Thursday, 19 April 2018

Problem with a PEUGEOT BIPPER 1.3 L HDi 2016

Poor running and poor performance. Excessive smoke from exhaust and surging on idle. Suspect fault due to DPF blockage.

The fault was cured by cleaning the DPF with the Forté Power-Clean machine, adding Forté DPF Cleaner and Regenerator into the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. After road test the exhaust smoke had gone and the idle and performance was restored.



Thursday, 12 April 2018

Problem with a FORD TRANSIT 2.0 L TDCi 2015

Poor running and poor performance, DPF soot loading 88%. Suspect fault due to DPF blockage.

The fault was cured by cleaning the DPF with the Forté Power-Clean machine and carrying out an extended road test. After the road test the soot loading was rechecked showing 14% with the vehicle performance restored, Forté DPF Cleaner and Regenerator was also added to fuel tank after road test.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Problem with a NISSAN MICRA 1.2 L 16v 2003 42k

Engine misfire and EML on, fault code stored P0300 random/multiple cylinder misfire detected. Customer advised at the previous garage that the ECU required replacing. After further investigation the garage checked the injectors, plugs, coil packs & leads which showed no faults. The engine vacuum was also checked which indicated a problem with sticking valves.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Valve Cleaner as per instructions, carrying out an extended Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush and adding Forté Advanced Formula Gas Treatment into the fuel tank. After treatment the vehicle was taken on a 8 mile road test, the misfire had gone and the vehicle was running perfectly.

Thanks to Russell at Green Lane Garage in New Eltham, London.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Problem with a MERCEDES SL600 6.0 L V12 1995 41k

Top end noisy after engine rebuild, suspect fault due to sticking hydraulic valve lifters.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Top End Treatment, after 5 minutes running the engine the noise had completely stopped.

Thanks to Nigel at NJS Solutions (South East) Ltd in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Problem with a FORD TRANSIT 2.2 L TDCi 2012 96k

Engine not running due to excessively blocked Diesel Particulate Filter. EML on and fault codes stored for glow plugs and EGR valve faults.

The fault was cured by fitting new glow plugs and a EGR valve, removing the DPF and manually cleaning with Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, carrying out an extended Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush and adding Forté DPF Cleaner & Regenerator into the fuel tank. The vehicle was then taken on an extended road test with the vehicle performance restored.

Thanks to Stuart at New Road Garage in Thornley, Durham.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Problem with a SKODA OCTAVIA TDi 2010 160K

Failed diesel emissions test at 3.6m-1. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced FormulaDiesel Treatment into the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. Emissions retested and passed at 0.8m-1.


Thanks to Anthony Nolan Vehicle Services in Swinton, Manchester.        

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Problem with a VAUXHALL ASTRA 2007 1.7 CDTI 8K

Engine management light on, fault code stored P0400 exhaust gas recirculation flow. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment, after carrying out a 30 mile road test the management light went off.