Monday, 27 February 2017

Problem with a PEUGEOT RCZ 1.6L 2010 60k

Vehicle in for replacement timing chain. After replacement, fault code stored P1385 super knock fault. Contacted dealer who advised they had possibly damaged the rocker cover crankcase ventilation system. New rocker cover fitted but fault not cured. Contacted dealer again advising they had possibly damaged the crankshaft pulley, new crankshaft pulley fitted but fault still not cured. Advised by another dealer the fault was due to sticking valves.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Valve Cleaner as per instructions. Forté  Clean and Protect was carried out and Forté Advanced Formula Gas Treatment and Forté Petrol Specialist Injector Cleaner was added to the fuel tank.

After treatment the vehicle was taken on an extended road test, and the vehicle performance was restored.

Thanks to Simon at Tatsfield Garage Ltd in Tatsfield, Surrey.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Problem with a VOLVO C30 1.6L D 2010 69k

Lack of power and EML on due to blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Diagnostic check carried out showing 80% soot loading in the DPF.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF to manually clean using 2 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions, and adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté DPF Cleaner & Regenerator into the fuel tank.

The DPF was then regenerated and reset using diagnostic equipment and taken on an extended road test with the vehicle power and performance restored.

Thanks to Steve at D S Autos Ltd in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Problem with a FORD MONDEO 2.0L TDCi 2010 167k

Lack of power due to excessively blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Diagnostic check carried out showed 210% soot loading in the DPF.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF to manually clean using 2 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions and adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté  DPF Cleaner and Regenerator into the fuel tank.

The DPF was then regenerated and reset using diagnostic equipment and taken on an extended road test with the vehicle power and performance restored.

Thanks to Pete at M D T Auto Engineers in Iron Acton, Bristol.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Problem with a BMW E90 320i 2.0L 6Cyl 2008 101k

Engine management light on, fault code stored for catalytic converter fault.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Petrol Saver and Forté Petrol Specialist Injector Cleaner into the fuel tank, running the engine on idle for 30 minutes and carrying out a 20 mile road test.

After the road test the engine management light remained off with no fault codes stored.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Problem with a LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1.8L 16v 2004 126k

Top end noisy, suspect noise due to contamination build-up in the hydraulic valve lifters.

The fault was cured by carrying out an extended Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush and adding Forté Top End Treatment to the new oil.

Thanks to Rob at Sommerville’s Service in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Problem with a MAZDA 6 2.0L D 2007 100k

Lack of power due to excessively blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), unable to carry out DPF regeneration.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF to manually clean using 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 and Regenerator into the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken on an extended road test with the vehicle power and performance restored.

Thanks to Dave at C T Garages in Bedminster, Bristol.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Problem with a PEUGEOT 207 SW 1.6L HDi 2011 37k

Lack of power due to engine running in limp mode, engine management and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) warning light on. Diagnostic check carried out showing 100% soot loading in the DPF.

The fault was cured by removing the DPF to manually clean using 2 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions. The vehicle was taken on an extended road test with the vehicle power and performance restored.

Thanks to Ian at Ian Brown Services in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.