Thursday, 16 November 2017

Problem with a FORD TRANSIT TDCi 2012 112k

Lack of power and engine management light on, suspect diesel particulate filter blocked. DPF checked on diagnostic machine showing filter blockage 200% and fault code stored for EGR valve fault.

The fault was cured by replacing the EGR valve, removing the DPF and manually cleaning with 2 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and 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 Quarry Service Station in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Problem with a VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 L TDi 2007 180k

DPF light on and lack of power due to engine running in limp mode.

The fault was cured by replacing the glow plugs, removing the DPF and manually cleaning with Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, carrying out an extended Forté New Generation Engine Flush and adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté DPF Cleaner & Regenerator into the fuel tank. The vehicle was then taken on an extended road test and the performance was restored.

Thanks to Fawad at Condercum Fast Track Garage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Problem with a NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 L DCi 2011 50k

Vehicle recovered as engine not running. After further investigation and disconnecting the DPF, the engine would run, fault due excessively blocked Diesel Particulate Filter.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF and manually cleaning with 3 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, carrying out an extended Forté New Generation Engine Flush and adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté DPF Cleaner & Regenerator into the fuel tank. The vehicle was then taken on an extended road test with the vehicle running well and full power restored.

Thanks to Iain at Motormech Guildford Ltd in Guildford, Surrey. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Problem with a FORD C-MAX 1.6 L TDCi 2010 101k

Engine management light on, lack of power and hesitation. Fault codes stored P244F DPF soot accumulation, P2458 DPF regeneration duration and P2459 DPF regeneration frequency. Suspect fault due to heavily blocked DPF.

The fault was cured by 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 Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté DPF Cleaner & Regenerator into the fuel tank.

Thanks to John at Alpine Automotive Ltd in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Problem with a LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER V8 Diesel 2011 80k

Loss of power and engine management light coming on, fault code stored for turbo overboost, suspect fault due to sticking turbo vanes.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner and Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner into the fuel tank, running the engine on idle for 30 minutes and carrying out an extended road test with varying loads and speeds of the engine.

Thanks to Duncan at D G Autos in Sevenoaks, Kent. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Problem with a BMW 318i 2011 52k

Failing MOT emissions test on high CO and Lambda readings.

The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Petrol Specialist Injector Cleaner and 2 x Forté Advanced Formula Gas Treatment into the tank and carrying out a 20-mile road test.

Thanks to Paul at Automobile Engineering in Sevenoaks, Kent.





Thursday, 21 September 2017

Problem with a FORD TRANSIT 2.2 L TDCi 2011 65k

EML on and lack of power due to engine running in limp mode, fault code stored for DPF blockage, unable to carry out regeneration of DPF due to excessive soot loading.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF and manually cleaning with 2 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, carrying out an extended Forté New Generation Engine Flush and adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté DPF Cleaner and Regenerator into the fuel tank.

The vehicle was then taken on an extended road test with the vehicle power and performance restored.

Thanks to Darren at Bishop Auckland Tyres N Tests Ltd in Bishop Auckland, Durham.