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  1. jamesca80

    New Fiesta 1.6 Tdci Owner

    Thanks both - I think my driving will be ok with the dpf it was just whether in it's previous life the 39k miles also wouldn't have caused issues
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    Hello, Newbie Here

    Evening all Just a quick hello - new to forum, just put deposit down on a 2010 Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Zetec. See my thread in Fiesta forum for details. Second Ford I have owned, used to have a 2006 Focus ST3 (remapped to 300bhp) and loved it but tend to only keep fun cars for a year but it actually lasted 18 months before moving on. The Fiesta will be my daily commute allowing my other car (E55 AMG) a rest and the luxury of being a weekend only one until my wife makes me try and sell it
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    New Fiesta 1.6 Tdci Owner

    Hi all Today I put a deposit down (only £100) on a 2010 Fiesta 1.6 TDCI Zetec with 39k miles on the clock with FFSH. I have a few questions following my test drive and general looking over the car that I wanted to see if anyone could help me with. - The car has a DPF ( I had thought it hadn't) but have been since told it has the non-fluid version which is better than other option? What issues does the dpf cause with this engine? anything to look out for? - Possibly linked to the above I had a friend who works in Ford dealership check the reg and it came back with 2 warranty cards issued to it in Jan 2013 for ECU recalibration as it wasn't running right? The work was noted as completed but slightly worries me as also noted that for it's first MOT in July 2013 it had 37k miles on it so since then only done 2k miles.... - Turbo lag changing gear, noticed this on test drive and did some immediate research which seems to suggest it is common on these? also that a ecu upgrade from Ford has addressed this and also blocking off the egr valve improves this? Can comes with 'comprehensive' (we will see) 12 month guarantee from dealer along with full service and a years MOT and Tax but now I've put deposit down I'm wanting to address concerns. Thanks in advance