Friday, 17 August 2018

Problem with a VAUXHALL CORSA 1.7L CDTi 2007 100k


Poor running and excessive black smoke from exhaust, suspect fault due to dirty injectors.

The fault was cured by cleaning the injectors using the Forté Power-Clean Diesel Injector Cleaner, after 20 minutes cleaning the engine was running smooth and the smoke had stopped.

Thanks to Whites Garage in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Problem with a VOLVO C70 2.0L TD 2010


Misfire on idle, smoke when warm and cutting out intermittently. No faults found, or fault codes stored.

The fault was cured by cleaning the DPF, injectors and turbo using the Forté Power-Clean DPFCleaner and Forté Power-Clean DPF Flush, Forté Power-Clean Diesel InjectorCleaner and Forté Power-Clean Diesel Turbo Cleaner. After cleaning the engine was running smooth and the smoke had stopped, the owner reported a great improvement in performance and response.

Thanks to Ashley at Premier Vehicle Services Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Problem with a SKODA OCTAVIA 1.9L TDi 2004 91k

Lack of power and engine management light on, fault code stored P0234 turbo overboost condition. Suspect fault due to sticking variable vanes on turbo.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Diesel Intake Cleaner as per instructions, extended Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush carried out and Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner added into the fuel tank.

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

Friday, 27 July 2018

Problem with a BMW 530d 3.0L 2006 148k

Lack of power due to engine running in limp mode, engine management and DPF warning light on. Fault code stored for DPF blockage, unable to carry out regeneration of DPF due to soot loading.

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 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.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Problem with a HONDA CIVIC 2.2 CTDI

Poor performance, EGR valve sluggish in operation and sticking.

Forté Power-Clean Diesel Injection Cleaner, Forté Power-Clean Diesel Turbo Cleaner and Forté Power-Clean Diesel Intake Cleaner carried out. EGR valve operated with Mityvac vacuum /pressure tester during Diesel Turbo Treatment and noticeable change in operation identified.

The fault was cured and the performance restored.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Problem with a FORD FIESTA 1.4L TDCi 2012 41k

Engine management light on, fault code stored for turbocharger boost control performance. Suspect fault due to sticking variable vanes on turbo.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner into the fuel tank and the customer advised to use premium fuel and run for a week. After a week no further faults appeared and customer reported car was running fine.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday, 29 June 2018

Problem with a AUDI A3 2.0L FSi 2003

Poor running at idle and emissions readings checked indicated an air leak. No air leaks found, suspect fault due to sticking valves. 

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Valve Cleaner as per instructions, Forté Clean and Protect (Forté Oil System Protector and Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush) carried out and Forté Advanced Formula Gas Treatment added to the fuel tank. 

After treatment the vehicle was running smoothly on idle and the emission readings restored.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Problem with a PEUGEOT PARTNER 1.6L HDi 2004 60k

Lack of power and EML on and visible smoke from exhaust, fault code stored P242F diesel particulate filter blocked.

The fault was cured by cleaning the DPF using the Forté Power-Clean DPF Cleaner and Forté Power-Clean DPF Flush and carrying out an extended road test.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Problem with a VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0L CDTi 2009 100k

Intermittent lack of power, suspect fault due to sticking variable vanes on the turbo.

The fault was cured by cleaning the turbo vanes using the Forté Power-Clean Diesel Turbo Cleaner and carrying out an extended road test.

Thanks to Amy at Top Gear Tyres and Service Centre in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Problem with a JAGUAR XF 3.0L V6 2012 70k

Lack of power and EML on, fault codes stored DPF blockage and Air Flow Meter. DPF soot loading 47 grams, suspect fault due to DPF blockage.

The fault was cured by cleaning the DPF using the Forté Power-Clean DPF Cleaner and Forté  Power-Clean DPF Flush and carrying out an extended road test. After the road test the soot loading was rechecked showing 2 grams with the vehicle performance restored.

Thanks to Moose Autos in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Problem with a VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0L TDi 2004 170k

Vehicle cut out and unable to restart, suspect fault due to low fuel pressure/fuel blockage. After further investigation it was found that the fuel filter had never been replaced.

The fault was cured by replacing the fuel pump, fuel filter and manually cleaned fuel lines.
The oil system was also cleaned using Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush and adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the fuel tank. The performance was restored and the owner also reported that the vehicle had never driven so well.

Thanks to Russ at Green Lane Garage in Eltham, London.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Problem with a BMW 520D 2.0L 2007 169k

Engine management light on and lack of power, fault codes stored for glow plugs, throttle body and DPF blockage. New DPF and catalytic converter fitted a few months previously.

The fault was cured by fitting a new throttle body and glow plugs, removing the DPF and manually cleaning with 4 x Forté DPF Off-Car Cleaner as per instructions and cleaning the intake system with Forté Diesel Intake Cleaner. The oil system was also cleaned using 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 performance restored.

Thanks to Dean & Jay at Elkins Motors in Fareham, Hampshire.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Problem with a VAUXHALL VIVARO 137k

No obvious issues but seemed a little down on power.

Van ran on a dyno test producing 109 bhp (expected level 115 bhp).
Forté Power-Clean Diesel Intake Cleaner carried out for 40 minutes.

After road test the vehicle appeared a lot more responsive, more torque in higher gears and no turbo lag under acceleration. Repeating the dyno test 116 bhp was recorded.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Problem with a BMW 325d M57

Lack of power due to DPF blockage. Pressure values measured before treatment.

Forté Power-Clean DPF treatments carried out, measured values after treatment.

DPF soot load reduced and power restored. Test results shown below.
 
  Maximum recommended  Before treatment  After treatment 
Idle  65 101.9 15.9
2000 rpm  150 403.9 73.9
Cut-off Speed  250 723.9 166.9

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Problem with a HONDA CIVIC 2.2 CTDI

Poor performance, EGR valve sluggish in operation and sticking.

Forté Power-Clean Diesel Injection Cleaner, Forté Power-Clean Diesel Turbo Cleaner and Forté Power-Clean Diesel Intake Cleaner carried out. EGR valve operated with Mityvac vacuum / pressure tester during Forté Power-Clean Diesel Turbo Cleaner treatment and noticeable change in operation identified.

The fault was cured and the performance restored.

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.            

                        

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Problem with a VAUXHALL COMBI VAN 1.7L CDTi 2003 93K

Failed diesel emissions test at 9.6m-1. 

The fault was cured by adding half a bottle of Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the fuel filter and the rest into the fuel tank and carrying out a 10 mile road test. Emissions retested and passed.

Thanks to Kevin at CCM in Higham, Kent.        

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Problem with a FORD FOCUS 1.8L TDCi 2001

Failing diesel emissions test and black smoking. No fault codes stored or faults found. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula DieselTreatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. 

Emissions retest passed and black smoke cured. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Problem with a RANGE ROVER 2.7L TDV6 2007

Engine misfire, suspect fault due to contaminated injectors. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test.

Thanks to Jason at Marshams in Maidstone, Kent. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Problem with a FIAT PUNTO 2001 1.9L JTD 82K

Failed diesel emissions test at 6.4m-1 and black smoking. No fault codes stored or faults found. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. 

Emissions retest passed at 1.6m-1 and black smoke cured.             

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Problem with a CITROËN XSARA PICASSO 2.0L HDi 2003 111K

Intermittent non-start and cutting out fault code stored for low fuel pressure. After further investigation the fuel pressure was low when checked and metal filings were found in the fuel filter.

The fault was cured by cleaning the fuel filter housing and replacing the fuel filter and adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the fuel filter and the fuel tank. The fuel pressure was restored and engine running smoother.

Thanks to Clive at C R Autos in Orpington, Kent.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Problem with a VOLVO XC90 2.4L D5 2004 120k

Lack of power, running in limp mode and engine cutting out. Fault codes stored relating to fuel pressure.

The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner into the fuel tank, the car was then taken on an extended road test. The customer also reported that the fault was cured and the vehicle performance was restored.

Thanks to Neil at Bridge Garage in Chorlton, Manchester.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Problem with a VW GOLF 1.6 L 16v Petrol 2002 90k

Failing MOT emissions test at fast idle CO 1.32%. Fault codes stored P0140 oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2 no signal, P1105 oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2 short to battery positive & P1176 lambda correction bank 1 sensor 2 control limit reached. The throttle body was cleaned, coolant temperature sensor and EVAP system operation checked and both catalytic converters and front lambda sensor were replaced. Fault not cured and still failing emissions test.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Valve Cleaner as per instructions and adding 2 x Forté Petrol Specialist Injector Cleaner into the fuel tank. After treatment the vehicle was taken on an extended road test, emissions retested and passed.

Thanks to Paul at Dave Coles Garage Gosport Ltd in Gosport, Hampshire.
 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Problem with a FIAT DUCATO 2.2 L HDi 2007 97k

Misfiring under load and loss of power, various fault codes stored for injector faults.

The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner into the tank, running the engine on idle for 30 minutes and carrying out an extended road test. After the road test the misfire was cured and the power was restored. The owner also reported 2 weeks later that the van had never run so well.

Thanks to Matt at Sandercocks of Bodmin in Bodmin, Cornwall.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Problem with a CITROËN C3 1.6 L HDi 2004 68k

Failing emissions test due to excessive black smoke, vehicle only used for short journeys.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the tank and carrying out a 20 mile road test. After the road test there was only slight black smoke from the exhaust, emissions retested and passed.

Thanks to John at Car Colston Service Station in Car Colston, nr Bingham, Nottinghamshire.