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First MOT and Failed

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My 2015 Tourneo with 25000 miles on the clock failed its first MOT on emissions / smoke. Nothing you can see comes out of the pipe!

The Ford garage poured in some flushing fluid to clean the injectors I presume. Serviced it and it passed.

1. I have had 15 years of Fiat diesels and never have they failed on this. Should I dump the Ford?

2. If they had serviced the car before the MOT would it have passed first time? New filters must help.

3. Should I stop buying diesel from supermarkets?

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You should've just driven it hard to the test centre, up to the redline a few times joining a motorway for example.   

The new MOT regs (came out last month) are very tight on modern diesel emissions, modern Fiat diesels will have the same issue.

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Thanks. It did a 200 mile journey on the M20, M25 recently and a 50 mile journey last week.

Now I know that the plate value on the Tourneo is 0.5 which is under the maximum default value of 0.7. I find it amazing that it was tested as 0.96 which is twice the plate value. I have written to customer services at Ford.

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Wow, you should've said it was that high on the original post!

My non-DPF A3 passed the smoke test with an average of less than that yesterday lol.  It's not so much about a fast motorway run though, as a hard one, you really want to be getting it up near the limiter now and then to keep everything clean.  Just for reference, my DPF Focus passed with 0.25 a couple of weeks ago.

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I have had the emissions checked again and the best it can achieve is 0.5 which is the Ford plate value. It just scraped in after 25000 miles in 3 years. What will it be like when it gets a bit older!!!!!!

 

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It shouldn't really be any worse as it gets older, that's the point of the plate figures and new tests.  

I can't understand why yours is struggling to pass the limits though.  It's the same 1.6TDCi as the Focus isn't it?

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On 6/30/2018 at 1:46 PM, TomsFocus said:

It shouldn't really be any worse as it gets older, that's the point of the plate figures and new tests.  

I can't understand why yours is struggling to pass the limits though.  It's the same 1.6TDCi as the Focus isn't it?

Its a 1560 TDCI and Euro5 diesel engine.

 

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10 minutes ago, al68 said:

Its a 1560 TDCI and Euro5 diesel engine.

 

Yeah, same engine as my Focus...  6 years/45k miles and passed with 0.24...

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With a dpf, unless it's cracked, it's almost a physical impossibility for it to get worse, your goi g to get a dpf blockage and a de rate before that... It's really intended to catch people who have gutted or removed a dpf...

 

I guess it could be a minor leakage around the edges, between dpf ceramic and the "can" and if you don't get it good and hot prior to test that it's not sealing to the can so well, so I suggest get whole engine and exhaust nice and toasty prior to MOT

 

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