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In Topic: 1.6 Tdci. Dpf Deleted From Map. What To Do With The Dpf Itself

Yesterday, 08:11 PM

Tom, not sure about your second point - I had understood that the bodgers filled up the Eloys tank with diesel while the right way to do it is to unplug the tank (as well as tell the ECU its not there any more)


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci. Dpf Deleted From Map. What To Do With The Dpf Itself

31 August 2015 - 08:06 PM

As I understand it the ECU does need to be told not to look for the DPF so some form of software modifiacation is needed or it will throw up errors.  Also there is a plug under the the rear seat which needs to be disconnected to break the link with the Eloys fluid tank and I guess the ECU needs to be told that as well.


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci. Dpf Deleted From Map. What To Do With The Dpf Itself

31 August 2015 - 02:27 PM

Don't know, but many would not tempt fate by driving too far with the car obviously not happy.  I took the risk, drove a few months with the "Engine Systems Fault" due to blocked DPF while I decided what to do...the car did not drive great but I needed to use it for to get back and forth to work.  Then I drove about 1000 miles when the car went into limp mode just as I was setting off to come back from holiday the day before a bank holiday weekend and a ferry to catch - took it slow and steady (no choice) and didn't damage anything that I know about.  Depends on your risk tolerance really.


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci. Dpf Deleted From Map. What To Do With The Dpf Itself

31 August 2015 - 08:23 AM

Not near you, but I travelled a lot further to get mine done - dpf delete and stage 1 remap at Avontuning near Bristol - their web site includes a good explanation of what they do and why http://avontuning.co...removal-delete/. Can't remember how much I paid but it was a lot less than £400.  That was over £25k miles ago and not had a single problem with it since, not while driving nor at MOT time. 

 

They offered to blank and delete the EGR at the same time which I didn't do, but now wish I had.  I had already bought the blanking plate and was going to do it myself but never got around to it.  I ended up going back for a diagnosis when the car went into limp mode due to glow plugs failing and got the EGR done at the same time - blanked and electronically deleted.  Can't rate these guys highly enough.  I will be going back for a Terraclean there when next in that area.


In Topic: Mk1 Focus Service - What To Change?

21 August 2015 - 07:41 AM

Just a quick question on brake fluid - the manual says to change every 2 years but I suspect mine hasn't been done for much longer than that, if ever.  What are the potential issues of not doing this (the brakes seem to work fine when I drive)?