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Just went out with my brother for him to buy a 2009 Focus 1.8 diesel estate (he bought it).  I thought  the 1.8 did not have a particle filter whatever year it is built. But the owner (who has owned it for 6 years) says it has a particle filter. he volunteered this, we did not ask, not really sure why he would mention it at all.

The details from Ford Etis are below. It was originally owned by the Police. The seller was the 2nd owner and has not had any modifications done. Does anyone have any idea if this actually might have a particle filter?  would the Police have had modifications to make it greener.

 

Focus 2008-, 1.8L Duratorq-DI HPCR (115PS) Lynx, Moondust Silver (Metallic)

VIN Number: WF0SXXGCDS8T11959
Registration Number:    (01.09.2009)
First Registration Date: 01.09.2009
Registration Country:

GB

 

rimary Features

Build Date: 02.12.2008
Vehicle Line: Focus 2008-
Body Style: 4 Door Estate
Version: Series 32
Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-DI HPCR (115PS) Lynx
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Trans - MTX75
Drive: RHD FWD
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"GB"
Paint: Moondust Silver (Metallic)
Interior Fabric:

Ecrin / Silver/Ebony

 

 

  • Less Front Door Sill Protection
  •  Less Interior Pack
  •  Saarlouis Plant Built
  •  Security Lock Group No.4
  •  Police Car Pack C
  •  Less Convenience Group
  •  Less Marketing Flex Prep Pack
  •  Less Exterior Appearance Pack
  •  Marketing Level 1
  •  Less Dress Up RSO
  •  (-) SVP
  •  Less Mass Customization Package
  •  Less Tyre Repair service Kit
  •  Less Global/Auto Closing
  •  Power Front Windows One Touch Down
  •  With Manual Rear Windows
  •  With Tinted Glass All Round
  •  Less Windshield Heat Shielding
  •  Less Heated Windscreen
  •  Less Console Ashtray
  •  Less Temp Controlled Glove Box
  •  With Small Floor Console
  •  Int Env Colour - Medium Dark Flint
  •  Interior Feature Colour - Ebony
  •  Less Front Floor mats
  •  Less Sun Blinds
  •  Less Luggage Compartment Net Kit
  •  Less Load Retention Net
  •  With Load Floor Carpet
  •  Less Cargo Stowage Rack/Rail
  •  Roof Rack Without Crossbars
  •  Less Auxiliary roof rack Crossbars
  •  Less Spoiler
  •  With Dipping Rear View Mirror
  •  Dual Power Htd Signal Mirrors
  •  With Rear Center Head Restraint
  •  Less Driver Seat Lumbar Support
  •  Less Passenger Seat Lumbar Support
  •  Less Temp Control Driver Seat
  •  Less Temp Control Passengers Seat
  •  With Driver 4 Way Mnl.Seat Adjuster
  •  With Pass 2 Way Manual Seat Adjust
  •  Less Trailer Coupling
  •  Ignition Flip Key With Remote Unit
  •  Less Second Remote Ignition Key
  •  With Door Dead Locks
  •  With Door Entry Remote Control Unit
  •  Less Keyless Entry System
  •  With Variable Intermittent Windscreen wiper
  •  Less Headlamp Washer/Wiper
  •  Less Sun Roof
  •  Less Bodyside Accent Stripe
  •  Air Curtain Restraint LH
  •  Air Curtain Restraint RH
  •  With Driver Air Bag
  •  With Passenger Air Bag
  •  With Side Air Bag - Drivers Side
  •  With Side Air Bag - Passenger Side
  •  Less Isofix Hard Point Attach
  •  With Steel Spare Wheel
  •  With Standard Rear Shock Absorbers
  •  6.5J X 16" Steel Wheel
  •  205/55VR-16 BSW Tyre
  •  With Standard Tyre Tread - Front
  •  With Standard Tyre Tread - Rear
  •  Goodyear Tyres
  •  With Police Wheel Cover
  •  Non Locking Lug Nuts
  •  With Standard Suspension
  •  With Rear Disc Brakes
  •  With Brake Emergency Assist
  •  With IVD/Traction Control/ABS
  •  Standard Front Seat
  •  With Fixed Foot Pedals
  •  4 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel
  •  Less Speed Control
  •  Less Auxiliary Heater
  •  Less Tyre Inflation Monitor
  •  Less Navigation System
  •  With Perimeter Anti-Theft
  •  With Rear Parking Aid
  •  (-)ARI/RDS
  •  Less A/V Jack
  •  Less bluetooth
  •  Less ICE Pack
  •  Delete Radio SVP
  •  With 6 Speakers
  •  Less Telephone Preparation Pack
  •  Less Voice Activated Modules
  •  Less Column Stalk Radio Controls
  •  Less Power Point Plug
  •  Less Camera
  •  Less Style Pack
  •  With Auto Headlamps
  •  With Halogen Headlamp
  •  Less Daytime Running Lamps
  •  With Front Fog Lamps
  •  With Aluminium Headlamp Bezels
  •  Less Footwell Lights
  •  Tail lamps - Level 1
  •  Less Headlamp Control

 

 

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I've never heard of it even being an option on the 1.8.  I'd be very surprised if they wrote a whole new PCM map just for a few police cars to include a DPF.  It would also be a pretty poor idea imo, police cars don't travel far, most of thier driving is local.

I can't see anything on that ETIS page to prove otherwise.  But I guess the best thing to do is physically look.  If it's a DPF it'll have pressure pipes & sensor which a cat won't.

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whereabouts would I be looking, directly below the engine or further back?

I am thinking same as you with what you say about PCM map etc.

This car had 92k miles at first MOT in 2012 which is pretty high. Now has 138k. It is silver , it has had some decals on at some point as there is a sticker in the boot done by the Police decal company (Bluelite).  No idea what sort of Police car this was. Not the sort to chase criminals I would have thought. 

It's just a bit strange what he said. Something like, by the way these don't have catalytic converters on, they have a particulate filter instead which collects the soot and dumps it now and then. He had it six years, not a part time trader or anything like that. I think he was just wrong most likely. 

 

 

 

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Check what oil has been used at service. Ford's Formula F 5W-30 is a mid-SAPS oil, used on Lynx without DPF.

If low-SAPS oil is used than your Focus has DPF, tough chances are slim.

Since this was a police car, add 30% more miles to the clock and as a must check the wet belt and camshaft belt as well as steering/suspension and DMF-clucth.

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13 hours ago, isetta said:

whereabouts would I be looking, directly below the engine or further back?

I am thinking same as you with what you say about PCM map etc.

This car had 92k miles at first MOT in 2012 which is pretty high. Now has 138k. It is silver , it has had some decals on at some point as there is a sticker in the boot done by the Police decal company (Bluelite).  No idea what sort of Police car this was. Not the sort to chase criminals I would have thought. 

It's just a bit strange what he said. Something like, by the way these don't have catalytic converters on, they have a particulate filter instead which collects the soot and dumps it now and then. He had it six years, not a part time trader or anything like that. I think he was just wrong most likely. 

 

 

 

The cat on the 1.8 is under the car, just behind the engine.  But if it had a DPF, the pressure sensor would be mounted on the battery box with a single plug and couple of small rubber pipes, that's the easiest thing to check for without getting on the floor.

The fact the previous owner thinks DPFs collect soot and then 'dump' it shows he hasn't got a clue about them.  Probably just been told that all diesel Focus' have them from a mate with a 1.6/2.0TDCi I reckon. :smile:   

5 hours ago, Ned_Mk2_1.8tdci said:

Check what oil has been used at service. Ford's Formula F 5W-30 is a mid-SAPS oil, used on Lynx without DPF.

If low-SAPS oil is used than your Focus has DPF, tough chances are slim.

Since this was a police car, add 30% more miles to the clock and as a must check the wet belt and camshaft belt as well as steering/suspension and DMF-clucth.

Ford don't use low SAPS on DPF models, they use the same Formula F 5w30 on everything until the EcoBoost came along.  

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The 1.8 Lynx engine did not have a DPF.
I'ts the exact same engine as the earlier 1.8 tdci mk2 Focus engine which I know for a fact never had DPF.
That's why many chose it as an option over the 1.6 tdci which did have DPF and caused problems due to a messy eolys refill procedure.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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3 hours ago, Stoney871 said:

The 1.8 Lynx engine did not have a DPF.
I'ts the exact same engine as the earlier 1.8 tdci mk2 Focus engine which I know for a fact never had DPF.
That's why many chose it as an option over the 1.6 tdci which did have DPF and caused problems due to a messy eolys refill procedure.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
 

That was the exact equation I used when I bought my MK2 Lynx engined Focus years ago.  Oh and the oil starvation issues = exploding turbo and don't forget the injectors dying prematurely. :whistling:

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