car, if you have A/C its right above the compressor..but might be easier to ask mot garage if they remember the area the leak appeared...

#307358 Focus Leaking Power Steering

Posted by wase16ll on 29 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

i think the following only affects 1.6 focus and not sure when the design was changed...but just in case


am in the middle of repairing an 07 1.6 focus that dumped all its PAS oil, not the nicest job to do

but its a known fault with the pressure pipe seal on the pump...ford are aware of it and redesigned the pipework and connector, plus have to change the stretch belts as they got coated in oil too.


point is, it may pay to get that leak checked if it appears to be coming from anywhere around the pump, because if its leaking around the high pressure joint, it will blow sooner or later

#306274 Help End My Nightmare Before Christmas!! Idle Issue Fiesta 1.4 Zetec

Posted by wase16ll on 17 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

not being funny here, but think your best bet is to get it checked before throwing more money at it.


if no codes are logged then there is a good chance its something far simpler than throttle body/pedal sensors


taking it back to the beginning, you've had head off and valves changed...for starters you wont get codes for faulty valves, would only log a misfire..so take it garage did a compression test to pinpoint a valve problem

what isnt clear is, do you still have a misfire problem or just an idle issue


if its just an idle issue is it constant or sporadic.

does it have any other issues, such as power loss.



you said that light is off and no other codes showing, you also said head had been removed previously and wrong sealant on cover...the cover doesnt need sealant, this alone can cause an issue if that sealent contaminates the lambda sensor...


would recommend getting the codes rechecked and getting the exhaust gasses tested, if it still has a misfire issue, would also recommend another compression test.

it doesnt make sense to buy throttle bodies etc when you have no reason to suspect them beyond others having similar issues..have only ever changed one in 15yrs, and that was only because the position sensor wasnt available as a seperate sensor.

#305196 Be Aware Good People Out There !

Posted by wase16ll on 14 November 2013 - 12:09 AM

thats another one thats been doing the rounds for years (light flashing)

#304525 Ford Vs Vaux**ll.... (Sorry About The Swearing)

Posted by wase16ll on 11 November 2013 - 08:22 PM






sums them up perfectly

#304522 Wrong Oil Advice

Posted by wase16ll on 11 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

wouldnt worry about it, you put so little in, which will be immediately mixed/contaminated with old oil anyway, a flush at the next oil change is a good idea if only to put your own mind at ease.

#304519 Ford Vs Vaux**ll.... (Sorry About The Swearing)

Posted by wase16ll on 11 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

all french cars electrics are a nightmare....think its one of the main reasons in binning concorde...they didnt trust the french involvement in the design/development :D