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    Fiesta 2014 1.5 tdci/2008 1.6 tdci
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  1. Deep impact blue

    I do like the Impact side of the Named colour. As you can see from my avatar I have this colour and it is a great colour. Next colour Head on Blue, Broke down Blue, No Handbrake blue, Close shave blue. oops blue.
  2. I do not wish to become a spammer but this sort of information is very helpful. I have filed the links for future reference. good of you all to take the time.
  3. Sounds good Ryan_Tango. A family member has a Focus estate 2017 6 speed 1.5 tdci and he says it is very good at 90 bhp. Do you think it is the same engine but tuned up a bit. If I was living in the Midlands there would probably be 1 or 2 tuner chaps around and I would be very interested. Here in Mid Wales they are hard to spot. Come on Liverpool
  4. My fiesta 1.5 tdci 2064 has 74 bhp . The focus 1.5 tdci has 90 bhp or around there. Questions are , can I upgrade my 74 bhp to get a bit more output. Any ford mechanics out there or tuners.
  5. Smoking

    Just a update. I took the car into my local Ford Dealership (Greenhouse Ford ) Mid Wales. They ran tests and suggested a service. I only spoke to a young chap that had been there a few weeks and new virtually nothing. I agreed to a service although I had changed the oil and filters but not the fuel filter. I asked if it would pass a MOT the young man said yes. One week later I dropped it off. Same young man at the desk. I said what exactly are you going to do. He said oil, filters, plugs (diesel car). I was not overjoyed and he fetched a older man who seemed to know his stuff but he said it would not pass Its MOT as it was. I left it with them. Small bill for fuel filter change and software update. I was dissapointed with the feedback although their engineers are excellent. I will take it out today to see if there is any change to the Black Smoke Syndrome.
  6. Ford Fiesta Suspension noise

    I use silicone spray from Halfords seems help also stops doors freezing shut.
  7. Smoking

    My 2014, 40k 1.5 tdci is smoking badly. Dip the throttle quickly clouds of black smoke. Oil is changed regularly, injector cleaner added, changed from Morrisons to BP diesel. Taken for long ride in low gear to heat up particulate filter. It just about scraped through last MOT. Goes well fuel economy aroung 60mpg Is there a common fault with this engine any advice will be welcome.
  8. Stolen or Fell off?

    I had buy a Ariel after Manchester Jet Parks. So good luck.
  9. Emissions very high

    Just got the posts been away. All the inputs are very helpful indeed. I may be jumping to 'involuntary euthanasia' ( for the car) when the problem is fixable. EGR off for a look is very likely. This would decide if it was stuck or faulty, gunged up. iantt. (was going to go to Malvern Theater, Cabaret, (2) sold out. bums ) The turbo is not noisy and seems free with no play in the shaft. So I may be totally wrong there to blame turbo as you said above Tdci-Peter. I do not like the EGR cycle at all. I feel sure the car would go better without it. Also reading MPPS v16 stuff which seems to be riveting, possibly in the future. If the program will talk to my ECU. ( not on the model list yet) but may be something there one day.
  10. Emissions very high

    I have disconnected the MAF sensor, Tdci-Peter, and went for a 4 mile run and revved up the engine...still the same quite a bit of black smoke when revving up. Not noticeable at other times like tickover. Filter is clean. A good way to eliminate one sensor. I will look at Hoses, TomsFocus, these are in a easy position to look at. I may take them off to look for problems. Stuck EGR ? no lights on dash and no ford warnings at QuikFit yesterday. I have had a look at where EGR is and probably with a bit/ lot of swearing I could get it off. The pipe from the EGR to Manifold is soooo tempting to blank, easy to get to but then lights would come on and maybe limp mode. EGR is supposed to reduce NOx emissions but does, it seems create soot. Update. Having removed the turb to throttle block, pipe. Rubber 2" bore or so. see photos earlier, it was noticeably black, sticky a bit of a mess inside with traces of dirty oil. Could it be the Turbo on the way out?
  11. Emissions very high

    I like the idea of looking hard at the MAF. This does seem to be in control of the air to fuel ratio somewhere along the way. Could this be the Culprit. Seems to only smoke after tick-over but I could be wrong. Initially when the MOT tester revved up the eng there was a cloud of black smoke this is still there. i will disconnect the MAF later on today. It seems that whatever the fault is it is definitely there all the time not intermittent so should be easy in theory to fix.....but the modern engine is a bit complicated electronics wise. Reading last night about faulty / dirty sensors quite a bit of info there. So I would not be worried about removal and spray clean refit. At the end of the day my eng would appear to be maybe, overfueling on tick over (it has good mpg), or Lack of Oxygen so not burning all the fuel in the chamber. If there was major injector failure my MPG would not be 64 + and possibly rough sounding. My car 'sounds' excellent. Thinking out loud. One of the problems I have is that I am not at all sure what some of the sensors are doing or even where they are BUT I am learning. Thanks for last post Tdci-Peter very interesting and to others for their input all taken onboard.
  12. Emissions very high

    As you say iantt it should not be blocked. It may have a problem somewhere ..I would love to bypass / blank off, the thing completely and remap to take out the almost certain dashboard lights. The car goes well so no obvious signs. A bit of annoyance.
  13. Emissions very high

    Confusing indeed. When I looked up the Engine on Ebay, just to see where things like EGR were on the engine I had to put in mk9 to get the correct engine type. see photo 5 showing electronic throttle and air to manifold also the massive EGR with intercooler. This is my engine exactly. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2013-FORD-FIESTA-MK8-MK9-1-5-TDCI-UGJC-ENGINE-42K-CAN-ARRANGE-DELIVERY-752-/172877188730?hash=item2840488e7a:g:BhwAAOSwAPBZw7TB
  14. Emissions very high

    Update. After emptying Morrisons diesel, half filling with BP, putting in some Redex diesel cleaner. I ran the car until all the Redex mix had gone through, 34 miles to empty. Then Filled up with fresh BP did 30miles and took it back to the young fitter who had spotted the problem a couple of weeks ago. The problem is still there black smoke after a few seconds tick over. So is is nothing to do with the make of fuel. as Tdci-Peter said earlier it is not the make of fuel. I may have misled you all as my car engine is a ..MK9 version 1.5 tdci. I put MK7 above. The car is doing 64mpg so not overfueling. I just wonder if it is not burning all the fuel properly. Faulty EGR or something. The fitter ran a computer across the OBD and nothing shows up he did not charge and others there were interested Kwik-fit Oswestry tidy lot.
  15. EGR blanking

    This subject seems to be a bit difficult as the technology is not overly well known. It would appear the best way is to REmap. Increasing the parts Air and lessening the parts EGR gas. by volume. This in turn will improve combustion heat reducing soot but increasing other gasses like NOx . Weather this will turn out ok remains to be seen. But I will keep a safe copy of original map in case of difficulty. Mourning today due to Citys lucky 5 nil win over Liverpool.