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#380016 Code P2463 Dpf Filter Restriction - Soot Accumulation High

Posted by exponential on 29 June 2014 - 06:22 PM

Hi mixmaster.

I'm away week after next so can't get it down there any time soon but he has assured me it will not develop any further and is just a "counter" he must've forgotten to map out.

Apparently, this error code comes on if a pre-set amount of failed regens occur.
I'm not best pleased because it's a 200 mile round trip but at least it hasnt broken my car.

Just found a large split in my induction hose too (jubillee clip on the turbo side way overtightened) so that's me £50 lighter for a replacement.
It seems that that nice turbo whistle/whoosh I've been getting when coming off boost the last 6 months isn't a good noise! LOL

#373246 1.6 Tdci -2007 - Dpf Removed And Remapped!

Posted by exponential on 10 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

Result, it will be interesting to see if you have any issues come MOT time though.

MOT is due in a month so we'll see. My mate is an MOT tester but I will ask if it would've passed regardless off no DPF.
I will certainly post back with the results....

#373245 1.6 Tdci -2007 - Dpf Removed And Remapped!

Posted by exponential on 10 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

68mpg is now possible mate,

68MPG??? Really?? It does seem to be creeping up every day too.....hmmmm

I'm more than happy with close to 60 but if I can push it to that then I'll be amazed! :-)

#373195 1.6 Tdci -2007 - Dpf Removed And Remapped!

Posted by exponential on 10 June 2014 - 06:43 AM

Hi guys.

Finally had my car mapped after DPF removal and all I can say is WOW!
Engine runs sweet as a nut and the torque (especially in 3rd & 4th) is fantastic!
Before DPF removal I was getting around 42 MPG and that was with driving like a granny but now....58 - 59 MPG without even trying!
Not only do I have more overtaking power when needed but I've extended my range by 70 - 80 miles and thats with a mix of town and short motorway runs (with a few heavy right foot journeys) so can't imagine how much it would increase if I did more motorway miles!!
I am over the moon with it and the best part....

NO EML!! :-)

#361419 Loss Of Umph

Posted by exponential on 07 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Usually a good 20 minutes to complete a regen mate. You should let the regen complete once it starts or you end up reducing the life of your DPF significantly.
The loss of power after heavy braking was probably just pure coincidence in my opinion.

You can help your DPF along by taking your motor for a good 20 to 30 minute run out on the motorway once or twice a month doing 70mph in 4th gear.
The high revs help the exhaust/DPF get hot enough (600 degrees) to enable any soot to be expelled.

There are plenty of topics on here regarding this so there's lots of info for you...

#358657 Radio And Lights Flickering On And Off?

Posted by exponential on 30 April 2014 - 06:56 PM

Its rather clever really. I photoshopped a two door Focus and stretched it out a bit.
I know I have gone German but have you seen the BMW Owners Club site. It is so quiet and boring I dont know why they bother, so I prefer it on here. More fun and always interesting.

Oh yeah, I can just make out some digital artefacts from the stretching process! :D

Thing is, you get to know so many people on here and it bolsters your trust in people for the valuable info they provide.
Maybe it's a different mindset for beemer owners?? I dunno?

Anyway, lovely motor mate, really impressed.

#358549 Radio And Lights Flickering On And Off?

Posted by exponential on 30 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

Could well be. Its amazing what battery and connection issues can cause to a Ford. Id get that off and cleaned.


The car is in for some work in the next couple of days so I will get my mate to go through all connections and earth points (where possible).

Will report back with the solution if it is found! :o


Nice motor by the way mate! How you got a 3 series coupe bodykit to fit on a focus chassis is nothing short of a miracle! ;)

#349241 Has Anybody Removed Their Spare Tyre To Save Weight?

Posted by exponential on 31 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

The fuel saving from doing this will be miniscule. Better off adjusting your driving style or running with less fuel in the tank, making your Mrs walk etc.

I remember one of the car programs did this a while back and found no performance/economy gains until the whole car had been stripped down to just the drivers seat or something like that.

I deffo wouldn't run without a spare in any case, I would rather change it myself in 10 mins than wait 30 mins or whatever for the AA and then have to be towed to a tyre shop anyway - would be more embarrassing having to tell the AA man I didn't have a spare due to trying to save weight :lol:

Sent from my Zetec S using the FOC for Android app


Making the missus walk sounds like something I could get the hang of! :)


I just thought I would ask the question really.


I too would much rather have the spare in there to be honest I mean, can you imagine the converstion you will have when you get a flat on a long journey going on holiday and your missus (if shes not walking) turns around and asks why there is no spare and you have a 2 year old in the back starting to get irritable!


So the spare stays......hehehe.

#342948 2009 1.8Tdci - Intermittant Stuttering

Posted by exponential on 14 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

I tend to run it down to 50 miles to go, and I have noticed more recently, as I got less than that, the car started to misbehave a little!
I like to see how many miles I get outa the thing, so tend to run it to bottom, but not sure I will be doing that in the mondy

I'm guilty of that too.....:$

#339132 Air Con Default "on" ?

Posted by exponential on 05 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

It should only come on if you turned it on (or left it on).
Are you saying even if you turn it off, it is on when you next start the car?
Where do you have the blowers aiming at? If it is the windscreen this automatically turns the A/C on in some cars, to help demist.


Aircon defaults to "on" when the blowers are set to the windscreen position.
I have them set to windscreen/upper vents to avoid this.

#324879 Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete

Posted by exponential on 23 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

Michael,name and shame the guy on here so that others are warned. when i was on seatcupra.net you could not say anything bad/negative towards any of the sponsors on there as your post would get deleted or your account would get deleted. its just how the admin team worked so you never got proper feedback on any of the sponsors on there. hope you get it all sorted mate.

Im considering doing that but the thing is, the guy has been very attentive and seems to be very thorough.
Its been a nightmare from the start though and ive gotta go back to his house AGAIN tonight for him to delete a DPF sensor (which, again doesnt make sense).

I personally think that he has zero experience with Ford and I get the impression that I was a guinea pig to see if he could do it.
He specialises in Audi and VW you see.

Im just very pee'd off with it now and am doubting everything he's done.

#324868 Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete

Posted by exponential on 23 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Just to add to this...

I have done the dashboard trick and there is a section you click to which shows your DPF "active" and "passive" cycle.

My "active" cycle is showing a reading which means it is regenerating. How can this be??

Is the info on the dashboard trick reliable or is it just what the ecu "thinks" it should be doing?

Anyone on here who had the DPF delete done care to check what their "active" cycle shows please.

As farcas I am concerned it should read zero fuel being added!

#324392 Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete

Posted by exponential on 21 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

glad you got it sorted,
NOW get it put back in,as its going to fail the next mot?.


My mate is an MOT tester so.............I'll leave it out thanks! Hehehe ;)

#324372 Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete

Posted by exponential on 21 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hi guys.

Just an update.

I went to the remappers house after work and he was very appologetic and almost seemed embarrassed by the whole thing.
I must admit, I wasnt best pleased at the whole situation so I guess an angry looking skinhead walking towards you kinda makes you apologise a bit more! LOL
I went in there feeling like I had been duped but to be fair, he couldnt have been more helpful and did a thorough job of diagnosing the fault. One of his friends rang while I was there asking about my car and if he had found the fault so he bas abviously asked around about it.
He took the passenger side wheel off and the guard and removed the ecu.
He then took me inside and showed me how it all works. Quite an eye opener for me as it was like a workbench you would see at a computer repair shop.
He connected my ecu to a small electronic device via the pcb it's self and downloaded a different code.
Long story short, he did this a further 3 times until it worked.
I now have a working dashboard but the fuel guage still didnt work.
We went to a local BP and I filled it with some Ultimate but the automatic stop mechanism didn't work on the pump I was using so was a bit shocked when diesel came surging out of the opening!!
Anyway, the fuel dial now works but it is only showing an 80 mile range on the digital readout.
I think it needs to re-learn when it is full and empty.......

Car feels great to drive now. Pulls very nicely and with the DPF gone, I can hear and feel the difference.
Get a nice "whistle" now that I didnt get before.

I am happy overall but am unhappy about how he initially dealt with me as far as ignoring my calls but I think it is fixed now so I guess its all a learning experience.

#324186 Urgent Advice Needed. Possibly Been Scammed Re: Dpf Delete

Posted by exponential on 21 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Sounds like you've just dropped unlucky try a bit of tact first before or guns blaze you never know.

After leaving a few voicemails he has finally rang me. 


I expressed my concerns to him and he eventually gave me home address.


I am going after work. He says it could be a bug in the software he has installed so will put the old software back in and see if it corrects the issue. If so then he will know its his software at fault.


Will just have to see now...