guy woodbridge

Intermittant Engine Malfunction on Dash

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Hi there. My Focus cc3 has been fantastic and have had very few issues with it. However this week I have been getting Intermittent Engine Malfunction on Dash display. This is only on start up, it never happens while driving. There is No engine management light on at all. Car runs perfectly fine with no issues.  Its very strange. I drive 15 mins to work and the same on the way home. I have also done longer journeys recently so wouldn't  expect a DPF not completing a clear out.

Have done the dash test but no codes showing at all. Have ordered an adapater for my laptop and will install forscan once it arrrives to have a look for any codes.

Any thoughts out there? As I say car runs fine issues. can be a day or so until the malfunction warning comes on, then clears on a restart.

Thanks in advance for you replies, I do appreciate it!

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Without a bit more to go on, it'll probably be a case of waiting until you can plug in and run Forscan when it misbehaving.

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Ok had a look. No faults really showing. Not sure what to do next? Car runs fine, when the erroe comes up on tghe dash I press the reset button on the stork and it goes away. Just an illuminated "i" in centre of console.

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I had the same king of problem with my mk1 cmax 

Engine malfunction light on it intermittently.

Wouldn't start and loss power sometimes.

Mine stopped when I unplugged an obd I had left plugged in.

Apparently theres a fault with the Dash's themselves and they need to be resolder.

Try giving the dash a bang when it happens again.

I'm not sure if the issue would be the same yours is newer model but Worth a try

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Hiya forscan is what i think caused my car to crap out. Just had AA out. He cleared aload of codes and got the car running again. It seems the main culprit for my issues is this code p2585

Additive system warning lamp. Im guessing this means the eolys system needs topping up?

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I'm almost certain its the adapter as it said it wasnt working properly on forscan. I can remember exactly what it said. However that was what caused the car to flip out.

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Does anyone know if these lights can be used, if so what is required to get them working? thanks.

 

 

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3 hours ago, guy woodbridge said:

Hiya forscan is what i think caused my car to crap out. Just had AA out. He cleared aload of codes and got the car running again. It seems the main culprit for my issues is this code p2585

Additive system warning lamp. Im guessing this means the eolys system needs topping up?

I just wrote another post warning about dodgy ELMs, there are plenty about! Forscan itself is usually a very reliable & quite safe program (if you read the screen before pressing ok!), but the adapters vary massively. Where did you get it from?

Many people here recommend this one: https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/

The Eolys system usually works by counting doses delivered from the last time it was reset, mean old Ford did not usually bother to fit a level sensor. But basically yes, the car thinks the tank is low, so it needs checking (not easy!), and probably filling up and resetting.

If it does run out of fluid, then the DPF can be irreversibly blocked by unburnable soot. The Eolys is supposed to combine with the soot as it forms in the cylinder, and reduce its ignition temperature. Soot formed without fluid may be impossible to burn without damaging the DPF.

You do not have any DPF warning messages yet, so hopefully the DPF is ok.

 

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As peter said, I highly recommend that one, the bluetooth one is fine for checking the basics but I us a USB one for anything more serious such as review traces and programming the car. 

 

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cheers guys! The warning is still intermittent which is weird? Maybe its really low on fluid but not out totally? I get married this coming weekend and am doing very little miles in the car. So all our money is tied up! Once we get from our honeymoon ill bung it straight into the garage and get it looked at.

 

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3 hours ago, guy woodbridge said:

I get married this coming weekend and am doing very little miles in the car. So all our money is tied up! Once we get from our honeymoon ill bung it straight into the garage and get it looked at.

You have more important things to do right now than worry about Eolys! Enjoy the wedding!

The Eolys tank is only used when you fill up with diesel, then a dose is added to the fuel tank. So just try to get it booked in before the next major fill up. It may be best to get it done at a dealer or trustworthy garage that does this regularly, there are some dodgy short cuts, like the wrong fluid, that a less experienced or untrustworthy garage might take.

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