Miasma

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About Miasma

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Profile Information

  • First Name
    David
  • Ford Model
    Focus Ghia
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset
  1. Miasma

    DPF issue

    It's sometimes, but once it's started stuttering then it's fairly constant. This might be a stupid question but is there a way that I can see when it's doing a regen so I know if that is the case? On another note Simcor - the PDF you have in your signature, will that be relevant to my car? It's a 2005 Focus Ghia, 2.0 diesel. I can't get to the link at the moment as I'm at work...
  2. Miasma

    DPF issue

    I've got a 2.0 Focus Ghia. I'm currently trying to get hold of a laptop as my screen stopped working. Once I get that I'll hook it up to Forscan again... Would a DPF generally cause misfiring, or what feels like misfiring? I'll bullet what I've observed on this: - Stuttering engine, seems worse when there is an incline - MPG is getting lower. Used to be just above 50 MPG, It's dropped to 46.5 and only seems to be going down - When it misfires, it feels like it's coming from below the drivers seat, it feels like something there is stuttering I'll try and read up on how I get to those valves. Thanks for your help with this Peter, your responses are very helpful!
  3. Miasma

    DPF issue

    Sorry for the late reply, had quite a few things going on. Short story is that this is still ongoing. EML has now gone out after the garage managed to force a regeneration for the DPF. However, engine is still misfiring. I'm thinking that they are possibly two separate issues. I've taken the car into Halfords Autocentre today and they called telling me that there are no fault codes showing - despite me telling them that there are no fault codes! Currently debating whether I should pay their £50 charge when I collect the car. Anyway, I'm at a loss now with regards to the misfiring. I don't really know where to go with it... Has anyone got any pearls of wisdom? I will say that after they did a regeneration, it felt different to drive for a short while afterwards. Since misfiring, it almost feels a bit lighter when pulling away
  4. Miasma

    DPF issue

    Trying to get Forscan installed on my work laptop. I've got the following product to connect to Forscan with, hopefully it'll work.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016I5WYVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  5. Miasma

    DPF issue

    Hi, I bought myself a thing to read the errors myself and used Forscan on my iPhone. This is what has come back - neither will clear. Anyone had both of these before? Thank you all for your help
  6. Miasma

    DPF issue

    Hi Alb, Thanks for this info. Can I ask - did you also experience the engine stuttering when you had this issue? If so, I feel like my mind will be put at rest a bit. I'll just post what my garage said regarding what they did: There is a DPF fluid recognition fault. The fault code stated this issue and so we topped up the dry reservoir with 1 litre of fluid. We tried to do a DPF regeneration but it wouldn't do it. I advised you to drive the car and see if it would do it automatically whilst on a long drive. You have stated the light is now on again, we haven't been able to check the new fault code but I am assuming it is the same. We don't know the history of the car. If the DPF has been taken out previously there may be an error with the ECU remap that hasn't mapped out the fluid top up requirement. If the DPF is still in then it may be an issue with the part itself or the associated wiring; it needs further investigation.. Since that message, I had the code checked and it was indeed the same code. One more question - am I able to take the DPF off myself? I've never done anything with cars so don't know where to start but I'm used to working on computers and building them so I feel like I should be able to get a basic grasp of what I'm doing! Im just wondering if I can take it off and see what kind of condition it is in...
  7. Miasma

    DPF issue

    Hi everyone, Looking for a bit of advice if possible. I bought a 2005 Ford Focus Ghia TDCi in February. I've found that it's not as smooth as I'd expect, I notice it a lot on the motorway. It feels like the engine is stuttering, I'm not sure how best to describe it but it just isn't smooth. It can feel sometimes like somethings happening directly under the footwell Anyway, I took it to the garage shortly after buying it but they couldn't find anything. Now out of warranty, a red light came on with a 'engine systems fault' message. Took it to a different place and the code was pointing at the DPF. They've refilled the fluid but couldn't get it to regenerate so asked me to take it on the motorway. Done that but the light is still there with the same code... Firstly, do you think the two problems are related or entirely separate? Secondly, has anyone had the same problem with the light staying on? From what they said, this could cost me a lot just trying to diagnose why the red light is still on... Thanks for your help!