triggerhappy

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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    Hmmm looks like one of the previous owners may have removed it. There's no way I can afford £1000 to sort the issue out, so maybe the cheap one and sell is the way forward
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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    It was more of a case of I didn't know such a system was in place. I understand its to prevent fuel theft.. In my many years of owning several different cars (all without such a system) I have never had my fuel stolen... Now I have to spend extra money on a funnel. Ok so I will rule out the eBay DPF as its going to be cheap and nasty. Surely the Euro car parts one will last a while though. Really regretting getting a diesel now
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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    So just wasted a whole bottle of DPF cleaner... Stuck the bottle in as far as I could into the diesel hole, slowly squeezed the bottle in, then it all came out under the car :S Getting fed up now :( Did a good 30 miles @ 3000rpm which is as high as it would go in limp mode and no change, looks like a new DPF is needed
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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    Thanks for your replies.. I think I am going to buy some Wynns Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaner, stick that in, then try either a stationary forced regen or go for a spirited motorway run. Will let you know if it works
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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    From the research I've done, although I'm no expert, the ash build up is the non combustible left overs from the soot being burned by the DPF, and normally causes an issue around 120,000 miles (I'm on 111,000). Going by this I would say this problem is unavoidable regardless of how the car is driven, services etc as the ash is a by product of the DPF doing its job. I could be wrong though so if anyone knows and could shed some light on this....
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    Focus 2008 TDCI Zetec DPF Problem

    Hi All I have recently been having intermittent problems with my Focus losing power and "jerking" when driving on the motorway, now the engine malfunction warning has come up and the car has gone into limp mode. I got the RAC out to diagnose and he said it was the DPF, I got a look at the computer when he did it and I think it said P2458 and something about ash buildup. I was wondering if this means the DPF has gone too far to try and recover through cleaning it. Halfrauds sell a DPF cleaning service which is only £80 but obviously £80 I don't want to spend if its not going to make a difference. The RAC man was under the impression it would cost over a grand to sort out, and most of the cost would be for that part and not labour as its easy to fit apparently. I have looked on euro car parts and a new DPF costs £280 so I am wondering where he got that figure from. Would a £280 DPF be suitable for a replacement? I have also seen one on eBay for £180. Or am I better off taking a gamble with the £80 clean first? Thanks